Dookey Dash has been buzzing the NFT game industry since its release. Learn more about its success and its potential flaws in this article.
Dookey Dash, the latest web3 game by Yuga Labs has achieved massive success metaverse in the metaverse industry. As of this writing, Yuga Labs has issued more than 21,000 Sewer passes and has accumulated over $35 million in trading volume. Aside from its in-game success, the popularity of Dookey Dash also caused a spike in Bored Ape and Mutant Ape NFT sales, causing an overall achievement for the creators behind the projects.
However, conversations on Twitter have garnered mixed opinions and analyses from content creators and founders in the web3 space. While some view it as a fun and engaging game with a unique twist, lauding its skill-based mint mechanic to attract players, others believe it is nothing more than a temporary trend driven by the upcoming skill-based mint and is lacking a fundamental replayability mechanic.
What is Dookey Dash?
Dookey Dash is a fast-paced, runner game where players control a monkey named Jimmy as he navigates through various obstacles in a toilet-humor-themed setting (literally inside the sewers!) where players try to achieve the highest scores possible.
The game requires users to be a holder of Yuga Labs NFT (Bored Ape or Mutant Ape) to receive the free mint through a pass called the Sewer Pass. Dookey Dash features a skill-based mint, rewarding players who score the highest points on the leaderboard with prizes in the future.
Opinions on GameFi Twitter
According to some content creators, the only reason Dookey Dash is being played is due to the upcoming mint. Once the mint has ended, they believe the game will quickly lose its player base and become just another forgotten web3 game, much like the Ape vs Mutant game.
These content creators argue that the game is not being played for the fun of it, but solely for the potential rewards from the upcoming mint. For context, NFT games have historically struggled with accumulating a genuine audience. Specifically, players are motivated primarily by fun, not for monetary purposes.
However, there are those who consider the sewer pass system to be a genius. Vader Research created an informative Twitter thread explaining the success of the system.
Regardless of which side of the argument one falls on, it is clear that Dookey Dash is a highly anticipated game in the web3 space. It’s also important to take note that Yuga Labs has other metaverse projects at its helm such as The Otherside.
The Otherside is a much larger simulation-type game that looks to contain many types of game modes within a single metaverse game. Dookey Dash could also serve as a “taste” of what Yuga Labs can create within its upcoming GameFi projects. For now, the game serves as an entertaining addition to the space as a runner-type game like Temple Run.
Edmond is a passionate writer for Video games, GameFi and Web3. He has worked for top GameFi companies and video game/crypto news websites.