Reading and watching something can really help us obtain a lot of information on any topic, but playing an interactive game about that specific subject is probably the easiest and funniest way to learn something new. Over the past decade, the blockchain industry has become quite popular and has slowly found its way into introducing this tech to gamers across the world.
Being a software industry, their foray into the gaming world has been well-received. Cryptocurrency tokens are given as incentives to users and gamers, who participate in these games. These are powered by or in partnership with a blockchain company.
For many people, the whole concept of blockchain can be a little intimidating. Mining rigs cost a ton of money and spending on investments can be risky. Thanks to blockchain companies in collaboration with the gaming industry, now people can earn cryptocurrencies by simply playing games online.
In this article, we will dive into the best blockchain games of 2020. Unlike other incentive games, these are entertaining, engaging, and can easily earn you some profit.
1. Spells of Genesis
Spells of Genesis is a blockchain card game that was first developed after a crowdfunding campaign took place in 2015. This game is a well-programmed and entertaining game that functions on the Bitcoin-blockchain based platform called the Counterparty. In this game, Bitcoin is popularly used for transactions and trades for the inside world as well as the outside world through their app called the Book of Orbs. Users can get new cards while playing the game or trading them with other players online.
This cryptocurrency app is based on a mobile platform that is categorized under a trading card game (TCG), deck collection, strategy, and an old fashioned arcade-style premise. Players compete with each other in a fictional world called Aksian. The player has to collect, trade, and combine the orbs to build a strengthening deck and put them against their opponent. This will also lead them to explore the fantasy realm of the Askian.
Worldopo is another cryptocurrency game that is based on a mobile platform. It was initially released by Qubit AG in 2018. Their goal was to transform the game experience into real-time profit for the players. This game consists of modern and unique new features like augmented reality, MMORPG, world-building, geopositioning. With blockchain assets in the form of tokens, users can enjoy this gameplay with an immersive mobile multiplayer experience.
Worldopo uses an Ethereum and Byteball platform which is based on Directed Acyclic Graph technology. Worldopo enables users to experience a much more practical cryptocurrency technology that aids them to save money on transactions while playing the game. As of 2020, Worldopo has more than 50k members across the world!
3. Privateers Life
Privateers life is one of the top crypto games in the market. It is based on a simulation of a pirate and their adventures. In this game, players are given the option of being part of a goods production economy where they can trade products with real-time tokens that are worth distinct fiat money. Players are also allowed to forage, harvest, mine, craft in exchange for in-game tokens which can eventually run out. This game is critically acclaimed for its economic pattern mimicking the real world.
In this game, players can buy commodities with their in-house tokens like the Ludum tokens which can be earned through playing levels of the game, purchased in their premium store, or even through trade with other players. Here, the goods and commodities can be crafted by players through different materials found in the open world of the game, and they can charge different taxes to other players based on their territories. If someone wants to avoid paying taxes they would have to buy another player’s territory or island. This is the first MMO game based on economics with blockchain.
Huntercoin is an MMORPG game. MMORPG stands for “Massively multiplayer online role-playing game”. The gameplay involves a lot of players across the world participating at the same time. Here, players have their own characters and abilities that they obtain through gameplay experience and tokens.
In this game cryptocurrencies have given a huge rise in titles that have introduced a new generation of gamers in the genre of MMOCG (massively multiplayer online crypto-coin game). This game is an entertaining and engaging 2-D open world that follows a top-down approach. The main objective of this game is to collect as many coins as possible and submit them to the bank by killing a few hunters along the way. Any action in the game costs a small chunk of crypto on the platform. Once you kill one player, all of his coins are released in the gameplay for others to collect them.
Sweatcoin is not really for the usual gamers. This game has a different and more productive setting to it. In this cryptocurrency app users are made to exercise, mostly walking or running. Based on this exercise the number of steps is counted by the application. For every 1000 steps users are given one Sweatcoin (SWC).
At the moment this platform is still working towards a better blockchain approach. Users can accumulate Sweatcoins and trade them for incentives like streaming services, airline miles, ebooks and other commodities. Once this app develops a better crypto setting, users would be able to trade and exchange Sweatcoins.
All these games may seem quite a cyberpunk or frankly something out of a Steven Spielberg movie, but in reality, these games have been around for a long time. With cryptocurrency in the picture, it has become easier to attract players and set an MMORPG environment. If someone is looking for a modest start in the crypto world, these games might be the best gateway.