This was a pretty sweet week for web3 gaming. With new roadmaps, new betas / playtests, and even a new release! NFT markets are strong and with a potential resolving of the government debt ceiling issue in the U.S., we may see confidence rise with web games and NFTs.
Lots of news this week, from many different games.
Grit is officially released, letting players shoot to earn in a wild west setting. Gala makes the first web3 implementation with their suite of mobile games as they add NFTs to Dragon Strike.
There are still a few days left to play to mint with the Tearing Spaces beta. And Illuvium Zero moves onto Season One, opening up the opportunity for players to mint Blueprints! Life Beyond players have a new Combat Trials portal, giving them a chance to show off their skills against increasingly difficult obstacles and foes.
If it’s information that you want, both Mojo Melee and Gods Unchained gave us new roadmaps. Or perhaps it might be good to know that City States: Medieval and Axes Metaverse have both closed down their servers.
Top play-to-earn games by active users
|Game||Active Users 7 days||Change|
|1. Alien Worlds||291.28k||-10.59%|
|4. Farmers World||93.47k||+2.68%|
|8. Benj Bananas||34.1k||+48.10%|
|9. Hippo Dash||33.3k||+105.68%|
|10. Axie Infinity||33.05k||-2.64%|
Splinterlands takes another hit this week, pushing Farmer’s World into the top 4. And Hippo Dash, a web3 mobile game, jumps onto the charts.
Superwalk remains strong after their debut last week, while Benji Bananas makes a return and Planet IX drops out of the top 10. Superwalk is especially interesting as it lives on the Klatlyn blockchain — which is one we don’t hear as much about.
Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded
|Collection||Volume traded 7 days||Volume Change|
|1. Mutant Ape Yacht Club||$27.43M||+2.23%|
|2. Bored Ape Yacht Club||$18.59M||+9.92%|
|3. Milady Maker||$16.1M||+23.59%|
|5. Pudgy Penguins||$7.23M||-9.99%|
|6. Opepen Edition||$6.42M||+343.43%|
|9. Gods Unchained||$5M||+0.53%|
|10. The Captainz||$2.94M||-43.98%|
Mutant Ape Yacht makes it three in a row for most NFT sales over the past week with a commanding $27 million worth of trading!
Milday Maker still rides the crest of the meme-wave, taking the third spot. And Opepen Edition, a mutable NFT collection from Jack Butcher, sees a major surge.
Another surprise repeat this week on the NFT charts is Gods Unchained! They have often popped in and out of the top 10, but holding a steady $5 million in sales from week to week is surely a good sign. Perhaps players like what they see in the recently released roadmap.