Carter Mah

December 13, 2021

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Kryptomon — Version 1 Begins

Hello trainers, welcome back to the wonderful world of Kryptomon.

As I begin penning (typing really…) down this article, I can’t help but reminisce at how far we’ve come since our humble beginnings more than 8 months ago. In the first ever Kryptomon Medium post on the 11th of April 2021, a small team of Pokemon lovers had just sat down together to dream up what would eventually become Kryptomon.

With the launch of Version 1 today, this marks the most significant milestone the Kryptomon team and community have achieved since then. There have been ups and downs in this journey, celebrations of success and more failures than we can count, but by gods we pushed past all of it to make today a reality.

For trainers who are mostly excited about the new Caring mechanism that’s been released with V1, feel free to skip past this first section and head down to “Version 1 — Caring for your Kryptomon”. For the OG trainers though, the ones who’ve been with us since the very beginning, this first section is a trip down memory lane for you.

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It all began with a simple egg

All the memories

Remember the first eggs? We were a much smaller team back then, with nothing but our passion for the Kryptomon dream keeping us going. We had no assets, no lore and no advisors to help guide us through the wild west that is the crypto space. Never mind the support of a AAA game studio, back then we didn’t even have a Telegram group!

Fast forward 8 months and it’s a wondrous feeling to see how the Kryptomon team and family have grown. 🔥 We now produce different assets and images that you see on our social media channels on a daily basis, have an entire team of people working behind the scenes to help Professor Koa uncover the mysteries of where Kryptomons came from… Heck, the team has grown so large that we now have to do separate team standups to make sure everyone’s kept in the loop!

Our board of advisors has also grown! Having seen Kryptomon’s potential to be a game changer in the crypto gaming space, we now boast of several high profile advisors who have a wealth of experience across various fields that we can draw from. Among them are the ex CTO of Sony Playstation and the ex Director of Pokerstars!

And that’s barely scratching the many achievements we’ve made in just 8 months! Our very own Kryptomon marketplace, the capability to directly buy KMON with fiat via the Simplex integration, a content partnership with IGN… the list goes on.

From the first sketches of Kryptomon to thousands of procedurally generated pets ready to battle by your side!

The biggest change however, is the Kryptomon community, the Kryptomon family. We’re now 93,000 strong on Telegram, 110k on Twitter and so much more on the various other social media channels. Many of you have done so much for Kryptomon, from offering feedback to taking the time to beta test new features before we release them to the public. Listing all the contributions would require an entire article on its own so I won’t try to do that here, but thank you. It isn’t a stretch to say that without all of you, the Kryptomon team wouldn’t be where we are today. 💓

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Version 1 — Caring for your Kryptomon

Are you ready to take your second step in becoming the greatest Kryptomon trainer of all time? In October you hatched and met your Kryptomon partners for the first time and the time has finally come to start… taking care of them! They’re just babies after all!

With great power comes great responsibility. Though your Kryptomon partners will some day grow into elemental powerhouses capable of calling down lightning to level mountains, right now they need us to bring out all of that hidden potential within them. Being a trainer is more than just calling out attacks in the heat of battle after all!

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The Care Mechanism

Every Kryptomon is unique and there are plenty of things to discover about them, just like how you would a real pet! They have likes and dislikes, varying levels of resistance to disease and will get hungry over time if you don’t feed them! It’ll be up to you to make sure they’re well taken care of and kept in the pink of health. Be warned, failure to do so will see them fall into a deep, deep sleep — frozen for the rest of time in the Kryptomon’s version of death.

We’ve previously covered the individual care mechanics in great detail in a separate article so we won’t repeat that here. For more information on how you can take care of your Kryptomons and the benefits of doing so, check out our Whitepaper 2.0 which outlines the various features that have been implemented!

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Game Launch FAQ

The game has been released, why can’t I play?

Both as a reward to our stalwart community who have supported us through thick and thin, and also as a safety measure from a technical perspective, we’ve decided to only allow trainers who hold at least 1 Kryptomon NFT by 11.59pm UTC on the 12th of December 2021 to access the game.

If you weren’t one of them, don’t worry! Each trainer allowed access to the game will also receive an additional invite pass which will allow them to invite one friend of their choice to the game. So… start some conversations on the Telegram group! Make some friends! Who knows? That person you’re chatting to might offer you both an invite to the game and also become a lifelong friend you might otherwise never have met!

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Closing Thoughts

In a mere 8 months, the Kryptomon family has grown from a team of starry eyed gaming enthusiasts to a community that now numbers in the hundred thousands. From struggling to create our own graphics, we’ve now just launched a fully functioning Version 1 of the game! And we’re just getting started!

With Version 1.1 of the game, our very own Kryptomon debit card, a Kryptomon comic, the ability to buy Kryptomon NFTs directly via your credit card and plenty more in the works, make sure you keep watching this space while you feed and train your Kryptomon partners.

The world tournaments and battles to save the world against the evil forces of darkness will come in time, but for now your cute little partners need a little love, some food and lots of training to bring out all of the hidden potential inside them. As an added bonus for being one of the first few players to ever begin training your Kryptomon, you’ll have that competitive advantage over newer players when battles do begin!

See you in game trainers.

Carter Mah

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