Blockchain games are really starting to take off. Since the inception of the genre with CryptoKitties, they have transcended past the novel idea of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and owning an item forever and now look set to start disrupting the mainstream gaming industry.
More and more blockchain games are emerging each day, and it can be hard to know which ones are worth keeping an eye on. Here is a list of Coin Rivet’s most promising blockchain games in 2019.
Whether you’re a fan of first-person shooters, fantasy role-playing games, sports games, or even trading card games, there’s something on this list for you.
Age of Rust is just one of the many blockchain games to be part of Enjin’s Multiverse – an infinite amount of gaming universes which all coexist. Items from one game will be usable in another, demonstrating the true power of non-fungible tokens.
US developer SpacePirate Games has been working on the development of the game since mid-2017. It is a post-apocalyptic and dark sci-fi game where the player is tasked with exploring abandoned space stations and mysterious caverns. While on their journey, the player will unlock puzzles and secrets to guide them further into the ever-expansive Age of Rust universe.
The player will also have the chance to earn crypto-items and cryptocurrency while solving puzzles. This twinned with its inclusion in the Multiverse makes it a promising game to keep an eye out for.
While Age of Rust is a sci-fi game with stunning graphics, Chainmonsters.io is a blockchain game that revels in nostalgia.
Inspired by the classic Japanese role-playing game series Pokémon, Chainmonsters looks to reinvent the old into something new. Underpinned by blockchain technology, it truly entwines classic nostalgia with modern day tech.
Its beta launched around March 2019 and it has undergone several updates since, showing the developer is keen to make it as polished as it can be.
The player is tasked with choosing a staring ‘Mon’ before embarking on a journey to catch, train, and battle with other people and Mons.
Not only is it an RPG, but it is also a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game – meaning you can play with your friends online.
Each Mon is stored on the blockchain and is associated with the player’s Ethereum wallet address. There is even the option to buy and sell Mons for Ether.
Cryptic Conjure is a multiplayer fantasy-action RPG based on the Ethereum blockchain and built using the Unreal game engine.
Back in March 2019, its initial client was released with a tutorial dungeon, the hub town of Rathe, and one dungeon playable from start to finish. In April 2019, a second dungeon was released alongside the public launch.
You play as an adventurer from a far-away land with a lot of latent potential – both the prevailing political party of Kyra and the resistance see you as a valuable asset. As you delve into the game, a mysterious voice speaks to you, imploring you to explore the elemental dungeons.
Cryptic Conjure has an intuitive spell-crafting system and makes apt use of blockchain and smart contract technology – meaning seasoned veterans can earn money through playing the game.
Gods Unchained is a card trading game not too dissimilar from the massively popular Hearthstone game. It has already started and finished its closed beta. It is partnered with CryptoKitties and even has investment from popular crypto exchange Coinbase.
The player will be able to purchase packs and build up their deck before challenging other players to duels.