Friday Development Update: Part 108

3 min readSep 29, 2023

And just like that, another week gallops by, bringing with it a new DeRace development update! Let’s unravel the accomplishments our team has made this week. 🚀🏇

👨‍💻 Code optimization

This week we continue our journey through the code, looking for various ways to improve it and make it more efficient for our system. With a multitude of features developed over the past 2.5 years, this process demands thoroughness.

Our developer, Gytis, has been at the forefront of these efforts, focusing on creating a universal rule set for data retrieval from our database, streamlining the process across various features and ensuring a consistent display of information.

This initiative not only simplifies and declutters our code but also significantly improves the processing speed for completing requests. As we implement these changes, we anticipate a reduction in system load and an overall enhancement of the player experience on our platform.

🎙️ Feedback on Ancestral Fortune Races

Ancestral Fortune Races are approaching their six month anniversary! And the thrill hasn’t dimmed. This event, exclusively made for our Gen0 horses, offers awesome prizes for all finalists without letting anyone leave empty-handed. This makes the event even more fun!

But, as with any grand event, there’s always room for growth, innovation, and enhancement. As we approach this milestone, we’re not just reflecting; we’re reaching out to YOU. Recently, we’ve released a feedback form asking for some insights from our community: whether they’ve joined the Ancestral Fortune Races or have chosen to observe, each perspective offers us a unique lens to refine and optimize. By gathering community insights, we aim to make this event even more spectacular and attractive for our Gen0 holders.

Ancestral Fortune Races: Feedback form

The feedback form is still available, so feel free to fill it out and share your thoughts:

👥 Teams/clubs

The DeRace team has embarked on an exciting journey to develop the highly anticipated Teams/Clubs feature.

In the past week, our focus has been on laying the foundational logic and crafting a fundamental concept for its implementation within the platform. Our brainstorming sessions have explored various aspects to ensure that this feature seamlessly accommodates the existing teams and enhances their engagement within the DeRace ecosystem.

With a preliminary blueprint in hand, our next step involves engaging in a dialogue with our valued community members. We are eager to gather their feedback and suggestions to ensure that this feature is tailored to meet their specific needs.

Given that this feature is designed exclusively for our community, we are committed to incorporating their input for the best possible player experience.

🏆 Tournaments

Tournaments are steadily taking shape as the DeRace community is abuzz with anticipation.

This week our team has been diving deep into the intricate mechanics of our Tournaments feature, ensuring every single detail is polished to perfection. The groundwork we’ve laid over the past weeks has been extensive: carefully crafting gameplay dynamics, adjusting reward structures and doing internal testing.

Tournaments feature in the test-net

And the best part? We’re getting ready to invite our community to partake in a testing phase. Not only will this provide valuable insights, but it’s also an opportunity for our players to get an exclusive sneak peek into what’s in store.

As we’re getting closer to finalizing and rolling out this feature, our ultimate goal remains the same: to deliver an immersive and rewarding user experience.

About DeRace

DeRace is a play-to-earn NFT horse racing metaverse where you can participate in horse races, breed NFT horses with unique characteristics, equip them, host races in your own NFT hippodrome and earn rewards while doing it.

DeRace is electrifying the current NFT market by allowing players to fully interact with their DNA-enriched NFT horses and have full control of their own hippodromes.

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