Friday Development Update: Part 89

3 min readMay 19, 2023


Another week has come to an end with the DeRace team continuing the development process to bring new features into the ecosystem in order to elevate the gaming experience.

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at this week’s achievements! 🤿

🏟 Community owned hippodromes

This week, the DeRace team has been diligently focused on developing the logic for the upcoming hippodrome ownership feature.

We have been working on designing the framework for how the ownership of hippodromes will be structured, including determining the available resources for both hippodrome managers and other players.

Additionally, our team has been dedicated to enhancing the race and custom event generator to ensure a user-friendly and straightforward experience for the hippodrome managers by having it seamlessly integrated into the platform.

Through brainstorming sessions, we have been exploring the best ways to organize and structure this feature, covering all the essential aspects to deliver a smooth and enjoyable experience for our community.

🏆 Player achievements

Throughout this week, our developers have been focused on advancing the Player Achievement feature by further developing the backend structure.

Their primary goal has been to establish a seamless connection between acquiring achievements and receiving corresponding rewards. The team has been diligently working on integrating the intricate framework that encompasses both the achievements themselves and the associated rewards.

Player achievement feature: work in progress

By ensuring a robust and efficient backend system, players will be able to enjoy a rewarding experience as they unlock achievements and reap the benefits that come with them. The team is committed to delivering a comprehensive and satisfying Player Achievement feature that adds depth and feel of accomplishment to the DeRace platform.

🐎 Challenge Races

This week, we have been hard at work advancing the development of the highly anticipated Challenge Races feature. The focus has been on building a robust infrastructure to bring this exciting feature to life.

NFT horse challenge form: work in progress

Notably, the team successfully completed the Challenge form, which enables players to effortlessly challenge any horse within the DeRace ecosystem while specifying specific race parameters.

With just a few remaining elements to finalize, we are thrilled to announce that the Challenge Races feature will soon be available on the test-net for an exciting and comprehensive trial phase 😉

🌴 Upcoming hippodrome

Throughout this week, our game designer team has been meticulously focused on perfecting the upcoming hippodrome with a dirt surface.

A significant milestone was achieved as the team directed their efforts towards refining the sky and lighting, ensuring a captivating ambiance. Moreover, they skillfully incorporated the sky’s reflection in the nearby river, adding an extra layer of visual immersion.

DeRace hippodrome with dirt surface: work in progress

As the team continued their diligent work, they dedicated time to polish the overall aesthetics, placing minor elements and adjusting intricate details. The collective efforts are aimed at crafting a breathtaking and authentic hippodrome that truly comes to life.

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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