🎮 Can’t-Miss Blockchain Games Heading Into 2023
Blockchain games to watch, The Sandbox's Alpha Season 3, metaverse news, and more.
Blockchain gaming is having a moment right now.
The Epic Games store – one of the largest PC game marketplaces – just released its first blockchain enabled game.
Top esports brand Faze Clan announced a partnership with metaverse platform The Sandbox.
Blockchain game developer Revolving Games secured a funding round from investors including Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser.
And that’s just this month.
We’re seeing a shift from play-to-earn to play-for-fun. The days of prioritizing “earning” in blockchain game development are coming to an end. The ‘second generation’ of crypto gaming is focused on a few key principles:
Easy onboarding for non-crypto native users
Fostering community and user generated content
Investing in high-quality graphics
Making games that are actually fun to play
Ev.io is a popular first-person shooter title that prioritizes low-friction onboarding, making it easy for new players to hop into a match without connecting a wallet, purchasing NFTs, or even creating an account. The upcoming game Shrapnel is prioritizing user-generated content with its deep map and game mode creation tools. Big Time is a AAA quality game that subtly integrates NFTs behind the scenes of its item and progression systems as a way to onboard non-native users and crypto skeptics while providing value in the process.
With fresh funding entering the space, the future of blockchain gaming is looking bright. To help you get up to speed, we put together a watch list of five blockchain games to follow as we head into 2023 (plus a sixth at the end of this email only for premium subscribers).
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5 Blockchain Games to Watch Heading Into 2023
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