The blockchain industry has evolved so much that it seems we can’t keep up with it, even though the updates were developed by us, too. Although it might seem scary, it is amazing how this industry launches and leverages new and advanced technologies to build truly valuable products.
Besides cryptocurrencies, crypto exchanges, lending platforms, and many other types of projects, blockchain technology can also contribute to a sector that so many of us enjoy – gaming. In fact, it is already contributing, considering that there are plenty of crypto games out there.
And while there are so many games out there already making users’ lives better, some of them are among the best crypto projects that have been developed.
In this article, we will talk about 5 of them. But first, what is a blockchain-based game, after all?
At first glance, a blockchain game looks pretty similar to regular games. You play it, win battles and races, or just take care of a farm, a pet, or any other gaming-related activity. Most of the magic happens behind what you are able to see in the game.
Basically, blockchain games are video games built by leveraging a blockchain. So, they function on a P2P network and “borrow” the advantages a blockchain provides, such as security, transparency, privacy, and the ability to reward users with crypto.
Each blockchain game has a native token that can be offered to users according to their in-game activity. Furthermore, in a crypto game, users may receive digital collectibles in the form of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).
For instance, imagine that Talking Tom was a crypto game. So, you would receive NFTs representing new clothes, food, or other things Tom might need. You can choose to use those NFTs for your Tom or sell them in the Talking Tom marketplace in exchange for TTOM tokens.
Although it was recently developed, SpaceCatch has the potential to become one of the top blockchain games in the world. Thanks to its features, detailed graphics, and surprising gameplay, SpaceCatch can gather millions of users around its concept.
SpaceCatch welcomes users to a world where aliens invaded Earth after conquering many other planets and even galaxies in the universe. Players are called “catchers” and have the mission to find and fight the aliens in order to restore peace on our planet.
SpaceCatch is a P2E (Play-to-Earn) and M2E (Move-to-Earn) game that encourages users to win various prizes by performing simple activities.
First, the P2E mode challenges you to fight the aliens to make them leave Earth. You can improve your characters by adding various powers that you receive as NFTs in the M2E mode. So, the more you walk, run, or jog, the more NFTs you will receive.
Furthermore, you can also interact with CATCH, which is the native token of the SpaceCatch crypto project.
Axie Infinity is one of the most popular play-to-earn games on the market. It was built on Ethereum, which is also one of the biggest networks. The main characters of the game are called Axies and look similar to those in Pokémon.
Players can build teams of Axies to compete against other users in 2 game modes: Arena and Adventure. Each Axie is basically an NFT that has unique traits, skills, and levels of rarity. Some Axies are so rare that they are sold for tremendous amounts of crypto. For instance, Sir Gregory (Axie $2655) was sold for 369 ETH on July 4, 2021 (approximately $856.788 at the time).
Axie Infinity offers users 2 types of tokens: AXS (Axie Infinity Token) and SLP (Smooth Love Potion). AXS is offered as a reward for users who reach the PVP leaderboard, while SLP can be received for winning battles in both game modes. If you want to breed an Axie, you need at least 2 Axies and both AXS and SLP tokens.
The Sandbox is a crypto game that allows users to create and share characters, 3D metaverse worlds, and games in a universe that easily reminds us of Minecraft. With over 4.5 million registered users, The Sandbox seems to have stolen the hearts of many blockchain enthusiasts.
The native token of The Sandbox is SAND, and users need to hold it in order to trade the lands they build or want. The trades can be conducted in the in-game marketplace. Keep in mind that there is a limited supply of “lands” (166,464), so this can affect the prices of various game assets.
In The Sandbox universe, users can complete various tasks to earn rewards. Furthermore, if they want even more digital assets, they can focus on building and improving lands. It is all about imagination and how much you want to win out of playing a blockchain-based game.
Decentraland is another promising crypto game, being a user-owned 3D game built on Ethereum. The magic about Decentraland is that it combines VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality).
Decentraland welcomes players to a world where they can play plenty of games, exchange collectibles, trade digital wearables or real estate, and simply interact with the entire game community. Besides, if you want to make the best out of this game, you can also join various special events.
In the Decentraland world, there are 3 cryptocurrencies: MANA, LAND, and ESTATE. MANA is an ERC-20 token and is basically the native token of the game. LAND and ESTATE, on the other hand, are ERC-271 tokens, meaning that they are NFTs.
If you are intrigued by war games, Faraland may be the right game for you. It is a blockchain game built on Binance Smart Chain and launched by Moon Knight Labs in April 2021. In Faraland, you can use NFT warriors to beat your opponents.
Faraland is defined as a role-playing strategy war game, and it surprises users with many activities they can conduct in the game. In the Faraland world, there are multiple classes: Orcs, Angels, Elves, Fairies, Demons, and Humans. Each one has different skills and can help you in different ways while in a battle.
If you like to play a game every now and then, you definitely have to try out blockchain-based games. They are truly intriguing and can help you earn some crypto or other types of digital assets. Basically, you earn while having fun.
Some of the most popular blockchain games include SpaceCatch, Axie Infinity, Faraland, Decentraland, and The Sandbox.
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