The five best blockchain-based video games
The five best blockchain-based video games
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The five best blockchain-based video games

By Martina Canzani - 1 Jan 2022

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The year 2021, without a shadow of a doubt, has been the year of NFTs with their different applications also in the field of video games. In fact, non-fungible tokens have swept not only the art world but also the gaming world, and many games based on blockchain technology have been born. We have therefore analyzed 5 of the best or most promising games based on NFT and blockchain:

Best video games on the blockchain

Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity is a computer role-playing game that takes inspiration from the famous Pokémon. Players of Axie Infinity have the opportunity to fight, collect and breed small pet-like creatures that are named “Axies.” 

Each Axie is a non-fungible token with different attributes. The goal then is to fight to build virtual kingdoms.

However, the game has become so popular and successful as Sky Mavis, the creator company, has turned it into an unprecedented play-to-earn game. With Axie Infinity, players can have fun and earn money at the same time. We tried to bring as many people as possible to blockchain technology with this strategic choice.

Newcomers, however, to start playing, must make an initial investment, buying 3 Axies, and only after this first mandatory step can they begin to compete, to win challenges and earn Small Love Potion (SLP), the ERC20 token of the game.

Currently, the game’s monthly rewards range from 4,000 SLP ($280) to 6,000 SLP ($420), and it is for this reason that the game has become so popular, Axie Infinity allows many people living in certain parts of the world to earn a monthly income that exceeds their country’s minimum wage.

Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) is the ERC-20 token needed to participate in the game’s governance.

With AXS, players can receive rewards for staking their tokens, playing the game, and participating in governance votes.

 

Sorare

Sorare is a game that is revolutionizing the world of fantasy soccer. In Sorare, players buy, sell, trade, and manage their virtual team using real digital cards.

This game that uses blockchain technology and exploits the Ethereum platform tries to offer a new concept and approach to the old and outdated fantasy soccer.

Users just have to buy digital collectible cards of the professionals they want to deploy in their team and then participate in virtual tournaments.

The cards are non-fungible tokens that players can buy and sell freely, making this mechanism the game’s beating heart.

The prizes awarded at the end of the competition are heterogeneous; they can be in the form of cryptocurrency but also in the form of rare and precious cards to add to your arsenal.

So with Sorare, you can earn both by participating in tournaments and by trading trading trading cards.

Gods Unchained
Gods Unchained

Gods Unchained

Gods Unchained is a PVP (Player Versus Player) and play-to-earn card game that transports the user into a universe of monsters and gods. The game director is Chris Clay, previous game director of “Magic: The Gathering Arena.”

The cards in Gods Unchained are true NFT meaning that they are transferable, exchangeable, and saleable.

Unlike most play-to-earn games, Gods Unchained is free to play, which means that it is not essential to make an initial investment to start playing.

Add to that the $GODS ERC-20 token is the game’s main currency that users receive in the event of a win.

The four main uses of the $GODS token are as follows:

  • Creation of new NFTs to be used in-game or traded: Players can, in fact, use $GODS tokens to create new tokenized collectible cards that can be used in-game or traded on the market.
  • Staking: Rewards from staking are distributed to all users who qualify as active stakers.
  • Gods Unchained item purchases: The GODS token can also be used for purchases made in the Gods Unchained store.
  • Governance: Owning GODS tokens allows users to participate in the project’s governance, participating in votes related to the overall development of the ecosystem Gods Unchained.

 

Splinterlands

Splinterlands is a digital trading card game based on blockchain technology. It is in many ways very similar to games like Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone, where the user tries to create a collection of cards with different abilities and then use them to fight against other players.

Using blockchain technology, Splinterlands players can freely buy, sell and trade their digital assets as if they were physical cards, and all transactions are recorded.

Unlike other games, you can start playing Splinterlands for free; however, if you want to unlock certain cards, you need to make an initial investment to purchase them.

If successful in their battles, the user earns DEC, the game’s currency. DEC then allows you to purchase new cards or upgrade existing ones. 

Each day all players are presented with a new quest; completing the daily quests then brings a reward in DEC, potions, or cards.

 

Cryppo

Cryppo is the mascot of The Cryptonomist, from which 3777 NFTs are derived to play in The Nemesis metaverse. By buying the NFT, you can, in fact, participate in events and competitions in the metaverse to win tokens and other prizes.

Cryppo is still on sale on Opensea, priced at 0.08 ETH. So far, over 2,000 have been sold in less than a week.

The roadmap of these NFTs is quite long and complex and includes several steps, including the CRYPPO token, a DAO, a video game in the metaverse, staking, farming, and much more.

Martina Canzani

Graduated in Law at the University of Milan. After completing her academic studies, she became interested in the world of blockchain, finding it a powerful tool for redemption. Her passion then turned into a job, and now she invests in early-stage projects in decentralised finance and DAO and writes articles on all the news concerning the crypto world.

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