Top NFT Collections and Games this Week – August 20th

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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!

But that’s not all! Champions Ascension is now keeping their servers open 24/7, and Gala Games migrates their NFT vault to their GYRI chain, and announces plans for an upcoming Mystery Box sale.

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!

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. Alien Worlds238.55k-3.74%
2. Hippo Dash198.82k+30.36%
3. Sweat Economy172.79k-15.1%
4. Farmers World149.27k+5.62%
5. Untitled Platformer102.12k+27.66%
6. Carrom Blitz97.7k+0.79%
7. Pandra War92.59k-28.67%
8. PlayEmber75.35k-2.81%
9. Splinterlands73.34k+24.19%
10. SuperWalk59.22k+0.32%
Source DappRadar

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

CollectionVolume traded 7 daysVolume Change
1. DeGods$25.45M+26.62%
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%
5. Azuki$3.81M-18.95%
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%
10. CryptoPunks$1.68M-52.6%
Source DappRadar

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.

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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.