A Glimpse into the Booming NFT Space Series: 5 Hottest NFT Games 🎮

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As of 2021, it has been reported that the video game industry is worth over $140 billion, which is supported by roughly 2.7 billion gamers across the world. Judging by these numbers, it is easy to see that many people are more than happy to spend their money on gaming products, and unless you participate in contests or are a professional gamer, you can likely forget making any money out of playing video games. However, with the technological advances over the past decade, people have created a type of game labeled under the “NFT” category. The main function of NFT games is allowing players to buy and sell ownership of unique digital items, such as land, and has revolutionized the gaming scene and how people game. Now, casual gamers are even able to earn money by playing, which is how the term play-to-earn (P2E) was coined.

Before now, gaming companies made all the money from in-game transactions, in which players pay for items that can only be used in the game, but do not necessarily “own” the items. With NFT games, you buy and own an item that can make you money if done right.

Other ways for players to earn in NFT games are by winning game battles or tournaments, which is then rewarded through cryptocurrency and by selling their in-game assets on NFT marketplaces as well.

In this article, you will discover the most popular NFT games currently out that you can play to fetch you tradable crypto assets.

So What are NFT Games Exactly?

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NFT Games are games based on Ethereum blockchain technology with in-game assets that players collect as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs are built to give you ownership of items that can’t be duplicated. For example, in NFT games, any in-game asset that you purchase belongs to only you. You are at liberty to do with it as you wish.

Therefore, some NFT games reward players in cryptocurrency, while others enable players to collect in-game NFTs that can then be sold for a potential profit.

1. Axie Infinity

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Axie Infinity is a blockchain game where players collect, breed, and trade fantasy creatures called Axies. Axis come in 6 different types, which are Beast, Plant, Bug, Reptile, Aquatic, and Bird. Each Axie is unique and has strengths and weaknesses associated with its genes.

The player is expected to breed their Axies and prepare them to battle against creatures known as Chimera in Lunacia (a pet universe).

You breed Axies using Small Love Potions (SLP), which are bought on decentralised markets like Uniswap or earned as a reward when you win battles.

As a player, you earn when you sell your Axies or SLPs on the in-app NFT market or popular marketplaces like OpenSea.

There are over 500 body parts on your axie so that you have millions of ways to customize them using the in-game items which are also crypto-assets.

2. Sorare

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If you love football, Sorare is for you. Instead of playing conventional fantasy football games, you can shift to Sorare where you earn for winning against other team managers. Sorare is a fantasy football game where you are allowed to use digital cards of real-life players and earn rewards based on their performance in the real world. With an initial five-card team, you are allowed to build and manage your virtual team.

There are two types of trading cards that you can use to compete in different leagues; Common and Tokenized.

  • Common cards are free cards given to you at the beginning to build your team.
  • The tokenized cards have different levels of scarcity: unique, super rare, and rare. They have a limited supply of 100, 10, and 1 unit per player.

The tokenized cards are what you use to compete with other managers in superior leagues. You can also trade it on ethereum-based markets.

3. Delta Time

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If you love race cars, then you will love F1 Delta Time. It is a Formula One game where players participate in racing tournaments using digital collectibles. These collectibles have different qualities and are minted in fixed amounts. Examples are drivers, tires, cars, trinkets and race tracks.

The collectibles that you trade with are of different grades which include Common, Epic, Legendary and Apex. These collectibles can be bought with REVV(the native utility token). With the tokens, you can participate in tournaments or you can sell them on NFT marketplaces to make gains potentially.

F1 Delta Time has several features such as

  • Grand Prix Mode: where players can race.
  • Time Trial mode to test your compositions.
  • Time Trial Elite where you can win rewards.
  • A workshop where players can equip their cars with parts and drivers with gear.

4. CryptoKitties

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CryptoKitties is an Ethereum-based game that allows players to collect and breed virtual kittens. Players are rewarded with cat collections and puzzles. The CryptoKitties platform features a marketplace where players can buy, sell, or breed virtual kittens, which can then be resold and bought on NFT marketplaces. Prices are dependent on the cat generation, with generation 0 being the most expensive. Each kitty is unique, and breeding them unlocks rare attributes. Once you have a cat collection, you can go to KittyVerse and participate in catfights!

The CryptoKitties platform features a marketplace where players can buy, sell, or breed virtual!

5. Evolution Land

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If virtual reality games are your thing, then Evolution Land might be the game for you. Evolution Land features 26 continents, with each one being on different blockchains. As a player, you buy land plots in these continents where you are allowed to own a piece of property to farm, construct buildings, mine elements, and etc. In the end, you yourself are in charge of your space which means you can either sell your property or buy even more land.

Players can play with or against each other using avatars known as Apostles. Each Apostle comes with a set of unique genes and abilities such as fighting, healing, mining, etc.

Apostles are bought through auctions using RING (the native utility token) or can be bred to find unique ones. The apostles can be sold, rented out or put to work based on their ability.

Conclusion

Moreover, with video games being so important in today’s society, everyone is trying to get a piece of the market by innovating the next new piece of technology. Now, with the creation of NFT games, casual players have the option to not only spend their hard earned money on games, but even earn as they play!

Therefore, don’t let your gaming talent go to waste, as you may be the next player to sell an NFT collectible for millions of dollars!

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