Yuga Labs’ Dookey Dash Website Down the Drain?

Following the game’s success, Yuga Labs has faced several hiccups, the latest being the game’s domain being flagged.

Dookey Dash game characters monkeys.
  • Yuga Labs recently launched its first game, a skill-based arcade platform running game, Dookey Dash. 
  • The BAYC creator distributed the game via BAYC Sewer Pass, which instantly sold out, grossing over $26 million in sales. 
  • Following the game’s success, Yuga Labs has faced several hiccups, the latest being the game’s domain being flagged. 

The newly released Temple Run-inspired game has garnered a lot of attention from the general consensus. However, since Dookey Dash’s release, Yuga Labs has fallen victim to a data breach, and now its domains are getting flagged for malware.

Stuck in Dookey

After netting millions of dollars via BAYC Sewer Pass sales for Dookey Dash, Yuga Labs’ account was compromised in the MailChimp data breach on January 19th. The MAYC creators’ accounts were listed among the 133 affectees.

Yuga Labs quickly informed its users that they only used the Mailchimp account for email communications, and there was no evidence of data being exported. 

However, following the clarification, Yuga Labs announced on Twitter that the ‘.xyz’ domain for its game debut, Dookey Dash, was flagged for malware. Yuga Labs has since shifted the game to a new domain and promised a refund for users affected by the outage.

However, many users were skeptical about the new domain and brought the migration into question

To clear doubts, Wylie Aronow, Co-founder of Yuga Labs, clarified that they don’t know what caused the domain to be flagged and have since migrated to a new domain. The co-founder then encouraged users to use warm wallets and take necessary precautions to keep their assets safe.

Some users pointed out that the malicious actor could have exploited Google’s automated ‘Safe Browsing’ feature and filed incorrect reports to get the domain blocked. 

However, soon after the Co-founder’s prompt, the new domain was also flagged for phishing by Google’s Safe Browsing automated system.

Upon inspection, DailyCoin found both websites to be operational. However, Yuga Labs has yet to inform users what caused the flagging.

On the Flipside

  • The BAYC creator’s debut game costs approximately $2,300 for three weeks of play. 
  • Sewer Pass NFT by Yuga Labs is unavailable on some popular NFT marketplaces like NFTX and LooksRare. 
  • Yuga Labs used specific conditions on the new smart contract, including blocklisting all addresses that don’t support NFT artist royalty enforcement.

Why You Should Care

Yuga Labs is one of the most mainstream web3 projects right now. The company’s iconic NFT collection, Bored Ape Yacht Club, has caught the attention of numerous A-list celebrities worldwide. 

Dookey Dash was a monumental step for Yuga Labs, as it was the first time the project released a game bringing its Ape profile pictures to life. However, despite its popularity and success, the platform is going through a tough time. 

 

Read about Yuga Labs’ plan for 2023:

Yuga Labs’ Otherside Prepares for 2023, Hints at New and Exciting Features.

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Insha Zia

Insha Zia is a senior journalist at DailyCoin covering crypto developments, especially in the Cardano ecosystem. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, he delivers high-quality articles with his technical background and expertise in data analysis and programming languages, aiming to educate and inform readers accurately, transparently, and engagingly. Insha believes education can drive mass adoption of the crypto space, and he is committed to giving DailyCoin readers a better understanding of the technology.