Cat-themed play-to-earn (P2E) nonfungible token (NFT) game Nyan Heroes is aiming to save 1 billion cats from euthanization in animal shelters across the United States.
Nyan Heroes is an upcoming NFT battle royal shooter-style game built on the Solana blockchain that will enable players to compete with each other using NFTs depicting animated cats that are used to pilot mech-robot NFTs in the game.
The U.S.-based project has been in development since October, and the game is set for release in Q4 2022. Its first NFT drop is currently available for hodling and trading on marketplaces such as Fractal.
According to data from Solana Art, Nyan Heroes is the fourth-highest NFT project on Solana in terms of seven-day volume and market capitalization, at $279,000 and $18.2 million, respectively.
In an interview with Cointelegraph, Nyan Heroes co-founder Wendy Huang outlined the firm’s charitable vision moving forward, along with providing a rundown of the upcoming game.
Huang has been involved with crypto since 2016 and has also built a successful career as a content creator ranging from video blogs to DIY videos, pranks and music and has amassed almost 14 million subscribers on YouTube.
Save the cats
Huang stated that her and fellow co-founder Max Fu’s love for cats was a key driver behind tying animal-focused charity work to Nyan Heroes. She said they have an ambitious goal of “saving 1 billion cats” from euthanization in animal shelters via charitable donations generated from portions of the project’s NFT sales.
Nyan Heroes revealed its first efforts in this area on Dec. 24 when it announced a $250,000 donation from the proceeds of its first NFT drop to the nonprofit Best Friends Society. “That was one of the proudest moments I’ve had in this project,” she said.
Crypto saves lives!
Thank you @nyanheroes for your amazing donation of @ethereum for the animals! Their fundraiser raised $250,000 to help cats just like Pumpkin ^ac pic.twitter.com/MTCKEYUTtp
— Best Friends (@bestfriends) January 3,…