A recent blog post from the blockchain software company founded by Ethereum's Joe Lubin, ConsenSys has listed 16 Ethereum blockchain based games where users are able to earn money whilst playing.
The games listed in the blog post include those that utilise non-fungible tokens which the company claims are changing the online gaming industry as we speak. For those that don’t know, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are also defined as ERC-721 tokens which are based on the Ethereum blockchain. In addition to this, they differ from ERC-20 tokens in that they haven’t got an equal counterpart with each token being unique in its own way.
ConsenSys has said that even though the rest of the blockchain community is busy in talks regarding scalability, adoption and network upgrades, these blockchain based games are early proof that the technology has the potential to revolutionise an industry.
Blockchain Games Using NFTs
The games are listed in four main categories with the initial category being collectible and trading games. These types of games include CryptoKitties and Etheremon. In CryptoKitties, the user has a chance to buy, breed and sell virtual kittens (hence the name). Etheremon has a similar theme as users are able to find, train and trade unique creatures known as ‘Mons’.
In addition to these two games, PlasmaBears is another game in this category where you can build, trade and sell virtual bears. Last but not least in this category, there is 0x Universe where users can build spaceships and explore different galaxies as they colonise planets and sell resources.
The next category is for battle games like Blockchain Cuties and Axie Infinity. In Blockchain Cuties where users breed, raise and battle digital creatures and in Axie Infinity, users collect, raise and battle unique fantasy creatures in-game. On top of these, there is Chibi Fighters where players are able to collect, trade and battle digital fighters on the battlefield where they are able to gather weapons and other assets available to trade.
In the third category, they are mainly strategy games such as Decentraland, CryptoAssault and CryptoBaseball.
The final category is made up of artwork trading which includes SuperRare and CryptoSketches.
Also in the blog post by ConsenSys, the company claimed one of its members was able to to make more than $600 in around three hours from playing just one these NFTs.