Last year was definitely a blast for Play-to-earn (P2E) games, as the amount of anticipation toward Web3 is ridiculously massive! So much so that many players/investors felt like they’ve missed out on some of the trending games at its peak. But the good news is, we are still early and so are these games that are set to release later this year. Whether it’s from the Ethereum, BSC, or the Polygon blockchain, we’ve seen potential in the following P2E games that are worth checking out in the year 2022.
First on the list is a unique gamified metaverse project that bridges blockchain technology to the real world. Yes, you’ve read that right—this Ethereum-based derby game is the first to represent each NFT with a real-life thoroughbred horse through decentralized data sets. This data will then be transmitted to the Silks metaverse to track each of your own horse’s bloodline, breeding history, and racing stats.
As explained in their whitepaper, this upcoming project will be constructed with a play-to-earn economy to balance the rewards on their native tokens. The project will deliver more competitive gameplay features for a more entertaining and dynamic experience. The players will earn their in-game transactional token $STT as rewards for skilled gameplay and breeding horses, it then can be used to purchase even more plots of land for horse farms and wagering gameplay. On top of that, the token $SLK will either be mined or rewarded to the silks community contributors and earn their governance rights in the Silks DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization). It then can be used for staking mechanisms, breeding events, and developing horse farms to generate passive income.
At this time of writing, only avatars are available to be purchased in Opensea for 0.2 ETH. Silk horses will be available for minting in Q2 of 2022, owning an avatar will immediately give you a mint pass for future collections. As for the gameplay, racing and breeding will be available by the end of this year, together with staking, metaverse registration, and syndication mining.
Indeed the project has revolutionized bridging the gaps between web2 & web3. If you’re into live derby racing while collecting NFTs that connect to real-life horses, then make sure this project is on your radar!
Did you miss out on Axie Infinity’s hype train? The remarkable movement of Sky Mavis has prompted a young team of developers to create derivatives of Axie but in the Binance Smart Chain. The Axie-inspired card game “Monsta Infinite” has caught the attention of investors when offered the cheapest entry point in any P2E game in history. Minting started last October 2021 with almost 300K successfully minted in Monsta. A whole team composed of three Monsta only costs around $30-$40 while the inception Monsta — which were considered as the rarest eggs in-game — only cost 1 BNB or $340 at that time. Similar to the Ronin network, Monsta Infinite also created its own digital wallet and marketplace.
The virtual pet game not only houses competitive PVP/PVE battles, but you can also earn from breeding, staking, and trading Monsta on its local marketplace. In terms of game mechanics, Monsta Infinite is very much similar to Axie Classic, each Monsta is composed of different classes, skill sets, and a unique gameplay twist. The added mini-games, while in the middle of the battle, provide special buffs/debuffs which can be used by the player for their own advantage. Check out the latest gameplay teaser here.
Despite having multiple delays on their promised roadmap, the developers will always be transparent to their community by getting fully doxxed and hosting multiple AMAs almost every week. It was also confirmed that a special mini-game or demo will be released later this year. Likewise, their in-game token $MONI and $STT is now available on Pancakeswap.
If you’re looking to invest and start your own gaming guild then this game might be worth keeping in mind.
The horse meta just keeps getting bigger in the P2E space, these cute little unicorn NFTs open a new world of fun-filled activities. Gameplay mechanics feature farming, breeding, competitive racing, jousting battles, etc. It might be just one of the best P2E games that give out that nostalgic Nintendo vibe.
There are currently 10K unicorns minted with 6 kinds of species and rarity. As well as 30K land plots which will increase in supply in the future updates. Staking your unicorns for $UNIM & $RBW rewards will also be available at monthly intervals. But the most exciting part of the game is the earning mechanism from mini-games and selling digital assets or in-game materials on their own Rainbow token marketplace (to be released).
Laguna Games is a research and game development company that specializes in the Polygon blockchain. Crypto Unicorns is one of the multiple P2E games they are currently building, others feature MMORPG, 4x strategy gameplay, and an undisclosed collaboration with Warner Bros.
Crypto Unicorns’ land gameplay will launch on May 2 on the Polygon network. It will be available to play across all platforms on iOS, Android, and PC. Unicorns can now be purchased on Opensea with a floor price of 1.46 ETH and 0.2 ETH on land.
Opensea (Unicorns): https://opensea.io/collection/crypto-unicorns-market
Opensea (Land): https://opensea.io/collection/crypto-unicorns-land-market
Finally, the Chosen Ones renders an immersive type of gameplay with base characters and tons of different traits for skills and other features. The community is expecting this to be a one-of-a-kind MOBA game within the blockchain. If you’re into competitive gameplay then you might want to check this out!
Unlike any other P2E, the Chosen Ones envisions being part of the competitive world of esports. The founders are part of the largest professional franchise team in Latin America, Infinity Esports. With the large backing of the community from the respected pro players in the scene, they are well-known for games such as Dota 2, CSGO, and League of Legends. They have also partnered with some prestigious NFT projects such as Neo Tokyo and well-known brands in esports such as Mineski and Fork Gaming.
More information will be launched on their Discord about minting your very own characters. Their first series collection will feature only 5,555 characters, and an additional supply will be announced soon. As for their roadmap, the full game will be released by the end of this year. Whitelisting is now open in their Discord, watch out for more updates!
As exciting as it can be, always remember to do research first before getting into the depths of these projects. The P2E space has even more potential this year due to the diversity of its respective game concepts, as well as technological advancements to reach even more heights.
Did we miss something? Let us know your favorite upcoming play-to-earn games this 2022!
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