What probably started as an experiment within a dev team has quickly turned into a massively popular game, a genetic simulator (educational), a benchtest for the Etherium network, and a way for regular folks to make money.
Wait, I can hear many of you now, mumbling about how sure... cryptokitties is an entertaining game but it costs to play. Agreed, and there are several pitfalls that can lead to expenses without return. But once you start to view cryptokitty gaming with value goals, the ROI mentality will and should influence your decisions about what kitties to buy, which to sell and which to breed with what other genes.
I'll probably be writing a short guide on how to increase your chances of profiting with cryptokitties and yes, you can make money breeding kittens. But it's not as easy as simply putting 2 kittens in a box and hope the litter turns out royal.
As to the question whether cryptokitties are here to stay: categorically YES.
What we see now is just the very first installment and I am confident we will see an evolution not only of our kitties, but of the game functionality. With that in mind, I for one believe there are multiple benefits to being an early adopter and staying ahead of the pack that may come as the game evolves.
Let me know if you want a quick guide on choosing kittens to breed. If you haven't started breeding kittens, or if you simply want to increase your gene pool for free, have a go in my cryptokitten giveaway:
To WIN a FREE cryptokitten simply comment, re-steem, upvote to participate! A winner will be chosen on Saturday Dec 16.
(cryptokitties live on the ETH network, so you need to have an ETH address to receive your free kitten)
<<< GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. >>>
@codyzaps has received a free kitten :)