Styngr Partners with Blockchain Firm onXRP and Ripple for Music Integration in Battle Game Maladroids
Styngr, the initial music integration platform for gaming and the metaverse, is thrilled to announce its collaboration with onXRP and Ripple to deliver music integration in the forthcoming free-to-play battle royale running game Maladroids on the XRP Ledger (XRPL). The cooperation will include an in-game radio station with a customized playlist of electronic dance music (EDM) in association with music company Armada Music, along with an industry-first initiative to publish new songs from Tom Staar and Kryder, two of the genre’s most prominent musicians.
The first version of onXRP’s Maladroid will witness players competing as droids in teams of ten across an obstacle course, utilizing agility and quickness to knock over rivals and sprint to the end zone. Future updates will include more game types and maps. Empowered with play-to-win abilities through onXRP’s staking mechanism, daring racers may use the platform’s and underpinning blockchain’s n-built currencies, $OXP and $XRP, in a collective pool, with the winner being the initial to reach the finish line. Maladroids is the initial game to be published on the XRP Ledger (XRPL), which is an open-source, public (freely accessible), and decentralized Layer 1 blockchain.
Styngr, which will cooperate with Ripple via technological integrations to extend its efforts in the cryptocurrency area, is collaborating with Dutch indie music company Armada Music to bring Tom Staar and Kryder together for the in-game radio station. In a unique move for the video gaming industry, Tom Staar and Kryder will publish two new songs from their partnership every month for the initial six months after the game’s release. The game will bring out new audio emotes and audio NFTs after its first release.
Styngr offers developers with the greatest catalog of properly licensed popular music to incorporate into their games, eliminates the difficulties often connected with music rights, and offers revenue options to programmers of all sorts.
Alex Tarrand, co-founder of Styngr, said, “Seamlessly presenting a whole album via a videogame is a revolutionary possibility.” We are happy to be partnering with record companies such as Armada Music to offer fresh new tunes from a few of EDM’s leading artists to blockchain games that uses the top notch features of the XRP Ledger. To do all of this in a videogame as entertaining and challenging as Maladroids is absolutely remarkable.”
Kaj Leory, CEO of onXRP, said, “Partnering with Styngr and Ripple to provide music to Maladroids’ in-game radio has been such a lovely experience. It’s not often that indie gaming companies are able to premiere fresh music from prominent musicians, so the fact that we were able to do so with the launch of the first level is a feat for our brand. We’re delighted for gamers to enter Maladroids, battle against peers and strangers, and explore different music by Tom Staar and Kryder.”
Armada Music’s Chief of Publishing Michel Peek said, “I am thrilled to be a participant in this endeavor. “Along with these incredible collaborators, artists, and dance creators, we were able to co-create the Maladroids customer experience. The dance record industry has always been at the forefront of technical advancement, therefore our team’s efforts on this initiative seems quite logical.