NFT Blockchain games are making their mark. See which ones you should watch in 2022.
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Non-Fungible Token (NFT) games are all the rage with investors flocking to test out new ways to mint, invest, and sell their NFT tokens (and have fun doing so). As so many aspects of our lives are being gamified, there are hundreds of NFT games being released on the Blockchain every month.
Just this past year, the number of Active Blockchain games (defined as a game with at least one active wallet within the game in the past 24 hours) has doubled to nearly 400. Considering there is such a high demand for NFT collections and newly minted NFTs drop every day, it is hard to choose just one favorite game. We’ve combed the internet and are sharing 5 NFT Blockchain games we believe are set to soar in 2022. Click the links below to jump to the section, or scroll through them all!
Alien Worlds is one of the most popular NFT games running on WAX and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) which in the last 30 days reached a staggering 1,160,000 users. The game allows its users to (among many other benefits) stake their in-game resources and compete to hold in-game council positions which oversee the use of all planetary resources and reward pools. Players are able to select NFT game cards in their quest for dominance and are especially useful as they mine, fight and seek to complete challenging missions in-game. Rarity is a major concept in this NFT game. The different levels of scarcity include: Abundant, Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary, and Mythical. This mirrors the scarcity of NFTs themselves.
Trillium (TLM) functions as the in-game NFT (cross chain ERC-20 / BEP-20 / WAX fungible token) that allows for the transfer of value and is integral to in-game mining.
Alien Worlds - By The Numbers:
Blockchain: WAX, Binance Smart Chain (BSC)
Unique Benefits: NFT game cards, democratized currency & user governed in-game resources, and a cross-chain bridge
User count (last 30 days): 1,160,000
Axie Infinity is one of the most popular NFT games in January 2022 with an impressive user count of more than 677,000 users. Axie Infinity can be compared to the popular Nintendo franchise game Pokémon. Axies are small collectible creatures similar to the in-game Pokémon that Nintendo made into a household name. Similar to the Pokémon game, Axie players also collect, breed, raise and trade their favorite Axie. In an effort to also make the game exciting, players compete against one another to level up their Axies and gain stature within the metaverse.
Each Axie is itself a non-fungible token (NFT) as are the accessories and products sold in-game. The Axie Marketplace features hundreds of Axies that can be bought and traded for real money (using two cryptocurrencies accepted in-game: SLP (or Smooth Love Potion) and AXS (or Axie Infinity Shard). The value of each Axie comes in at two to three hundred USD. As the scarcity of an Axie increases, so does its quality and value both in-game and on secondary markets. One extremely rare Axie sold for 300 ETH in January 2020. The one overarching takeaway that is evident is that Axie Infinity’s in-game economy is generating buzz.
Axie Infinity - By The Numbers:
Blockchain: RONIN, Ethereum
Unique Features: partially owned and operated by its players,
User count (last 30 days): 677,760
The tagline for Splinterlands is “MAGIC+MAYHEM” and we want to give you as much information as we can to help you make your experience the best it can possibly be. Splinterlands has ballooned to an active user count (in the previous 30 days) of 604,630 users.
Players start with an initial set of complimentary NFT cards with the objective being that they collect more powerful, and rare, cards through earning rewards or purchasing in-game booster packs. Booster packs carry their own appeal for players as each pack contains at least one guaranteed Rare or better NFT trading card to add to their collections. Players can also purchase or trade specific cards with other players to improve their odds of earning rewards in-game. The in-game economy and rarity of the NFT trading cards is what entices users to play this game each day.
By The Numbers:
Blockchain: Hive, WAX
Unique Features: complimentary NFT trading cards and in-game economy
User count (last 30 days): 604,630
Bomb Crypto is shaping up to be one of the coolest releases on our list as it features in-game NFT cyborgs that hunt for BCOIN and fight monsters. The initial cost to join the game is 10 BCOIN which can be translated to the price it costs to buy one Bomber Hero.
Players can earn funds by buying and selling houses (which feature energy regeneration benefits) and customization will also be available in future updates. Rarity of Bomber Heroes increases from common, rare, super rare, epic and finally reaches the highest rarity of legend.
By The Numbers:
Blockchain: Binance Smart Chain (BSC)
Unique Features: play-to-earn BCOIN, Android/Apple OS availability
User count (last 30 days): 561,610
Upland is quickly becoming one of the most interesting and lucrative games in the Metaverse. Players can become digital land owners and buy digital properties that are mapped to real world addresses. Signature property collection missions are completed to earn in-game rewards. Upland also features daily treasure hunts and live competitive events.
The thriving in-game economy allows players to earn by collecting fees from visitors and flipping their properties for a profit. Business owners also have the opportunity to open, grow, and leverage their in-game businesses to earn a vast sum of in-game UPX. The Upland community features its own Discord and Telegram channels where strategies are shared and fortunes are transferred between players.
By The Numbers:
Unique Features: buy and sell virtual properties mapped to the real world addresses, earn UPX coin or US dollars by running a virtual business, free and open marketplace
User count (last 30 days): 333,570
NFT games are gaining widespread popularity with fortunes being won and lost each day. Players are building massive communities and minting new creatures and in-game virtual properties which rival the value of many real-world houses. Stay tuned to our site for more information and learn how you can get started playing NFT games today!