Nifty Royale Will Integrate Chainlink Keepers to Automate NFT-Based Battle Royale Games
Nifty Royale is delighted to announce our plan to integrate Chainlink Keepers to fully automate our NFT-based battle royale games in a decentralized and highly reliable manner. Chainlink Keepers is a decentralized service that calls smart contract functions when specific conditions are met. In the case of Nifty Royale, Chainlink Keepers will trigger the execution of elimination rounds after pre-defined periods of time.
We decided to outsource the management of this particular function to Chainlink Keepers because they are operated by the same nodes that service Chainlink Price Feeds, which currently secure tens of billions of dollars in value for leading blockchain projects. Knowing our battle royale games can be fully automated with the highest uptime guaarantees makes our platform more secure and frees up our development team to expand the value it provides to users.
Optimizing NFT Battle Royales with Chainlink Keepers
Nifty Royale is an NFT-based battle royale game meant to support creators who wish to distribute and promote their artwork in an innovative manner. Collectors can buy creators’ limited-edition artwork as base NFTs at specific drop times, with each base NFT then automatically entered into a battle royale for that acorresponding drop. The battle royales are no-loss games where NFTs are randomly eliminated round by round until only one is left with, the eliminated NFTs are out of the running for the prize but collectors will still maintain ownership of the NFTs. The winning NFT is then upgraded, often by fusing with other original artworks featuring animations — creating a unique NFT that is one of a kind (aka. 1/1 edition). Currently, we are planning to launch on mainnet on June 30th for our first battle royale on the Ethereum blockchain.
Smart contracts by their very nature are asleep and need to be pinged by an external entity to wake up and execute their coded logic. Chainlink Keepers allow development teams to create jobs that outline exactly when they want their smart contracts to be pinged, such as at specific time intervals or after external events like price movements. Chainlink Keepers run computation off-chain to check if these conditions are met and trigger on-chain functions when conditions are satisfied. Nifty Royale will use Chainlink Keepers to trigger new elimination rounds after allotted time periods to move the battle royale forward till completion.
Some of the key features that make Chainlink Keepers the best in the industry include:
- High Uptime — Chainlink Keepers are run by the same professional DevOps teams that have an established on-chain performance history of providing high reliability to Chainlink Price Feeds during extreme network congestion, which currently secure tens of billions of dollars in TVL across DeFi.
- Low Costs — Chainlink Keepers leverage several gas-optimizing features that lower the costs of automating maintenance tasks for users, including a rotating node selection process to prevent gas price auction wars, stabilizing the costs of triggering key smart contract functions.
- Decentralized Execution — Chainlink leverages a decentralized and transparent pool of Keepers to provide users strong guarantees around secure contract automation, saving teams time and mitigating the risks around manual interventions or centralized servers.
- Expandable Computation — Chainlink Keeper Network perform off-chain computations and verify calldata for smart contracts, allowing developers to build advanced, trust-minimized dApps at lower costs.
Beyond Chainlink Keepers, we will also utilize Chainlink VRF (Verifiably Random Function) as the source of on-chain randomness used to eliminate NFTs in a provably fair and tamper-proof manner. These two Chainlink oracle functionalities for secure off-chain computation will help Nifty Royale realize a game design that runs end-to-end in an automated, reliable, and tamper-proof manner.
“Chainlink Keepers offer us a way to easily automate the elimination round process within our battle royales while keeping costs low and retaining high reliability,” stated Tim Nan, Co-Founder of Nifty Royale. “Ultimately it offloads manual processes from our development team to the industry’s more proven decentralized alternative, allowing our team to better focus on building out our core product.”
First Battle Royale featuring Lushsux Coming June 30th
The genesis drop of Nifty Royale will feature a portrait of Sergey Nazarov created exclusively for the Chainlink community by @Lushsux, a world famous street artist from Australia. 100 editions of base NFTs are going to be available for sale on June 30th at 1pm PDT and the battle royale will kick off 24 hours later. The 1/1 upgraded NFT will be awarded to the winner of the very first battle royale, and features an animated background, which symbolizes the token of Chainlink that powers countless DeFi/NFT projects worldwide. This will be the first chance for you to participate in the on-chain battle royale utilizing Chainlink Keepers please make sure to sign up to be notified by email here and join our Discord for latest updates!
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About Nifty Royale
Nifty Royale aims to disrupt the NFT eco-system by providing additional utility and gamification elements to both NFT creators and collectors. By adopting emerging blockchain technologies we have created an NFT marketplace where each curated drop is combined with an on-chain battle royale. The battle royale serves as a provably fair and unbiased method to distribute a one of a kind NFT to the winner.