Kitsumon AMA SUMMARY

Can you introduce yourself to the community? What is your background?

Tobias Fuchs

Hi everyone, I’m Tobias, Community Manager at Kitsumon. I’ve created, grown, and managed several crypto Telegram groups in the past and have known the core team here for several years. I love interacting with people and making sure each individual’s voice is heard. At Kitsumon we care about the community and take all feedback seriously.

Simon Buckingham

Hey everyone! I am Simon Buckingham, Head of Marketing at Kitsumon, my background is in a multitude of industries, more recently in AI/IoT. I am actually relatively new to the Crypto space, but I developed a passion for Blockchain technology and coupled with my love for Gaming — this was like a match made in heaven for me personally.

James

I’m James. I’m the CTO and Co-Founder of Kitsumon

My background is in computer science working as an engineer for 12 years now. I’ve spent roughly the last 5 years in blockchain tech, where I have worked in various fields, from mining projects to crypto banking and fintech.

Our other co-founder and friend from London, Sanjay, introduced me to the idea of Kitsumon and I fell in love with the concept and decided to come on board

Please share some information about Kitsumon — where did the idea come from and what’s the main mission of the Kitsumon project?

Tobias Fuchs

When we saw the potential of CryptoKitties and its ability to create a ‘new’ collectable creature that would be ownable by an individual, we were immediately excited. Was this the next Tamagotchi? Almost, but you didn’t need to feed it and it didn’t really do anything. The potential was already there — it just needed to be taken to the next level.

The idea was to have a pet creature that was unique, cute yet cool, that also needed to be looked after and played with. The concept of making them various types of cute birds that progress from chicks to adults emerged and an interactive way to feed them came along with it. All it needed was something fun to do with them, and at the start, we thought about racing. This idea then grew over the years and evolved, birds changed into foxes, racing changed to DOTA-style battling, and professions

expanded out to make it a truly lifelike gaming experience. Kitsumon was thus born.

Can you tell us more about Kitsumon’s game concept and features?

James

So Kitsumon is an online multiplayer metaverse, about collecting, breeding and battling with creatures called Kitsu

These Kitsu can be used in our Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA); this is just one of the features.

We also have an open world roaming play to earn gameplay setup where users are able to acquire land and use it to create in-game resources that can be bought and sold in our in-game marketplaces

These in-game items can be used to affect game mechanics such as breeding timers, for example, and one of the first features will be breeding, thanks to which you will be able to breed Kitsu together to create completely customized hybrids, each with different abilities.

There is some very cool tech behind this, as Kitsumon provides not only the DNA smart contracts but probably the first fully automated 3d rendering pipeline of the industry, using data from our breeding contracts to be able to stitch together endless possibilities of kitsumon hybrids.

A little sneak peeks of how this works in the background when designing these models:

What sets Kitsumon apart from other projects? Is there anything that gives you a competitive advantage?

Simon

Other games in the industry like Axie and CryptoKitties have seen massive success, but there is an issue of keeping users interested in the game in the long term that has not currently been met in our eyes.

Kitsumon aims to offer a far broader spectrum of activities that users can engage in with their Kitsu NFTs, to ensure that players will have a great time with the game even beyond the NFT and cryptocurrency aspects that it offers

We are aiming to attract not just blockchain gamers, but to spearhead this entire industry toward the general gaming market as well.

Have there been any new additions to the Kitsumon team?

Tobias Fuchs

Yes, there have been several new additions to the team, as well as some restructuring, as you can imagine we really want to raise awareness of everything related to the Kitsumon project and deliver great experiences to our audience as well as our investors.

We have Simon on board now to coordinate all the Marketing alongside myself and the rest of the team, and we have recently added some new faces to our advisory board as well as to the creative teams, to ramp up some exciting upcoming Kitsu developments.

James

Yep, we have expanded our social and marketing team, as well as working with an external marketing agency, with some additional DevOps help, who are making sure the marketplace infrastructure is ready for the public sale.

