GameFi entered the public eye thanks to CryptoKitties, the game that once caused Ethereum to crash. As of March 20, 1,386 games have been released, covering Card, PVP, Virtual-World and many more. Among them are popular games such as The Sandbox , Decentraland , and MOBOX.
The emergence of the card game Axie Infinity became the beginning of GameFi’s prosperity. Besides Axie Infinity, what other card games are worth watching? This article introduces the three most popular Card Games: Splinterlands, Alien Worlds and The Crypto You, based on the Card Game Popularity Ranking of Footprint Analytics.
Splinterlands is a 2018 card game by Jesse Reich and Matthew Rosen, similar to Hearthstone. The game was released on the Hive chain and completed a $3.6 million financing in July 2021.
There are two types of tokens in Splinterlands, one is SPS, which is published on the BSC (Binance Smart Chain) chain, and holding SPS is a certificate for participating in the governance of Splinterlands DAO . The second is DEC, Dark Energy Crystals, the currency of Splinterlands . Can be used to purchase in-game items, similar to Axie’s SLP.
2. How to play
Splinterlands is like a card-based turn-based battle game. Players can buy and collect their own cards (ie NFTs ) and play against other players with different card combinations. It is suitable for players who like to play games such as Hearthstone, but it is not suitable for players who like League of Legends.
To start the Splinterlands game, you need to register an account, support MetaMask and WAX wallet registration, and provide an E-mail address. After entering the game, you need to spend $10 to buy the magic book, which is used to summon the summoner to start the game. Each Summoning Magic Book is an NFT with a unique number.
Sources – Splinterlands – Sign Up
After obtaining the Summoner, unlock four ways to play:
- Complete daily tasks to get season rewards. About 14 days a season.
- Participate in battles, or pass trials, or participate in tournaments to earn rewards.
- Complete the basic tasks and wait for the airdrop (governance token PSP).
- Card NFT, land, equipment, etc. are rented out to earn income.
The gameplay of Battle supports 6 monster cards and 1 summoner card in each round. If you win the game, you can get cards and DEC as a bonus.
Sources – Splinterlands – The Battlefield
3. Data representation – token
Token DEC and SPS have roughly the same rise and fall in the last year. The highest prices all occurred around October 14, 2021. After that, it began to fall, although it rebounded, but then fell again. Influenced by the cryptocurrency market as a whole.
Footprint Analytics – Price of DEC
Footprint Analytics – Price of SPS
Transaction volumes in Splinterlands have generally been rising steadily, consistent with a solid project development path.It is the project with the most GameFi transactions in the past year on the Hive chain, accounting for 98.97%.
Footprint Analytics – Share of Tractions | Hive
Judging from the number of transactions in the past year, the first half of the year was relatively average. Mainly, there was a surge in August, with an increase of more than 900%. One of the reasons is the popularity of the GameFi concept and the growth brought about by the positive industry.
Footprint Analytics – Transactions of Splinterlands
As of March 20, Splinterlands had 10 million users, the number one card game. This is 14.7 times that of Axie Infinity, which has 680,000 users. The major increase coincided with a surge in transactions, both beginning in August. Currently maintaining a relatively stable growth.
Footprint Analytics – Number of Users of Splinterlands
(2) Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds is a Metaverse interplanetary game created by Dacoco GmbH in 2020. Published on the WAX and BSC chains and supports cross-chain bridging to Ethereum. It is the first NFT game to introduce DeFi ‘s Liquidity Mining.
Its token is Trillium (TLM), an ERC-20 token. It can be obtained in Liquidity Mining and staked for rewards. Holding TLM can participate in the governance of Planet DAO, and it is also the payment currency for purchasing upgrade items.
2. How to play
Alien Worlds is an interstellar exploration game where the player acts as an explorer to explore six planets on Alien Worlds.Each planet is a DAO organization. Players can choose characters and planets to explore, and then perform Liquidity Mining to obtain TLM and NFT assets. Or participate in battles to win rewards.
To enter the game, you need to register with WAX wallet first. Players in areas with walls cannot use VPN during registration. After registration, you need to purchase 10 WAX tokens to activate the wallet account. Then you can enter the game.
There are three main types of gameplay:
- Mining Hub mode. Players participate in Liquidity Mining and earn TLM and NFT assets.
- In Missions mode, players buy warships and send them to participate in missions to earn rewards.
