Think of the metaverse as a collection of virtual realities that share the same state of existing objects. It is a collectively envisioned concept for virtual environments interconnected with each other and powered by the convergence of cutting-edge technologies like blockchain, video games, AI, VR/AR, which enable people to engage in meaningful social interactions in digital spaces. The metaverse is also seen in gaming where users can traverse a virtual world, walk around through their in-game characters, and interact with other virtual citizens. An aim of the metaverse is to eventually mesh together all online worlds, allowing people to move between them as if they were a single entity. The metaverse leverages blockchain technology to enable user ownership of digital items through NFTs and the creation of a truly digital economy thanks to Defi.
Marvin says, "An article by Ariel Shapira published in COINTELEGRAPH on November 10, 2021 argues why to work for everyone, the Metaverse must be decentralized."
It isn't a new idea. Neuromancer, a 1984 science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson, is considered one of the earliest and best-known works in the cyberpunk genre. Set in the future, the novel follows Henry Case, a washed-up hacker hired for one last job, which brings him in contact with powerful artificial intelligence. The "metaverse" is coined and features in a science fiction novel by American writer Neal Stephenson, published in 1992.
Second Life evolved as an idea by founder and former Linden Lab CEO, Philip Rosedale. He envisioned a vast green, continuous landscape, distributed across multiple servers and went on to build it. While he dreamed of virtual worlds since his childhood, in 1994, Rosedale first thought of connecting computers via the Internet and creating a virtual world. In 1999, he founded Linden Lab. On March 13, 2002 the first resident, Steller Sunshine, joined Second Life.
Don't expect too much too soon. VR with high quality 3D graphics demands GPU power only found in high-end gaming PCs today and this is not available on today's mobile devices where the largest market exists for Defi and NFT trading.
A business wishing to shape its vision and strategy for the metaverse can contact Merse Advisory.
Cryptovoxels is a virtual world and metaverse, powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Players can buy land and build stores and art galleries. Editing tools, avatars and text chat are built in.
Some people have likened it to Minecraft but using the Ethereum blockchain.
You can view a trailer.
The Sandbox is a virtual Metaverse where players can play, build, own, and monetize their virtual experiences. It empowers artists, creators, and players to build the platform they always envisioned, providing the means to unleash your creativity. The token used is SAND on the Ethereum network.
You can view a trailer.
Dedicated players were earning thousands of dollars a month playing Axie, and the platform grew quickly, to 1.8 million users logged in to the platform in August 2021. It was particularly popular in the Philippines where 40 percent of Axie players were based. The combination of existing low wages in the country and pandemic-related lockdowns was a boon to Axie, as players flocked to the game in search of economic opportunity. The token used is AXS on the Binance Smart Chain.
But read this article about Axie's fall in 2022.
Mirandus is an epic fantasy RPG set in a massive world ruled by five player-monarchs. In game, players have absolute freedom of choice: they can set out into the wilderness alone to try their fortunes against the monsters of the deep woods and dungeons, join with one of the monarchs to serve as a knight in their court, or set up shop in one of the five great cities of the realm. Player ownership of in-game assets is a central mechanic, with players being able to hold land deeds which allow them to claim parts of the wilderness and set up holdfasts ranging from small farms to massive cities. In Mirandus, you decide who you will be and choose your own quest in the epic fight against evil. The token used is GALA on the Ethereum network.
My Neighbor Alice is a multiplayer game that revolves around Alice in a virtual world which allows users to own virtual islands, collect in-game items, and socialize with others. The game also has DeFi elements as users can earn rewards by farming on their lands, performing tasks that could help out “Alice”, and other activities. These rewards come in the form of ALICE, an ERC-20 token, which can be spent on other in-game assets or converted into fiat and other cryptocurrencies. The game’s asset-backed NFTs consist of houses, plants, animals, lands, and virtually any other item in the game, which can be bought, grown, sold, or rented to other players.
You can watch a preview video demo.
Farmers World is a blockchain-based farming game with game mechanics that closely resemble one of the hit games on Facebook, Farmville. The objective of the game is to enable players to cultivate their digital farms, take care of their plants, manage their own livestock, and conduct other farming-related activities. Players can also participate in PvP game modes by visiting other digital farms and competing with them to earn more in-game resources. Players can purchase farming equipment for better efficiency, as well as other in-game resources like virtual lands to build or expand their farms. To play this game you need a WAX Cloud Wallet. Farmer’s world was one of the fastest-growing NFT games in the space in the month of August 2021.
Illuvium is an open-world RPG adventure game built on the Ethereum Blockchain. Journey across a vast and varied landscape on your quest to hunt and capture deity-like creatures called Illuvials. Discover the cause of the cataclysm that shattered this land. Here you'll enjoy a new era of NFTs thanks to integration with Immutable X. Zero gas fees for peer-to-peer trading with instant transactions, all while you securely maintain custody of your assets.
ILV is the ERC20 token of Illuvium.
View the trailer to get a feel for what this game will look like.
