Anyone familiar with NFT and the cryptocurrency world must be aware of play-to-earn games, which are often regarded as NFT games. Most of the recognized NFT games have promised more than 3 digit percentage of returns on investment.
The general idea of NFT games is to earn or win a virtual asset in the game and profit out of it since every asset is unique and one of a kind. This means every asset has a market of its own and can have demand according to the different attributes contributing to the price of the asset.
Some of the popular earning strategies are,
- Investing In pools of stake in the game
- Renting/leasing or selling the NFT
- Investing in-game tokens
Top 10 Play To Earn NFT Games 2021
1. Axie Infinity (AXS):
Each NFT games list is incomplete without the number 1 game coin in the gaming cryptocurrency space, the Axie Infinity (AXS). AXS is currently on number 24 in the list of cryptocurrencies when sorted according to market cap, and is currently trading at a value of $127.47.
Axie Infinity is a Pokemon-type game, which has characters named axies, fighting each other and winning. The game mechanism is similar to that of Pokemon and involves events like breeding, battle, collecting, and eventually building a land-based kingdom for their pets. Till now, it has managed to earn a whopping revenue of 13,000 ETH which is more than $16 Million. It has a daily active user base of 800,000 in July which is 4900% higher than what it was in January.
2. Decentraland (MANA):
Following Axie Infinity, Decentralands native token, MANA is currently holding the number 2 on the gaming cryptocurrency list when sorted according to market cap. It is currently trading at a value of $0.7662 and is 76th on the list of cryptocurrencies by market cap. Some virtual real estate has even crossed the million-dollar mark in the price of sale.
Decentraland is one of the most famous NFT real estate games and by market capitalization is 2nd on the list of gaming tokens. MANA is used in the game to power the whole of Decentraland’s economy. It is also used in their NFT marketplace to buy LAND which is virtual real estate in the game of 16 X 16 meters.
3. Upland (UPX):
Upland is an NFT real estate type of game, similar to what Decentraland is. But the unique nature of upland is that its metaverse is similar to real Earth, and involves investing in Infrastructure in the addresses which exist in the world. For Example, as it stands now, by using Upland’s open beta program, users can buy a plot of land whose address does exist in San Francisco.
It has its in-game cryptocurrency named UPX, which can be used for in-game purchases like travel from one city to another. Its feature of property to USD, allows players to convert their real estate holdings into the real-life fiat currency of the dollar. Upland, even though it is operating on the beta version, it has recorded more than 1 million of its property sales.
4. Gods Unchained
Gone are the days of trading cards and making our favorite characters from a universe fight each other in an Imaginative battle, or so we thought. Gods Unchained does precisely that but improves the advantages of owning cards with the help of incorporating NFTs in this ecosystem. It is also a game that managed to raise $82 million.
The game involves PVP battles of players, which when won raises the EXP of players, which is used for matching the opponent. The higher the rank and the unique the card, the higher the price for which it is sold on the NFT marketplace. This is possible because each card is backed up by an ERC-721 token.
Splinterland is a trading card game similar to that of God’s unchained. It lets the players earn as they play as and when the players win card matchups. This game can be regarded as similar to traditional Pokemon, WWE, WWF, Yu-Gi-Oh! based card games, in which players are supposed to battle by considering attributes of the card.
In the beginning, each player has to buy a starter pack of cards which can be rare, the same, or just normal. These cards, if same can be combined, which helps improve them and hence can be sold for higher bidder than on the marketplace. Splintershards is the native cryptocurrency of Splinterlands, and is currently trading at a value of $0.85, and has a rank of 353 in the list of cryptocurrencies according to market cap.
Who doesn’t like football-based digital games? FIFA has been the most popular example that how a niche can be so in demand. Sorare is the answer for football fans wanting an NFT game in this niche.
Sorare includes managing a virtual team including profiles like buying selling and managing the whole team.
Players can participate in competitions with their teams and can earn ether cryptocurrency which is a native token to Ethereum blockchain. It is also ranked number 2 in the game cryptocurrency list of tokens.
7. Zed Run:
Zed Run is a horse racing game in which we collect cards of horses which are essentially NFTs. The horses are used to run in different competitions, events, tournaments, etc. Players can even breed horses and sell the NFTs on the marketplace. Opensea.io is the official NFT marketplace partner for Zed Run.
8. My Crypto Heroes
For anyone who likes RPG games and is looking for an alternative in the NFT ecosystem, My crypto Hero is the game for them. My crypto heroes (MCH) includes 4 types of character to choose from,
Each having its method of earning crypto tokens and NFTs which can be either traded for or sold on the marketplace. MCH crypto token MCHC is currently priced at $0.66 and is currently ranked 3164 in the loss of cryptocurrencies by market cap.
9. Blockchain Cuties:
This NFT game follows a similar genre as that of Axie Infinity, World of ether, Pokemon, which is to breed characters, collect them and fight with monsters called cuties which is ironic. Each NFT is unique and 100% belongs to the players. The monsters or better known as cuties in this case can be traded with the help of smart contracts on Ethereum, EOS, TRON, and NEO blockchain. There are 3 playable species currently, which include,
10. F1 Delta Time:
Back when Windows 8 was launched, all the hype was Asphalt 8 cause of the graphics it promised, the genre, and the overall structure of racing. A similar game is F1 Delta time which is a car racing game, where players need to collect drivers, cars, drivers, components, and trinkets as fungible tokens. The game components can also be sold separately as NFTs. REVV is the cryptocurrency that is supported by the game and currently is trading at a value of $0.14.