Onchain Side Views are live! Here’s how to view them

4 min readSep 20, 2021

View your Gotchi fren in 360°, 100% onchain!

Another day, another ship! Today we are excited to announce that Aavegotchi side views have been launched and are viewable on the Aavegotchi UI and smart contract.

Keep reading to learn how to view them, and about the exciting possibilities this new feature unlocks!

Unlocking the Potential of Playable NFTs

Playable NFTs are a new category of NFTs, which emphasize interaction and utility of the NFT, not just collectability.

Playable NFTs can come in many shapes and forms, but all have something in common — an immersive, enthralling experience for the player that takes them beyond the jpeg to a world of fantasy and enjoyment.

The ability to view your NFT in all its 360° glory is essential to this experience, but it comes with a challenge — 3D objects are simply too large to store on a blockchain!

While most developers solve this challenge by opting to store their complicated 3D models off-chain or on IPFS, we chose to simplify our imagery until it was tiny enough to fit onchain, while still maintaining a high level of composability and creativity. This ensures that your Gotchi will live onchain forever, in the bits and bytes of the smart contract.

It’s taken many months of preparation, but now we are finally ready to announce that onchain side views are live for your Aavegotchis! There are still a few kinks to smooth out, but they are ready now for your enjoyment.

How to view your Aavegotchi in 360°

Method 1: As a gif

Head to https://aavegotchi.com and open up your Gotchi dashboard. Click on the “More” button, and you will now see a button called “Download Gif”. Just click this button and you’ll instantly have a gif-ed out version of your Gotchi fren to share!

Click left-right arrows to view your Gotchi in 360°

Method 2: On the Aavegotchi UI

From your Gotchi dashboard, click into the “Equip” page where you dress your Aavegotchi. You’ll now see left-right arrows that you can click to view your Aavegotchi from all four sides!

Method 3: From the Smart Contract

If you’re a developer, you can easily view your Aavegotchi’s onchain SVGs via our smart contract. Since all the side views are stored onchain, it’s just a matter of calling the right function!

What’s next?

Onchain side views are an important precedent for the upcoming Gotchiverse, and for our Aavegotchi Aarcade (Minigame ecosystem).

If you’d like to get started building a minigame on Aavegotchi, our Dev Evangelists have built some aamazing templates that already include side view support.

Several minigame developers have already included them in their games, and we are looking forward to seeing those launched in the coming weeks.

Portal Defenders already includes side views!

If you’d like to start building on Aavegotchi, jump into the official Aavegotchi Discord and say hi!

About Aavegotchi

Aavegotchis are on-chain playable NFTs staked with Aave’s interest-generating aTokens (known as maTokens on layer 2).

Compete for player rewards by earning XP, leveling up, and increasing the rarity of your Aavegotchi fren. Aavegotchi is governed by the AavegotchiDAO via the native eco-governance token GHST. Summon your first Aavegotchi and join the future of DeFi-staked NFT avatars!

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About Pixelcraft Studios

Pixelcraft Studios is the leading game development team committed to gaming with true ownership. We achieve this by leveraging blockchain technology to the benefit of the gamer.

Our flagship title is Aavegotchi, the groundbreaking DeFi x NFT crypto pets experience where participants have complete ownership of all in-game assets. While Pixelcraft builds the core game, it’s the incredible community of Aavegotchi fans that are able to directly impact the game’s development via AavegotchiDAO, our blockchain-based governance system.

Founded in 2020, Pixelcraft Studios is proud to be pioneering the future of gaming by putting the player first.

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