Tobias Fuchs

Personally, I’m always hyped when James and the gang bring in someone new, they have a great eye for people.

Simon has been killing it on the marketing side of things lately organizing so many things at once all by himself.

Simon

Team effort!

About your game itself — as it is Play-to-Earn, how will players be able to earn in Kitsumon?

James

So there will be many mechanisms implemented to earn through the Kitsumon game:

First will be through breeding, so the NFT eggs being sold aren’t useless PFP NFTs; these will be your in-game characters once the eggs hatch. You will be able to use the various Kitsu to breed.

You as a breeder, especially if you have a rare Kitsu, will have a unique opportunity to earn from our unique “bloodlines contract” which means your offspring from breeding will continue to return you royalties from future sales and the sales of its future offspring, so acquiring rare Kitsu with good genetics in the early stages is important, since with the game progressing, especially in the MOBA aspects of the project, the traits associated with the bred Kitsu will affect how they perform in the battle arena.

The second part is our open-world metaverse, people will be able to acquire land in this metaverse, and use that land to dedicate to what we call “professions” so, for example, you may acquire a plot of land dedicate 1/3 to farming crops, 1/3 to mining gems, 1/3 to fishing.

This land will produce resources and depending on the other items you are equipped with will also affect the chances of rarer items being spawned within the world, so imagine you fish with a golden rod in your land compared to a wooden one, you might get a bigger and rarer fish, you can then sell these items to other people playing professions such as a chef, that may dedicate some of their lands to a “restaurant” where they can buy items such as fish and vegetables produced from farmers, and assemble them into NFT recipes, that can be sold for example to Kitsu breeders and this in return may decrease their breeding times, or give them increased abilities in battle.

Tobias Fuchs

Regarding the bloodline royalty system, we have a little graphic as well that explains it:

James

it’s a very circular economy, if you’re interested in game economies I highly recommend this book:
Virtual Economies by Vili Lehdonvirta

Very informative.

What use cases will the $KMC token have? And do you plan on utilizing any additional tokens for your game?

Tobias Fuchs

The $KMC token will be utilized for many aspects of the game’s economy, from future Kitsu Egg sales, shop purchases for utility items, NFT asset trading on our marketplace, and more. It is hosted on Polygon’s MATIC network to ensure low transaction fees for a smooth user experience.

We will be having one other currency as well called KANDY, which is actually off-chain and used purely inside the Kitsumon world. It will be purchasable with $KMC and also be earnable as a reward for in-game activities. KANDY will act as a buffer between the volatility of traded tokens and the in-game store, keeping prices stable. It will be useful for purchasing daily power-ups, subscriptions, items and more.

Simon

Great answers Tobias

James

We will also shortly be launching some NFT mining and Liquidity Mining programs that will allow you to use your $KMC to earn Kitsu NFTs and items as well as $KMC rewards. More information will be announced on this post INO.

Everyone here is very excited about the Kitsumon INO. Could you share some details on what exactly people will get from their Blind Boxes and how it will all work?

James

So we are working with multiple INO platforms and marketplaces that are set to prepare our presale in the next month.

They usually fall on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday

All pre-sales will be a Mystery Box system, $175 is the buy it now price, this includes one Kitsu and one Infinity potion, that you will be required to use once breeding is activated to actually breed the Kitsumon.

After the launchpads and marketplaces, we are holding two days where people who have staked $KMC in our pools have the chance again to buy mystery boxes from the Kitsumon main page

Once all the pre-sale is complete, we will move directly onto the public sale which will be on the Kitsumon marketplace

The public sale will last two weeks, there are 3220 eggs in the public sale, and we will randomly list 230 eggs per day (fully revealed) where people can bid on them.

The public sale auctions will be English auctions and payment in $KMC only

Our R1/2 staking pools are full and in total, we locked around 69% of the circulating supply of $KMC between 3 and 6 months.

Tobias Fuchs

The power of staking, our R2 pool sold out completely I believe, all 1500 egg allocations were taken.

