Which games will be hot this month, and provide a play-to-earn mechanic
During the second quarter of 2021, play-to-earn games have found a wider audience, driven by the success of gamified finance, the Wax blockchain, and Axie Infinity. Play-to-earn as a business model has gained attention within the industry itself, but also from the mainstream.
Above all, consumers have the ability to interact with gaming dapps, earn an income, and all without having to worry about transaction costs traditionally associated with blockchain games. Here are five of the best play-to-earn games to check out in August 2021.
Best Play-to-Earn Games – August 2021
- REVV Racing
REVV Racing is a blockchain arcade simulation racing game in 1st & 3rd person view in which players have complete control of their car. It represents the first original game title for the REVV Motorsport blockchain gaming platform, utilizing NFTs to enhance the play-to-earn experience. The public alpha launch will occur on 11 August 2021, and it will include the Alpha Inaugural, a racing event with prizes worth US$150,000!
- Ember Sword
Ember Sword is a free-to-play PC/Browser MMORPG with a player-driven economy, a classless combat system, and scarce, tradable cosmetic collectibles. It’s safe to say the game’s recent community land sale surpassed the team’s expectations. Having received so many submissions that it forces some changes to the sale timeline that can be checked here.
Still, the project wants to give as many people as possible the opportunity to get early access to Ember Sword and also to participate in the very first sale of the Ember token. The team will be introducing some unique NFTs, which will be available only to those that made it through the community sale qualification process. These can be purchased to obtain early access to Ember Sword, some cool perks, and the right to claim a portion of Ember tokens during the private sale.
- Crazy Defense Heroes
Crazy Defense Heroes is an upcoming tower defense blockchain game that utilizes non-fungible tokens and the TOWER ERC-20. The title is being developed by Animoca brands. The same team behind the REVV Motorsport gaming ecosystem. The first TOWER token drop will take place on the 6th of August with another play-to-earn game event planned for later in August. Importantly users must have gained 250,000 experience points within the game to qualify, and of course, connect their Ethereum wallet to the game using the official website.
Splinterlands is a collectible trading multiplayer card game with a design that seemingly pairs the novelty of Pokemon card games and World of Warcraft characters. With the launch of Splintershards (SPS), Splinterlands has finally started to really take off and has grown at an unbelievable rate. Splinterlands makes it easy to earn on a daily basis. Players can win rewards from tournaments, ranked play, and quests. No matter what your skill level or collection size, there is always an opportunity to earn.
City builder strategy game MegaCryptoPolis3D is an MMO game that allows players from all over the world to collectively build a unique megacity. Every asset in the MegaCryptoPolis ecosystem is a unique ERC-721 NFT token stored in a player’s wallet. Players rent buildings, produce materials required by other buildings, create new generations of citizens, offer services to other players, place ads and drive cars.
More importantly, an entirely new free-to-play layer will allow users to explore the metaverse and learn how things are settled in MegaWorld. A series of daily activities called Missions requiring little to no effort for a casual player will become available in all operational Residential, Office, Commercial, Municipal, Industrial, Production, and Energy buildings. Avatars will be able to enter these buildings to discover nice interiors and a citizen from the appointed team that can offer a mission with rewards.
The above does not constitute investment advice. The information given here is purely for informational purposes only. Please exercise due diligence and do your research. The writer holds positions in ETH, BTC, ADA, NIOX, AGIX, MANA, SAFEMOON, SDAO, CAKE, HEX, LINK, GRT, CRO, SHIBA INU, AND OCEAN.