How Kotowars interprets the CryptoKitties NFTs

4 min readJan 10, 2019

Greetings friends,

Today we would like to describe the basics of our game, what to take into account during deck creation, and how KotoWars interacts with your CryptoKitties NFTs.

Let’s start with kitties you can’t use for Kotowars: you can not use any non-normal kitties, including fancies, special editions, exclusives and purrstige kitties.
It set that way due to the fact that all those types of kitties have customized appearance which doesn’t follow the regular logic of assembling the kitty image. Being playable also give an advantage to normal kitties and a bit improves their chances on the market.

If you are the owner of any normal cryptokitty, you can be sure that you can use it in our game.

The deck in Kotowars consists of 33 CryptoKitties-NFT — this is a fully formed gang of 32 kitty-fighters and the Champion, which represents the player and leads the gang to the victory!

Even though Kotowars requires 33 kitties, you can start playing even if you have just one!
The Champion should be an existing kitty, but kitty-fighters can be “forged” via our Constructor-mode, which allows users to build a cat with any basic parameters they want.
This mode also will be available in the future, but gangs that include such cats will not have access to some content, such as ranked pvp-mode or tournaments with awards.

We deliberately abandoned some of the parameters of the CryptoKitties which increase the collection value of cats due to the breeding complexity and a limited quantity.
First of all, we abandoned the Generation parameter. With high-generation cats being cheaper than breeding cost it allows users build decks they desire at minimum cost.
Also such characteristics as the cooldown of kitties, the presence of jewels, likes or ID’s are not important for us.

Only one parameter of cats, is important for Kotowars — cryptokitties genome.

If you are at least a little bit familiar with CryptoKitties, then you know that the appearance of a cat depends on its cattributes and there are a huge number of possible combinations of these traits.
We have slightly expanded the functionality of the kitties’ genome and use it to form the basic parameters of your cats inside KotoWars.

At the moment we use two trait groups — Fur and Accent Colour, but we have plans to add others as well.
Fur is responsible for Attack and Defense parameters of your cat and Accent Colour corresponds to what Elements the Attack and Defense have.

  • Attack is the base amount of damage that the kitten deals to its opponents
  • Defense is the amount of damage the cat can take before being K.O.ed
  • There are four elements: air, water, earth, fire
  • When one cat attacks another, the element of attack is considered against the element of defense of the victim to check if the victim should get increased or decreased amount of damage
  • During the attack, the victim immediately contrattacks, and the damage for both the attacker and the victim applied at the same moment

As you can see the sum of Attack and Defense is always equals 16 for a cat and there are various combinations of elements of attack and defense.

Let’s look at an example.
If we want your kitty to with Air Attack and Water Defense and to be more tanky, for example — 5:11, then we have several options for such cat:

  • Kalahari + Himalayan
  • Kalahari + Toyger
  • Atlantis + Himalayan
  • Atlantis + Toyger

These are the basic principles of how Kotowars interprets the CryptoKitties NFTs.

Kotowars also introduces brand new mechanics of Specialists, Champions, and Magic Abilities, which we will describe later. For any questions or inputs, please reach out to us via our social media channels.

KotoWars Team