After the INO concludes, what will be the next exciting thing coming up for you?

Tobias Fuchs

Aside from our INO that we are of course super excited about, the next amazing news coming up soon is definitely the Breeding feature, which will be playable in late Q1!

Shortly after that, we will also be launching our first few Professions, namely Fishing and Cooking to name a few.

Make sure you check out our Whitepaper as well if you want to read through all the amazing things we have planned!

Kitsu Whitepaper

Where can people find you and stay up to date with all the news? Is there anything you would like to share with our community?

Simon

Of course, we have a lot of great stuff to show to you guys! Below are some pictures of the 3D Pharaoh model and how it will look inside the game. For the Breeding feature, all the individual body parts can be passed on to the offspring based on set probabilities, making for an endless amount of amazing combinations, as James mentioned briefly earlier

How good does that look!

Simon

If you want to stay up to date and see more content like this, make sure to follow our socials. We’ll be dropping a lot more cool stuff over the course of these next weeks!

Kitsumon twitter

Kitsumon Telegram

Kitsumon Discord

Kitsumon linktree

Community questions:

Blast

Please tell us about the $KMC token! What are the use-cases of tokens, their distribution, and also where can we get/buy them?

James

Use cases of $KMC are it can be used to buy in-game items for the marketplace, using $KMC in the marketplace will result in various discounts, you will also be able to use your $KMC to stake to earn APY or NFTs or acquire land in the Kitsumon Metaverse soon.

iPhone

Are you planning to promote your project in countries/regions where English is not the main language? Do you have a local community for them to better understand your project?

Tobias Fuchs

Yes, we are planning to promote Kitsumon worldwide and we already have several international groups on Telegram and Discord for people to talk in their native language. We aim to make Kitsumon available in a vast amount of languages so everyone can enjoy some cute Kitsus

Patsy

Can you tell us about your team members? Are they qualified and professional in their fields? What are the recruiting qualifications for team members for your extraordinary project?

James

On the technological side, we have Sanjay and me, and we both have been working as professional developers for several years. We previously built L1 blockchain protocols, then moved into financial services and crypto banking.

Some of the previous projects I worked on that successfully launched are Modeapp which is listed on the London stock exchange and XDefi which recently launched its token and has some amazing backers.

One of the main things we look for in team members is dedication and enthusiasm for crypto. If they’re enthusiastic they will pull out all stops to make the project a reality.

Hendrickson

The crypto industry is a fast-paced one, how flexible is your Project to change quickly and keep pace with technology trends? What is your long-term vision for the forecasting industry in which your project operates?

Tobias Fuchs

As flexible as a yoga girl.

We aim to adapt in whatever means necessary to make sure this project succeeds with flying colours and takes the market by storm.

Siesta

Can you briefly describe your partnerships so far and any upcoming new ones?

James

We have several partnerships such as

Metaegg

The GoodGamesGuild

Two big gaming guilds will be developing scholarship programs for us.

We are also partnering with other metaverses to allow their communities to import other metaverse items into our professions system such as Onerare.

Our plan is to create partnerships with other metaverses and brands that can be tied to our fields and add value to the professions gameplay

Gemini

What is the most ambitious goal of your project? What is the ultimate vision that Your project is trying to achieve within the cryptocurrencies market? I would appreciate it if you could share with us any Upcoming Updates?

James

Our ultimate vision is to be acquired by Microsoft like Activision, so Satya Nadella if you’re listening, call me.

Luccy

Marketing is a central element for every project so that everyone knows the potential that a project can bring is vital to achieving the goals set. What is your strategy to attract new users and investors to your platform and keep them here in the long term?

Simon

We have a great team behind the project and will be ramping up our marketing efforts throughout the year, this coupled with the development of the game itself and our team, we will be striving to take the MOBA market by storm and encourage all aspects of gaming levels

Vin

Revenue is an important aspect for all projects to survive and maintain the project/company. How have you been able to build a complete project and what is the way to generate profit/revenue of the token? What is the income model?

