Non Fungible Tokens (NFT) have become known to the general public in recent years and have rapidly found applications in various fields. One of the fields where the use of NFTs is most widespread is gaming.
Video games have become the largest entertainment in the world. The number of forecasted players in 2023 is above 3 billions. In-game transactions on mobile and browser-based free-to-play games reached 159.3 billion USD in 2020.
Here are a few blockchain-based games running on Solana and Polygon.
Aurory is a Solana-based, role-playing, play-to-earn game where players travel across the worlds of Antik and Cryptos. Players will meet magical creatures, that they can catch and trade. Solana-based NFTs represent all Aurory pets and supernatural creatures.
The Aurory play-to-earn mechanics center around the platform’s native token, AURY. Players earn rewards in AURY by winning in both Player versus the Environment (PvE) and Player versus Player (PvP) game modes. The platform also offers a passive income opportunity through AURY staking. In the future, the token will also act as a governance token, allowing holders to vote on important game-development decisions.
Thanks to nice animated graphics and an appealing design, Aurory offers players a chance to dive into a world of magic and enchantment.
With more than 150.000 concurrent minters, the Aurorian NFT sale was one of Solana’s most successful NFT sale.
Project SEED is a gaming ecosystem built on a blockchain with a strategic focus on mobile devices.
It is an on-chain Action Role Playing Game (A-RPG) app designed to bring players a virtual world that features an action based battle system with cooperative multiplayer mode and uses NFT & DeFi monetization.
Project SEED is one of the first gaming platforms built on the Solana blockchain. The ecosystem includes a Game Studio, DEX, NFT marketplace, and a wallet. It is designed with mobile phones and devices in mind.
Players can interact with their beasts, or “Zeds” and explore the world alone or in a team. Players can battle against each other in tournaments, join co-op adventures to gain experiences, tame Zeds, join guilds, build dungeons, and much more.
Project SEED aims to be a Play-to-Earn game, instead of Pay-to-Win. In the ecosystem, players earn SHILL tokens for completing certain tasks or quests, by leveling up and gathering enough materials to unlock a new variety of weapons or equipment, or by evolving their Zeds and selling them as an NFT.
SHILL token will be the utility token used in the ecosystem, whether it will be used for trading, staking, or voting.
The developers have chosen the Solana blockchain because it offers affordable gas fees and fast transaction.
Sunflowers Farmers is an open source Play to Earn game where players can plant, craft, mine, chop, fish and fight as they build their farming empire. It is based on the the Polygon blockchain.
Players can start by planting and harvesting crops to earn Sunflower Farm crypto tokens (SFF), the in-game ERC20 token of the game. Players can earn tokens by planting crops, waiting patiently, and harvesting rewards in the form of SFF tokens.
Not only sunflower but also vegetables like potato, cauliflower, pumpkin, radish, etc are available for farming.
In addition, players can earn distributed rewards every 3 days just by holding the token and supporting the game. Moreover, you can earn SFF tokens by selling the NFTs and in-game items you own on marketplaces like OpenSea or decentralized exchanges like QuickSwap.
The tokenomics is designed in a way that more people get into the game and the overall supply increases, the rewards also lessen. This means someone playing in the early days will receive a significantly higher amount of rewards for harvesting a sunflower compared to someone in the future.
According to data tracker PolygonScan, Sunflower accounts for about 70% of all of the so-called gas used on Polygon by top accounts.
DeFi Land is a unique, multi-chain agriculture-simulation game created to gamify all aspects of decentralized finance. The main goal of the game is to make it easier and simpler for individuals to take part in the exciting world of DeFi and crypto, while also having the opportunity to have fun.
DeFi Land will offer all the features offered by traditional platforms, but everything will be gathered in one place. The game offers players the opportunity to start playing for free, grind their way up to the play-2-earn tier (or simply purchase it), compete with other players, craft, trade, and do everything else in a fun and exciting way.
The native utility token is called DFL, and it can be used for:
• Trading in-game assets and NFTs;
• Staking and LP incentives
• Governance votes, giving players the opportunity to determine how the network resources are allocated.
The play-2-earn model introduced by DeFi Land allows users to earn income for completing tasks or reaching certain milestones.
While existing games let people become part of the market, they do not offer them enough opportunities to learn about the more technical side of DeFi and crypto.
With DeFi Land, newcomers have the opportunity to learn everything about the industry and truly understand how DeFi technology and the crypto industry operate.
Another very important aspect that should be noted is that DeFi Land is running on top of already existing protocols.
The game brings together all the different functionalities and aspects of DeFi. This includes swaps, liquidity provision, farming, lending, borrowing, staking, and more.
DeFi Land has already integrated projects such as Serum, Raydium, Orca, Tulip, and Saber.
DeFi Land has recently announced the release of the first NFT sale: 7,500 DeFi Land Seeds are available.