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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Mythical Games
Release Date: 2020

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'Blankos Block Party' Reaches One Million Players, Collaborates With Michael Lau For Limited-Edition Digital Collectibles

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2021 @ 9:22 a.m. PST

Blankos Block Party is an MMO set in a vibrant online world where players can compete in games, create their own game play, and blend digital vinyl toys called Blankos.

Blankos Block Party is an open-world multiplayer game with a heavy focus on player-designed levels, where the inclusive world is styled like a giant block party, where players can compete on levels created by Mythical or by the community, build their own minigames to share, take on daily challenges and more! 

The stars of Blankos Block Party are collectible interactive digital vinyl toys called Blankos, designed by some of the world’s top artists including John-Paul Kaiser, Tara McPherson and Pete Fowler.

Unlike other games, where the content you pay for is only licensed, in Blankos Block Party players will have ownership of the Blankos they buy, eliminating the need for grey markets and allowing the community to dictate the value of what is bought and sold in secondary marketplaces supported by Mythical.

Mythical Games has reached a milestone of more than 1 million accounts for Blankos Block Party, its debut multiplayer party game featuring collectible and playable digital vinyl toys that players can buy and sell in peer-to-peer transactions for real money on the Mythical Marketplace, just one year after the game’s initial launch into closed beta and only six months from its launch into Early Access.

Mythical also announced details of its highly anticipated CrazySmiles x Blankos collab, with the first drop from Michael Lau’s “The Gardener Collection” planned for next week.

Michael Lau, known as the “godfather of designer toys” and credited with paving the way for toys being recognized as art, has created three unique Blankos characters in collaboration with Mythical. “Box B”, the first limited-edition CrazySmiles character in the collection and a brand-new silhouette for Blankos, arrives on Monday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT / 11 p.m. UTC available in-game and on the Blankos website. Box B will be a limited-time drop, with unlimited availability for ten minutes, at a price point of $99.99. Additional characters from the Michael Lau x Blankos collection will be available in drops planned for January and February 2022.

“I’ve always wanted to see my Gardener characters be applied in a game context,” said Lau. “Working with Blankos Block Party, which celebrates collectible and playable digital vinyl toys in the game, is simply a perfect match.”

Digital items in Blankos Block Party are playable assets that have the same utility as any skin or accessory a player might buy or earn in another game, but unlike most games, in Blankos Block Party players actually own what they earn or buy and can sell their items for cash when they no longer need or want them, unlocking the real-world value of their time-based and monetary efforts in-game. And because collectors have verified ownership and proof of authenticity of their in-game items in this play-to-earn experience, they can take an active role in increasing the rarity and value through customization, upgrades, competing in special events and more, giving them the opportunity to profit just by playing Blankos.

Mythical kicked off a promotion with Amazon Prime Gaming this week, running from December 2021 to March 2022 with six exclusive Blankos Block Party content drops available only to Amazon Prime members. Players who earn these items can sell many of them, including a new Prime-exclusive Blanko, to other players on Mythical’s secondary marketplace.

“We’re so proud of how far Blankos Block Party has come this year as we work to create a best-in-class ‘Play to Own’ game, and we’re thankful to the community that has joined us on this journey, as well as our partners, like the venerated Michael Lau - someone I am a huge fan of - who have contributed such amazing designs to Blankos,” said Jamie Jackson, co-founder and chief creative officer of Mythical Games. “Reaching 1M accounts on our platform is a momentous occasion and we’re thrilled to see our players not only enjoying the game, but earning real money for their gameplay in the Mythical Marketplace. Bringing Blankos to Mac this month, and now to Amazon Prime Gaming is an opportunity to expand the game even further, allowing us to gather important feedback in these last stages of our Early Access as we add more content and continue to explore new concepts for integrating blockchain technology to bring players true ownership.”

The Mythical Marketplace, where players can buy and sell Blankos in peer-to-peer transactions for real money, is in open beta globally for buying and selling in supported regions.

The newest Party Pass and Party Pass+ are live as well, bringing more ways for players to earn through gameplay. The “Manilla Chill” pass, featuring content from award-winning toy designer, graffiti artist and illustrator Quiccs Maiquez (QUICCS), includes up to three new limited-edition Blankos, six accessories, new emotes and more. Via the Party Pass, players can earn limited-edition characters and accessories by completing daily, weekly and monthly challenges. Mythical partners with artists, creators and brands to bring these curated playable NFTs into the game for players to earn or buy. Previous collaborations have included collections from the late Nipsey Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing and award-winning artist Quiccs. 

Key Features:

  • True Ownership: Blankos Block Party is the first game offering a fully player-owned economy, transforming the relationship between game economies and players, brands, content creators and game developers. Mythical’s blockchain technology provides proof of ownership and transaction history for all purchased and earned assets.
  • Curate Your Collection: Collect and play with a variety of mischievous Blanko characters that can be customized with personalized designs, rare attributes and styles that spin off into unique combinations to grow your own impressive and rare collection of digital vinyl toys come to life.
  • Build Your Block: Design and share your own custom worlds using a large catalog of in-game assets that make it easy and intuitive to build almost anything you can imagine! Then invite others to explore and play on your unique Block.
  • Play All Day: Launching with a variety of modes including Racing, Tag, Collection and Shooting on both Mythical-created maps and player-created levels, Blankos Block Party offers a world of fun for all types of gamers. Later Seasons will bring more modes and content to explore and design.
  • Connect with Friends: Whether meeting up to show off your space, go on adventures and quests together, or face off in challenges, Blankos Block Party is the ultimate place to socialize online.

Mythical Games is a next-generation gaming technology studio creating universal gaming ecosystems around playable NFTs, led by industry veterans and former executives from Activision, Oculus, EA and Zynga and a marketplace team of experts from Stubhub and Charles Schwab.

Blankos Block Party is now available in Early Access on PC and Mac.

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