How Torque Drift 2 onboarded 300K+ players with Account Abstraction

How Torque Drift 2 onboarded 300K+ players with Account Abstraction

Torque Drift 2 is is the latest Motorsport game from the TorqueMotorsport franchise, developed by Animoca Brands and Grease Monkey Games (GMG) Studios.

The game has successfully onboarded over 330,000 players to Web3 with seamless gameplay, setting a new benchmark for blockchain gaming adoption.

The game was powered by thirdweb's In-App Wallets and Account Abstraction, a powerful combination:

  • Sign-in with an email or social account
  • Create in-game app wallets for players
  • No gas fees or transaction requests in-game

Torque Drift 2: Bringing Web3 to the Masses

Torque Drift 2 offers an immersive drift racing experience that appeals to a wide audience. The game's stunning visuals, realistic physics, and engaging gameplay mechanics make it accessible to both casual and competitive players.

In TD2, players can buy & unlock in-game items as NFTs — featuring limited-edition collections with world-renowned partners, such as Nissan, Subaru and Mazda. Players can then use these items to customize their cars in-game.

The Challenge of Web3 Onboarding

Web3 gaming has faced significant barriers to entry, with many players finding the process of setting up wallets, managing private keys, and paying gas fees intimidating and cumbersome. This complexity has hindered the widespread adoption of blockchain games, despite their potential for true ownership of in-game assets.

Torque Drift 2 addresses these challenges by prioritizing user experience and accessibility. The game's developers have focused on creating a frictionless onboarding process that allows players to dive into the game without the need for prior Web3 knowledge or experience.

Onboard players with thirdweb Connect

To create a seamless user experience, Torque Drift 2 leverages thirdweb's In-App Wallets and Account Abstraction, part of thirdweb Connect, the complete toolkit for building frontends that connect users to web3.

Players can sign in using their email or social accounts, and the game automatically creates an in-game app wallet for them. This eliminates the need for players to manage their own wallets or pay gas fees for transactions.

By removing the complexities typically associated with Web3 and blockchain technologies, Torque Drift 2 allows players to focus on enjoying the game without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

Growth and User Engagement

Since its launch, Torque Drift 2 has attracted over 330,000 players who have onboarded with just an email, no wallet needed. This impressive growth demonstrates the game's success in making Web3 gaming accessible to a broader audience.

The ease of access and engaging gameplay have been key factors in the game's success. Players can quickly jump into the action without the need for prior Web3 knowledge or experience, allowing them to focus on enjoying the game and competing with others.