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Blockchain gaming is a very young sector, but despite that, it has already grown to be incredibly diverse and rich in various projects and games. We already have entire gaming companies — and we are talking about major, established firms — that are planning to adopt blockchain technology.
Meanwhile, in the metaverse sector, decentralized gaming projects are thriving, with new ones constantly coming out and adding more diversity and options to the very fast-growing pile. Today, we decided to look into some of them and recommend some of the best gaming coins that you can buy, based on the quality of their projects, technology, innovative approach, rewards that they offer, and many other aspects.
Hopefully, one or more of these will attract your attention, and if they do, we recommend researching them in-depth and if they end up being everything you expected them to be, then consider investing in them, and definitely check out the games that they offer.
1. Axie Infinity
The first on our list is Axie Infinity. This is the biggest and most popular blockchain gaming project that offers its native metaverse filled with creatures called Axies. Your task is to get these creatures, train them, upgrade them, or breed them in order to create new ones, which can be used or sold. Once you create the ultimate creature, you can fight other players and win battles against them.
If you do, you will receive rewards in AXS, the project’s cryptocurrency, which you can then use for investing, trading, or buying new Axies and body parts. Since every Axie is an NFT, there are no two identical ones out there, especially since there are over 500 body parts to add and strengthen your creature.
To learn more visit our Investing in Axie Infinity guide.
2. The Sandbox
Next, we have the Sandbox, which is a unique platform that brought blockchain technology to the world of gaming in a very specific way. The project created a universe where gamers can come, create and collect blockchain-based assets, and earn from engaging with different games.
The Sandbox aims to revolutionize the blockchain gaming market and make it a niche for itself in the global gaming industry. The truly unique part comes from the fact that the project focuses on user-generated content, meaning that users can make their own games and have others play it, and be rewarded for it.
To learn more visit our Investing in The Sandbox guide.
MyNeighborAlice is a very popular blockchain game that was inspired by Animal Crossing. Like in Animal Crossing, you can get your own island that you can buy as an NFT. Then, you collect various resources and build your own settlement.
Best of all, you can earn by completing various daily tasks, competing in tournaments, and alike. And, the game is a perfect way for non-blockchain gamers to enter the world of crypto, as they don’t have to interact with the actual blockchain. All purchases go through Alice, the in-game character that acts as an intermediary between you and the blockchain. That way, players can never get confused or intimidated by the tech aspect, and can simply enjoy their new game.
To learn more visit our Investing in MyNeighborAlice guide.
4. Mines of Delarnia
In the fourth spot, we have Mines of Delarnia. This is a game that recently launched its mainnet version, finally allowing everyone to access it and explore its world. It is another metaverse game that has two types of participants — Landowners and miners. Landowners are players who bought NFTs that granted them ownership of the in-game plots of land, and they can now rent that game to the miners.
Miners, on the other hand, can mine this land, find rare minerals, relics, and all kinds of secrets buried in the ground, and then use it to upgrade their gear, or sell it on the marketplace, and use the portion of the earnings to pay the rent to landowners, while the rest is theirs to do what they wish. It is a very Minecraft-like game, but with the possibility of earning real money, so we were not surprised to see huge interest in it.
To learn more visit our Investing in Mines of Delarnia guide.
In the fifth spot, we have Illuvium, which calls itself the world’s first AAA game on Ethereum. It is an open-world fantasy battle game that features a metaverse-based world inhabited by creatures known as Illuvials. The creatures can be captured by the players who best them in battle. After you nurse them back to health, they will fight for you, and follow you on adventures.
It is a game inspired by Pokemon games, and it represents a fusion of genres such as open-world exploration, PVP, action, and more. And, of course, by winning against others, you gain rewards, so once again, you can earn money from this game.
To learn more visit our Investing in Illuvium guide.
