Lexus launches play-to-earn game for premium Hoverboard NFTs

February 2, 2023

Image credit: Lexus

What launched?

 

While the cost and first-time friction of some luxury brand NFTs can be barriers for mass audiences, luxury car maker Lexus chose to giveaway their beautifully-designed premium Hoverboard NFTs for successful runs of its fun Black Mirror: Bandersnatch-esque game, ‘Crack the Case’.

 

In celebration of its all-new RX 5th generation SUV, Lexus launched with an interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ game where players can win all five pieces of the one-of-a-kind collection Hoverboard NFT series. Accessible online and from dealerships, anyone can play ‘Crack the Case’ as one of two specialists – Hacker or Locksmith – in a simple interactive, game-of-skill.

This execution is an elegant, yet accessible, version of Dookey Dash, the BAYC skill-based mint by Yuga Labs. Where the higher players scored, the greater their rewards. Dookey Dash’s grand prize NFT was sold in Feb’23 on the secondary market for $1.6m, following offers reaching $3.6 m. 

Crack the case interative film| Image credit Lexus

Our 0.02ETH 🍃

Earned NFTs aren’t just for mass market use cases: they can be premium, prestigious grand prizes. Sometimes the value may be derived from 1/1 artwork rarity (e.g. a cult sci-fi collectible), status from human effort attached, or even a redeemable benefit for physical product or experience – all of which can drive crazy secondary sales. Building an elegant game for iconic art is also on-point for engaging the new luxurian demographic for their first mint.

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Launched on May 21, the 780 collectible drop is now on sale until May 28, and you can go mint an NFT from the collection at this link.  

ICYMI in last week’s blog: each collectible is on sale at 0.08 ETH, including collectors’ discounts, and you can pay via ETH or your credit card. 

The drop also features a slew of features built by our web3 studio at Mojito — including our APIs, SDKs, and white-labeled, on-demand wallet creation — which powered the sale mechanics (including a unique discount feature) and made it super easy for Mercedes-Benz NXT to get its collection into the hands (and wallets) of its community. 

To continue spreading the Mojito x Mercedes-BenZ NXT gospel, we spoke with Sebastian Ihler, Co-founder and Head of Product 0xNXT GmbH (Mercedes-Benz’s web3-focused product studio), to learn a little more about what sparked the project, gain some insights for web3 brand leaders like yourself, and celebrate the onchain collection of stunning digital objects.

Let’s get into it. 

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Visa's new web3 loyalty program is no accident.

Swipe (or nowadays, tap) your credit card, and earn points. A process that’s now commonplace has a lengthy history that can teach us more than a few things about customer loyalty — and its journey through technology. Let’s start at the beginning. 


From paper to plastic 💳


While the history of credit cards dates back thousands of years, things turned from stone to metal — and later paper and plastic — about halfway through the 20th century with the arrival of the modern credit card in 1950. Reportedly invented following a case of a forgotten wallet, The Diner’s Club Card (initially owned by Discover Financial Services before its acquisition by BMO in 2009) was the first multipurpose charge card credit card intended primarily for dining and travel expenses. 

The Diner’s Club was also the first to pair the concept of charging credit with fueling consumer loyalty through the inception of points. Through partnering with dining, entertainment, and later, travel entities (i.e., airlines, rental cars, and hotels), Diners Club cardholders paid a tiered annual fee to gain special perks based on how much money they spent. The greater the yearly fee, the greater the perks. 

About eight years following Diner’s Club in 1958, American Express entered the credit card industry with the world’s first international charge card, which initially had an annual fee of $6 (one dollar more than Diner’s Club). Shortly after, Bank of America and Mastercard followed suit. During this initial period, most credit cards focused on offering customers just that — credit — with loyalty and reward yet to take off.