The NFT space has been blowing up recently, with NFT sales topping $1 Billion in the last week of August. However, there is one segment of the ever-dynamic crypto market outpacing even NFTs: Play-to-Earn Crypto Games.
Simply put, play-to-earn games reward players with tokenized assets for adding value to the game world. By simply playing the game, users earn tokens that can be traded on the open market for real money or other crypto assets like Ethereum and Bitcoin.
Playing this type of game often requires the player to acquire an NFT character beforehand, as well as the time investment needed to play the game and earn the tokens.
A different strategy is to acquire game tokens and HODL them while the game’s players increase the value for you. This type of passive investment can deliver massive gains if you’re in early. If you’d have bought $1,000 worth of $AXS when it first launched, you’d have around $520,000 worth today. That’s an increase of 51,900%.
The key here is to be early with games that have a lower market cap and are on the rise of popularity. However, there is always one major difficulty when trying to find that gem … Which one will blow up and go to the moon?
This is where this revolutionary new ETF comes into play. Instead of trying to find that one winner, just get yourself some ETF tokens that offer cheap and easy instant diversification into this emerging sector.
By HODLing a single token that might not deliver the returns you hoped for, you increase your risk enormously. However, if you HODL a basket of them, just one of them has to moon, and it doesn’t matter what the others do.
At launch, 9 games will be included, with more to be added as we go.
Set on the Islands of DinoX World, players find themselves surrounded by various packs of living dinosaurs, who live on the blockchain and are digitally owned, taken care of, bred, trained, and used to fight different creatures occupying the islands. The game makes it easy to learn how to play but features a complex game design to satisfy different player skill levels.
The game runs on Ethereum and uses Polygon. It will be launched on Steam first and iOS and Android later. DinoX World is free to play, allowing users to play the game with zero starting capital.
DNXC is the game’s native token with a market cap of just $13M at the time of writing. The token can be staked for DNX which are NFT eggs that can be hatched into NFT dinosaurs.
Based on the Faraland novel, Faraland is a competitive turn-based RPG with a focus on story and character development. Players will use their NFT Hero from one of seven races to go on adventures and battle others to level up and earn FARA. The game features a league of activities like main quests, side quests, item generation, combat, marketplace trading, and staking.
The game runs on Binance Smart Chain. It will be available as a browser app, as well as iOS and Android apps.
FARA is the game’s native token with a market cap of $21M at the time of writing. The token can be used for in-game activities as well as staking.
An innovative Play to Earn platform supported by the adorable Moonie NFTs. Moonies represent different crypto projects, all of which are trying to go to the moon. NFT holders will be able to sit in a rocket and participate in price races to win big cash prizes. The first rocket to hit the price target wins. Example price targets are BTC $100k, ETH $10k, and Doge $1. During the race, NFT holders can level up their Moonies by playing arcade games and stacking the same types of Moonies to earn even more. The goal is to get each major cryptocurrency a dedicated type of Moonie.
The game runs on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain and is playable from your browser.
MNY is the game’s native token, it just launched on September 7th and has a market cap of just $5M at the time of writing. The token can be used for in-game investments, in-app purchases, governance, yield farming, and more.
Step Hero is an NFT fantasy-themed role-playing game where users play a hero fighting against villains in battle and collecting in-game items, earning STEP coins, and upgrading their characters. The game provides you with world-class collectibles created with the most sophisticated graphic design and a novelistic gaming experience.
The game runs on Binance Smart Chain and Polygon, and is playable in any web-3 compatible browser. Step Hero boasts a cross-chain NFT marketplace.
HERO is the game’s native token with a market cap of just $12M at the time of writing. The token is used to farm points that users can use for NFT redemption and as a payment currency in the Hero NFT Marketplace.
