Trading card tournaments, cartoon cat competitions and hero hunts — all these differentgames use blockchain technology, giving users a unique experience.
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are starting to gain momentum in the gaming community, and it's not just about using bitcoins to buy in-game items or bets in e-sports competitions.
Developers use blockchain to createa unique in-game economy in which rare items are extremely valuable, and players owning digital assets therefore buy, sell them or trade them at their discretion.
But at the moment it seems thatgame developers just do not understand what benefits blockchain technology provides. However, today there are games that are really worth playing. Here is a selection of five blockchain games worth paying attention to.
Gods Unchained has been doing a lot lately.uproar when the creators of Immutable got into trouble with major publisher Blizzard Entertainment over the suspension of a professional Hearthstone player for advocating Hong Kong's secession from China. Declare yourself at this very moment — a subtly calculated marketing ploy for a start-up company. And this is justified, since Gods Unchained from Immutable — competitor to Hearthstone.
This card battler for PC and Mac is very similar to Hearthstone and other Magic: The Gathering games, where you build a deck in an attempt to wear down your opponent and defeat them.
But the blockchain game Gods Unchained hasadvantage: cardholders can buy, sell and exchange them as they wish. As in real card games, some cards are incredibly rare. One of the Gods Unchained Mythic Titans cards was sold for nearly 146.3 ETH (about $ 26,000). Gods Unchained is available in beta and already looks very good until the full release, which will be timed to coincide with the world e-sports champion.
Beyond the void
B2Expand Beyond the Void offers a hybridmultiplayer online battle (MOBA) and real-time strategy (RTS) mechanics. However, unlike popular MOBAs such as League of Legends and Dota 2, this game takes you to the stars in a 1v1 format instead of team combat.
In the game you choose your spaceship andskills before heading to an opponent who starts on the other end of the galactic map. Along the way, you exchange shots, maneuvering, extracting resources and conquering planets, and all this in the hope of defeating your opponent. In addition to the Void system controlled by the blockchain, the game gives a real right to own items, not to mention the ability to use items belonging to players in several games on the Nexarium platform.
However, Beyond the Void has been running for a year without updates as B2Expand is busy developing its next blockchain game, Light Trail Rush.
CryptoKitties was one of the first games tohas drawn tremendous attention to the potential of blockchain games. It uses the cryptocurrency Ethereum to buy cute cartoon cats with different attributes and varying degrees of rarity. You can breed them to pass on genetic traits to future generations, creating new cat breeds. Just like other blockchain games, you are free to sell cats as you wish.
CryptoKitties is very simple but attracts manythe ability to breed cats and achieve success with a self-bred rare breed of kittens. Buying and breeding cost money, or rather ethers. So periodically monitor how this affects your wallet.
My crypto heroes
What do Jack the Ripper and Maria have in common?Antoinette and Santa Claus? All of them — collectible heroes in My Crypto Heroes, the game transforms many historical characters and legendary figures into regular RPG fighters.
The created team of heroes goes on questsor battle arenas, gradually improving their skills. Of course, the collecting aspect is key in this blockchain game: you can buy and trade heroes and works of art using the GUM currency (which you can buy for broadcasts). The design is rather modest, but the style of pixel art is great, and from a strange set of heroes funny and unexpected pairs can turn out.
Spells of genesis
Spells of Genesis — this is a combinationstrategy card gaming with old-school arcade style, it's similar to Orbital, but with a fantasy RPG theme. Players throw cards that bounce off the stage and hit all enemies. The goal is to destroy your enemies before they can attack.
Although the game is available on PC and Mac, as well as on iOS andAndroid, ultimately Spells of Genesis — Quite simple entertainment for mobile devices. There's a lot more going on outside of the fairly simple gameplay, however, as the destructive power of your strike is determined by the hero cards in your deck.
In this blockchain game, you own cards and can trade them as you wish. In general, Spells of Genesis itself is very funny, even if you do not dig deep.</p>