This year, a number of new games with NFTs Cryptocurrency tokens have burst onto the scene with a mix of early access versions and full launches. From shooters to trading card games and RPGs, there are now a wide range of games in the blockchain space for both PC and mobile devices.
Here's a look at the biggest blockchain games that have already emerged — and generated excitement — in 2023.
Interplanetary sci-fi trading card game Collimated It is undoubtedly one of the games making the biggest impact in blockchain gaming in 2023. From its closed beta launch to its gorgeous card art and deep strategic gameplay, Parallel is setting a higher bar for what NFT-powered games can look like – making it not only one of the The largest companies Web3 Games of the Year but also the 2023 GG Game of the Year.
While many TCGs can feel like little more than Hearthstone clones, Parallel sets itself apart from the competition with its unique factions or “parallels” that provide special abilities, such as the Augencore's ability to “upgrade” cards and the Kathari's cloning abilities. Furthermore, Parallel is already expanding its world with a separate “Colony” game in development that plans to use AI-powered characters that interact with the blockchain.
Eluvium is an ambitious sci-fi project that currently spans four games and tons of NFTs. An open-world pet collecting RPG, The world after death, is still in beta but already offers great, immersive environments and some very fun flight mechanics. The pet battle arena mode, Arena, also looks promising as an eSports giant Questioner team I promised to help advise the Illuvium team on Arena development.
This pixelated browser game is one of the few games on this list that has been fully released. pixel She created a sensation on social media after her move to Axie Infinity's Ronin Blockchain – and fans are looking forward to the expected second token launch of the project and Air drop.
While browser games often leave a lot to be desired, Pixels' simple, retro 2D look and a chat community that has grown exponentially this year make it one of the biggest blockchain games of 2023.
shrapnel It's a first-person shooter with serious promise. It's among 6% of blockchain games which has already secured AAA level funding, and has recently raised another level 20 million dollars To develop the game back in October. The game's dystopian sci-fi world feels truly cinematic, offering more diverse color palettes and atmosphere than a typical Call of Duty game.
The Shrapnel team has also built its own blockchain technology, GameBridge, to facilitate its NFT items — and has already taken a comprehensive approach to high-stakes crypto games. Scheduled to begin rolling out to early access in January, Shrapnel is positioned to compete with games like Escape from Tarkov and other high-budget shooters.
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The upcoming crypto-powered battle royale shooter Out of network coverage It has dystopian “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp as chief creative officer. This year, Off the Grid studio launched a testnet subnet for the Avalanche-based blockchain, which will power all of the upcoming game's crypto transactions. A companion game has also been released on mobile, offering players the ability to race around virtual industrial spaces using a drone to collect loot that will be usable in the main game.
Thanks to its visionary CCO, continued progress, and ambitious Battle Royale plans, Off the Grid is undoubtedly one of the biggest blockchain games of the year – even though it is still in development.
Drop of death
Deadrop is an upcoming first-person shooter that has provided fans with several playable Early Access releases this year. The game was created by former Halo developers as well as YouTuber Dr.Disrespect, who has already built up an enthusiastic community around the game. In a Las Vegas eventfans showed up in Deadrop – themed costumes – and the latest car racing game was revealed, putting a new spin on the extraction shooter.
My naughty pet
My naughty pet (MPH) is a quirky and colorful Battle Royale shooter that offers NFTs and optional tokens alongside its game, which was released on Legendary Games Store this year. Like many of the other games on this list, MPH has a passionate group of fans on social media who love to post their bunny avatars in Twitter reply sections. The game itself is pretty fun too, offering weapons like paintballs and water pistols as well as a cartoony map that looks like Futurama met Fortnite.
General in review
Overall, this year represents a real step forward for the space, but many of the most engaging games are still in development and far from feature-complete. Of the games released this year, many still feel incomplete or like there's too little pay-to-win to be enjoyable in the long run. But there are plenty of strong starting points.
Will 2024 finally be the year we see a hackathon game bring blockchain technology to the masses, as some industry proponents believe? Stay tuned GG We continue to cover this growing industry closely.
Edited by Andrew Hayward