Kaby Arena is a Free-to-Play turn-based NFT game where everyone can start playing without the need for any investment. Kaby Arena also employs the Play-to-Earn model to reward players with tokens and equipment through dynamic gameplay and participation in PvP tournaments. With this seamless combination of the F2P and P2E models, Kaby Arena gives players the opportunity to play and profit at the same time. To create a friendly environment for F2P players who are unfamiliar with Cryptocurrency market and NFTs, a mechanism called Crypto War is incorporated into the gameplay to give incentives to such players to do their own research and learn about the market.
The game will run on Binance Smart Chain as well as Polygon and is available on both iOS and Android. It is entirely free-to-play.
KABY is the game’s native token and has a market cap of $9M at the time of writing. The token is used to exchange for in-game upgrades, speed up time-gated content, mint NFTs from in-game heroes/items, buy/rent NFT assets, open loot-boxes, and wage on PvP battles.
GameFi is the all-encompassing hub for game finance. Its ecosystem features Yield Guilds, Launchpad, Aggregator, Marketplace, and Accelerator. GameFi was created to work out problems that most game studios have encountered and discover effective ways in developing a platform that builds relationships with game players, token holders, and traders all in one place. GameFi is strongly backed by Icetea Labs, an incubator for rising projects such as Faraland and Kaby Arena, and DAO Maker, a launchpad for numerous high-profile game projects. This collaboration is a crucial first step providing a solid foundation for the growth of GameFi’s ecosystem. It can be considered the de-facto game token for exposure to the crypto gaming industry.
The project runs on Binance Smart Chain and works closely with Polygon.
GAFI is the project’s native token, set to launch on September 10th with an initial market cap of just $379k. The token is used for discounts on trading and yield fees, liquidity support, and governance.
Fear is a blockchain horror gaming ecosystem focused on Play to Earn and multi-use case game NFTs. Released already is Fear’s showcase game Whack Your Undead Neighbour, with P2E modes coming this month. Fear is also releasing three big play-to-earn titles over the next six months — “Whack the Demon”, under the Whack It series, Araya (a viral 3D survival horror game), and Mad Cock (a live-action shooter) with a total of four P2E games currently planned in their ecosystem.
Fear will be the only true P2E blockchain game ecosystem and token available on the market with all others currently being just one game to play. The games run on unity and are available on both pc and mobile devices.
FEAR is the ecosystem’s native token and has a market cap of just $6M at the time of writing. The token is rewarded for hours spent playing the games and can be used for a legion of things like accessing exclusive areas and buying NFTs.
Gold Fever is a Free-to-Play and Play-to-Earn MMO that pushes the boundaries of open-world survival RPG games. The game encourages community building by requiring players to cooperate and engage in complex strategy. Gold Fever uses cryptocurrency (NFTs & FTs) to provide players with real-world economic incentives for playing and supporting the game. It is first a classic video game, but most importantly, it is also an economic game. A key differentiating factor from related offerings such as Rust, SCUM, and DOTA is that Gold Fever players have the potential to earn income directly through online gameplay, as well as by supporting the game’s ecosystem.
The game runs on Ethereum and is playable in any web-3 enabled browser.
NGL is the game’s native token and is set to release on September 9. The initial market cap will be around $1M. The token is used for governance, play-to-earn, DeFi and marketplace purposes.
DeRace is a complete NFT horse racing ecosystem where you can participate in horse races, breed NFT horses with unique characteristics, build your own NFT hippodrome, bet on the races, and earn DERC while doing it. DeRace is breathing new life in the static NFT market by allowing players to fully interact with their DNA enriched NFT horses and have total control over their hippodromes. The project is introducing the NFT Market’s First Cashflow Generating ETF through Hord. The ETF will act as a basket of many horses. The underlying horses could be used within the DeRace ecosystem to generate cash flow, which will then be used to burn ETF tokens.
DeRace runs on the Polygon network and will be playable through webgl, making it playable on any computer or mobile device. The game will later see an app release on both iOS and Android.
DERC is the game’s native token with a market cap of $43M at the time of writing. All activities on the platform, including bets, races, winnings, and asset trades are executed exclusively in DeRace Coins. The token also allows for governance and gives holders exclusive access to premium features.