Built on the Solana blockchain this is a grand strategy game of space exploration, territorial conquest, political domination and more by Epic Games.
To play this game you need a Phantom wallet.
Judging from the trailer, Star Atlas looks like it could have the best graphics of any metaverse game so far.
The ATLAS token trades on Bitget.
A development sneak-peeks video was released in April 2023.
Starl is the first 100% community owned decentralized virtual space project. STARL on the Ethereum network is the governance token of the StarLink Ecosystem. Buy, sell and trade virtual satellites, spacecraft and lands while exploring the solar system. Creating a vast metaverse based in space with a virtual economy would usually require years of development, however, StarLink has expedited the process by adapting Warp Nexus - an unreleased AAA space exploration MMO created by Scott Brown and his team, built on Unreal Engine.
View the trailer to get a feel for what this game will look like.
This was one of the earliest blockchain based games. The token used is MANA on the Ethereum network.
Decentraland is a decentralized virtual world where you can buy, build, and sell digital real estate, artworks, or NFTs. You can do all this by playing games and interacting with various activities in the virtual world!
There was a lot of hype around Decentraland after its launch and $MANA has achieved a market capitalization of around $1.3 billion. Nevertheless, the game has never actually achieved more than 675 daily users. Read about this here.
Metacity is a metaverse inspired by the game Minecraft. So far Metacity only has 70 NFT plots available where owners can develop different kinds of businesses. It offers players cross-game play meaning they can exchange items between two games, in this case Metacity and Minecraft.
In an innovative stroke of eco-consciousness, MyMetaverse, the overarching tech stack utilizing Enjin’s platform and tools to power My Meta Studio’s games, has created their economy around the concept of removing carbon from Earth’s atmosphere. When participating in these in-game economies, you are saving the real world, one kilogram of carbon at a time. You can view a trailer.
This platform allows non-technical users to build their own metaverse. Developers can use the API to develop their games and smart contract dapps. Metaverse.Network is the blockchain network of Bit.Country application framework. NUUM token is the fuel powering the entire ecosystem.
The world of CryptoBlades: Kingdoms is contained within four warring nations’ realms. A 5000 x 5000 area, with 25000000 claimable lands makes up the world. These claimable lands are grouped into 50 x 50 territories for a total of 400 territories within CryptoBlades: Kingdoms. The entire map will reside on one blockchain per game instance, but eventually there may be multiple game instances across multiple blockchains. The game, uses KING token launched on BSC, but with a plan to expand to others. It is perhaps better described as a digital board game than as a video game.
Domi Online has no level cap, no skill cap, and death comes with major consequences. In Domi you’ll be respected, loved or feared, for your strength, which can only come from putting in the time grinding mobs or completing quests, allowing hardcore players to truly dominate in a massive open world. As mana regenerates slowly, and damage and life is dependent on your weapon/magic skills and player level, you’ve got to think ahead, strategize, and plan for each big hunt you go on. Domi has no boring fetching quests, no escort quests, no dailies, no means of teleporting to a dungeon, and no flying mounts. If you want to explore that mountain in the far far distance, you have to prepare for the journey, and get there the hard way. In a world that allows for players to become truly powerful, form guilds and alliances to protect yourself from player killers, and get access to guild towers or personal houses where you can sleep when you’re offline, to regenerate part of your max mana while you’re not playing. Domi Online will also have seasonal rewards distributed to the highest level players on the leaderboards for each season.
Alpha release is Q3 2022 and the $DOMI token is on the Avalanche ecosystem.
DarkMeta is an open-world, action-adventure RPG set in the dark future of Neon City — a dangerous megalopolis obsessed with power, glamor, and ceaseless body modification. Enter a world of spectacular graphics, a wide range of fully functional NFTs and Play-to-Earn rewards.
It runs on the Arbitrum blockchain. Arbitrum, one of Ethereum’s Layer 2 networks, has gained significant attention from crypto users and developers since its launch. The dual chain architecture of ARB allows its users to effectively develop and build their own decentralized apps (dApps) as well as digital assets on one blockchain. This is one feature that the DarkMeta team targets. Moreover, dApps built on this chain can take advantage of this fast trading platform to exchange tokens with one another. ARB is fully compatible with EVM. It also supports one of the most popular DeFi wallets, MetaMask. It includes pre-integrated pricing oracles (such as ChainLink), which are essential for many sorts of dApps.
The DarkMeta IDO will start during the first week of September 2023. It will be held exclusively on the DarkMeta Launchpad.
Citizen Conflict is a free-to-play, team-based shooter game set in the dystopian world of Ether Islands. Every match is fought for survival, glory, and valuable loot! The upcoming AAA experience is built in Unreal Engine 5 by gaming industry veterans and professional esports players to deliver highly competitive products for everybody. It is built on the BNB Smart Chain.
You can view a trailer.
This aims to be a social VR platform with powerful creation tools and infrastructure to easily create, share, experience, and monetize VR. The VR App Store provides the ability to make apps and experience them with others.
The NTVRK token is on the Ethereum blockchain.
