Top NFT Collections and Games this Week – April 23

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Lots of movement on the charts this week for both web3 games and NFT collections. Iskra continues to dominate the gaming charts while the Bored and Mutant Apes claim the top two spots for overall NFT sales over the past week.

Though the announcement from The Otherside about an upcoming game called Legends of Mara caused lots of buzz, it was the Mutant Apes that got the most attention this week. Long a neglected part of the Bored Ape franchise, the Mutants may soon be getting their own game called Serum City.

Gala Games also caused a stir with the announcement a new version of their GALA token. Other recent gaming news includes the implementation of cross-chain dependencies on Mega World, Axie launching season 2 of their Homeland alpha, Undead Blocks holding a new Genesis tournament with a 10k prize pool, and Mighty Action Heroes opening up a staking option.

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. Iskra842.93k+120.98%
2. Alien Worlds286.92k+5.36%
3. Splinterlands86.75k-33.5%
4. Farmers World81.94k-7.55%
5. Upland63.59k+1.94%
6. Benji Bananas53.43k+15.67%
7. Planet IX43.67k-28.17%
8. Arc832.07k+31.35%
9. Axie Infinity30.66k-16.5%
10. SecondLive30.03k+0.53%
Source DappRadar

Iskra shoots even higher on the charts. But, as we mentioned in our first look at Iskra article, these numbers seem to be people logging into the website for a daily spin and win opportunity, which is even less of a game than mining in Alien Worlds.

In other gaming activity, both Splinterlands and Planet IX take a huge hit in player numbers. Arc8 on the other hand, sees a nice boost. Perhaps related to their event with Mocaverse?

Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded

CollectionVolume traded 7 daysVolume Change
1. Bored Ape Yacht Club$41.22M-51.36%
2. Mutant Ape Yacht Club$35.95M+48.14%
3. CryptoPunks$32.39M-51.04%
4. Azuki$25.6M+7.93%
5. BEANZ Official$7.55M-7.05%
6. Bored Ape Kennel Club$6.73M-9.44%
7. Moonbirds$6.36M+510.31%
8. The Captainz$6.05M+5.79%
9. Milady Maker$4.95M-8.11%
10. DeGods$4.82M+32.36%
Source DappRadar

Bored Ape is back on top this week, despite a drop in total sales numbers. And the Mutant Apes see renewed interest as an in-development game called Serum City aims to make Mutant Apes the main characters.

The Moonbirds are back in the charts as they renew IP rights for NFT holders and also announce some other upcoming events. Check their Twitter feed for updates.

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