After several failures of wanna-be Pokémon Go-likes in mainland China, Tencent’s new mobile game “Let’s Hunt Monsters” is a hit: it immediately climbed to the top of the free game chart in the Chinese Apple store after being released in mid April.
A month later, it’s still at number six.
What Tencent didn’t promote—and few have noticed—is the company’s first experiment with blockchain gaming.
This might ultimately test the boundaries of Chinese regulation, which adamantly prohibit crypto trading.
Now I’m running a virtual kitten mill off my cell phone: I’ve got a collection of 109 cats, two of whom are breeding.
These visual traits were assigned randomly from a collection of virtual genes—currently 201.