Top NFT Collections and Games this Week – April 16

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A new game tops the charts this week with more active players than any others! And while the gaming charts were mostly stable beside that, NFT collections saw a lot of volatility.

Is alt-coin season upon us? It’s hard to say for sure. But I can say that playtest season is indeed here! Mojo Melee will seen have an open beta, with chances for players to earn whitelist spots to their next mint. Mighty Action Heroes will have a short playtest as well later this month.

Eldarune is holding an ongoing, play to earn event for whitelist spots for their upcoming mint, which will be free! And those with Mocaverse NFTs (either Mocas or Realm Tickets), can soon join a play and earn event with Arc8, a mobile gaming platform with a dozen, skill-based games available.

Mobile, web3 gaming continues to rise, with a new, mobile-only game, Iskra, shooting to the top of the charts in spectacular fashion! Will it last? That’s another question that’s hard to answer. But whether Iskra stays in the charts or not, don’t be surprised to see other mobile games making appearances over the coming months!

The web3 gaming world is really revving up their overall output! Continue reading for more stories and subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly summary, as well as links to all of our articles from the week!

Read on for a look at the most active web3 games and NFT projects for the week. And be sure to keep an eye on our website and Twitter feed for the latest developments in the web3 gaming space!

Top play-to-earn games by active users

GameActive Users 7 daysChange
1. Iskra381.88k+66.72%
2. Alien Worlds277.92k+6.70%
3. Splinterlands130.42k+37.38%
4. Farmers World88.59k-6.19%
5. Upland62.32k+0.59%
6. Planet IX61.49k-21.76%
7. Benji Bananas46.58k-12.92%
8. Axie Infinity36.78k+2.2%
9. Oath of Peak34.16k-20.39%
10. Era730.89k+5.28%
Source DappRadar

Iskra continues an unprecedented climb in user numbers, jumping up to the top spot this past week! I can’t even tell you when the last time was that the number one spot wasn’t held by Alien Worlds or Splinterlands!

And speaking of Splinterlands, they stopped the bleeding of the last couple of weeks and actually made a nice turnaround in regards to active users. Perhaps a result of the opening of land surveying?

Otherwise, the charts are the usually suspects we see from week to week, with some minor shuffling of spots.

Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded

CollectionVolume traded 7 daysVolume Change
1. CryptoPunks$66.55M-15.75%
2. Bored Ape Yacht Club$40.75M+431.95%
3. Azuki$24M+64.65%
4. Mutant Ape Yacht Club$22.68M+71.45%
5. BEANZ Official$8.18M+61.87%
6. Nakamigos$7.31M-70.43%
7. Bored Ape Kennel Club$6.76M+51.93%
8. Clone X$5.81M-34.86%
9. Pudgy Penguins$5.69M-6.26%
10. The Captainz$5.51M-3.01%
Source DappRadar

A lot of volatility this week in the world of NFT sales. The CryptoPunks remain at the top, while the various Bored Ape collections fluctuate up and down on a weekly basis. But they aren’t the only multiple collection, NFT project on the charts. With Azuki and BEANZ Official both in the top 5 this week, we may be seeing the rise of a new dynasty!

But the Bored Ape empire has grown recently, with Otherdeed holders able to mint new Vessel NFTs and decouple their Kodas from the land plots. And the Otherdeed collection has split into those who have ‘expanded’ their deeds, and those who haven’t. This is supposedly an importat step towards an upcoming game called Legends of Mara.

Top announcements of the week

Top 10 Blockchain Gaming Tokens

Name Price
The Sandbox (SAND)
Axie Infinity (AXS)
ImmutableX (IMX)
Enjin Coin (ENJ)
Smooth Love Potion (SLP)
My Neighbor Alice (ALICE)
Merit Circle (MC)
Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.