While the Metaverse is a new concept for most people, it has been around for a long time in gaming.
Immersive digital worlds with avatars have existed for decades.
A rise in play-to-earn games is a perfect way to adopt and use these digital assets.
While opinions on NFT games are still divided, the growing interest in investing hasn’t.
Previously, we compared Gala Games, The Sandbox, and Decentraland.
You can also learn how to play Gala Games’ Town Star here.
But we’ve compiled a list of upcoming crypto games to watch in 2022.
Like anything else involving money, you should research the risks involved before committing.
Mirandus is a fantasy RPG from Gala Games that emphasizes player ownership.
The game’s Materium token represents the magical resource needed to make potions, enchant weapons, and generally adventure.
Like Town Star’s TownCoin, the token can only be earned by playing (for now).
For example, the dev blog states that it comes in “many forms”: solid, liquid (used to create potions of untold power), and gaseous (flowing through the skies of Mirandus).
Mirandus is a free-to-play game currently in beta. The only requirement is that you own an Exemplar avatar.
These elite avatars have special abilities buffed. You can own multiples and earn Materium for each one if you use them all in the test.
You can also deed a simple homestead, a potion shop, or even an entire town.
It’s a good time to join if you’re interested in the game and think it’ll blow up. Before investing, consider the risks.
The Exemplars are quickly selling out, with the cheapest going for 1,045 GALA coin (£415/$550).
My Neighbor Alice
My Neighbor Alice is a multiplayer builder game inspired by Animal Crossing.
The native token is ALICE and earned through gameplay. It used to buy in-game land, assets, and avatar items.
My Neighbor Alice gamified funded with tokens allocated on metaverse staking rewards.
Staking is available with cryptocurrencies that use a proof-of-stake model to verify payments. Learn more about staking cryptocurrencies in our guide.
Or you can use your tokens to join the decentralized governance process that decides on game development, growth, and revenue use.
Early investors were given access to the playtest on Steam in January, with a release date of spring 2022.
The ecosystem is for “players who want to collect and trade NFTs, even if they have no idea what an NFT is,” according to the website.
While you can’t participate right now, you can bookmark the page and keep up with developments and pre-release opportunities.
Light Nite is a Fortnite clone with bitcoin in-game rewards, microtransactions, and NFTs.
Its low-poly, cartoonish graphics keep things simple, and the rewards are no different.
Rather than randomly distribute bitcoin, the game uses the satoshi, the currency’s smallest unit.
It’s one hundred millionth of a bitcoin, and it earned by playing.
In-game items like weapon skins, accessories, and character skins all use NFTs.
They traded on Elixir, the first bitcoin NFT market for gamers.
Satoshi’s Games, creators of Light Nite, launched the market.
Steam’s crypto and NFT policy forced the cancellation of Light Nite’s pre-release playtest.
To withdraw your winnings, you’ll need to set up a Lightning network compatible wallet.
Visit the Light Nite website for more information.
In Illuvium, an open-world adventure RPG, players must explore the wilderness to capture Illuvials.
Like Pokemon, Illuvials have abilities, classes, and can fuse and upgrade to new forms. Basically, you collect and battle monsters.
While all players begin with a free-to-play experience, you can upgrade to premium and start collecting NFTs.
Players can earn by participating in competitions, tournaments, and PvE quests.
Illuvials used to gather resources for the Illuvidex, the game’s marketplace.
Illuvium will have an open beta in Q1 2022, which is the earliest we have it.
This is another one to keep an eye on if you want to get in early and grab some land when it becomes available.