Friday Development Update: Part 48

4 min readAug 5, 2022


Another Friday, another development update for the DeRace community. Without further ado, let’s jump into this week’s progress! 🤩

🌸 Sakura Path hippodrome

Only a few more weeks left until the launch of our brand new hippodrome! 🎉

Updated environment of Sakura Path hippodrome: work in progress

Our Sakura Path racecourse is in full bloom, as we are finalising the hippodrome environment. All the additional hippodrome elements such as billboards, starting gates and other small structures are already completed and will be integrated into the environment next week.

All the buildings and other elements are custom made for the Sakura Path hippodrome by our game design team to make our upcoming hippodrome as authentic and special as possible!

New hippodrome billboard stands: work in progress

Get ready to race your champion NFT horses among the blooming cherry trees! 🌸

🏇 NFT Jockeys in 3D

This week we have launched the NFT Jockey viewer and they look even better in 3D!

DeRace NFT Jockeys are rocking the 3D viewer

Players will be able to easily inspect their NFT Jockey’s looks and even get a close up look of their silks.

In the near future, racing team managers will get to design custom silks for their team members to represent the team during the upcoming racing events. Through the Jockey’s profile, players will be able to easily switch between their original silks and their team silks.

Our 3D viewer will also allow players to inspect the team silks once the default apparel is changed. Exciting times await ahead! 🥳

🏆 Tournaments

Massive DeRace tournaments are on the horizon!

This week the DeRace team has finalised the underlying logic as well as the complete structure of the upcoming tournaments which will elevate the gameplay to the next level.

For the last two weeks we have been collaborating together with horse racing experts, DERCArmy and other community members to design the ultimate tournament mechanics!

The hippodrome managers will get to customize the tournament by choosing the participants, number of stages, prize pool and even its distribution among the winners!🤩 Tournament participants will have to climb to the top of the leaderboard to get a piece of that delicious prize!

Drop any Tournament related questions here 👉 and we will answer them next week in the deep dive 😉

👩‍🎨 Platform Design Revamp

Get ready for a FULL SCALE DeRace platform upgrade!

Not only we are introducing tons of new in-game features that will completely overhaul our gameplay by introducing new ways to earn rewards but we are also refurbishing the way our platform looks 😍

Check out the latest sneak peek from the upcoming UI/UX revamp 👇

“Race” section upgrade: work in progress

The platform revamp will dramatically improve the user experience and offer players a number of new ways to enjoy the ecosystem.

Also, a delicious surprise awaits for our community together with the new platform upgrade. Stay tuned to figure out what it is!😏

🏟 Hippodrome management system (HMS) accomplishments

We are rapidly moving forward with designing the next-generation hippodrome management console!

This week we have already completed a custom race creation mechanism which will allow the hippodrome managers to create specific one-off races with a massive prize pool. We have also finished the mechanics for invite-only races which will later on be also integrated into the tournament flow.

Next week will be fully dedicated to bringing the tournaments to live, so stay tuned for the reveal of in-depth tournament mechanics!😉

About DeRace

DeRace is a play-to-earn NFT horse racing metaverse where you can participate in horse races, breed NFT horses with unique characteristics, host races in your own NFT hippodrome and earn rewards while doing it.

DeRace is electrifying the current NFT market by allowing players to fully interact with their DNA-enriched NFT horses and have full control of their own hippodromes.

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