James

Revenue is generated from our marketplace and the sale of Kitsu in the breeding program, as we collect a small fee on the various sales.

Mel

Is your project a community only for English speaking countries or is it also open to non-English speaking users?

James

We have lots of international communities that you can find on our linktree.

Sabrina

The Play-2-Earn model has really contributed to the massive adoption of blockchain-based games. However, one of the negative sides of most P2E games is that they are designed to be too complex for a non-crypto player to navigate and understand. So what should gamers be expecting to see on #KITSUMON? Is it another complex game with virtually no fun or something filled with entertainment that will make them stay glued to their screen?

Tobias Fuchs

Our game is intended to be suitable for mainstream gamers, similarly to normal mainstream mobile/pc games, but while also implementing the good sides of P2E and crypto. While our game will at first be more focused on the Crypto Gamers, we plan to quickly expand into the mainstream and make our game playable completely for free without the need to buy an NFT to participate. In this way, we plan to bring in a mainstream gaming audience and really grow beyond anything that a normal crypto game could ever achieve

Ouyen

Only getting users, holders etc is not everything. In my opinion, a project needs to deal with solving a real-world issue or problem. What is the problem that your project primarily focuses on?

James

We get this question in many forms, my answer is simple, we’re not trying to solve problems, we’re trying to build a fun and engaging game people want to play.

We’re not building a protocol to solve cross-chain liquidity swaps for example

We’re building a game that’s fun to play.

When Pokemon launched, there wasn’t a problem with Gameboy gaming they were trying to solve, they created something that people have loved and kept going back to from childhood to adults and keep playing, and that’s what we aspire to be like.

Jones

I love that this project is placing importance on the community aspect. It’s something that I think is lacking in a lot of projects. How can we early investors really help with project growth before launch? From providing liquidity to general participation, what different roles are there when it goes live?

Tobias Fuchs

The best way you can help us grow is by participating in the Synapse INO

Jeslyn

I saw #Kitsumon is a good one based on NFT gaming. Will people be able to chat among themselves while playing this beautiful game? Also, will those who play the game have the opportunity to win as they play?

James

People will be able to explore other people’s land areas in the future, yes.

MCK

My question is about your long term marketing plans. How, or which big partnerships do you plan on utilizing to pass your product onto the normal consumer — especially non-crypto people?

Tobias Fuchs

We have already partnered with a big marketing agency and we’re also building a huge influencer network ourselves, Simon is working hard on that. As we grow bigger, I’m sure we will begin to work together with bigger KOLs to reach deeper into the mainstream.

Ronaldo

Current NFT is a hot topic, but NFT is not just for art. Does your project think that more real-world use cases will emerge for NFTs as time goes on, why should we take NFTs seriously?

James

NFTs don’t just have to be used for art, all an NFT really is, is a digital representation of something non-fungible so an NFT could in the future represent ownership of a house or a car in the real world, so in my opinion, NFTs should be taken very seriously on what other use cases they offer outside the art world

Nakesha

Do you have a Whitepaper? If yes, please share it as a second token project. Do you have a pre-sale plan? Where can we join now? And what is the need for this whitepaper?

Simon

Sure here is our Whitepaper: Kitsumon Whitepaper

Bent

I am an EXPERIENCED DEVELOPER AND ETHICAL HACKER, do you have plans for HACKATHON to check the security of your ecosystem periodically and also invite developers to build?

James

We will be launching bug bounty programs as well as ecosystem grants after the INO from funds raised in the public $KMC sale you can read a little more on this in our medium article Kitsumon informative article.

A

Have you been audited? Have not heard you talk about that the security of funds is what every investor craves for and plans to escape in case of insecurity if funds, scams and rug pulls? How strongly built is your security put in place?

