FAQ

How can i talk to the project team?

We are happy to chat with you in a Telegram chat or Discord

How do you differ from other similar type games?

We have intensively worked to perfect the game balance in order to prevent inflation, which is a frequent issue in other games. We have implemented limited resources, and in-game restrictions on production of consumables.
Players also have the opportunity to pair unicorns and get offsprings, which will inherit the genetic information of the parents. Each of us can become a breeder of unicorns, carrying out selection of horses with the most interesting properties. Please read our forum for more details!

So I can raise money by playing the game, right?

Yes, you can breed unicorns and sell them. You may also offer your unicorn for siring (for money). You can also buy land and produce MegaCandy for sale. It's a consumable item everyone needs!

What is the CANDY-coin?

CANDY-сoin is the basic and only project token. Game resources are supplied in limited numbers, once and for all. The total supply is 12,000,000 million units, which are registered on the protocol of the blockchain in the network EtherZero.

Why do i need CANDY-coin?

The coin is the main tool for exchange in the game’s in-game economy.

What is the Metamask?

It is a crypto-currency purse that is embedded in Google Chrome browser. It is needed to simplify transmission of EtherZero (ETZ)

Where is your team situated and how many people are there?

We have currently 75 team members and we are constantly grow bigger. We have an office with key employees at the moment, but the main part of our team is all around the globe.

Which legal jurisdiction do you fall within?

We have company registered in Singapore.

Since the game is decentralized what transaction fees should i expect?

It's hard to say at the moment, but we are going to migrate to UNIVERSA platform which has as low as 1 cent fee.

How to create a new unicorn?

There are 3 ways to do that. First, you can clone your unicorn, you will require only 1 parent for this. Second, you can mate two unicorns and one of them will give birth to a new creature (the owner of the second one will receive a payment for the use of his creature’s gene). Third, one is able to use genetic material of two or more unicorns in the alchemy lab thus randomly combining their genes and breeding a new species.

Do I have an option to give a name to my unicorn and change it?

You can give them a name, but you can’t change it.

Do you have marketplace for unicorns?

Yes you can buy and sell unicorns for candy and ETZ

Which limited and valuable assets will be implemented in the game?

GENE 0 unicorns, lands, candy coins.

What are the GENE-0 unicorns?

These are unicorns who poses outstanding gene features and will be implemented by the developers during the start process in limited quantities. The overall number is 30,000 and this will be included in the smart-contract so that everybody will be able to monitor their amount. All the other unicorns in the game will be their children.

What’s genotype?

Genotype a the set of unicorn’s genes. Each gene influences one or several physical or external characteristics of unicorns. All unicorns except for the GEN-0 generation species will receive their genes, that are genotype, from their parents. In other words, genotype is hereditary information.

Why does unicorns’ genotype consist of two chains?

It just turned out that way. One chain (which by the way is called the chromosome) is obtained from one parent and another cell – from the second one. The heritage process is random, and quantity of every chromosome samples of one species is called ploidy. Thus, the unicorns are diploid creatures.

How many genes in total does a single unicorn have?

Every unicorn carries 36 genes in its genotype. Each gene is represented by 2 samples (chromosomes). These 36 genes are organized in a chain, every gene has its own name and two values (the minor one is called recessive and the major one – dominant). Every gene manifests itself in one or several external characteristics of the unicorn (this is called phenotype).

What are chromosomes and and gene allels?

Chromosome is the list of genes values. Practically it is a gene chain. A unicorn genotype consists of two chromosomes, having 36 gene values each. Every of 36 genes has two values accordingly (minor – recessive and major – dominant), and these very values are called allels.

How do genes manifest themselves in unicorn exterior?

In accordance with the defined formula every gene transforms (expresses itself) into some physical parameter or appearance feature. We don’t have such formulas for all of these features and parameters. However, it is known that genes transform into exterior appearance uniquely, while exterior characteristics don’t transform into genes in the same way.

How do genes manifest themselves in physical characteristics?

For every physical parameter there is a relevant gene which expresses itself by some physical parameter and its value. The higher gene value is, the higher is the physical parameter, but the dependence here is by no means linear, and it is very hard to obtain the highest parameter value.

What are the SEXRTIO and the BTLRTIO genes?

These important genes are responsible for unicorn recovery (regeneration) rate after mating (SEXRTIO gene) and after fights (BTLRTIO). They are expressed in a simple way – the lower the values are, the less time our unicorn need to recover (regenerate) in such cases. In other words, these genes are responsible for duration of rest process.

Why do some of my unicorns have the same genes but different appearances?

The fact is that there are some hidden factors which influence gene expression in the unicorn exterior. These could be either environment or some indefiniteness of biochemical reactions. As a result, two unicorns with absolutely identical genes of exterior can appear differently. Our science department investigates this issue though even today we can assume that this has something to do with non-single-valued nature of streaming mechanism.

Why don’t some genes express themselves at all?

It’s hasn’t been figured out yet. Perhaps they have a certain role in these hidden parameters, which influence tiny variations in appearance. There is a hypothesis that they have influence on physical parameters genes. But the working assumption remains that these are “trash genes”, which don’t manifest themselves without reasons. Perhaps in the future they will be fully discovered during further studies.

What is cloning in genetics?

Cloning is obtaining new unicorn on the gene basis of only one available species (this is called parthenogenesis). In this case, the new unicorn inherits both of the chromosomes of the parental creature, but mutations come in play during the process. They result in slight differences of the offspring.

What is siring?

Mating is the birth of the new unicorn on the gene basis of two parental species (almost the same process as human beings have). But unicorns have no gender, so “mother” and “father” are just roles. The owner of “father unicorn” receives a small reward and the owner of “mother unicorn” adopts the newborn unicorn. This new creature receives one random chromosome per parent and again mutations come into play.

What is mutation and how often does it happen?

Mutation is the random genotype alteration in the heritage process. Mutations happen almost every time a new unicorn is born. The more aggressive the environment is, the higher is the possibility of it to happen. Mutagenic agents alter some genes values randomly and the unicorn obtained may be either better or worse than its parents.

How realistic are genetics in the game?

The genetic model of the UnicornGO game is based on the genetics principles of our world except for the alchemical process. Everything else has direct correspondence though slightly simplified to reduce the amount of odd biological cobwebs.

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