Blockchain technology brought along with it the promise to change every industry in the world. But due to many factors, this has not yet been materialized. But one industry that was particularly interested in blockchain technology was gaming, from the time when crypto kitties started hitting headlines. Even though the initial reception was good, the idea has taken a back seat, especially after the crypto winter. Recently, a few games have emerged that make use of blockchain technology to enhance the user experience. Let’s have a look at some of them.
This is another EOS based RPG game, the game is still in its presale stage. Crypto swords and magic is also available in mobile, in both IOS and Android. The game is a new version of the much loved Facebook RPG game ‘Sword & Magic’, where it had over 700,000 active users. But unfortunately, the blockchain version could only attract around 77,000 monthly users.
Data of all heroes, equipment, and pets are recorded on the EOS blockchain, and the game logic works on the Smart Contract. Even when you are not playing the game, you can always play with others in a mercenary mode.
2. EOS Dynasty
EOS Dynasty is a role-playing game (RPG) and player versus player PvP game on EOS blockchain. EOS Dynasty has a historic Chinese theme to it and is based on the three kingdoms period of China which is one of its main attractions. The game has issued a token on the EOS blockchain intended for use inside the game. It is called the three kingdom token. Players can enhance their heroes through collecting materials (natural, metal, bone, leather and gemstone), forging equipment and domestication mounts. Obtaining Three Kingdoms Token (TKT) helps to participate in multiple dividends or trade assets in the marketplace based on a smart contract, this, in turn, leads to earning EOS.
The tagline of the game goes like “MINE GOLD – BUILD YOUR WORLD”. This in itself gives a really good idea of the premise of the gameplay. According to the website, the game is a Massive Multiplayer Online Real-Time Economic Strategy Game, the first in EOS blockchain.
This game uses blockchain at its core to enhance the user experience. All game activity happens within the project’s smart contract, and all the assets, owned by a player, are secured in the blockchain. This is unlike many games which just use the word blockchain to get hype and attention. Another cool feature of the game is that all prices for services and in-game goods are determined by supply and demand. This is an effort to recreate the 19th century Gold Rush period environment, and according to the users the game does that job very well. The game has not been released yet and is going through a beta phase, even at this stage it has attracted 3000 daily active users.
4. EOS Knights
The first release of this game happened back in September of last year, and has grown in popularity very quickly, reaching even 7000 daily active users in the first quarter of this year, but since then the growth has not stopped. The number of active users have actually decreased. The developers are planning a relaunch of the game through Klaytn blockchain. This is a venture supported by both LG and Samsung. One of the main attractions of this game is the fact that it can be played on mobile(first for an EOS based game). The South Korean developers stayed true to their roots by incorporating this feature.
This game is another RPG game, but this is the only one on the list to use Ethereum as its blockchain. My Crypto Heroes or MCH as some call it has a strong user base, and a fairly complex game structure too. The game has both PvP and PvE (player versus environment), and there are 4 main roles: farmer, warrior, creator, and trader. Farmers go on quests to level up heroes and find rare items, selling loot on the market to earn GUM- the currency of MCH. Warriors fight in PvP battles for rare items and fame, proving skills in regular tournaments, Land vs. Land battles, and custom arenas. Creators sell their own self-made hero skins on the art market for GUM. Traders use the in-game market to earn GUM. They buy the supply of farmers and equip warriors before they send their heroes into battle.
Crypto kitties was the first major game to adopt blockchain technology in a meaningful way and a lot has changed since then. As we have seen EOS has become a popular platform for game developers focusing on blockchain, and new data give hope. Even though crypto-based games are not going mainstream anytime soon, signs of adoption are encouraging. According to Dappradar, many more blockchain games are going to be released in 2020. These include titles like The Sandbox, Ethereum-based Neon District, CryptoWars, F1 Delta Time,and EOS-based Block Party games. Once these titles get released and there is enough option we can expect a huge increase in user base for such games.