Web3 gaming is already huge. One massive difference from traditional gaming is the ability to own and customize in-game digital assets and trade them on external marketplaces as NFTs. Hence games and finance become GameFi. The games have just begun!

Trading Card Game

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Emergent

Emergent’s Trading Card Game is based on the InterPops comic books. It launched in August 2022 after four years in development. Gorgeous graphics and Comic Art NFTs.

Trading Card Game

Gods Unchained

Gods Unchained is free-to-play but players have ownership of in-game items, so they can collect rare cards, build decks and sell cards.

This page shows some of the playing cards that are for sale and there is a list of attributes to help ordinary mortals understand the concepts. Choose a God and go from there.

Trading Card Game

Sorare

Players can collect officially licensed cards of football and baseball players, then create teams with their cards and compete in a variety of fantasy competitions. It is free to open an account.

Finder’s overview (Aug.2021): here

MMORPG

Star Atlas
Star Atlas is nearing release. It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that blends gaming and the metaverse. The graphics are superb. Spacefarers can interact, go on quests, claim territory and start their own societies. Players must purchase assets as NFTs but they can also sell them.

NFT Red: All I wanted was a space racer 

 

Trading Card Game

Splinterlands

Splinterlands is an online collectible card game (CCG) with a daily average of around 280,000 players. A $10 Summoner’s book unlocks the play-to-earn features.

There is a good explanation of the gameplay on the site, including a diagram that explains the meaning of all the info on an individual card.

Play-to-Earn (P2E)

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Axie Infinity

Play-to-earn games reward participants with digital cash or NFTs. Axie Infinity leads the way here, with reportedly 1.48 million players a day, many of whom are in the Philippines and Vietnam.

NFT Directory entry: Axie Infinity

Role Play Game (RPG)

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Cryptoblades

Once a player has purchased in-game tokens they can use them to buy characters and weapons, and forge more weapons. Winning a battle earns tokens, which can be withdrawn, sold on the secondary market or used to purchase more in-game assets.

Play-to-Earn (P2E)

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Alien Worlds

Players explore a universe made up of six unique worlds where they can mine, and buy land and tools (NFTs). All transactions in the game are made with the in-game currency Trillium (TLM). Approx. 350,000 people play the game each day.

See the origin trailer (1.50): here.
Tegro’s in-depth review (July 2022): here.

Play-to-Earn (P2E)

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Zed.Run

Zed Run is a horse racing play-to-earn game where players can buy, sell and trade horses or upgrade them to make them stronger. Horses that win races earn rewards and it is possible to bet on other players.

More background?

DappRadar has been charting the growth of blockchain games since their inception, so this intro (June 2022) will help you get your head around the fundamentals.

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