Following its successful pre-sale in May 2109, which raised over $170,000, developer Alto is gearing up to take its colorful super-deformed multiplayer arcade game Battle Racers live.

It’s just launched an early access browser-based build of the Ethereum-based game, which anyone can play once they fill in this registration form.

And – in conjunction – Alto’s launched what it’s calling its Season 1 crate sale.

Indeed, anyone playing the early access build before 20 December will be entered into a crate giveaway that will see 85 crates randomly distributed to players.

Great crates

In terms of how the crate system works, each crate contains up to four random vehicle parts. Crates are classified (and priced) from wood and bronze to silver and gold.

Crates are classified (and priced) from wood and bronze to silver and gold. The more expensive the crates, the more likely they are to contain more rare parts. Parts are graded common, rare and epic.

Each vehicle in Battle Racers also consists of four parts: wheels, body, spoiler, and bumper.

And there are six standard vehicle brands. Each part is also classified by its brand and to build a car you need to ensure all four parts are from the same brand.

Time to play

In terms of the early access build, players who already have parts and cars from the pre-sale can use them.

But the game is also free-to-play, so if you don’t have any parts yet, you can just use a default practice car, although some game modes are limited to players who have bought parts and combined them into cars.

Of course, as well as the Season 1 sale, players can also buy parts on marketplaces such as OpenSea.

Finally, everyone can get involved with Battle Racers’ bounty program.

Running to 20 December, anyone who creates and shares content promoting Battle Racers will have the chance to win free crates. 10 ETH-worth of crates have been allocated.

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