Zynga makes a web3 announcement, Axie reveals a new project, and more! Though our charts may not have changed that much, there has definitely been activity in the world of web3 gaming and NFTs. Let’s take a look at some of the top stories from this past week!
Once again we have news about web3 gaming platforms. Though this one comes from one of the biggest names in casual gaming, Zynga, who announce Sugartown, a new web3 game development and distribution platform! We don’t have a lot of details yet, but it will be interesting to see if they try to integrate or port any of their existing games into Sugartown.
And there are plenty of other announcements as well. Gods Unchained opens a new ‘Pauper’ game mode, Star Atlas reveals details about Sage Labs, and upcoming web-based simulation of their game function and economy, Axie Infinity opens the first tests for Project T, a new social-focused virtual world in the Axie universe, and Eldrarune makes a mainnet launch!
And though the crypto markets took a dive this week, web3 gaming continues to amp up. Things will only get more exciting from here on out!
Top play-to-earn games by active users
|Game||Active Users 7 days||Change|
|1. Alien Worlds||238.55k||-3.74%|
|2. Hippo Dash||198.82k||+30.36%|
|3. Sweat Economy||172.79k||-15.1%|
|4. Farmers World||149.27k||+5.62%|
|5. Untitled Platformer||102.12k||+27.66%|
|6. Carrom Blitz||97.7k||+0.79%|
|7. Pandra War||92.59k||-28.67%|
We have the exact same list of games this week in our chart, with only a few even swapping spots. Both Pandra War and Sweat Economy saw a drop in users this week. While Untitled Platformer seems to grow stronger. Who would have expected that a retro, 2D platformer would be one of the top games?!
Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded
|Collection||Volume traded 7 days||Volume Change|
|2. Bored Ape Yacht Club||$17.94M||+43.78%|
|3. Mutant Ape Yacht Club||$8.62M||-12.41%|
|4. Gods Unchained||$4.48M||-9.51%|
|6. Pudgy Penguins||$3.17M||+8.42%|
|7. Milady Maker||$2.53M||-31.54%|
|8. The Captainz||$2.22M||+16.72%|
|9. Opepen Edition||$1.82M||+27.37%|
For the second week in a row, DeGods claims the top spot in our NFT trading volume chart — and by a large margin! It appears their Season 3 ‘downgrades’ and Points Parlor system are succeeding in keeping their community engaged!
The Bored Apes also had a strong week, even with the lawsuit from collectors upset that the floor price has dropped, and the spat with OpenSea. Most other collections saw a downturn in trading, probably at least partially due to the recent drop in crypto value.