This year, blockchain games are on the rise. Numerous great projects were launched in this industry. Existing ones also received support, and their player base grew. It is clear to see that crypto gaming is undergoing great changes. As 2021 draws to a close, let’s check out what’s trending.
#9 Galaxy Block
Monthly players – 134K
Galaxy Block is like ol’ reliable Tetris, but on the blockchain. The game is the ultimate example of classic world gaming. Galaxy Block’s version has made some changes to the gameplay, most likely, due to copyright issues.
In general, the game can be described as a part the ThunderCore ecosystem. It is a dApp which spans crypto gaming, NFT collections and mining. ThunderCore (TT) is the token for this ecosystem.
#8 Arc8 from GAMEE
Monthly players – 137K
Arc8, a mobile platform for gaming, is developed by GAMEE, a division of Animoca Brands that works with blockchain. Both iOS and Android are supported.
Arc8 has a wide range of game options, including marble, card, cube, and other variants. One of the most interesting mini-games mixes Tetris with Sudoku and the officially licensed ‘Asteroids’ from the Atari 2600 system. You can use the platform to get GMEE tokens that you can spend on mini-games.
Monthly players – 149K
MOBOX, a crypto multiverse that uses cartoonish blocks for its main characters, is called Crypto Multiverse. The characters all come with NFTs that can be purchased in the local market as well as OpenSea.
Although its main multiverse, MOland, is still to come, players can already try out their characters in battle arena “Block Brawler.” The game works via the Binance Smart Chain blockchain and is quite similar to Aavegotchi in terms of its mechanics and multiverse concept.
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Monthly players – 179K
The concept of this game is “real world monopoly.” Upland includes most of the world’s cities, filled in with the property. After you obtain your piece of land, you can choose what you can build there, be it a club, café, or any other social hub, which can then generate revenue by other people using it.
If you purchase property in multiple areas you may be able to complete collection, which will earn you rewards. In the future, developers will add more mechanics.
#5 Bomb Crypto
Monthly players – 195K
Bomb Crypto is my favourite. This is the modern reincarnation of the fan favourite classic “Bomberman” except on the blockchain. While the gameplay is typical for this genre, you can play as the actual characters. The developers added many new features, including quests and adventures, arena fights, tournaments and hero upgrades. You can also buy and decorate your own house.
Bomb Crypto’s pixel graphics style takes you back in time to 16-bit and 8-bit gaming. The game’s multiverse is called “Bomberland” and its token is $BCOIN.
Monthly users – 300K
CryptoMines is an RPG that takes place in a Sci-Fi multiverse. You can explore the globe, discover new planets, and mine crypto directly from your bowels. In order to get started you will first need spaceship NFTs. You also have to pay workers for the in-game services.
Unity, a cross platform game engine, runs the game. It also supports ERC-721 tokens, which can be swapped across all wallets. The game’s currency is called $ETERNAL.
Monthly players – 600K
Splinterlands can be described as Hearthstone, but digitally on the blockchain. It is also a digital collectible game card (DCCG) called Splinterlands. The concept is similar to Pokémon cards except digital.
Splinterlands cards can be used as NFTs. This is a far more functional way to collect them than CryptoPunks and Bored Apes. The game is broken down into three sections: trading, battling and taking part in tournaments. You can also rent cards from or to other players. A card collector can collect cards with 4 levels of rarity and 7 stats. They also belong to any of the 7 factions. Characters can currently have around 50 different abilities.
Monthly players – 865K
Axie Infinity became the hottest crypto game of 2021, So I don’t think it needs too much presentation anymore. Briefly, it’s a virtual pet RPG game, similar to Pokémon.
I would like to bring attention to the fact that the developers have not simply rested on their laurels, even with all the success they’ve experienced. There are already gaming mechanisms such as breeding and land ownership. Battle arenas and even battle arenas. Developers are now working on Axie Infinity Battle V2, which will be an enhanced version of the original base game.
In the interim, you can read this article to learn more about Axie Infinity.
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#1 Alien Worlds
Monthly players – 1.5M
Alien Worlds is a digital collectible card game that has the same concept as Splinterlands. However, it uses a more cosmic setting than high fantasy to create a world. Alien Worlds, like the others, is also digitally collectible. Each card in the game is an NFT. You can choose from a variety of different types: avatars, land, tools and minions as well as weapons and weapon options. Developers have promised to add a commemorative card type in future updates. Trilium, a trans-chain ERC-20/BEP-20/WAX token, is the basis of this game.
It’s not a surprise that the most played crypto games are pet and card collectibles. They are also the most easy to create quickly. This is why they were the first ones to emerge in blockchain gaming. These games are the most popular and quickly gained a following.
However, there are a number of new blockchain games with more engaging gameplay that also include P2E. Let’s hope 2022 is going to become the year in which the mechanics of crypto games start to benefit from blockchain technology in a more diverse way.
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