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Before getting started, there are a few steps you must follow in order to get the project up and running.


Ensure that you're using the latest supported Dojo version.

Starter Projects

All start projets are based on the dojo-starter project.

There are currently 4 starter projects available:

  • react-app: simple react app
  • react-phaser-example: react app using Phaser.js
  • react-pwa-app: React Progressive Web App
  • react-treejs: react app using drei (Three.js)
  1. Run npx @dojoengine/create-dojo
  2. Pick react-app
  3. cd react-app
  4. bun install to install dependencies
  5. bun dev to run the project
  6. You need to start Katana, Torii and run the dojo-starter project.
  7. Head to http://localhost:3000

Core documentation

⚠️ WIP

React documentation

React hooks are used to manage the states. Whenever Torii receives a new entity, it will trigger the useEntityQuery hook.

useEntityQuery, Has and HasValue

To retrieve entities, use the useEntityQuery hook. This returns an array of entity ids, not directly the entities themselves. See useComponentValue for more information.

const players = useEntityQuery([Has(Player)]);

If you want to filter values, use HasValue with an object containing the fields to filter and the values for each filter.

const filteredPlayers = useEntityQuery([
  HasValue(Player, { address: account.address }),


This hook is used to retrieve the value of a component. It returns the value of the component, or undefined if the component is not present.

// Retrieve the entity ids of all players model
const players = useEntityQuery([Has(Player)]);
// Retrieve the player entity
const player = useComponentValue(players[0], Player);

If you need to use all the entities retrieved, you need to pass the entityId to another component and use useComponentValue to retrieve the value inside this component.

// Pseudo-code
// Players.tsx
// Retrieve the entity ids of all players model
const players = useEntityQuery([Has(Player)])
return (
   => (
                <PlayerComponent key={} player={player} />
// PlayerComponent.tsx
// Retrieve the player entity
const player = useComponentValue(props.player, Player)


This library is used to sync all the entities that are already in the world on startup.

We first initialize the torii client.

const toriiClient = await torii.createClient([], {
  rpcUrl: config.rpcUrl, // Katana url
  toriiUrl: config.toriiUrl, // Torii url
  worldAddress: || "", // World contract address

We then fetch all the entities from the world. using the getSyncEntities function from the state library.

import { getSyncEntities } from "@dojoengine/state";
// create contract components
const contractComponents = defineContractComponents(world);
// fetch all existing entities from torii
await getSyncEntities(toriiClient, contractComponents as any);

Recs state library


To avoid waiting for the transaction to be validated before seeing the action, you can override components.

You first need to define your components as overridable in createClientComponents.tsx. This will add an addOverride and removeOverride function that will be used to override the value when sending the transaction and remove the override when the transaction has ended.

import { overridableComponent } from "@dojoengine/recs";
import { SetupNetworkResult } from "./setupNetwork";
export type ClientComponents = ReturnType<typeof createClientComponents>;
export function createClientComponents({
}: SetupNetworkResult) {
  return {
    Position: overridableComponent(contractComponents.Position),

addOverride and removeOverride

You can add and remove overrides using the addOverride and removeOverride functions.

addOverride needs to be called with a new uuid (using the uuid function so that it is unique) and an object containing the entityId to override and the new value.

removeOverride needs to be called with the new uuid generated.

// Extract from createSystemCalls.tsx
const positionId = uuid();
Position.addOverride(positionId, {
  entity: entityId,
  value: {
    player: BigInt(entityId),
    vec: updatePositionWithDirection(
      getComponentValue(Position, entityId) as any,
// ...
// Send transaction
// ...

You can check the createSystemCalls file to see this full example of the addOverride and removeOverride functions in action.


This function is currently used in the generated file contractComponents.ts and is used to register the models. Here is an example of how this function is used:

// Extract from contractComponents.ts
Position: (() => {
    return defineComponent(
            player: RecsType.BigInt,
            vec: { x: RecsType.Number, y: RecsType.Number },
            metadata: {
                name: "Position",
                types: ["contractaddress", "u32", "u32"],
                customTypes: ["Vec2"],


To contribute to the project, check the Contribute section of the dojo.js repo.