Tobias Fuchs

Currently being audited by a big name company, you can expect the results soon. It’s taking a bit of time as we have given them a large number of things to look through

Leigha

Almost 80% of investors have just focused on the price of a token in the short term instead of understanding the real value of the project. Can you tell us the motivations and benefits for investors to hold your token in the long term?

James

I think the success of the staking pools show that the majority of our token holders are highly interested in the NFTs which is why so much $KMC has been staked in return for the NFT allocation.

Corrbet

Did you consider community feedback/requests during the creation of your product in order to expand on fresh ideas for your project? Many projects fail because the target audience and clients are not understood. So I’d like to know who your ideal consumer is for your product?

James

Yep, we actually moved the staking private sale dates on a suggestion from community members, feel free to join us on telegram and share your ideas, we take them all into consideration!

Experience

Will the token price affect ElonMusk’s Twitter posts? And

Why did you choose the Polygon network? Do you have any plans to move to another mainnet?

Tobias Fuchs

I doubt it will at the moment lol but who knows what the future may hold. Polygon has the most advantages for us right now. But we are always willing to consider other networks if Polygon turns out to be suboptimal for our project.

James

I don’t think we need to move to a different underlying network unless there are serious issues with Polygon, but we have confidence in their team and their roadmap and are in direct contact with them.

Bayu

Is your project only for elite investors, what about others with small funds, is it open to everyone?

James

Anyone can buy small amounts of our token, all our trading pairs are listed here: Kitsumon trading pairs.

Blind

Token Burn or BuyBack programs play an important role in increasing Token value Do you have a token burn or buyback program plan to attract investors?

James

A % of tokens will be burnt post public sale, again check the medium article above which has more information

Venom

On which platforms will KITSUMON be playable, do you have phone apps? What features must my computer or phone have at least in order to play KITSUMON? Will KITSUMON be playable on gaming platforms such as Playstation, Xbox?

Tobias Fuchs

Kitsumon will be playable on PC, Browser, and Mobile. I’m not sure if Playstation/Xbox is possible for a crypto game at the moment, but if it is then I’m sure we will try to explore this direction.

Hayabusa

Your project name seems to be very interesting. Does it have any story behind it?

Can you share us with the inspiration for approaching this name?

Tobias Fuchs

It’s a combination of Kitsune and Monster. Kitsune are Japanese fox-like mythical beings.

Winners questions:

Ronaldo

Current NFT is a hot topic, but NFT is not just for art. Does your project think that more real-world use cases will emerge for NFTs as time goes on, why should we take NFTs seriously?

James

NFTs don’t just have to be used for art, all an NFT really is, is a digital representation of something non-fungible so an NFT could in the future represent ownership of a house or a car in the real world, so in my opinion, NFTs should be taken very seriously on what other use cases they offer outside the art world

Ezzel

While you build your project do you take into account community feedback and demands?

Simon

Yes absolutely, gaming is very inclusive and our take on the genre is no different. We take all feedback and engagement very seriously. If anyone has ever got feedback or ideas anyone is welcome to join us on our social platforms to talk to us.

NFT Moon

What are the ways in which I can increase the value and powers of the different “Kitsu” in the game? Once this is achieved, what are the benefits to the player of having the best “Kitsu” in the game? This would increase the likelihood of improving performance or profits?

Tobias Fuchs

You will be able to level up your Kitsu through lots of in-game activities and mainly also through playing in the MOBA game mode once it’s out. Levelling up your Kitsu will unlock new abilities and improve its stats, making it more powerful in the MOBA game mode and making its professions better. It will give you better performance, yes, and in the case of professions, this can lead to better yields from activities like farming, fishing etc. which can help you make more profit.

About Synapse Network

Synapse Network is developing a cross-chain investment and start-up acceleration ecosystem based on blockchain technology to give everybody an equal chance to contribute to great upcoming projects and to do so early on. We are bridging the gap between the traditional & crypto market. The idea of the Synapse Network technology goes beyond the standard offer of launchpads available on the market, becoming a true technological brand providing tech solutions.

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