Top 5 NFT Games: Play and Earn | Hacker Noon

NFT games, also known as play to earn games, allow players to earn cryptocurrency and exchange it for real money. In this article, we will look at 5 examples of such projects. The rapid growth of the gaming token in recent weeks is a bad indicator. This means that it is too late to start playing, because the bubble is about to burst. It is much better to choose smoothly developing projects or to find promising projects and join them during the launch phase. The games’ rofitability should be diversified: not only an increase in demand for in-game currency, but also halving, staking, and so on.


NFT games, also known as play-to-earn games, allow players to earn cryptocurrency and exchange it for real money. In this article, we will look at 5 examples of such projects.

What to Pay Attention to When Choosing an NFT Game:

An NFT game’s profitability should be diversified: not only an increase in demand for in-game currency, but also halving, staking, and so on.

It is desirable that the algorithm be based on proven technology. For example, Binance Smart Chain or Ethereum smart contracts.

The game token must be listed on a cryptocurrency exchange or its placement should take place in the near future. Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to liquify the game currency.

NFT Games:

  • 1. Axie Infinity
  • 2. Gold Fever
  • 3. Crypto Blades
  • 4. Cryptosnake
  • 5. Neon District

Axie Infinity

Imagine someone combined Pokemon Go and Ethereum. Well, in fact, you don’t even need to imagine, because such a game already exists.

In Axie Infinity, you can collect and breed pets. Genetics matters because a child inherits traits from their parents. You can also fight in the arena. The more powerful a pet you can grow, the greater your chances of winning.

As you might have guessed, Aks can be bought and sold on the exchange for cryptocurrency using Ethereum smart contracts. The project uses two tokens: Smooth Love Portion (SLP) and Axis Infinity Shard (AXS). Both tokens are listed on Binance and some other major crypto exchanges.

Token price for August 18: $68 (all-time peak)

Gold Fever

This is a 3D game with simple gameplay and graphics. However, we understand that we are not playing for the sake of a plot and a beautiful picture. If the game was too good, the players would pay for it, and not vice versa.

So, you are competing with other players for gold and trying to mine it, just like crypto miners mine crypto. Game gold equates to decentralized NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which, in theory, can be traded on the exchange. Thus, the more gold you have mined, the higher your game earnings. As a bonus, you can find some items in the game that can also be sold for digital currency in the future.

The currency used in Gold Fever is called NGL. At the moment, the token remains at the ICO stage. It is not listed on major exchanges.

Token price: unknown

Crypto Blades

An online role-playing game based on NFTs and Binance Smart Chain. Take part in battles to upgrade your character’s skills.

Game items here are non-replaceable tokens. This means that they can be sold or exchanged. Interestingly, the local currency here is not money, but skills — $SKILL. This is the name of the token that can be exchanged. Unlike Gold Fever, this currency is listed on several exchanges, including Gate io and Pancake Swap. To be honest, these are not top exchanges.

Token price for August 18: $38

Token price at its peak: $161


Сryptosnake’s gameplay is extremely simple. It is based on the retro snake game. Food for your snake — cryptocurrencies on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) blockchain. The more you eat, the better your pet’s stats. You can also use your local currency to level up your snake to earn even more in the future.

If the snake doesn’t make you feel nostalgic, the gameplay may seem boring. On the other hand, you spend less time on unnecessary in-game actions, and instead earn continuously.

DeFi stands for decentralized finance. The Сryptosnake economy drivers are emission, demand, halving, distribution of 30% of the first transaction of each new player among the old ones, burning old tokens and other drivers (there are 8 of them).

Now the project is at an early stage of development, so you can join on the most favorable terms: the architecture of the game is built in such a way as to motivate players to join as early as possible.

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These are all NFT / DeFi games for today. In the future, we will be able to see dozens and hundreds of new interesting projects.

Neon District

In fact, this is an RPG in which all game items are blockchain elements. Almost any item can be bought or sold. As always, the price depends on supply and demand.

The gameplay is to collect your equipment and go into battle with the team to earn even more coins. The game currency of the Neon District is called Neon. You can use it to buy items and level up your character.

Today, tokens are indeed NFTs and are connected to the blockchain, however, it is not yet possible to bring them to a real cryptocurrency exchange.

Token price: unknown

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