Cryptokitties now has competition from a new upstart: Hashpuppies
Cryptokitties, one of the world’s first blockchain based games, is due for some heat from a game built on the NEO blockchain: Hashpuppies.
Hashpuppies is a game which is still in the works. Built on top of the NEO Platform, the company Splyse is the brains behind this game. They were the winners of the City of Zion DAPP Project for a Smart IOT concept. The team has just released the teaser of the game which is a real visual treat.
Hashpuppies vs Cryptokitties
Cryptokitties operates like a virtual card game where the differentiator is the ability to breed and trade all these virtual cats. It is considered as one of the first live use cases built on the Ethereum blockchain. It had recently come in the news for a 12 million investment by marquee investors like a2z & USV.
Hashpuppies seeks to provide an immersive world for these gamers to interact with the puppies. Common features exist like the breed feature where two dogs can be able to breed a puppy with a unique set of traits. It can later be sold or bred by the owner. Hashpuppies seeks to do more than that. It provides a virtual world where the dogs can be walked or played with. They can be trained for various dog shows. The reward would be a set of awards for the winner.
They had done an RHT airdrop in December 2017 where they had airdropped over 46000 RHT (Redeemable Hashpuppy Token) to addresses that had between 1 – 99 NEO. The objective was to reward people besides the whales and promote adoption of the game. Also it acts as an incentive for NEO holders. Each address would have gotten 1 RHT which can be redeemed for 1 HashPuppy at the launch of the game.
There is not much information about the development status of the game currently. If they have adhered to the timeline, they may be on course to reach the alpha testnet stage.
This is one of the most eagerly awaited projects in the NEO community right now. It will also be a nice test for the NEO blockchain as well, having faced criticism for its extremely slow transaction times during ICOs like TheKey etc. If executed well, it will be one of the huge lineup of blockchain games looking to capitalize on the success of Cryptokitties. It will also bring a real live use case for NEO sitting at a valuation of $3.8 billion as per LiveCoinWatch (at the time of writing).
Cover Image source via Splyse blog
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