The first games that use advantages of blockchain technology are already available. As a rule, different game items can be acquired in these games by exchanging cryptocurrency. Some of these games have been on the market for several years. In the following article, we will consider the best crypto games that have caused quite a sensation.
Let’s start right away with a true classic among the crypto games. Basically, the Cryptokitties game is about adopting cute cats and crossing them. The game was released by the Canadian company Axiom Zen on November 28, 2017. Cryptokitties is based on the Ethereum blockchain and is one of the most successful decentralized applications (DApps) today. The cats can be purchased with ETH cryptocurrency. Each cat is unique and has different characteristics. Replicating or destroying a cat is impossible.
The special thing about Cryptokitties is a cat crossing, which in turn can create new kittens. By inheriting various properties and optical characteristics, special kitties can be offered for sale on a marketplace. The age of cats also plays an important role when it comes to crossing. Older animals with rare characteristics are in great demand and can achieve high revenues on the internal marketplace. For example, a rare cat from one of the first generations was sold for the equivalent of $140,000 on May 12, 2018.
Shortly after the launch of the DApp, the number of active users rose to 1.5 million. Right after the launch of Cryptokitties, the project was responsible for 11 percent of all transactions on the Ethereum network. The success of cryptokitties attracted investors. In 2018, Samsung, Alphabet, and Venrock invested approximately $15 million in the project. A mobile variant of Cryptokitties was also developed in cooperation with HTC.
Age of Rust
The game Age of Rust, released in mid-2017, was created by the American development studio SpacePirate. In its relatively short history, a lot has changed in the game, so that it no longer has much in common with the original version of the game. Originally designed as a text-based adventure, it’s now a 3D open-world game. The aim is to solve puzzles in order to progress in the game. The in-game currency is the ERC-1155 token, which can be stored in the Enjin Wallet.
In the Age of Rust, game items and skills can be bought and sold on a marketplace. These game items help a player to solve different tasks in the game. Rare items that make solving the puzzles easier are correspondingly more expensive. However, they can also be sold to other players after use. There are three types of puzzles, which are rewarded either with game progress or with tokens. The highlight is a large-scale scavenger hunt, which promises a reward of 20 bitcoins and hasn’t been cracked yet.
The CryptoWars game is based on the Ethereum platform as well. It uses the Loom sidechains for fee-free transactions and the Metamask wallet to store tokens required in-game. The gameplay is reminiscent of games like Clash of Clans and is basically free-to-play. Construction of new buildings as well as their upgrade can be purchased with cryptocurrencies on the Ethereum platform. A feature of the game is the possibility of forming alliances in order to exchange goods and pass through game missions together.
The game was developed by an Argentine programmer with the stage name ‘E11’. CryptoWars is financed through an internal marketplace, where not only upgrades but also skins can be bought. The game users can also earn tokens by attacking other villages and stealing a small part of other players’ tokens.
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