A so-called "Play to Earn" game is one that allows users to earn rewards through a game hosted on a blockchain. Often, these rewards are the native tokens of a project. Some "Play To Earn" games even allow users to generate rewards in the form of NFTs. As a rule, these games require an investment from the players. And depending on the game, it can be quite substantial. Today, we will discuss 5 of the most popular projects in this area.
1 - Silks
Silks is based on a collection of 10 000 NFT and a metaverse related to the world of racehorses. Thus, the metaverse developed on this project offers users to collect, buy and resell several types of NFT:
The ambition of Silks is to democratize thoroughbred racing within a metaverse, as the game Sorare can do in the soccer universe. Within the Silks universe, avatars will represent the identity of a user.
The horse NFTs that you will be able to find in the game are sort of tokenized clones of one-year-old racehorses, registered in the United States. Thus, the value of these tokens will fluctuate depending on the performance of the horses in real races. NFT owners can also be rewarded when their foals win races or sire offspring.
2 - Stepn
The Stepn application is one of the nice surprises of this beginning of 2022. In concrete terms, the application allows you to earn chips by moving around. To do this, the user must acquire sneakers in the form of NFT. These sneakers will be suitable for walking, fast walking, jogging or running. Other more complete NFT allow to juggle between different activities.
To be able to buy these sneakers, you will have to fund your account with Solana tokens, the blockchain that hosts the project. At the time of writing, the cheapest pair of shoes is priced at 11.07 SOL, or $1,170 according to the current Solana price.
3 - Sorare
Sorare is a French Play to Earn platform. The French blockchain solution allows users from all over the world to exchange soccer player cards in the form of NFT. The principle of Sorare is extremely simple and works like Silks.
Thus, your result will depend on the real performances of the players of your team in their respective clubs. The rarity of each NFT will influence and play the role of a "performance multiplier. Sorare provides 4 levels of rarity for its NFT cards:
4 - Axie Infinity
It is difficult to make a top 5 of the best "Play To Earn" games without mentioning Axie Infinity. The game was indeed one of the pioneers of this universe. This "P2E" game is comparable to other well-known universes like Pokemon. Within the Axie Infinity ecosystem, players can use their creatures (Axies) to fight or build a kingdom.
Axie Infinity is particularly popular with players because it allows for so much creative freedom. In addition, Axie Infinity has really put the package on community development. Launched in March 2018, the project exploded considerably during the first containment.
5 - Illuvium
Play to Earn Illuvium seeks to bring a new dynamic to blockchain-hosted games. Indeed, the project seeks to add the graphics component to its ecosystem. If until now the P2E universe focused on often minimalist graphics, Illuvium aims to become the first triple-A rated blockchain game in this field. In terms of the universe, Illuvium is all about fantasy settings.
In this new P2E game, players from all over the world will be able to move around an open map. The objective for these players will be to capture different creatures that will be materialized in the form of NFT. Through numerous quests, players can also be rewarded with tokens.