Access an engaged user base, win a variety of prizes, and utilize Cheeze Wizards’ official assets, API, and other resources.

Dapper Labs
Jul 24 · 3 min read

From August 1st to September 1st, developers are invited to build on top of Cheeze Wizards via the worldwide Cheeze Wizards hackathon.

Projects will be judged by a diverse panel of industry heavyweights, including Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures — and there’s a whole host of prizes waiting to be won.

The real prize are the users we made along the way

Yes, the hackathon’s grand prize is a lot of cheddar — but that’s the least exciting thing about this hackathon. We wanted to give any interested developer something they really care about: users.

As players are eliminated from the Cheeze Wizards tournament, they’re going to be looking for interesting things to do with their Wizards. Building on top of Cheeze Wizards is a rare opportunity to get a pre-qualified and already-engaged user base before you even start your project.

The most exciting thing about blockchain is the open ecosystems it empowers

Soon after launching CryptoKitties, creators began building third-party tools, projects, and experiences. This is the KittyVerse, a practical example of an open ecosystem.

With Cheeze Wizards, we want to do more to empower developers before the game even launches. Our goal is to give creators the tools to develop their idea, the resources necessary for it to succeed, and the opportunity to have it flourish as a product or business.

Your hack has a path to profitability

Your hackathon idea doesn’t need to make money to be a good one, but we think it’s important to have the option.

Cheeze Wizards smart contracts are designed to make it easy for anyone to host their own tournament and collect profits from the amount raised. We’ve also partnered with Alchemy to provide scalable APIs to build on.

In addition, projects have a chance to be reviewed by Dapper Labs investors.

Enjoy access to our art department

We’re releasing all of Cheeze Wizards’ art and front-end components under the NFT License. That means your project can look and feel great while you enjoy full commercial rights to build directly on top of Cheeze Wizards IP.

Our team are your advisors

In addition to cash prizes and limited-edition Cheeze Wizards collectibles, advisory sessions with the Dapper Labs team are also up for grabs.

The future of Cheeze Wizards belongs to you

As soon as we began creating Cheeze Wizards, we designed it as a foundation to build from, one that enables the potential of open ecosystems. That means developers and the community have an immense amount of agency in shaping the future of Cheeze Wizards.

Everything that makes blockchain technology so amazing can make it difficult, slow, and unforgiving to develop for. But, once a core concept is proven, creators can build it upwards and outwards, tapping into the audience and profiting from their work while growing the ecosystem.

In an open ecosystem, individuals and third-party teams can pursue experimental, complementary, or niche projects that build the core experience onward and upwards. These teams get a playground to learn in, a joint-venture with the core concept, and an established user base and platform to start from. Users get more options and more utility from their assets and experiences.

What will you build on Cheeze Wizards?

Will you build a tool or feature? A new game or experience for folks to take their Cheeze Wizards into? Or will you create your own community-run tournament or league?

Here are some of the team’s ideas for what you can build—feel free to make them something grate.

Until then, let us know what you want to create on Twitter.

> Join the Cheeze Wizards hackathon!

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The serious business of fun and games on the blockchain

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