The 5 Play to Earn games with the most users in 2022
Source: Observatorioblockchain / Jennifer Maldonado
Blockchain-based Play to Earn games are enjoying huge popularity despite the crypto winter. Video games like Axie Infinity, Alien Worlds, and Splinterlands continue to see great success and still remain among the most popular blockchain video games in the crypto industry. However, titles, such as Neopets Meta, have crept this year into the Top 5 of the most popular video games based on blockchain.
For this article, we have based it on the number of unique players registered on a monthly basis, using data from the on-chain data analytics platform, DappRadar.
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The most popular Play to Earn games
Neopets Meta, created on the Solana blockchain, and Axie Infinity, on the Ronin Network blockchain, are the two most popular games based on the Play to Earn (P2E) mechanics in the industry in 2022. According to platform data DappRadar, Neopets Meta and Axie Infinity have the highest number of registered users today. These two video games registered more than 1.5 million unique users in the world in the last month.
The main and perhaps most attractive feature of Play to Earn video games is the possibility of earning money in the game. In the case of Neopets Meta , a blockchain game due for release in 2023, it is offering players an intuitive metaverse platform where they can “play to win”. Neopets Meta is a community-driven, easy-to-navigate, free-to-access game metaverse. Within this platform, players and users will be able to carry out different activities to unlock economic opportunities. For example, taking care of pets or designing their own mini-games and new virtual worlds in The Sandbox style.
According to the Neopets Meta roadmap, the blockchain game will be available in the first quarter of 2023 in beta and desktop. The mobile version will arrive in the third quarter of next year. Before the official launch of the blockchain video game, its creators will hold a public token sale in the fourth quarter of this year and will unlock access to the digital land by the second quarter of 2023. Although this Solana network-based video game is not yet Officially available, it already has more than 1.04 million unique registered users, according to DappRadar.
One of the best known video games in the blockchain industry is undoubtedly Axie Infinity . This video game has brought together people from all over the world without age limits. Especially in countries with developing economies like Venezuela and the Philippines. Axie Infinity, which was initially built on the Ethereum blockchain, features a dual token economy to reward its users. Although this blockchain game was the boom of Play to Earn games in 2021, today it ranks second in the ranking made by DappRadar. According to the data shown by the platform, Axie Infinity has more than 546,600unique registered users worldwide. In the last month it has mobilized $130 million in trading volume and a total of $4.24 billion since its launch. Based on the latter value, Axie Infinity continues to be the highest-trading blockchain game in the industry.
Currently, the company Sky Mavis, creator of this video game, has designed a new game mode called Origin. Through it they want to introduce improvements to the platform to provide new opportunities to the player community.
Alien Worlds is a decentralized gaming metaverse built on the WAX blockchain, which is connected to Ethereum and BNB Chain. Within this metaverse, players can explore different virtual worlds to mine their riches, mine Trilium tokens (TLM), complete quests, and more. Like Neopets Meta, in Alien Worlds it is also possible for users to create their own digital games. As well as designing NFTs and participating in the elaboration of strategies on the politics of the planets through DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).
According to data from DappRadar, Alien Worlds is the third most popular Play to Earn game by number of users. With more than 546,200 unique players registered on its platform. Also, the trading volume of Alien Worlds exceeded $880 thousand dollars in the last 30 days.
Splinterlands is a collectible card game connected to the WAX and Hive blockchains. To win in this blockchain video game, players must get the best deck of cards possible, with which they can face quick battles against other players. Splinterlands also allows players to trade, sell, and lease their card assets on marketplace platforms like Opensea, PeakMonsters, and Monster Market.
In the last month, this blockchain game has gathered more than 383,000 unique players in the world. Its monthly trading volume exceeds $50.5K at press time, according to data from DappRadar.
Built on Flow, a blockchain designed especially for NFTs, Solitaire Blitz is a multiplayer blockchain NFT trading card game. In it, users can win while having fun, participating in different tournaments and battles against other players.
As a fun fact, Solitaire Blitz has become the most popular gaming dapp on the Flow network. This blockchain game has seen the number of registered users within its platform grow by 2,400% in the last month. At press time, Solitaire Blitz has over 304,500 registered users and $1.89 million in trading volume.
Other popular Play to Earn games this 2022
Other Play to Earn titles such as Upland, Farmers World, Gameta, Era7: Game of Truth and Sunflower Land are also enjoying great popularity. In the last month alone, they gathered more than 659,000 players around the world.
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