Main competitor Splinterlands remains in the top 3
Alien Worlds has found renewed traction among the blockchain gaming community, heading this week’s top 10 blockchain games list. The Wax-based mining game has managed to climb the charts in a rather bearish climate. Most of the native tokens for games on the list have seen quite a decline in valuation in the past seven days.
While Alien Worlds claims the top spot, last week’s number 1 Splinterlands managed to keep a position in the top 3. The trading card game attracted over half a million unique active wallets, becoming the most visited gaming dapp on the list.
Blockchain games have been at the forefront of crypto activity for months now. With this article, DappRadar looks at the hottest gaming dapps of the week. 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 10, 2022
Alien Worlds sees small drop in value for TLM
Alien Worlds ranks first this week, thanks to a steady influx of active players, as well as a rather stable performance of the game’s native token TLM. On the backdrop of huge decreases in valuation for most game-related tokens, TLM only lost about 10% of its value. What is more, Alien Worlds generated more than $100,000 in NFT trading volume in the past seven days.
Apartment Builder competition brings hype to WorldWideWebb
Virtual world WorldWideWebb takes the runner-up position this week thanks to the extensive Apartment Builder competition the platform is currently holding. The platform also generated more than $4.3 million in NFT trading volume in the past seven days.
Splinterlands going steady with 500,000 active users
Last week’s top performer Splinterlands now ranks third, as the platform saw the pricing of its native token SPS drop by more than 16%. Despite the drop, Splinterlands still attracted more than 500,000 unique active wallets in the past seven days.
Rarity Farming and Gotchiverse push Aavegotchi up the charts
Aavegotchi has had quite the successful run this week, following two important announcements. The team behind the popular Tamagotchi-style game announced it will launch the Gotchiverse virtual world on March 31st. Additionally, Aavegotchi launched the third season of its rarity farming events, boosting play-to-earn opportunities for players even further.
Crazy Defense Heroes keeps growing its user base
Polygon-based mobile tower defense game Crazy Defense Heroes has become a constant presence in the weekly top 10 blockchain games rankings. In the past seven days, the game attracted more than 160,000 unique active wallets, becoming the most played game on the Polygon blockchain.
Product development keeps DeFi Kingdoms on the charts
Despite a more than 12% drop in the valuation of its native token JEWEL, DeFi Kingdoms ranks sixth this week. The DeFi Kingdoms team announced it is working on launching a custom-built DFK blockchain to house a wide array of dapps connected to the DeFi Kingdoms ecosystem. This announcement pushed activity for the game which attracted close to 50,000 unique active wallets in the past seven days.
New features keeps gamers locked on REVV Racing
Racing game REVV Racing is also climbing the charts despite the bearish climate and the falling valuation of its native token REVV. REVV Racing continues to bring improvements to the racing tracks and players now have the chance to try out three different weather settings. This new feature has boosted activity for the game, as REVV Racing saw close to 3,000 unique active wallets connect to its smart contracts in the past week.
New products coming to the Mobox gaming platform
NFT farming game Mobox announced a new game called Moland Defense, which boosted user activity on the platform. In the past seven days, Mobox saw close to 200,000 unique active wallets, generating around $4 million in NFT trading volume. Despite a significant drop by more than 20% for its native token MBOX, the platform ranks eighth this week.
The Sandbox still saw $6.1 million in NFT trading volume this week
Virtual world The Sandbox continues to push for innovation in the metaverse. In the past seven days, it generated over $6.1 million in NFT trading volume, with one sale making it into the weekly Top 10 NFT Sales ranking. Still, the virtual world ranks toward the bottom of this week as its native token SAND lost more than 11% of its pricing in the past week.
Axie Infinity loses a bit of traction amidst token slump
Play-to-earn giant Axie Infinity barely made it into the ranking this week, while traditionally the platform is among the top-performing games. Despite an impressive NFT trading volume of more than $10 million in the past seven days, activity for Axie Infinity saw a decrease. Additionally, keeping in tune with the gaming industry overall, AXS, the native governance token for Axie Infinity, saw a close to 15% drop in valuation in the past week.
Alien Worlds defies the bearish climate
With the increasingly concerning global political and financial climate, the crypto space is going through a visible bearish period. The blockchain gaming sector is also experiencing turbulence, especially when it comes to the valuation of gaming tokens.
Still, Alien Worlds has managed to defy this climate, and come on top of the weekly blockchain games ranking. The mining game has proven itself as one of the most visited games across all chains tracked by DappRadar. Additionally, Alien Worlds remains the top gaming dapp on the Wax blockchain.
DappRadar will continue monitoring the blockchain gaming space, as projects continue to push against the cold winter winds. If you want to get a more detailed overview of the space, check out the DappRadar Top Games ranking. Additionally, you can follow DappRadar on Twitter, to get the latest blockchain gaming news first.