Top NFT Collections and Games this Week – September 3rd

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The Mutant Apes partied their way to the top of the NFT charts, while Farmer’s World dominates for a second week in a row! Let’s take a look at the rest of the entries for the top games and NFT collections, and dive into some of the news stories from this past week!

Plenty of news this week from web3 gaming as Cradles prepares for open beta, Big Time releases a major update, Champions Ascension announces the Festival of Xiva, Upland implements the first Totems in game, MetalCore accepts registrations for their open beta, and more!

And though the NFTs markets may be struggling, that hasn’t stopped such names as Todd McFarlane and Patrick Mahomes from creating their own line of NFTs!

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. Farmers World418.5k+64.11%
2. Alien Worlds192.72k-6.29%
3. Sweat Economy169.31k-0.01%
4. Splinterlands105.36k+44.92%
5. Iskra101.68k+337.44%
6. Hippo Dash99.27k-34.6%
7. Carrom Blitz98.96k+0.459%
8. PlayEmber71.92k-2.27%
9. SuperWalk58.33k+0.02%
Source DappRadar

Farmer’s World sees another astounding surge in active users, pushing it well into first place with over twice the numbers as Alien Worlds!

Iskra is the big winner this week though, with an increase of over 300% in their active player base. They recently announced a new game coming soon called Clashmon, and held a special free mint as part of a ‘Buildonbase’ campaign. Splinterlands also had a good week, moving back over 100k active users. With the imminent (hopefully) release of the next phase of their land gameplay, Splinterlands may be back in the top ranks to stay!

And overall, active player numbers continue to remain strong for web3 gaming. Once again, every one of our top 10 games this week can boast at least 50k active players, continuing the upward trend we’ve seen recently.

Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded

CollectionVolume traded 7 daysVolume Change
1. Mutant Ape Yacht Club$8.56M+23.06%
2. Bored Ape Yacht Club$8.43M-50.62%
3. Gods Unchained$4.46M+1,612.53%
4. DeGods$3.06M-50.87%
5. CryptoPunks$2.57M-41.23%
6. Milady Maker$1.79M-20.52%
7. Azuki$1.75M-38.48%
8. The Captainz$1.49M-36.23%
9. Pudgy Penguins$1.42M-27.65%
10. Art Blocks$1.32M+25.52%
Source DappRadar

The Mutant Apes are back on top this week with a surge in volume correlating with a surge in floor price of over 18%! Riding on the back of a recent two year anniversary party in Miami, and a 500 ETH (over $800k USD!) sale, the Mutant Apes seem to be gaining quite a bit of popularity lately!

Gods Unchained has returned with a vengeance, showing a massive increase in their trading volume this past week. But, overall, aside from a few outliers, we still see a general downward trend in demand for the top shelf NFTs. Will they make a comeback? Or will gaming NFTs begin to take over these charts? Tune in next week to see where these trends take us!

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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.