6. UFO Gaming
Halfway down the list, we have UFO gaming, which is a decentralized gaming platform featuring play-to-earn elements, NFTs, and even DeFI functionalities. The project is designed to feature several games, the first of which is an RPG/arcade action game called SUper Galactic, featuring its own NFT collection and an auto battler.
Players can participate in game by using the native UFO token to farm plasma points, and then use plasma points to mint NFTs, which allow them to start playing. The game itself revolves around defending the world against a hostile alien race, and so far, the community was quite pleased with it.
To learn more visit our Investing in UFO Gaming guide.
The seventh project on our list is called Starlink, and it invites players to come along for an adventure throughout the universe. They can go alone or with others, and discover or build entire space stations, and even space cities. Meanwhile, in order to play, they first need to purchase an NFT representing their own spaceship, and then use various resources to learn, craft, and create new items.
The project’s metaverse also acts as a gaming launchpad, with the first game being Warp Nexus, and it was already developed and adapted for the metaverse by Wyrmbite Studios.
8. Alien Worlds
In the eighth spot, we have Alien Worlds, which is a decentralized, NFT-based metaverse where players are dropped into the world in which they have to compete for a scarce resource, Trillium (TLM), which is also the platform’s native token. The project features a stimulated economy that is centered around many planetary worlds. Each world is a unique DAO, where players can rise to the rank of leadership and even participate in multiple DAOs at once.
They can also mine in the game, and as a reward, they receive TLM or NFT packs. Furthermore, they can stake their TLM to increase their rewards, or battle other users for NFTs.
To learn more visit our Investing in Alien Worlds guide.
9. Star Atlas
Next, we have Star Atlas, which is a massive multiplayer game that takes place in the metaverse. It was built on Unreal Engine 5, which allowed it to feature cinema-quality, real-time environments.
The game takes place in the futuristic setting in the year 2620, and it features three races — humans, a mix of alien races, and sentient androids. It also combines multiple genres, including flight simulation, exploration, exploitation, RPG, and more. It allows users to navigate the universe and search for resources, all the while trying to beat the other two races by finding them and mining them first.
To learn more visit our Investing in Star Atlas guide.
10. Victoria VR
Moving on to number 10, we have Victoria VR, which is a blockchain-based MMORPG with realistic graphics and it was built in virtual reality. The project is created and owned by users, with the entire world built to be a universal platform for all virtual realities, games, dApps, and more.
The project will feature different games, quests, never-ending adventures, virtual galleries, and even the entire Big Market VR where users can exchange 3D NFTs. In other words, there is a lot to look forward to in this project’s ecosystem.
To learn more visit our Investing in Victoria VR guide.
Nearing the end of the list, we have a Japanese role-playing game called Aurory. This is a game set in a retro-futuristic universe where players can choose different game modes, including a solo game, or two different multiplayer modes. The solo game mode is a fully hand-drawn, side-scrolling game in 2D.
Players are then tasked to follow the quest of a retro-futuristic cat-like creature called Helios, which is the game’s protagonist. They will go on quests, talk to NPCs, and defeat various opponents to advance in the game.
To learn more visit our Investing in Aurory guide.
Finally, last but not least, we have LUKSO. This is a blockchain that aims to establish a new digital lifestyle. It is a multiverse network that combines the worlds of gaming, fashion, social media, and design, with a focus on bringing blockchain to the masses by using the innovative new direction of decentralized applications.
It was created by Ethereum’s former developer, Fabian Vagelstellar, who is also the author of ERC20 and web3.js. Both of which now serve as the foundation for DeFi protocols.
It has only been around seven months since the metaverse went big, and already, blockchain gaming has grown to be extremely diverse and filled with very rewarding projects. Not only that, but it continues to grow, and it will likely never stop. With that in mind, this is the right time to invest and watch the projects — as well as your investment — mature and grow. Feel free to research the projects we mentioned above and see which of them you like the most, or, if you wish, you can always try to find others, as there will be more coming with every passing day.