Nft game collage
Source: Forbes

7 old and new NFT games to rule 2022

Many new NFT games are resurfacing everyday but, if you want to know which ones to look out for this year, keep reading. After the popularity of DeFi (Decentralized Finance) NFT games took the top seat in attracting digital market’s attention. A ripple that Axie Infinity started has now turned into a full-blown storm.

With correct information and good investment options, you can earn and have lots of fun at the same time. Let us jump right in and show you some new play-to-earn NFT games that you can invest in 2022.

Nft game collage
Source: Forbes

Top pick: DeFi Kingdoms

Like all of us, the game developers shared a passion to invest in the blockchain industry. This was the inspiration behind DeFi Kingdoms. The game has visually recreated an investment in liquidity pool and kingdoms represent weakening liquidity of the competing parities.

2022 NFT
Source: DeFiKingdoms

DeFi Kingdoms was the first game to enter DappRadar’s rankings. It is built on the harmony network and holds the top spot when it comes to volume in past 30 days. It even surpassed Axie Infinity.

In game currency of DeFi Kingdoms is the JEWEL. It allows players to purchase NFTs they need to level up in the game. Players can also use it to mint and trade more coins. They have just begun and the pressure on the JEWEL token is already quite high. Current market value of JEWEL is 11.5$ as we speak but the game will release more tokens over the course of the year. It is one of the best P2E games in the market right now.

Guild of Guardians

Second in line we have, Guild of Guardians with a concept pretty similar to Axie Infinity. After their initial NFT and token launch they have already earned a spot in the eyes of crypto investors.

This sale generated a volume of almost $10 million. In-game premium currency is Gems. You can use it to buy, mint and trade NFT assets in the game. Upcoming soft launch of the game is set to happen in early 2022. The game will also be available for iOS and Android.

 

Guild of Guardians New NFT game
Source: Guild of Guardians Official

CryptoBeasts

This game seems to have its major inspiration drawn from the original Zelda games due to its pixel art style and retro feel. Their twitter bio reads: “Congratulations! You must have stumbled upon a rare egg.” which explains the theme of this new NFT game. The game has a rare egg system.

Each egg will hatch to give you a Cryptobeast. The hatching is totally the player’s call. You can either hatch an egg to reveal the rare beast and its value or keep it as a secret for yourself and others. The game offers almost 10,000 rare eggs each with unique qualities. The game also runs on blockchain so let’s learn about the in-game currency.

 

Rare Egg in Eggland
Source: Cryptobeasts

According to cointelegraph,

“The native token, CBX, is the in-game token that is scheduled to be airdropped to all rare-egg holders. CBX tokens can allegedly be used and earned in a variety of ways such as beast battling, land parcels generating daily CBX, completing certain in-game tasks and farming and harvesting resources.”

Galaxy Fight Club

Want to play a real time PVP fighting NFT game with cool avatars that fight in a galaxy far far away? Say no more! Galaxy fight club is a blockchain NFT that has turned its huge NFT collection of 10,000 avatars to an intergalactic fighting game.
The new NFT game will launch on the Polygon network after it comes out from the minor set backs. The white paper is constantly under revisions and updates due to game’s beta testing mode.

It is a 3D hyper-casual fighting game very similar in concept to Brawl Stars. Players will  engage in attacks (Melee or Range) according to their weapons. They will also be able to interact with in-game hurdles and objects. According to the main site the deciding mechanics are as follow: 

Factors to decide the battle outcome:

  • Fighter’s Strength that depends on their traits. (Armor, weapon, baserace)
  • Performance of your gameplay.   

We are very excited for to learn more about GFC as we await for a launch news which will hopefully be in 2022.

Old is Gold

Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity has established and grown an ecosystem with a very strong business model. The game is the Trojan Horse for the mainstream adoption of blockchain games. Axie Infinity continues to maintain its leading position in the top-tier of leaderboards.

According to DappRadar, in the past months, Axie’s NFTs have generated $633 million in volume on the Ronin Network and the European Union Network. RON is the currency of the ecosystem and you use it for payments on the Ronin blockchain. Axie is like a digital country with its own economy. Learn more about it here. 

Axie Infinity
Source: Bitcoinnews

Splinterlands

Splinterlands is one of the free card NFT games. The game runs on the Hive blockchain and has DEC (Dark Energy Crystals) as in-game currency that you can trade and transfer. You can earn various rewards in this game.

Splinterlands
Source: L’entrepreneur

To start playing, all you need to do is create a Steam account and buy a starter pack. This will allow you to reveal maps purchased from Splinterlands. There are rare cards available in the game. Sometimes you get lucky enough to get your hands on some of the rare cards after your first draw.

There is also the possibility of drawing several cards of the same type. If that happens to you, don’t worry at all.  You can simply combine all the similar cards to give them a huge power boost. Another cool thing you can do is to sell the cards of the same type.

Sandbox

Lastly, we have Sandbox 3D which we have already covered it in detail.  Sandbox is known to be one of the leading NFT gaming platforms for creating and trading various virtual assets. Players can customize and monetize NFTs in Sandbox 3D. It is a blockchain version of Roblox or Minecraft.

The Sandbox
Source: Animoca Brands

The platform provides a variety of tools for creating and customizing objects. Also, you can sell the items in various marketplaces. Sandbox has SAND tokens, an ERC-20, as the native currency of the metaverse. You can use this token to purchase a wide variety of in-game products while playing. Click this link to learn more.

Conclusion

It’s clear that most new NFT games have adopted all the popular video game genres and most of them remain very light-hearted and fun to play. Try out these games and earn some easy bucks while having fun. Happy Gaming!

 

 

 

 

 

Rosheen Imtiaz
Content writer here at Eklipse. I love coffee, cats and video games. Find me on the blog as I share my thoughts about games and more.