DFZ Labs, the creative force behind the popular Deadfellaz NFT collection and the upcoming RIP TCG digital card game, is venturing into the Bitcoin Ordinals ecosystem with a pioneering gaming initiative incubated and supported by the studio.
Dubbed ‘Bits,’ this project introduces a collection of 10,000 Bitcoin Ordinals inscriptions, reminiscent of the nostalgic green pixel aesthetic of Nintendo’s original Game Boy. Each unique character profile picture (PFP) grants access to what DFZ Labs terms a “supercharged game development incubator.”
Scheduled for launch on February 13 via Magic Eden’s Bitcoin marketplace, the initiative will witness OrdinalsBot collaborating with DFZ Labs for the inscription process of the 10,000 Ordinals assets, while Xverse will serve as its preferred Bitcoin wallet partner.
In contrast to an internally led initiative led by DFZ’s pseudonymous married co-founders Betty and Psych, Bits is presented as an “autonomous brand” nurtured by DFZ Labs. Guided by contributors from the Deadfellaz community, it will serve as the studio’s primary Bitcoin intellectual property, with Betty and Psych offering mentorship and advisory support.
Betty, CEO of DFZ Labs, emphasized the project’s aim to foster collaboration among Ordinals holders, creators, and players within the Bitcoin ecosystem. Rather than simply replicating Deadfellaz on BTC, the team opted to create a platform that unites contributors and players in a collaborative framework.
The Bits team will work alongside contributors to develop a “roguelite” game, blending elements of tough-as-nails role-playing games with less punishing mechanics and various genre elements. This collaborative approach aims to empower Bits owners to shape and contribute to the game’s development, fostering community engagement and rewarding contributors.
As excitement builds for the February 13 launch, DFZ Labs plans to airdrop 500 Bits inscriptions to top Deadfellaz collectors and community contributors. Betty expressed enthusiasm about entering the Ordinals ecosystem, citing the space’s rapid evolution and innovation as a source of inspiration for future endeavors.
With Bits, DFZ Labs aims to infuse innovation into the indie gaming community, leveraging the creative potential of the Bitcoin ecosystem to create immersive gaming experiences and drive collaboration among enthusiasts, creators, and players alike.