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10 NFT Games to Play-to-Earn in 2022

2021-12-24

Key Takeaways

  • Play-to-earn games are growing in popularity, rewarding players with exciting gameplay and financial incentives. 

  • Play-to-earn games offer a unique tokenomic framework that transforms your playing time into a revenue stream. 

  • In this article, you’ll discover some play-to-earn games for the coming year.

Play-to-earn’s financially incentivized gameplay loop has welcomed millions of new users in recent years. Find out which games you should look out for in 2022. 

Earning an income from playing video games has traditionally been limited to e-sport athletes or content creators. With play-to-earn, the average gamer can now monetize their playing time by buying and selling in-game NFTs or completing tasks in exchange for cryptocurrency rewards. If you’re interested in learning more, you can read our helpful guide to getting crypto and NFTs via play-to-earn.

Binance NFT is at the forefront of play-to-earn gaming, with a vast collection of high-quality gaming drops and the first-ever Initial Game Offering (IGO) platform for emerging NFT gaming projects. If you’re looking for a quick way to kickstart your NFT gaming adventure, you can begin by browsing our available collections. Keep reading to explore the ten play-to-earn NFT games worth looking out for in 2022. 

1. Mines of Dalarnia

Launched on the Binance Launchpool, Mines of Dalarnia is an action-adventure gaming project that features a unique blockchain-powered real-estate market. The player base is split into two cooperating factions, miners and landowners. Miners battle monsters and destroy blocks to find precious resources, while landowners provide the land and resources. Players can also team up with friends to defeat monsters, complete quests and unlock in-game rewards. 

Mines of Dalarnia’s in-game assets are available for purchase on the Binance NFT Marketplace. The in-game currency, DAR, is used for all in-game transactions, including upgrades, skill progression, governance, transaction fees, and more.

2. My Neighbor Alice

My Neighbor Alice is a multiplayer world-building game that combines the best of both worlds: An engaging experience for regular gamers, and an ecosystem for NFT traders and collectors. 

Players purchase and own virtual plots of land in the form of NFT tokens from Alice or the marketplace. There is a scarce supply of available land, so market prices fluctuate. If you’re a skilled landowner, you’ll unlock additional benefits through the in-game reputation system. In addition to land, players can buy and use in-game assets like houses, animals, veggies, decorations, or cosmetic items for their avatars.

The primary in-game currency is the Alice token, which is also available for purchase on Binance. Alice tokens are used for in-game transactions like buying land and specific DeFi services like staking, collateralization, and buyback.

To get started, you can check out Binance NFT’s secondary marketplace for a wide array of My Neighbor Alice in-game assets, including previously sold-out mystery box items. 

3. Mobox

Mobox is a cross-platform GameFi metaverse that combines gaming NFTs with DeFi yield farming. Players can acquire Mobox NFTs, also known as MOMOs, through Binance NFT Mystery Box launches or the Binance NFT secondary marketplace

Players can farm, battle, and generate crypto rewards with their MOMO NFTs. The platform also allows players to trade their MOMOs, stake them to farm MBOX tokens, or use them as collateral within the MOBOX metaverse. 

Mobox provides straightforward gameplay that combines free-to-play and play-to-earn mechanics. The game prioritizes NFT interoperability, enabling players to simultaneously use their MOBOX assets across multiple games.

4. Axie Infinity

Well-known amongst the crypto community, Axie Infinity is a Pokemon-inspired play-to-earn game where players battle, raise, and trade fantasy creatures called Axies. The game incentivizes players to pit their Axies against each other in exchange for an in-game currency called small love potion (SLP). Each Axie is also an NFT that can be bought or sold on NFT marketplaces. 

5. Illuvium

Illuvium is an upcoming blockchain game in an open-world, RPG setting. Players travel across a fantasy world, defeating and catching creatures known as Illuvials. Once they’re in your collection, Illivuals can be used in battle against other players while you're questing, completing challenges or playing through Illuvium’s storyline.

The core mechanic of the Illuvium project is collecting and customizing your NFT Illuvials. Each Illuvial has a corresponding affinity and class. There are five classes and five affinities, all with unique strengths and weaknesses. Your Illuvial becomes more powerful as you win battles and complete quests.

All of Illivium’s in-game assets, including Illuvials and items, can be traded on an NFT marketplace. If you’re interested in earning Illuvium’s in-game currencies, ILV and sILV, you can purchase the token on Binance and start staking on Ilivium’s platform, or you can stake partner tokens in their Flash Pools.

6. The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a play-to-earn metaverse where users can own land, play games, or even build their own games. Contribute to the virtual world as a collector, artist or game decider, or experience the different games as a regular player. If you’re looking to buy digital land or real estate, The Sandbox is one of the biggest names in the metaverse

7. Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds is an NFT metaverse spread over seven planets. The game’s goal is to earn in-game cryptocurrency, called Trilium (TLM), that can be traded for real money.  

Players can mine TLM or send virtual spaceships on missions throughout the metaverse to compete for a share of the TLM prize pool. Each traveler can receive up to five NFTs after completing a mission. The game also allows players to compete against each other on the BSC blockchain as they explore the different planets.

8. Highstreet World 

Highstreet World is a commerce-centric massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that integrates household brands, from Harvey Nichols to Paris-Saint Germain, into the metaverse. The game is divided into different regions, where players can socialize, own homes, and contribute to their area’s in-game economy. 

All of Highstreet World’s in-game items can be burned as NFTs in exchange for physical products. Highstreet players earn $HIGH tokens by defeating monsters, completing quests, and earn passive income generated by their homes. 

If you’re interested in getting started, you can browse Highstreet’s Initial Home Offering Collection on Binance NFT.

9. League of Kingdoms 

League of Kingdoms is an MMO strategy game that is governed by users through a unique NFT economy built on the Ethereum network.

The goal of the game is to build a powerful kingdom by creating a strong army, defeating other players, and joining or starting your own alliance with friends.

Players can earn $LOKA through their Drago NFTs, dragon-like creatures that can be purchased on Binance NFT. A future update will grant Drago NFT holders the ability to farm new Dragos through a breeding system.

10. CyberDragon by BinaryX

Developed by BinaryX, CyberDragon is currently one of the most popular play-to-earn games globally. Players can mine, explore dungeons, engage in PVP combat, and trade in-game NFTs on the CyberDragon marketplace. 

In 2022, CyberDragon plans to introduce a land trading function and a brand new guild system. To get started, players can purchase $BNX, CyberDragon’s primary in-game currency. If you’re interested in BinaryX, you can also browse their latest NFT collection, Rh!noX by BinaryX, on the Binance NFT Marketplace. 

Conclusion

The NFT gaming space will continue to grow as play-to-earn games gain more traction. While we only highlighted a handful, there’s a vast library of play-to-earn games waiting for you to explore. If you want to stay up to date on all things NFT gaming, make sure to follow Binance NFT on Twitter and Telegram. You can check out our weekly IGO drops or exclusive Mystery Box launches. For crypto users looking to get started with NFT gaming, all major tokens are available for purchase on Binance. 

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DISCLAIMER: NFTs are an emerging asset class that is still evolving. The information in this article should not be construed as investment or financial advice. Always do your own research before making any decision to buy, sell or trade NFTs.