Saltwater Games (SWG), a global Web3 game and mixed-reality studio, and Airspeeder, the world’s first motorsport series for electric flying cars, have entered an exclusive licence agreement to develop an immersive Play2Impact gaming experience.
Play2Impact is a new immersive game design category that merges the physical and virtual worlds for competition, rewards, education, and impact. Combined with the SWG integrated economic design model, gamers contribute directly to real-world social and environmental impact projects voted by the SWG community as they progress leveling up through the game, adding value and earning rewards.
Under the multi-year partnership agreement with Airspeeder, AirspeederXR, the first mixed-reality, AAA, Web3, free-to-play, play-to-earn and Play2Impact racing game, will also be accessible via Celeros, currently an invitation-only mixed reality racing metaverse built by SWG, a beta version of which releases in mid-2023.
Launching in 2023, AirSpeederXR will deliver a multiplayer, mixed-reality gaming experience providing the opportunity for virtual gamers to become real-world Airspeeder pilots. The flight racing game augmented by real-world physics is taken from thousands of Airspeeder flight hours.
The SWG and Airspeeder partnership was announced at the FII Institute Future Investment Initiative (FII) 6 – Investing in Humanity: Enabling a New Global Order’ event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (October 25-27, 2022).
Len Findlay, CEO and Founder of Saltwater Games, said: “Our gaming partnership with Airspeeder is a key step for SWG and marks the genesis moment in providing global accessibility to one of the world’s most exciting electric motorsports. We are attracting and building a community who feel the need for speed and want to be rewarded for their value contribution and play their part in the ‘Gaming for Good’ movement’.”
Matthew Pearson, Founder of Airspeeder, stated: “We are thrilled to welcome SWG as our official Play2Impact partner. We have an aligned vision on the power of play as an engine for change. Airspeeder is designed to get people excited about the possibilities of a clean-air vertically-enabled future, and SWG shares this vision in using gaming to create a change for good in the real world.”