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Dookey Dash Returns: Yuga Labs Launches New "Unclogged" Edition with Exciting Features

I'm excited to share the news that Yuga Labs is bringing back its Dookey Dash game in a new free-to-play "Unclogged" edition, thanks to a collaboration with game studio Faraway. Here are some key points to note about this upcoming release:

Key Points:

  • The Dookey Dash game will be released sometime this quarter.
  • In the original single-player Dookey Dash game, players raced through a 3D sewer tunnel as an ape riding a vehicle underwater to earn points while avoiding obstacles.
  • Mongraal, a pro Fortnite player, won the first version of Dookey Dash back in February 2023 and sold his winning NFT key for $1.63 million.
  • Holders of Yuga Labs Ethereum NFTs, such as Bored Apes, Mutant Apes, Kodas, Bored Ape Kennel Club dogs, and HV MTL Forge NFTs, will be eligible for token benefits.
  • The trailer for the new game hints at ApeCoin logos, suggesting rewards in the form of the Ethereum token for Yuga's Bored Ape ecosystem.
  • The Unclogged game will be available for iOS, Android, Mac desktop, and Windows desktop users, indicating it won't be browser-based.
  • The game is set for a mid-February launch, and select Yuga NFT holders may receive additional NFTs through the game.

With the return of Dookey Dash in this new Unclogged edition, fans can look forward to an updated and exciting gaming experience across various platforms.

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