Your metaverse best friend! SolarPups is a Web3 game built by Krikey on the Flow Blockchain. In our game, NFT owners collect their favorite SolarPup and can play with it in a 3D animated game to increase its happiness bar. Once at peak happiness, owners can breed their SolarPups to produce more SolarPups NFTs.
As the UX Design Lead for Solarpups web3 game, I took it upon myself to educate myself on the intricacies of blockchain technology and the setup of a wallet. With this newfound knowledge, I was able to design a user-friendly interface for the game, making it accessible and enjoyable for players. In addition to the interface, I also established a marketplace for the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) collected in the game, providing a new level of engagement for players. This project is a testament to my ability to quickly learn new technologies and apply them in a practical and user-centered manner.
User arrives at Krikey homepage and clicks on "Market" tab
User is directed to the marketplace homepage, displaying a grid of SolarPups
User is prompted to connect their wallet
Multiple users expressed the sign up flow was confusing, and dropped off during sign up.
Successfully implemented a progress bar in the sign up flow, resulting in increased user engagement and reduced confusion. The progress bar provided a clear and visual representation of the sign up process, increasing transparency and reducing frustration, leading to a notable improvement in conversion rate.
User enters marketplace homepage, which is a grid of recently listed SolarPups
User clicks on an NFT tile
User goes to a new page where they see the detail view: price, rarity, owner, list of traits.
User clicks purchase CTA
User confirms transaction
They can share their new purchase on socials
User arrives in my collection section and clicks on "Breed" tab
User is directed to the breeding screen, displaying their collected SolarPups
User is prompted to select Solarpup to begin with.
User is prompted to breed upon selecting to Solarpups.
We will need to prevent parents and children from breeding, similar to Cryptokitties.
Deeper understanding of blockchain technologies and the importance of establishing a secure wallet connection for users.
The need for intuitive design in user experience flows. This was crucial in improving the overall user experience, making it more user-friendly and reducing confusion for players.
The value of collaboration between design and technology teams in delivering a successful NFT game. By combining technical knowledge with user-centered design principles, the team was able to create an NFT game that was both functional and enjoyable for players.