The virtual world generated close to $5 million in NFT trading volume
NFT Worlds has managed to keep its first place for a second week in a row, thanks to a steady upward trend in the pricing of its native token WRLD. The virtual world has taken both the gaming and the collectors community by storm as it keeps attracting new projects. Most recently, NFT Worlds announced it will host the first blockchain-based golfing game developed by Pixel Creations.
Following closely behind we have the usual suspects Splinterlands and Alien Worlds. These are the two most visited game dapps across all blockchains. Impressively, rising star Chainmonsters also makes the cut this week thanks to the launch of its new mobile-based closed beta app.
Blockchain games have been at the forefront of crypto activity in the past several months. With this article, DappRadar looks at the hottest gaming dapps. To compile this ranking, we’ve considered on-chain activity, NFT trading volumes, token valuations, and news and events surrounding each dapp.
Browse the complete list of the top 10 blockchain games of the week below. Click on the respective image to learn more about each platform. Alternatively, check out the handy video below, which summarizes the ranking for a quick view.
Top 10 blockchain games, Week 7
NFT Worlds dominates the chart for a second week in a row, thanks to a 35.9% increase in the valuation of its native token WRLD. This is an impressive performance on the backdrop of a rather bearish crypto market at the moment. Backed by the growing popularity of the NFT Worlds platform, WRLD is one of the best performing tokens on the market right now.
Splinterlands announced a new limited edition Splinter card called Waka Spiritblade. It is about to drop next week. What’s more the game’s native token SPS token rose 3.9%, while Splinterlands attracted the most unique active wallets this week – 514,920. This grants the Hive-based favorite second place in this week’s ranking.
Alien Worlds holds a top-three position thanks to its 351,030 unique active wallets this week. The mining game has one of the biggest communities in the space. Thanks to a wide variety of community-building events and initiatives Alien Worlds has created a dedicated following, which boosts the game’s performance tremendously.
Play-to-earn giant Axie Infinity has dropped several positions this week, ranking fourth. While Sky Mavis introduced its Origin release, the Axie’s native token AXS valuation dropped by 9.7%. Still, Axie Infinity is an undeniable leader in terms of NFT sales generating more than $33 million in trading volume.
Rising star Chainmonsters has made it to the top five this week after launching its closed beta version on Android and iOS. Chainmonsters recently concluded its alpha testing period and is now introducing more opportunities for closed beta testes to experience the gameplay. Consequently, hype and anticipation for the public release of the game is building up.
WorldWideWeb3 has secured its space among the most popular virtual worlds at the moment. The platform continues attracting attention with the recent reveal of a completely new zone on the map. Additionally, WWW3 has generated more tha $1.1 million in NFT trading volume in the past seven days.
Virtual real estate trading game Upland continues on its streak of announcing important landmark plots for sale. Additionally, the EOS-based game is now actively pushing its community-building campaign with the help of American Football star ambassadors. This has helped the platform land on seventh place in this week’s ranking.
The Sandbox introduced an important functionality for its fans this week. The platform launched single token staking for its native currency SAND. This will allow both players and investors to earn rewards for staking SAND alone, without needing ETH or MATIC. While SAND has lost close to 14% in valuation, this new staking mechanic has boosted The Sandbox’s performance in the past seven days.
Binance Smart Chain NFT farming game Mobox has dropped several positions this week, ranking ninth. Still, the drop in activity for the platform is not reflected in the number of sales Mobox attracted this week. The game generated upwards of $8 million in NFT trading volume.
Virtual world Decentraland makes it to the chart this week thanks to several important announcements regarding big brands moving into the metaverse. The one that stands out the most is international banking giant JP Morgan, which purchased an estate in the virtual world earlier this week. While Decentraland concludes this week’s top 10, the virtual world is well on its way to a leadership position in the metaverse.
NFT Worlds is on fire
For the second week in a row, NFT Worlds is dominating the top 10 blockchain games of the week charts. The Minecraft-inspired virtual world has managed to attract a huge following, yet the most important factor for its success at the moment is its native token WRLD. While the floor price for NFT land on the platform has spiked more than 300%, WRLD has had another stellar week.
After launching gasless and virtually free in-game transactions with WRLD, the token has seen incredible spikes in valuation. In the past week alone, WRLD gained more than 35% in price. This is an impressive performance, especially compared to the generally bearish climate on crypto markets at the moment. WRLD is among the few gaming tokens that have managed to fight against the trend.
DappRadar will continue monitoring the blockchain gaming space as virtual environments like NFT Worlds leave their mark. Stay tuned for next week’s monthly top 10 recap, to find out which game dapp managed to steal the spotlight. Additionally, you can follow DappRadar on Twitter to learn the latest blockchain gaming news first.