Due to the hype surrounding the Metaverse cryptocurrency games, many people have forgotten that blockchain games have been around for several years. However, not all projects are successful. There are several once popular games that today either no longer work, or their popularity has dropped significantly.
CryptantCrab is a game that was wildly popular in 2019, but eventually “died”. It was a game based on the Ethereum blockchain that allowed users to collect an army of crabs and send them out to fight other crabs. Players could participate in daily Arena matches and receive lucrative rewards. However, as Gas prices continued to rise on the Ethereum network, it became less and less profitable to do anything on the platform. This led to the end of the game.
Most modern Metaverse games take scalability into account and use blockchains with high bandwidth and low fees. A great example is the WAX blockchain or Binance Smart Chain.
The next two games are EOS Knights and Prospectors. These were two awesome games on the EOS blockchain that didn’t have a problem with high transaction fees since they weren’t built on Ethereum. It is important to note that these projects are still operational, but their popularity has declined significantly. The main reason is that EOS has dropped more than 90% in value since its peak, which means that any players investing in these games have suffered huge losses.
Basically, nothing prevents development teams from porting games to other blockchains or implementing NFTs on EOS. But these days it is much easier for a team to launch a new game. In 2019, everyone was talking about EOS. Today we have WAX, Binance Smart Chain, Solana, IoTeX, Polygon and many more coins. It is important to remember that crypto markets are evolving very quickly, and if a particular blockchain lags behind, it will be difficult for any application built on top of it to succeed.
This is why Metaverse crypto games need to support interoperability between different blockchains. Alien Worlds is a great example of a project that uses two separate blockchains. While Alien Worlds lives on WAX, the team has implemented a bridge to the Binance Smart Chain. The bridge allows TLM (Alien World’s own token) to be transferred between different chains and allows betting on your BSC TLM, making the most of both worlds.
Keeping dApps compatible with multiple networks is the best way to stay on top of the latest crypto trends and avoid potential mistakes in the future. Teams that can adapt their games will ultimately succeed.
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