It’s been a long time since we expanded Revain into new crypto fields, but today we finally ready to present you the fifth category on the platform - Blockchain Games. So far we listed 33 various blockchain-based games for you to review. All of them are different by genres, platforms and current statuses.
Visit Blockchain games section: https://revain.org/blockchain-games
As always, this is just the beginning. If this category will resonate with our users we will list more games and develop new features specifically for it. We feel that the blockchain gaming has matured to the point where it’s no longer just a proof-concept but a full-fledged branch of gaming that deserves attention and recognition. However, just as with anything blockchain-related, the stench of fake and low-quality reviews permeates the place. That’s where Revain comes in.
Do you play blockchain games? What are your favorites? Share in the comments!
Partnership with The Abyss platform
To make blockchain games section happened we decided to cooperate with The Abyss, digital distribution platform for video games with a revenue-sharing system and earning opportunities. The Abyss recently entered blockchain games with Chain Warriors title. So, The Abyss’s knowledge and experience with this new emerging gaming field made them a perfect partner for launching our new section.
Visit The Abyss: https://www.theabyss.com
The Abyss is the first platform for online video games with unique revenue sharing system. Part of the platform’s income generated by the sale of games and services is distributed between gamers and developers in the form of rewards for various activities available on the platform. Gamers can play games, socialize and earn from an advanced referral program and gaming achievements scattered across numerous game projects.
You can review The Abyss on Revain: https://revain.org/projects/the-abyss
What are blockchain games
Gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry that grew incredibly rapidly. As it matures, more and more issues become apparent and bad actors learn to exploit them in ways that are ever harder to counteract. And what’s most compelling, blockchain tech is able to solve a lot of these problems.
Blockchain games are a new type of online video games. They are using blockchain technology to integrate cryptocurrencies into games internal economies and allow users to own and trade digital items inside them.
Blockchain is a distributed public ledger in which its participants can store data. Usually it’s transaction data, which is mostly financial in nature, but nothing actually stops you from storing virtually any data, say, a favourite pic of your cat, on blockchain. Nothing, that is, if cost is not the matter for you, as storing 1 mb of data on the Ethereum blockchain costs 3.28 ETH (almost 600$) Furthermore, each time you want to access this data, you’ll have to pay ann additional 0.03 ETH.
For gaming, it’s enticing because blockchain can solve the issue of fraud, serving as an open-for-all database. Since all the information is publicly available, everything is incorruptible and easily verifiable. Therefore, cheating in any form becomes virtually impossible.
The math is simple: the more aspects of the game are on blockchain, the harder it is to cheat. While payments and rewards are undoubtedly important, they won’t happen in a first place if people aren’t enjoying the game they’re playing, and cheats can totally ruin that. (For those far from gaming industry, cheating, just like in real life, is someone obtaining unfair advantage over opponents, be that life, movement speed, aim assist or some other form of tweaking)
Cheating is one of the least enjoyable fenomena that’s been in the industry pretty much since its inception and permeates each and every free-to-play online game in some form or another. To be fair, games usually utilise some form of anti-cheating software, but it’s either extremely invasive or nowhere near efficient enough.
So, in a perfect world. we’ve got games where:
- Player-owned in-game items are tokenized on blockchain.
- Whole game is running on a decentralized blockchain network instead of a bunch of servers
- Blockchain gameplay verification is implemented to eliminate cheating.
Despite being a relatively new development, Blockchain games are now a deeply embedded element of the blockchain industry as a whole and, in part, define how we think about the industry as a whole.
They seem to repeat the same evolution patterns that were apparent at the inception of the traditional gaming, and they’re mostly caused by the same thing - various limitations. But while, in the 90s, this limitations were mostly hardware-related, now they reflect the limitations of the public ledger technology.
However, the general consensus is that the benefits of the technology, namely True ownership, decentralized games, provably fair gameplay, acquiring crypto through gameplay (play-to-earn), global leaderboards, censorship resistance, and no infrastructure to manage for the developers, far outweigh the current generation.
By now, we’ve all gotten pretty used to smooth lagless gaming at high resolutions. We’ve come so far, in fact, that it would be a safe bet to claim that some of you reading this will cringe upon hearing the phrase “butter-smooth 60fps gaming”.
Due to inherent speed limitations of the underlying technology, blockchain games are currently not able to compete with the modern Triple-A titles (nor will they likely be able to compete with them any time soon), thus we’re seeing the rise in the number of casual, arcade and gambling games, while harder genres, like MMO, however, the trend seems to be changing in the last month.
Despite all this limitations, some blockchain games are already popular, and, arguably, quite enjoyable.
1) CryptoKitties: A game where you purchase, collect and breed cats to achieve the cutest, most gorgeous (or simply derpy) results.
The catch is that each kitten is one-of-a-kind, so some lucky combinations may result in cats that would be truly valuable. (The most expensive one to date is called dragon and was sold for 170k USD.) Some people have spent more than $1 million on Crypto Kitties, so this game definitely attracts some true connoisseurs of cat cuteness.
Played Crypto Kitties before? Leave your impressions on Revain: https://revain.org/blockchain-games/cryptokitties
2) Chain Wariors (You can play it on the Abyss here: https://www.theabyss.com/games/chain-warriors)
A browser MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) developed by Destiny.Games that includes all the classic elements of traditional RPGs, great PVE campaign and even a decent PVP. The game functions on the Waves blockchain and you can even earn (or spend) Waves tokens in it by trading in-game items on the built-in сrypto marketplace, so you can even earn some tokens if you’re up to the challenge.
Don’t forget to leave a review with your impressions on Revain: https://revain.org/blockchain-games/chain-warriors
3) Forgotten Artifacts
Forgotten Artifacts (FA) is a dungeon crawler with elements of combat designed by a single person: Cliff Cawley, who did everything from coding to design and writing a compelling storyline.
Despite being self-developed, it is a fully playable game which can compete with other blockchain game titles out there. The dungeon loot in the Forgotten Artifacts is backed by Enjin Coin.
Any items farmed in the FA dungeons are recorder on blockchain and can be sold to other players.
You can review Forgotten Artifacts here: https://revain.org/blockchain-games/forgotten-artifacts
Blockchain games may be a future of gaming and they’ve already made tremendous progress during their brief existence. Become a part of gaming revolution now with Revain!