Move over CryptoKitties, your canine crypto cousins are here to steal your attention. Cryptodogs are a new blockchain-based game that launched in Hong Kong recently and is designed specifically for the Chinese market. But those who are familiar with the CryptoKitties craze will quickly recognize its similarities.
The premise of Cryptodogs is simple: Players can collect, breed, and trade virtual dogs. Each dog is encoded in a unique blockchain and has its own attributes, which can be upgraded over time. Players can also connect with other players and form friendships and rivalries with them. The games developers have released a video describing the mechanics of how the dogs work and what players can expect from the gameplay.
There are several things that set this game apart from other tradable smart contract dApps. First, unlike other cryptocurrencies that use the Ethereum blockchain, this one is built on Achain, a community-developed platform that’s similar to Ethereum but allows for more customization and has better performance. This will make it easier for Cryptodogs to grow and scale.
Also, Cryptodogs are not a fork of Ethereum and won’t cause the same problems that have plagued Ethereum’s blockchain in recent months. This is important because a lot of developers have been wary of using Ethereum for their dApps because its high transaction volume has led to a backlog that slows down the entire system. If Cryptodogs can succeed without slowing down the Achain blockchain, it could open the door for more developers to use this platform for their dApps.
The game’s UI is easy to navigate and users can begin collecting pets right away. They can purchase dogs from the marketplace or breed them to get more powerful ones. The more powerful a dog is, the more it can be traded for or used to gain access to special rooms in the game. These special rooms can allow players to participate in tournaments and win prizes, like dog-themed merchandise.
A player’s collection of Cryptodogs will earn them a rank in the rarity index that determines how rare or common each pet is. This score is calculated based on the following criteria: frames, items, backgrounds, and colors. In addition, the game distinguishes between male and female dogs and rewards females with an extra point in the rarity index.
Players can connect with other players to form groups, chat, and share files in a private chat room. They can also join the lobby room to meet new people and discuss the Crypto Universe with other users. However, it’s important to note that this software is experimental and is not suitable for those who need privacy or security, including abuse victims, activists, journalists, and sources. The developers recommend using vetted secure messenger apps like Signal or WhatsApp for these types of situations.