Virtual worlds underperform as token prices fall amid bear market trends
Sunflower Land tops the weekly gaming charts as it saw the launch of its native token SFL. This boosted activity for the game, despite the fluctuating pricing of the token. Impressively, virtual worlds continue to struggle, as token prices are crashing because of the bear market the whole space is experiencing.
WorldWideWebb is the only virtual world making it to the charts this week, and at the impressive second place. One of the saving graces for the project, considering the rather unfavorable market conditions, is the fact it does not have a native token yet.
Blockchain games drive 52% of all on-chain activity, according to our latest BGA Blockchain Game Report for Q1 2022. This article looks at the hottest gaming dapps of the month by combining on-chain activity, NFT trading volumes, token valuations, and news surrounding the projects.
Browse the complete list of the top 10 blockchain games of the month 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 19
Sunflower Land has emulated the success of its predecessor Sunflower Farms and is now ranking first in the weekly top blockchain games charts. This week the game saw the launch of its native token SFL, which boosted activity on the platform.
WorldWideWebb is the only virtual world making it into the charts this week. The platform attracted over half a million dollars in NFT trading volume in the past seven days.
Last week’s winner Splinterlands has dropped a couple of spots in this week’s ranking. Still, the game continues to attract a huge player base, despite the falling valuation of its native token. In the past seven days, Splinterlands attracted 456,900 unique active wallets.
Play-to-earn giant Axie Infinity has managed to resurrect from the Ronin bridge hack and is now back into the top blockchain games ranking. What’s more, Sky Mavis continues to bring new products to Axie gamers with the launch of the Origin version on Android mobile devices. When it comes to performance, Axie Infinity attracted over 38,000 unique active wallets in the past seven days.
Mobile gaming platform Arc8 is on the rise this week ranking 5th. The platform introduced numerous updates at the beginning of May. Users can now participate in tournaments giving away rewards in various tokens including TOWER and QUICK. What’s more, the platform attracted over 28,000 unique active wallets.
Polygon-based Aavegotchi has had a stellar week, as players flock to enjoy the Gotchiverse. The game ranks sixth this week after attracting more than 9,000 player wallets and over $300,000 in NFT trading volume.
Polygon’s rising star Pegaxy ranks seventh this week as the team launched beta testing for the game’s mobile app. This release pushed activity for the game, which attracted over 64,000 unique active wallets in the past seven days.
BSC NFT farming game Mobox ranks eighth this week. As the hype and novelty of the Momoverse are wearing out, Mobox has found a stable returning user base. In the past seven days, Mobox generated over $2 million in NFT trading volume.
The second farming game making it to the list this week is Farmers World. While the team is not very active on social media, the platform on the Wax blockchain has managed to attract a solid user base. In the past week, Farmers World attracted over 162,000 unique active wallets.
Last but not least this week we have Crabada ranking tenth. The idle play-to-earn game has managed to emerge stronger after several turbulent weeks for the team and the platform. Importantly, Crabada has now successfully completed a bridge to Swimmer Network from its original chain Avalanche.
Sunflower Lands takes over gaming on Polygon
Sunflower Land has once more taken over the Polygon blockchain. The game’s predecessor Sunflower Farm managed to clog the chain, but the new release is much more stable and onboarding new players in stages.
While the game is still building its user base, the launch of the native SFL token brought a significant activity boost. Players were able to earn SFL in the alpha and beta versions of the game, however, withdrawals were not enabled. Now everyone has a chance to actually cash out their SFL earnings and swap the token for other cryptocurrencies on decentralized exchanges. Or, of course, invest more into Sunflower Land for more riches.
If you want to learn more about Sunflower Farms and the SFL token, check out this detailed overview. We will continue monitoring the game as it onboards even more new players in the upcoming months. Follow DappRadar on Twitter to get the latest blockchain gaming news first.