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Green Rabbit Alpha Tests Social Hub and 3D Racing

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Green Rabbit hits another milestone, opening up the first public iteration of their social hub and 3D racing. And while this is just a bare-bones, alpha version, it does feature an explorable, 3D environment, social interactions, and the ability to race against other players.

Getting into the Green Rabbit Social Hub is easy. Just start at the Nanotopia link on the Green Rabbit website, create a Portal account, download the client, and you are good to go. No NFTs or special access required!

Tower of players
acrobats in action

Once inside, you’re given the armor options for your character (it’s all cosmetic at the moment), and then sent to the Hub. The Hub is a multiplayer, 3D environment. Players can run, jump, chat, and interact with a few things. The main point of interest is the Race entry, which can be found near the “R” tower. Once you get close, a modal will pop up allowing you to queue for a race.

The Hub is fully functional as an interactive social scene, featuring both voice and text chat. The map is a good size, with Easter eggs and opportunities for platformers to reach the tops of the tallest buildings. Each player also receives their own apartment in the Shell Tower where they can interact with the web interface for Green Rabbit.

The world and the Anima race are pretty basic at the moment. Once you’ve been through it a couple of times, there isn’t a real incentive to go in again. So finding a race can sometimes be difficult. And since there isn’t much else to do, the Hub can also be a ghost town.

But, the GT team seems to be fans of iterative releases, so expect to see regular updates and new features arriving regularly. Also, keep an eye on their Discord for special events.

Anima Races

The races are free to play and offer no prizes. After the race opens, each player chooses a type of Anima Armor to wear. At the moment, this choice is only decorative. But once attributes are implemented, they’ll break down as follows:

  • Speed – increases acceleration when sprinting
  • Strength – ability to break destroyable objects
  • Agility – affects the amount of stamina, which will be used for sprinting, jumping, and shoulder-bashing (destroying objects)
  • Resilience – affects speed when in mud
  • Luck – chance to not be shocked by electric bolts

At some point in the near future, players will be able to craft and wear their own armor in-game, which will be another huge milestone. The races… work. I can’t really say that they’re fun… yet. This is a development build after all. I’m sure there are still plenty of bells, whistles, effects, etc to be added to the game.

So, all in all, while the current version of the Green Rabbit Social Hub and 3D Racing may have limited appeal, it’s a good preview for anyone interested in the game. And if the team can make a fun, replayable racing game, then Green Rabbit may have built the foundation for something big.

can you climb to the top?
can you climb to the top?

What is Green Rabbit?

Green Rabbit is a 3D racing game built on the Wax blockchain. Players wear special Anima Armor and compete in racing events for prizes which could include the game currency Shellinium, NFTs, and game resources. Players run through a grueling, obstacle course known as Ultra-Anima. Equipped in Anima-Armor, racers seek to prove their worth in this contest.

Players stake NFTs to earn Shellinium, the official Green Rabbit token. With that Shellinium and various NFTs, players craft Greenprints, and from those Greenprints, Anima-Armor. Armor comes in six components, Boots, Chest, Gloves, Pants, and Helmet. You will need all six to complete an Anima-Armor suit. After that, you can upgrade armor to obtain potential bonuses in the Ultra-Anima races. Green Rabbit features a complex crafting system, that should add an interesting layer to the game but not hinder those who are interested in just racing.

Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.