Blockchain Gaming:Earn As You Play
Overall, Open Web gaming had a prosperous year in 2021. And this momentum is expected to continue into 2022 and beyond.
Blockchain gaming is constantly evolving, gaining traction with gamers and broadening its reach. Three noteworthy developments have occurred as a result of recent Near Blockchain activity.
OP Games, a Web 3 gaming arcade platform built on Near, revolutionized the way in-game assets are purchased, owned, and traded earlier this year. In contrast to traditional AAA games, produced by major publishers and mobile games, OP Games is transforming digital assets into collectible non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that players can own outside of the OP Games platform.
Furthermore, OP Games’ arcade now offers fractionalized NFTs, allowing gamers and fans to participate in projects that are important to them. Because of the game’s decentralized autonomy, players can have a say in how it evolves if the game is popular and long-lasting (DAO).
The OP Games ecosystem acts as a Kickstarter for the game as long as the game’s DAO exists. OP Games hopes to have 500 play-to-earn games on OP Arcade by the end of 2022. It will not be an easy task, but it will have a significant impact on the industry, whether the games are AAA-quality or more casual.
Vorto Network, another Near app, has launched an online marketplace in a similar vein. Players can purchase in-game items and digital assets with the help of a cryptocurrency wallet. Hash Rush, a real-time strategy (RTS) game developed by Vorto Network, will be released in January 2022, immersing players in the Hermeian galaxy and allowing them to compete, build, and trade goods.
The game is an excellent example of the “play-to-earn” model for players, which is becoming increasingly popular on Web 3.
The Worlds Of Social Media And Gaming Collide
Near’s games are, to some extent, hybrid social networks. Near Lands, a pixelated land-based open-world game, allows players to participate for both gameplay and community. Players can create characters and items in the game’s open world.
Reality Chain, a new social gaming metaverse on Octopus Network, is also looking into this possibility. Reality Chain’s combination of non-immersive, multiplayer 2D and 3D games enriches players’ social and gaming lives.
Incorporating NFTs Into The Gaming Experience
By 2021, NFT gaming will receive a $2 billion investment in the crypto industry. On the Near platform, a number of developers are creating NFT games in a variety of styles and genres.
The Inite platform received a $50,000 grant at the end of 2021 for its novel approach to NFT games. Also, the Metaverse experience Ignite, a motivational-based game by using scientific methods to reward players for completing daily challenges. Such as, improving their creativity and cognitive abilities and increasing productivity.
Battlemon, a competitive third-person shooter, is on the other end of the spectrum. Battlemon, a game built on Unreal Engine 5 and the Near blockchain, allows for one-on-one or five-on-five battles. Each character is a one-of-a-kind, fully customizable NFT that can be rented.
Blockchain Gaming Is Still In Its Infancy
The blockchain gaming industry has a lot of room for expansion. This is especially important given that the Near ecosystem is only a year old.
Early cryptocurrency adopters and gamers alike can look forward to a lot of excitement in the near future.
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