By keeping tournament logic on-chain, developers can create their own tournaments on top of the existing ruleset to leverage the built-in business model. By using Alchemy, developers can pair the Cheeze Wizards smart contracts with their own APIs, making it easier than ever to build third-party experiences.
Blockchain games can create portals into decentralized finance, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), and other blockchain building blocks. Many users are drawn to games as an accessible way to experience new technology. Cheeze Wizards gives the crypto developers something to experiment and learn with, an event to rally the crypto community around, and an opportunity to bring liquidity to popular smart contracts like Augur and 0x.
To showcase the Cheeze Wizards composability, Dapper Labs hosted a global online Cheeze Wizards hackathon from August 1st to September 15th. That hackathon spawned plenty of interesting projects, including native-wallets to hold your Cheeze Wizards, options to split the Big Cheeze, a way for the top players in your party to organize their own DAO, and more!
Meet the hackathon winners!
After much deliberation, the judges have selected three winners.
First Place: CheezeDAO
Having trouble convincing the team that you should add a new member to your exclusive party? Can’t seem to decide which party to target for battle?
CheezeDAO created a decentralized autonomous organization based on your skill level. The better you are, the more voting power you have within your team. Essentially, CheezeDAO is a leaderboard with your friends where the top player can help guide decisions for the team.
Team members for CheezeDAO include: Jordan Lazaro Gustave, Rowan Van Ginkel, Ernesto Boado, Oleksandr Tkach, and Andrei Kozlov
Second Place: Cheeze of Insight
What’s the best spell to use against 1337wizerd9000? Great question!
Cheeze of Insight lets you analyze your opponent’s full battle history. By studying their previous strategies you can detect patterns in their play style and choose strategies to exploit those weaknesses. It’s the Art of War meets dairy-based combat.
Team members for Cheeze of Insight include: Marcos Perona, Josh Dechant, Drew Taylor, Stephen Shelton, and John May
Third Place: Cheeze Wizards x Alice
Picture this: you’re sauntering down the sidewalk at DevCon. You catch the eye of someone wearing an Ethereum t-shirt (the one with the unicorn). You lock gazes and freeze. Your fingers fly to your pocket, ready to unholster your iPhone.
With the Cheeze Wizards x Alice mobile app, you can challenge people to a Cheeze Wizards duel any time, any place, even on the street (just watch out for innocent bystanders). This project lets you see an entire map of other players that are in your area, so you can get straight to battling. Very cool!
Team members for Cheeze Wizards x Alice include: Mark Pereira and Hao Fu
Third-party experiences: Cheeze Wizards x Alice
Cheeze Wizards x Alice let’s you play Cheeze Wizards on mobile devices!
Tools and features: Cheeze of Insight
Cheeze of Insight analyzes your opponents’ spells and choices.
Tournament and leagues: CheezXpress
CheezXpress let’s you split the Big Cheeze grand prize with all your friends.
0x Bounty winner: TokenTrove Cheeze Wizard Marketplace
Use the TokenTrove Cheeze Wizard Marketplace to buy, trade, sell your Cheeze Wizards.
The CWStats tool is the easiest way to analyze your opponent’s next moves. With a simple website you can look at the full history of past duels.
Big Cheeze Tournament Gamble and Neutral Dragon Tournament team
Thanks to this team, you can organize a local tournament by forking Cheeze Wizards. The Neutral Dragon Tournament is taking the concept of the decentralized tournament to the next level!
What’s next for Cheeze Wizards?
Dapper Labs will be working with the hackathon projects to get them on mainnet for the official Cheeze Wizards launch on October 14th. We can’t wait for the Cheeze Wizards community to enjoy the community-built experiences during the tournament!
Cheeze Wizards future is in good hands
As soon as we began creating Cheeze Wizards, we designed it as a foundation to build from, one that enables the potential of composable applications. That means developers and the community have an immense amount of agency in shaping the future of Cheeze Wizards.
From runner up projects to early fans, we owe the growing Cheeze Wizards community of creators and players an immense amount of gratitude. The results have been tremendous — and we haven’t even launched yet.
We owe a special thanks to Alchemy for working on the Cheeze Wizards API. The Alchemy team hopped in right away dozens of times when our hackers needed help.
A huge thank you to the entire CoinList team, who were deeply involved from beginning to end. We loved working with their stellar crew: Regan, Justin, Shreyas, and Mike.
And of course, we can’t forget the line-up of judges and partners who rallied around the Cheeze Wizards Hackathon. We couldn’t have done it without the support from the following companies.
Finally, thanks to every single developer who participated in this hackathon and showcased what true composability looks like for a blockchain game. We believe the open worlds that blockchain enables is an exciting future, and every person who spent their free time over six weeks building incredible experiences for Cheeze Wizards made that future a little brighter.
We can’t wait for the Cheeze Wizards community to enjoy your hard work.
Want to join the Cheeze Wizards tournament?
If you want to take part in the first-ever Cheeze Wizards Tournament, plus enjoy all the incredible experiences our community hackers have built, be sure to sign up and start summoning your Cheeze Wizard army.
Take part in the Cheeze Wizards open beta!
Cheeze Wizards is set to launch October 14th. We’ve begun our closed beta, which includes a select few external invites, but during Devcon (October 8th to 11th), we’ll be opening up the beta on Rinkeby for anyone to play!
To take part in Cheeze Wizards beta, sign up for Cheeze Wizards!