Since 2021, blockchain gaming has been resounding through social media. As we enter 2022, many of them survive through the recent dips and “bear-months” while others seem to fade away and end up forgotten, making the Gaming-Finance stage an ever-revolving one. Using DappRadar, we filtered the top ten (10) play-to-earn games based on the number of users they have for the past 30 days since this article was written.
Disclaimer: this is neither financial advice nor hype from BitPinas on these games. Enthusiasts must always do due diligence in researching these projects on their own. Invest at your own risk. This is for educational purposes only.
Alien Worlds is based on the Wax and BSC network. Your role is to mine Trillium (TLM) throughout space. This game may require you to use your CPU and RAM while you are mining.
You can be part of its DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) that has weekly voting mechanisms within the council to improve the game and governance.
You can also stake TLM if you don’t have enough RAM and CPU to mine the token and trade NFT cards with other players throughout the BSC network.
For more information you can go to https://alienworlds.io/.
If you are familiar with the famous traditional game Bomberman, then you will discover that Bomb Crypto is a Play-to-Earn with similar gameplay! The difference is that unlike its classic counterpart, everything in Bomb Crypto is automated. You need to buy heroes to be able to earn BCOIN. Heroes from chests are scattered around the maze; they have attributes that affect the speed of acquiring rewards. The more heroes you activate (max of 15 heroes), the faster you can get those rewards.
However, there are energy limits for each hero which means they need to restore their energy to be able to receive rewards. The rarer the hero, the better attributes it has. This is based on the BSC network.
You can visit their website https://bombcrypto.io/ for more details.
Splinterlands is a digital card game on the Hive and Wax network where you can battle other players using your set of decks composed of mage, melee, and long ranged attackers.
Many have entered this game by utilizing its card rental system to start earning and building their own set of cards to either battle or trade within the marketplace. DEC or Dark Energy Crystals are used to purchase these NFT playing cards and to upgrade them with.
For more about Splinterlands: https://splinterlands.com/.
Upland is based on the EOS network. This game is a virtual real estate where you can purchase plots of land and properties based on real buildings using UPX, its in-game currency. The objective of the game is to purchase more land plots or properties for you to accumulate UPX daily and reuse UPX to purchase more properties. Currently, it has land plots only available in the United States. You can sell your property with UPX and fiat.
If you want to learn more about Upland, here is their webpage: https://www.upland.me/.
Mobox: NFT Farmer
Welcome to Mobox, a world where you need to purchase your avatars (called ‘Momo’) to be able to mine and interact within the MOMOverse. It is an RPG game where you can walk your avatar from one place to another to do tasks like mining and gathering resources. Daily rewards are given to those who are actively participating in Mobox’s gameplay. Mobox is within the BSC network.
For more information you can go to https://www.mobox.io/#/.
Axie Infinity has been a pioneer in the field of blockchain gaming for creating its own sidechain network, Ronin network, to lessen the value of gas fees for every transaction within the ecosystem. Its attempt to balance the tokenomics because of the sudden huge surge of decentralized autonomous users (DAU) minting SLP making the number of minted tokens much greater than token burnt.
Amidst its success, however, it has been ridiculed by critics for decisions like delivering updates that are only band-aid solutions. The community rose up and shared their thoughts and suggestions to the developers and luckily, there seems to be constant communication now from both ends.
Though, as of writing, Origin (V3) and Land game has not yet been released but all are rooting for the game to bounce back. Game developers are submitting their entries to build the Axie-verse in their own way while more scholars are learning to invest in RON and AXS for their financial gains.
More details about this game, visit their website at https://axieinfinity.com/.
X World Game
X World Game has a Genshin Impact vibe with its animation and old school Final Fantasy gameplay. This Play-to-Earn is within the BSC network as well. It’s an RPG game which starts as free-to-play and eventually becomes play-to-earn as you acquire rewards. $XWG is the in-game currency where you can purchase items and heroes in the marketplace to further enhance your character and improve your hero’s skills.
The official website is https://xwg.games/#/.
Crazy Defense Heroes
If you are into tower defense type of games, you can play Crazy Defense Heroes, a free-to-play and play-to-earn strategy tower defense game. You can develop your own defensive strategy by using the arsenal of towers and spells for kingdom defense. You can collect over 400 cards and combine Hero, Tower, Spell and Equipment cards to win the boss fights and earn TOWER tokens.
TOWER tokens can be used to upgrade your Heroes, spells and equipment cards. It can also be used to purchase chests to get more cards ranging from common to rare types. POLYGON can be swapped into TOWER to use in ingame purchases.
The game can be download on Google Play Store and Apple Store.
If you want to dig further into it, here is their website: https://crazydefenseheroes.com/.
Farmers World is built on the Wax network. The gameplay you can do is mine gold and NFT, breed your chicken and cattle, build shelter for your farm animals, cultivate your farm land and protect your pets from monsters.
To get to know Farmers World, you can go to https://farmersworld.io/.
DeFi Kingdoms on the Harmony and Avalanche networks. You need to purchase or rent an NFT hero to be able to use within the game. Your hero can have several professions: miner, fisher, forger, and gardener, where you can use them to acquire resources and JEWEL.
For more details you can refer to https://defikingdoms.com/.
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