Virtual worlds Decentraland and WorldWideWebb make a comeback
This week’s top 10 blockchain games ranking reveals REVV Racing as an unexpected top performer. The REVV ecosystem suffered a serious blow as the F1 Delta Time license wasn’t renewed, and the game had to close down. Despite this, or possibly inspired by the tumultuous events, the ecosystem’s native token REVV gained over 13% in valuation in the past seven days.
Aside from the racing world flocking to REVV Racing, this week’s ranking reveals that virtual worlds are gaining back some of their strength. On the backdrop of a rather bearish climate in the crypto space, virtual worlds The Sandbox, Decentraland, and WorldWideWebb all make the cut this week.
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 11, 2022
REVV Racing speeds on following F1 Delta Time demise
The surprising announcement that F1 Delta Time closed down pushed activity for REVV Racing. The ecosystem’s native token REVV gained 13% in value in the past week. According to DappRadar coverage, a noticeable spike in REVV Racing activity might be due to the fact that F1 Delta Time players switched games, and moved to the REVV Racing platform.
Chainmonsters announces Phase 2 beta open to all
Chainmonsters makes it to the top of the chart this week, as the game announced the upcoming beta Phase 2 which will be open to all players. This is the first time the game will become available to the wider public. Until now, Chainmonsters gameplay was accessible only to players who held an early access NFT pass.
Splinterlands pushes for the top once more
Hive-based card game Splinterlands is a constant presence in the weekly top 10 blockchain games rankings. This week, Splinterlands ranks third with over 540,000 unique active wallets connecting to the game in the past seven days.
The Sandbox draws in institutional players
Virtual world The Sandbox climbs the charts as well, thanks to an announcement that international bank HSBC has purchased a land plot in the game. This is an important step towards the mainstream adoption of virtual worlds like The Sandbox. On the other hand, some crypto enthusiasts are outraged that a centralized banking institution has dared to step a foot into the world of decentralization and blockchain technology. Either way, HSBC’s move into The Sandbox has boosted the platform’s performance this week.
Alien Worlds drops four places from last week’s top spot
Last week’s leader Alien Worlds has found itself entering in fifth place this week as its native token TLM lost about 2.3% of its valuation in the past week. Despite the drop, the platform attracted over 240,000 unique active wallets in the past seven days, boosting its stats and ranking as the most visited dapp on the Wax blockchain.
Mobox enjoys hype over tower defense mini-game
BSC-based NFT farming game Mobox ranks sixth this week. Following the announcement of a new mini-game last week, in the past seven days, Mobox enjoyed the lasting effects of the novelty factor. The game’s NFT collection generated over $4 million in trading volume, while its native token MBOX gained close to 2.5% in valuation.
Upland rules the real estate sector
EOS-based representative Upland continues its successful streak as new regions, and landmark spots are added to the real estate game’s map. This week Upland ranks seventh after attracting more than 141,000 unique active wallets in the past seven days.
Crazy Defense Heroes pushes mobile gaming on Polygon
Crazy Defense Heroes has become the undeniable leader in mobile-based gaming on the blockchain. Tapping into the Polygon blockchain, the tower defense game attracted close to 175,000 unique active wallets in the past week. What’s more, the game’s native token TOWER has shown one of the most stable performances in the gaming sector, losing just 0.5% of its pricing compared to last week.
WorldWideWebb continues challenging players with quests
Virtual world WorldWideWebb continues its push to become a leader in the metaverse with the launch of new quests. This week the platform started the Samurai Search quest, as well as an item raffle for players who manage to complete the challenge successfully. Additionally, WorldWideWebb generated more than $4.3 million in NFT trading volume in the past seven days. Rumors about a token launch keep the community busy, as they expect that game activity will translate into airdrop rewards.
Decentraland pushes on with user experience boosts
Completing the virtual world presence this week, Decentraland takes the last spot in the top 10 blockchain games ranking. The platform introduced a major user experience boost to its marketplace. Decentraland now allows players to preview wearables directly into the marketplace, giving them a chance to make an informed choice before purchasing. Additionally, the platform generated more than $3.7 million in NFT trading volume in the past seven days.
REVV Racing will carry the F1 Delta Time legacy
The announcement that F1 Delta Time will cease to exist came like a lightning strike to fans of the game. Unfortunately, Animoca Brands did not manage to renew its license to use the F1 brand, which meant that the platform had to close down immediately.
Significant waves of dissatisfaction arose after the announcement, as players have invested more than $110,000 in the platform in the past 90 days. However, Animoca Brands has ensured that it will introduce mechanisms to reimburse affected players. Furthermore, F1 Delta Time players can redeem their NFTs for a Race Pass, giving them access to future NFT mints and airdrops in REVV Racing. In this sense, the spike in activity for REVV Racing is expected, as the majority of the F1 Delta Time fanbase switched over to Animoca Brands’ other racing game.
DappRadar will continue monitoring the blockchain gaming space as projects push against the cold winter winds. 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.