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A Brief Intro to Play-to-Earn Gamesby@alexbobes
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A Brief Intro to Play-to-Earn Games

by Alex BobesJune 3rd, 2022
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The Play-to-earn model benefits both gamers and gaming companies, as it allows them to attract more people to their games.

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Players can now enjoy a more immersive gaming experience thanks to Web3's capabilities. Play-to-earn games, also referred to as "crypto games," allow players to acquire virtual assets such as skins, weapons, accessories, characters, and virtual land in the Metaverse, which they can then resell to make money.


The Play-to-earn model benefits both gamers and gaming companies, as it allows them to attract more people to their games.


What are play-to-earn-games?

Character skins, NFTs or crypto can be used to pay players in play-to-earn games. By completing levels, participating in competitions, or simply spending time playing the game, these can be earned. In order to win more prizes, players can use their assets or sell them on a virtual market place.


Decentralization is a feature of most play-to-earn games, which means that both the developers and the players have a say in how the game is run. Players who participate in the in-game economy add value to the game for both other players and the creator.


For example, while Splinterlands and Sandbox are both free to play or only charge a small fee, other play-to-earn games such as Axie Infinity demand that you pay for some of the game's in-game assets up front.


In a variety of games, these items are frequently used as in-game currency or as characters. You'll need MANA, the game's official currency, if you want to buy virtual land in Decentraland, for example.


Play-to-earn games with the best potential

Decentraland

3D virtual world Decentraland is user-created, completely decentralized, and ever-evolving. Land plots can be purchased by players and used to build anything from a digital art gallery to a medieval dungeon maze, or anything in between.


Splinterlands

Splinterlands is a popular card-collecting game based on the HIVE blockchain, in which players fight monsters for rewards. There are a variety of game types available, including quests, ranked play, and tournaments.


Axie Infinity

With NFTs, players can purchase land, Pokémon-inspired monsters called Axies, and other in-game items in the online video game Axie Infinity. In turn-based combat, players can assemble an army of Axies and take on the other players' forces. As well as being able to create stronger teams or even sell them, axes can be bred. Your team will receive $SLP coins, which can be exchanged for fiat money on a cryptocurrency exchange, if they win.


Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds is the perfect P2E game for those who enjoy NFTs, space, and dystopia. The game takes place in outer space, with players exploring and exploring various planets in search of resources (NFTs), trilium (TLM), and other objectives. More than 2,000 plots of digital land are available in the game, and each player has their own, in the form of an NFT.