The trading card game saw more than half a million unique active wallets this month
Blockchain gaming is one of the most competitive sectors in web3, attracting thousands of wallets on a daily basis, and Splinterlands comes out on top this May. The Hive-based dapp introduced some major updates to the rewards point system, which brought a wave of attention. Splinterlands attracted over half a million unique active wallets in the past 30 days.
Main competitor Alien Worlds did even better in terms of unique active wallets, nearing the 1 million mark. Unfortunately, the game saw its native token TLM lose over 50% of its valuation in May, which caused the dapp to drop to second place in this ranking.
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According to the latest DappRadar and BGA Games report, blockchain gaming activity hit an all-time high in April. Gaming dapps attracted over 1.2 million unique active wallets. This article looks at the hottest gaming dapps of the month. We combine on-chain activity, NFT trading volumes, token valuations, and news surrounding the projects to compile the ranking.
Browse the complete list of the top 10 blockchain games of the month below. You can also click on the respective image to learn more about each platform. Alternatively, check out the handy video below showing you the most important data points of the ranking.
Top 10 games – May 2022
May 2022 has been one of Splinterlands’ most successful months. The game saw a complete revision of the rewards point system, boosting players’ chances to win chests and cards. What’s more the Splinterlands team introduced its first wave of validator nodes, bringing more opportunities for the community to get involved in the ecosystem.
2. Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds takes the second spot this month, as its native token TLM lost 53% of its valuation in the past 30 days. Despite the price drop, the Wax-based mining game attracted close to 1 million unique active wallets this month, holding its place as the most visited gaming dapp across all chains tracked on DappRadar.
3. Gods Unchained
Gods Unchained snagged the top spot in the weekly top blockchain rankings last week, however, the game ranks third in the monthly one. The Mortal Judgement card pack extension brought a lot of attention to Gods Unchained, which attracted over 12,000 unique active wallets, and boosted its native token’s valuation by 2%.
4. Sunflower Land
Sunflower Land saw a lot of important releases this May. The team officially launched the game’s native token SFL, which had a considerable effect on activity for the game. Players flocked to try out the new withdrawal mechanics. More than 140,000 unique active wallets connected to the Polygon-based platform in May.
Mobox has had one of its best years to date in 2022, with the launch of the MOMOverse. This month, the game ranks fifth after generating over $7.8 million in NFT trading volume. The game also saw a spike in players, with over 170,000 unique active wallets registered in the past 30 days.
Aavegotchi also did quite well in May, despite the looming threat of the bear market trends. The game boosted its user base to over 29,000 unique active wallets and generated $1.6 million in NFT trading volume. It ranks sixth this month.
CryptoBlades continues its upward trajectory. In the past thirty days, the game attracted over 46,870 unique active user wallets. What’s more, the game celebrated its birthday last week, with numerous birthday events and rewards opportunities for players. This brought an additional boost in activity and hype surrounding CryptoBlades.
Real estate trading game Upland continues to lead the charge on the EOS blockchain. In the past thirty days, Upland attracted over 260,000 unique active users. What’s more, the Upland team announced its first-ever Hackathon event. With a $50,000 rewards pool, the event is bound to attract even more players to the game.
9. Axie Infinity
Play-to-earn behemoth Axie Infinity ranks second to last this month despite generating over $11.5 million in NFT trading volume. While this is not a top spot, Axie has big plans for the near future. The Sky Mavis team recently announced the first winners of its Builder Program, which means spin-off projects with Axie characters will soon be under development.
Last but not least this month, we have WorldWideWeb. The virtual world generated over $1.5 million in land NFT trading volume in the past 30 days. While the bear market has squashed a lot of activity across the board, WorldWideWebb announced the long-awaited landowner benefits which helped it generate excitement and sales activity.
Splinterlands rewards changes revitalize players’ interest
The new Splinterlads reward shares system has totally overhauled the way players will earn from their gaming. Essentially, the new rewards system puts a bigger focus on the strength of your deck and your card rarity. For example, gold foil cards will earn much more shares for the rewards system, which will then be translated into rewards chests. On the other hand, common starter cards will not earn any shares.
Additionally, the daily challenges have been transformed into daily “focus”. This means players will receive a certain amount of reward chests based on the total amount of reward shares they have earned from ranked battle wins using the focus element (splinter) over a 24-hour period.
The Splinterlands community has been approving of the new rewards system, sharing their success on social media. According to some players, this is a much fairer system rewarding players for their skill. Additionally, some players speculate that the value of individual cards will also increase over time, as rarer cards will grant a bigger share of the new reward system.
DappRadar will continue monitoring the blockchain gaming space as projects push against the bearish market trends. You can view to complete Top Blockchain Games Ranking here. It gives you detailed information about gaming dapps across all chains tracked on DappRadar. What’s more, you can follow DappRadar on Twitter to get the latest gaming news first.