Genopets added two new mini-games to their pet-owning, walk and earn game. Called Feed and Fetch, these mini-games are used by players to keep their Genopets fed and happy, which in turn will result in better Step to Energy conversion.
Earlier this year Genopets added Food and Toy items to their game. Once per day, when a player converts their Steps into Energy, they receive a random selection of 3-6 items.
The Genopets team received some criticism after their initial release of these mini-games. The gameplay for both mini-games takes some getting used to. And even once you understand how to play, it was still easy to mess up and lose resources. And even though players receive these new items for free as part of the game, losing them without receiving anything in return still doesn’t feel too great.
And so, in an upcoming update they will make some changes to help alleviate these issues. First, there will be a practice mode, allowing players to familiarize themselves with the games before needing to use any of their actual items. They also plan to make the hitboxes a little bigger, and the indicator movement a little slower.
Players will also get to see the actual numeric values for the items they use to Feed and play Fetch with their pets.
Currently, the nurture statuses don’t have any actual effect on step conversion, but they will in the future. So it’s a good idea to get in the habit and practice of keeping your Genopet maxxed out on happiness.
The next major update for Genopets will include the addition of Augments. Augments will allow players to customize their Genopet’s appearance via body parts and color. These Augments won’t be cosmetic-only, they will also play a role in future versions of the game.
What is Genopets?
Genopets is a free-to-play, move-to-earn game built on the Solana blockchain. When using the Genopets app, players collect steps while walking. They convert those steps into Energy, and then use that Energy to level up their Pet or exchange for KI tokens. KI tokens are the main currency in Genopets and used to craft Crystals, upgrade Pets, and maintain Habitats.
Genopets visually change as they level up. Higher level Pets also offer a better step to Energy conversion rate. Genopets recently introduced new level-based Energy conversion system that greatly reduced the amount of Energy generated by players. Especially those with low level Genopets.
Genopets features a number of NFTs, as well as the new style ‘SFTs’ for stackable resources. The main NFTs are Genesis Genopets and Habitats. SFT Resources include Raw Crystals, Refined Crystals, Terraform Seeds, and the recently added Pet Augments. Pet Augments will be used in an upcoming, Pokemon style pet battling game.
Genopets is currently in closed beta, open to those with a Habitat or Genopet and those on the whitelist. They regularly add new players to the whitelist and just added a referral system, allowing players to invite someone else to join.