Seoul, South Korea, February 27th, 2023, Chainwire

Derby Stars, a horse-racing metaverse game on the Polygon blockchain, has opened its "Early Access" version from February 27th to March 20th.

Developed by a team of experienced game developers, Derby Stars promises to be an exciting new addition to digital horse racing. The game offers players an immersive experience within a beautiful grassland and various racetracks. They can train and race their horses, breed new horses, and compete in thrilling Player versus Environment (PvE) and Player versus Player (PvP) competitions.

"Through the "Early Access," the team hopes to get as much feedback as possible because Derby Stars is a game built together with the users," said Sean Hahm, Executive Producer of Derby Stars. "We have worked tirelessly to create a game that truly captures the excitement and thrill of horse racing, and we are confident that the Early Access version is a great representation of what's to come."

The game's main story starts as the user gets a job as a new jockey at a stable run by a trusty ranch manager, Risa. She and other unique NPC characters will guide players through the game to become the Derby Champion. The players have to train their horses for higher levels and strategize according to the weather, types of the racetrack, and horses' tendencies and conditions to win the race.

The game also combines the excitement of real-life horse racing with cutting-edge technology and blockchain integration, providing an unparalleled gaming experience.

"The gaming industry's NFT market is projected to hit $291.7 billion by 2028, and we believe that Derby Stars will take part in changing the gaming landscape," said Sean. "Derby Stars is at the forefront of revolutionizing the digital horse racing industry and how blockchain games are developed."

During the early access period, players can enjoy the in-game content and a range of missions and events. Players can level up their horses and earn in-game tokens by completing various missions. Also, players can compete with fellow Derby Stars gamers to win bigger prizes and become a champion.

After the Early Access, an Alpha version of Derby Stars will be released later this year. Players can expect more features such as avatar customization, stable management simulation, rental marketplace, and more.

The "Early Access" version is available on PC and Mac; anyone with Derby Stars Horse NFT can play. This version can support Chinese (traditional and simplified), Japanese, and English to make the game accessible to more audiences.

About Derby Stars

Derby Stars is a pioneering horse-racing metaverse game that has embraced the play-to-earn trend, enabling players to breed, train, and trade digital horses while earning cryptocurrencies. Led by Sean Hahm, the head of the project, which has previous experience in developing a successful mobile horse racing game, the team consists of over 30 members from countries all over the world, including Korea, the United States, and India. The company first raised a seed round of $6M co-led by Patron and Galaxy Interactive and early follow-on supporter Hashed and several other investors.

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Press Contact

Jisu Jung - Head of Business at Derby Stars