Games are the largest sector of the digital economy with a lot of completely non-interchangeable items. And they can greatly benefit from the introduction of NFT. Each in-game item becomes more valuable when it is tokenized. And, therefore, the game itself becomes more valuable for the user. And developers will no longer be forced to use complex models to pump money out of the player. Also, NFTs and blockchain enable the Earn to Play model in games. Any asset in the blockchain game is easily transferable by nature. Therefore, games can become a real income for many. In probably the most famous crypto game Axie Infinity, some players earn more in games than they would earn offline.
Talking about Axie Infinity, Axie Infinity is a truly fun collectible NFT game on the Ethereum platform in which users fight each other and breed new Axie virtual creatures. To start playing, you need to download the game, register and buy three Axies (this is the minimum number of team members). Each Axie is a unique non-fungible NFT token. You can raise your Axies, trade them, create teams with them, and also fight other players. In Axie Infinity, there are opportunities not only to earn money by selling your virtual pets. During the game, you receive SLP and AXS tokens for each win.
SLP is a cryptocurrency that can be used to match your existing Axies and create a baby Axie to sell. Also, you can just sell your SLPs or exchange them for any other cryptocurrency. SLP and AXS tokens can be traded on the exchange, staked, or used to vote on game development. It is worth noting that Axie Infinity has more in common with investing than with regular blockchain games. It combines elements of Pay-to-Win (pay to win) and Play-to-Earn (play to earn) mechanics. The result is something like Pay-to-Win-to-Earn (pay to win and earn). So, to start playing Axie Infinity, you need an initial investment, and then everything depends on the efforts and skills of the player. The game will appeal to all fans of collectible battle games, just battles, as well as fans of card games.
Now you can earn about 5 dollars per hour playing Axie Infinity, but believe me, this figure can grow significantly with the growth of the SLP coin, respectively. However, as I mentioned earlier, you need to buy an Axie pet team in order to enter the game.
2. Town Star
The second game on today's list is a completely free game, but if you want to be especially competitive with the best, then some of the playable NFTs in it will be very useful. Not all people will like the fact that players can make themselves significantly more efficient in this game by investing funds, but some NFT games will function according to such mechanics. On the other hand, if you don't like the game anymore, you can always sell your NFT items. Sometimes even with the possibility of profit, especially if you have exclusive NFTs, and the popularity of the game and the number of players is growing. Game mechanics: a competitive simulator where everyone develops their own farm. Competition cycle - 1 week, after which the winners are determined. The winners are awarded with GALA coins. Also, the game has the ability to get BOXcoin, but this requires a significant investment from the player.
Splinterlands is a tactical NFT card game where you collect a collection of character cards with their unique set of stats and then use them to fight against other players. In addition to character cards, there are also artifact cards in the game such as "magic potion" and so on. The peculiarity of the game is also that all cards exist in the form of NFTs - and this guarantees the players the ownership of them, and, well, makes it easier to trade them. Combat in the game takes place automatically, the main attention you pay to the selection of a deck of cards and strategic preparation for battle.
One of the advantages of the game is that any player always has a chance to win - regardless of experience, skill level or the size of the card collection. Players are rewarded with native tokens for winning battles, tournaments and quests. You can also freely trade your cards on the secondary market. This allows you not only to have fun, but also to earn tokens and NFTs.
You can start playing the game for free by registering. But in order to collect cards, you need to buy a starter pack of 30 cards worth $10 - in the game it's called the Summoner's Spellbook. Without this, it will not be possible to earn rewards, participate in tournaments and trade on the market. Players who play the game regularly pay back the cost of the starter pack in about a week.
4. Gods Unchained
The essence of the game is as follows: players fight each other using their own deck, made up of their NFT cards. At the moment, the cards themselves are not particularly in demand and do not represent a great value, but the possible growth of the game's audience may change this significantly. The advantage will be those who are already making progress now.
5. Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds is the most popular blockchain game in recent months. It has about 2 million users, but most of them are bots. Alien Worlds allows you to earn TLM tokens, which have been listed on the Binance exchange since April. You can earn from 1 to 3 tokens per hour. To play, you need to open a Wax wallet. In essence, the game comes down to pressing a conditional "one button" in a separated period, and then the "game" determines whether you have earned coins or any NFTs. You yourself can choose only the planet and the place on it where you will dig, as well as the NFT equipment with which mining takes place.