At the moment, the play-to-earn industry is still in its infancy, but a whole range of games are already in development and will be launched on the market in the near future. However, the very first games of the branch have been around for a number of years and have proved themselves on the market. We’ve picked out some of the most popular games. Let’s get started!
In 2017, Decentraland opened its virtual gates for users, and a so-called decentralized metaverse offers the possibility of building a wide variety of in-game tools in virtual reality. Using their own cryptocurrency MANA (an ERC-20 token), players can buy and sell virtual LAND, estates, avatar wearables, or various in-game content.
This play-to-earn game is a trading card game (TCG) in which users duel with trading cards, similar to Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering. Splinterlands players can collect ‘Dark Energy Crystals’ (DEC) through quests and duels, which in turn can be exchanged for well-known cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
Since 2018, this Pokemon-like blockchain game has allowed players to duel, trade as an investment, or breed cute in-game creatures — Axies. Each of the fantastic creatures serves as an ERC-721 token and in some cases even reaches sales values in the six-digit range.
In its basic principle, the action RPG is very similar to games like Diablo or Path of Exile, where you have the opportunity to earn NFTs through gameplay. The game itself is still in development, but it can be played beforehand and is already enjoying great success.
F1 Delta Time
In this officially licensed racing game, users can not only take part in various tournaments but also win NFTs and cryptocurrencies (Ethereum and Polygon). The game itself can easily be played in the browser and therefore hardly requires any effort to start playing. Some of the NFTs are already trading for six-figure sums these days.
Many more games are currently in development and will increasingly rely on blockchain technology in the coming years. So it’s definitely worthwhile to take a closer look at the topic and to follow closely how the video game industry reacts to the new trend.
What other play-to-earn games do you know? Feel free to share your favorite games in the comments. Have a great weekend!