- In Thunderdome Battle mode, players choose to select minions and weapons to fight with other players. The winner will get TLM and NFT assets, while the loser’s minions and weapons will have certain health and quality damage.
Sources – Alien Worlds: Minions
Sources – Alien Worlds: Weapons
Whether it is Mining Hub mode or Thunderdome Battle mode, players need to think about arranging troops. Obtaining more TLM and NFT assets within the inherent time, equipping minions and weapons to win the Battle, can improve the player’s self-confidence and sense of achievement, and enhance the user’s stickiness.
3. Data representation – token
Since the sale in April, the price of TLM has been soaring, reaching its all-time high price of $6.93 on April 11. Since then, it has started to dive and is currently maintained at around $0.25.
Footprint Analytics – Price of TLM
As of March 20, Alien Worlds had 30 million transactions, accounting for 80.6% of the total number of game transactions on the WAX chain, far ahead of Farmers Worlds in second place. Ranked 2nd among all card games, 19 times more than the 3rd place X World Games.
Footprint Analytics – Share of Tractions | WAX
Alien Worlds currently has 5.53 million users, and the overall trend is upward. But monthly new user growth has fluctuated.
Footprint Analytics – New Users by Month | Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds’ new user growth has started to slow since November 2021. Only 24 new users were added on March 20, 2022, a growth rate of 2.4%, a decrease of 46% from the previous day. This is a slightly weaker growth rate for a project that ranks second in terms of transaction volume among all card games.
Footprint Analytics – Daily Gamers Trend | Alien Words BSC
（三）The Crypto You
The Crypto You is a baby-themed Metaverse game hatched by BabySwap. Released on the BSC chain in December 2021.
There are two types of tokens in The Crypto You. One is BABY, the governance token of BabySwap. Creating characters in the game and casting rare equipment all need to consume BABY. The second is MILK, the currency of The Crypto You. MILK is required to upgrade characters and repair equipment.
2. How to play
The Crypto You gameplay is broadly similar to Spinterlands and Alien Worlds. There are Mining and battle settings, but the details are all different.
The players of The Crypto You mainly focus on the main line of “creating a character, Mining, upgrading to a senior character, copying monsters, Mining”, in which different links consume BABY and MILK, and at the same time earn BABY, MILK and other NFT equipment rewards.
Baby has a total of 5 occupations and 12 characters with two attributes, physical and magic, which are divided into three levels: R, SR and SSR according to rarity.
Sources – The Crypto You – Baby Characters: Bitcoin Holder – SSR – Physical – Fighter
There are two main ways to play:
- Daily Mining: Baby starts working in dark castles, warehouses and more to earn MILK.
- PVE: Baby start the battle mode, or 1vs1 loot resources, or Team Battle to earn rewards.
Sources – The Crypto You – Daily Mining
3. Data representation – token
The price movement of The Crypto You’s currency, MILK, is similar to that of Alien Worlds’ TLM. Both prices were higher within a few days of the release date, and then plummeted. maintain a relatively stable low value.
Another governance token, BABY, is the same token as BabySwap, which cannot well represent the data performance of The Crypto You and will not be analyzed.
Footprint Analytics – Price of MILK
Although The Crypto You is the fourth most frequently traded game on the BSC chain, it has occupied a 7.66% share in less than four months. But overall trading has flattened out. This is consistent with user changes, and there may be new user experiences behind them and no longer play, that is, the user retention rate is not high.
Footprint Analytics – Share of Tractions | BSC
Footprint Analytics – Transactions of The Crypto You
The Crypto You currently has a total of 48,000 users, but the number of users is retained and the growth of new users has declined. The game was launched in December, with an influx of 220,000 users. But it has continued to decline since then, with only 166 new users in March as of March 20. Although the active users have reached 1,500+, it is obviously more important for the new project to attract new users to revitalize the project.
Footprint Analytics – Daily Gamers Trend | The Crypto You
write at the end
Although GameFi has broad prospects, it does not mean that you can blindly invest in several hot projects. Splinterlands has 14 times as many users as Axie Infinity, but is nowhere near as profitable as Axie. While Alien Worlds tops the WAX on-chain game by transaction volume, new user growth has slowed. Although The Crypto You ranks fourth in the hot list, there is still a lot of room for improvement in user retention and new user growth.
Therefore, before choosing a game to invest in, rationally analyze the project’s active users, new user growth rate, user retention rate, project qualifications, and the game’s Roadmap. After comprehensive consideration, reinvest .
This article is contributed by the Footprint Analytics community.
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