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Top 5 Crypto Games to Play in 2022-23

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The days when games were considered a waste of time have long since sunk into oblivion. Today, the gaming industry is regarded as one of the most profitable industries in the world. But if previously only companies that produced games received profit, then with the introduction of blockchain, the situation has changed dramatically. Now players can not only spend their hard-earned money to buy game novelties, additions to them, battle passes, and other products that improve the gaming experience, but also earn money from games without being an esports player of some top organization. In addition, blockchain games, or rather NFT technology, offer players full ownership of in-game items. This concept has become extremely popular, which is why the market has been flooded with hundreds of game projects. Today’s article will help you determine which are worth your attention.

 

Illuvium

Illuvium is the first AAA project based on the Ethereum blockchain. Creating full-fledged, playable games on Ethereum was accompanied by great difficulties due to congestion problems. The Illuvium development team solved the issue by integrating the Immutable X protocol. This network significantly improves the performance of Ethereum-based projects. The Illuvium metaverse is inhabited by the fantasy creatures Illuvials. Each of the creatures is an NFT distinguished by rarity and value. The player’s task is to hunt, tame, and collect Illuvials. Tamed Illuvials are your allies and help you in battles with other players. The battle will make them stronger, level up, and develop strength. As soon as you collect three Illuvials, each of which has reached its maximum level, you can begin the process of merging. The Illuvials combine into a single, more powerful creature.

In addition to an exciting plot and good graphics, Illuvium provides a whole set of earning opportunities. 

All transactions are carried out using the in-game ILV token. The ILV token can be obtained both for performing various tasks inside the game and on the marketplace by selling mined items and artifacts.

DeFi Kingdoms

DeFi Kingdoms is a combination of a game and a decentralized exchange. There are no traditional gameplay elements, such as battles and missions. DeFi Kingdoms is based on the Harmony blockchain. The key game’s goal is to create a DeFi project that would fully unlock the potential of the blockchain and create a game in which players can invest and make a profit.

The heart of the DeFi Kingdom is the Marketplace. As soon as you get to the Marketplace, you can see the Merchant Matoya, a kind of DEX. Matoya will help you exchange your ONE tokens for JEWEL and will also allow you to perform fast low-fee swaps. Also, within Marketplace, you can talk to Druid Lazarus, who will help you deposit tokens into liquidity pools. For the deposit of tokens, you receive Seeds (LP tokens) that you can grow (earn income) in Gardens. In addition to the Druid, you can also meet with the Jeweler Ian, who will help you deposit your JEWEL tokens into the staking pool. Stakers earn a portion of DEX’s fees and a portion of fees collected due to in-game JEWEL transactions.

To explore the DeFi Kingdom, you will need to buy a Hero, each of which is an NFT with its own class, level, and so on. After buying a Hero, you can raise his level and get rewards by making him work it. Four professions are available: fishing, mining, gardening, and foraging. In addition, Heroes can be sold, as well as used to summon a new Hero.

Chainmonsters

The developers of this game have shown an unusual approach to their brainchild. To be precise, Chainmonsters is the closest game to the original Pokémon series in terms of gameplay and visual effects, but it uses a token-based economy and blockchain technology.

Chainmonsters is an MMORPG game initially launched on Ethereum and then switched to Flow. The game’s plot takes place in the fictional world of Ancora, divided into eight islands, each with its own style and mechanics. Players join as corporate recruits, tasked with investigating and identifying the Chainmons (similar to Pokemons) living near humans.

Players can catch Chainmons, train them, breed them, buy and sell them, and fight with their help against other players. NFTs are the driving force of Chainmonstres and the basis of the play-to-earn mechanism. Almost every game item is presented in the NFT format, from the appearance of the characters to the stones on the beach that need to be collected while completing the quest.

Star Atlas 

Star Atlas is a space gaming metaverse running on the Solana blockchain. Unlike most of the NFT games that exist today, the graphics of which leave much to be desired, the developers of Star Atlas paid particular attention to this moment. Star Atlas is being developed based on Unreal Engine 5, making it probably one of the most advanced NFT games in terms of graphics. The developers also promise support for VR technology.

The game takes place in the year 2620 in outer space. The player can participate in the struggle for economic and political domination on the side of one of the three fractions — humans, androids, or aliens.

The player will have the opportunity to buy and improve spaceships, build stations, explore planets for mining, and participate in combat operations against other players.

Players will be able to earn money by mining the in-game currency ATLAS. Also, players can earn by speculating and renting out in-game NFT items and participating in staking. In addition, players will be able to unite in guilds, which will represent the DAO. Holders of the POLIS governance token will jointly manage these organizations.

Battle Infinity

Battle Infinity is a gaming platform consisting of several P2E games (football, cricket, kabaddi, basketball), while all this is still integrated into the metaverse. Players buy an NFT pass to access the metaverse, thanks to which they receive funds to build their teams. An exciting feature is that users do not buy fictional players, but real-world sports players and teams are evaluated based on players’ performance in real matches. The user is a kind of team manager, so it is crucial to distribute the budget received to purchase players intelligently. Players create teams and engage in battles with other participants. Every user who wants to play a game in Battle Infinity must put a certain amount in the Battle Stake Pool IBAT to get a pass to the game. A commission of 10% is deducted from the total staking amount, of which 5% is used for further development, and the remaining 5% is distributed to the Global Staking pool to reward players and users. 90% of the staking amount goes to the winner in which the IBAT stake was placed.