The cryptocurrency world is a strange one, but at least it has a sense of humor. A new game has you riding a little crypto-car along the wildly fluctuating prices of major and minor currencies. It’s quite ridiculous, and it isn’t even a bad game!
It’s called Crypto Rider, predictably, and is very much a spawn of the popular Line Rider type of game, though (hopefully) different enough that there won’t be any cease and desists forthcoming.
You select your car, then pick a chart to ride — most are a ride from a coin’s humble start to its highest value. But there’s a mountain-like “total market cap” track, a “drag race” where you need to clear a valuation gap, and one that must be depressing for BTC holders: a bumpy downhill ride from $20K to $7,850. New tracks should appear in time as well as new cryptocurrencies rise and fall.
The game is cute — there are fun messages along the track, and the exhaust is tiny coins — and you collect coins toward unlocking new cars. I’m pretty sure they’re just aesthetic changes but I’m gunning for a Dogecar anyway. I’ve asked the developer, SuperFly Games, for a few more details.
It’s free, it’s dumb, and it’s a fun way to waste a few minutes while you inadvertently lampoon the hubris of this rushed attempt to overthrow existing financial systems. Sure, we’ll get there eventually. But as the game shows, it’s going to be quite a ride.