As the cryptocurrency industry expands, games based on underlying blockchain technology are also gaining in popularity, relying on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as an important part of its ecosystem to allow users to play, discover, collect, trade and earn.
As the first month of the new year approaches, Coinphony has done an in-depth analysis of several NFT gaming projects (both new and old) that should be on the to-do list for both blockchain and game enthusiasts during this time.
An open-world sci-fi gaming experience, Illuvium takes the player through seven fully explorable alien landscapes built on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, allowing them to investigate the cataclysmic events that led to the destruction of Illuvium, capture and trade NFT Illuvials, farm materials, and earn tokens. ILV encoded and more, while playing the game and competing in tournaments.
Meanwhile, the Illuvium team recently more dangerous Illuvium: Zero, the third pillar of Illuvium’s core gameplay experience, is scheduled to enter Private Alpha on January 6, 2023 and will be available to all Illuvium plot holders.
Sorare is an NFT game that facilitates management play, digital card collection, competition, winning and trading on the Ethereum blockchain. Sorare features the best players in the world from all 30 official NBA rosters, 300 football clubs and 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams.
Sorare developers often organize tournaments for their users, like the one joining the latest Mundial craze. Specifically, in November, they released Sorare: 22 World Cup – a tournament that allowed players to choose, manage and strengthen their own teams to compete on match days and climb up the leaderboards.
The Walking Dead: Empires
AMC’s The Walking Dead series now includes a multiplayer strategy survival game. Set in the world of the popular zombie series, The Walking Dead: Empires, created by Ember Entertainment and launched by Gala Games, allows players to team up, “scavenge for objects, create and fight to survive from the walking dead”.
The first public playtest of the game, which also features popular characters like Daryl Dixon, and NFT games where players can build a safe place for themselves and allies against an army of the undead, was released on August 31, 2022, with the full rollout through 2023.
Dogami, the world’s first Web3-based pet ownership simulator, was built on the Tezos (XTZ) blockchain as the first mobile lifestyle game that allows players to raise a unique 3D NFT dog (like the 90’s Tamagochi game), while earning Time to DOGA Tokens, expand their NFT collection and trade them on the Dogami Market.
Recently Dogami Believer More than $14 million in seed funding, led by European VC investor, who invested $7 million, after the game previously raised $6 million from the likes of Ubisoft, Animoca Brands and Tezos and The Sandbox founders.
The success and popularity of NFT games
While these NFT-based games are emerging, the industry is going mainstream thanks to big names in gaming taking an interest in the emerging technology, including Konami, which announced in October that it was looking for blockchain specialists to expand its metaverse. and Web3 strategy.
Moreover, blockchain and metaverse games have received $1.3 billion in funding over the course of the third quarter of 2022, Coinphony reported. In addition, in November alone, Web3 games managed to raise more than $320 million, demonstrating the resilience of the sector in the face of setbacks such as the collapse of FTX.
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