A lot happened in the world of blockchain recently. And while a number of NFT projects struggle for various reasons, web3 gaming continues to thrive and grow! Read on for more about the top NFT collections and web3 games from this past week!
Stoner Cats sued, Nouns loses half their DAO treasury, and Milday Maker had one of their devs steal a significant amount of money! It’s been a crazy few weeks for NFTs! You can read some more about that in the NFT section below.
In the meantime, lots of web3 gaming announcements to cover. My Pet Hooligan opens their early access game to the public, Phantom Galaxies launches a new phase of their beta and plans an official release later this year, signups for the Moonfrost alpha are now open, and Hunters On-Chain drops a major update, giving players a reason to return to the game each day!
And of course that’s not all. MegaWorld began the first alpha phase for their new Express Delivery game, Sunflower Lands is holding their first ever NFT mint, Blockchain Brawlers rebrands themselves, and you still have two weeks to play the Everseed Alpha and earn special badges!
Top play-to-earn games by active users
|Game||Active Users 7 days||Change|
|1. Farmer’s World||430.4k||-48%|
|2. Solitaire Blitz||346.59k||+6.02%|
|3. Sweat Economy||229.81k||-0.78%|
|4. Dmail Network||181.61k||-1.85%|
|5. Alien Worlds||151.6k||-7.13%|
|7. Carrom Blitz||101.07k||+0.81%|
Farmer’s World still shows as the top web3 game on our charts, even with a 45% decrease in active players from last week. Lots of volatility in the bottom half of this chart as Splinterlands nearly falls off entirely, while SecondLive jumps back, and IndiGG, an gaming DAO focused on onboarding players from India makes an appearances in our top 10.
We still have Dmail Network on this list for some reason. I don’t know, maybe some folks consider encrypted email a fun activity! SecondLive has recently added some cross-chain compatibility, and just finished up a special AR campaign encouraging users to capture moments with the avatar in AR.
Mobile gaming is definitely on the rise, whether that be a basic, casual, mobile game, or an augmented reality journey. Will a desktop game ever be able to compete? Tune in next week and we’ll see what changes!
Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded
|Collection||Volume traded 7 days||Volume Change|
|1. Bored Ape Yacht Club||$6.91M||-24.46%|
|2. Mutant Ape Yacht Club||$6M||-14.58%|
|3. Gods Unchained||$4.78M||+6.21%|
|7. Milady Maker||$1.8M||-64.17%|
|8. Nakamigos – CLOAKS||$1.67M||(NEW)|
|10. Pudgy Penguins||$931.78K||-31.25%|
Lots of NFT news recently!
Stoner Cats has been sued by the SEC, resulting in their NFTs being delisted on many major marketplaces. Nouns held some sort of DAO split that resulted in nearly half of the owners cashing out taking a significant chunk of the DAO treasury with them! This is why Nouns had a surge into the top 10 trading charts last week but this week are nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, one of the devs for Milady Maker stole $1 million dollars worth of collected fees from the collection, and made a brief seizure of Milady Maker’s social media accounts!
Sugartown volume remains strong for their still unrevealed Oras collection, moving them up to the ninth spot this week. And Nakamigos – CLOAKS makes their debut in style with over $1.6 million in trading volume!
Volatility among these projects remains high, with surges and drops on a weekly basis. But it still feels like the overall trading volume for the top NFT collections remains on a downward trend. Projects that were once regularly trading over $5 million in value a week are down a third or less of that volume!
That being said, I do feel like we are on an upward trend in regards to NFT usage. From games to user identity to real estate transactions, and more! As to whether we’ll once again have NFTs regularly trading for over a million dollars apiece remains to be seen.