Netvrk and Gaia Everworld plan to collaborate to create blockchain gaming interoperability, as well as interoperability for NFTs. Gaia will feature a virtual headquarters in the Netvrk Metaverse.
Town Star is a competitive farming game from one of the co-founders of Zynga, the company behind Farmville. Each week, the top players on the leaderboard win big prizes, and every day, players complete challenges to unlock and collect TownCoin play-to-earn rewards. The goal is to grow, gather and craft your way to building the most efficient and productive town imaginable.
Town Star is the flagship game of Gala Games, built on Gala’s decentralized network and utilizing the Ethereum blockchain. Player-owned NFTs offering in-game advantages can be purchased and traded on secondary markets. You can view a trailer.
The GAIA Everworld MMORPG will be built on Unreal Engine. Players can get immersed in the metaverse, you will be able to go anywhere in the GAIA world, complete in-game quests, PVP, PVE, NFT marketplace and much more!
GAIA Everworld will be compatible with the Polygon Blockchain. You can view a trailer.
Polychain Monsters aims to create a cross-chain digital collectible and gaming ecosystem with mainstream appeal. At its core, Polymon are beautifully animated NFTs, which can be unpacked from digital booster packs with $PMON on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and Polygon.
$PMON is the token that runs the Polyverse: A hyper-deflationary asset used for booster pack openings, farming and the upcoming play-to-earn games. With each booster pack opening, 40% of each $PMON gets burned forever, leading to an ever-decreasing total supply.
Coming in 2023 this game will use the FYN token on the Polygon network. The intent is that the "NEXUS WORLD" will be a mobile metaverse with a digital layer that is mapped to the real world where users can explore, play and participate in activities based on their geolocation.
SIDUS HEROES transports players to a world based on crypto and blockchain philosophy in which a major technological transformation has taken place. All living beings in SIDUS have become one with technology. Their characters, features and outlook on life have been predetermined by the tech-race they were born into. Inhabited by creatures striving for excellence and power, SIDUS has turned into a war-torn universe, full of chaos and endless clashes.
SIDUS is built on the Ethereum blockchain. Your Galaxy Hero will appear in the connected wallet you used to purchase it. SIDUS recommends using a MetaMask wallet.
You can view a trailer.
PolyGod is built on the Polygon blockchain. It allows participants to compete in an epic PVP conquest struggle for lands and for riches.
The game takes you on an adventure back in time 1,000 years to discover the mysterious realm of Norse mythology. It forces players in a 1v1 battle with the goal of destroying the most opposing towers with the demolition of the king’s tower resulting in an immediate win. It provides players with a diverse arsenal with which to enjoy the game building, levelling up, NFT’s non-fungible tokens play to earn crafting, and a dual currency system using GULL and MYNT tokens is available. Users can acquire NFTs and battle each other in a two to ten minute mini PVP that’s player versus player fight game.
Neos is a virtual reality metaverse that reinvents and generalizes the way social experiences and various virtual creations are built, to let them all coexist in one shared space. The innovative underlying architecture, based on simple, yet powerful building blocks in an expandable future-proof way, is designed to dynamically synchronize complex worlds and behaviors built directly from within Neos. With a rapidly growing community, the potential for a rich Neos in-verse economy emerges as a way for content creators and service providers to make a living in Neos, and help it to grow into a vibrant, desirable place: a spatial computing platform.
Neos Credits (NCR) are ERC20 tokens on Ethereum. The project is backed by the European Union Regional Development Fund.
To get an idea of what the Neos community can already do, watch the Metaverse Maker Contest 2021 Awards Ceremony.
Mobland (previously called Syn.City) is the Mafia Metaverse with a cutting-edge gaming engine, bridging the gap between real-world NFT utilities and DeFi functions. Displaying a stylized take on the world of modern syndicates, it takes this concept a step further by making the game Free to Play — Play to earn, and truly making the Metaverse more accessible by introducing the revolutionary MAFIA as a DAO (MaaD) system. Players can grind in daily events, PvE, PvP, and Syndicate events such as cross-chain tournaments. The game is developed by a team of industry experts from Disney, Ubisoft, Roblox, EA, Gameloft, Google, Yahoo, and Twitter. The project raised more than $8 million from leading cryptocurrency venture capital firms. Twitch, Goat Capital, and A&T Capital led the round, which also included Hack VC, Animoca Brands, Spartan Group, Project Galaxy, Huobi Ventures, and others. The game can be thought of as the Crypto version of the video game Mafia Wars.
In Moonscape players explore a futuristic moon using DeFi features to enhance their cities while earning rewards for their time spent in the game. The concept behind the game is that you can build and grow your city to enhance your power. So you can choose different types of features for every building that you construct one to help you improve your city and rovers and a DeFi feature offering attractive staking options as well. You can build rovers and extractors to roam the land in search of limited resources, and then you can upgrade your buildings and machines while increasing your earning potential. All the cities can be turned into NFTs for minting, trading, and selling, which of course, benefits industrious players.
It is anticipated that the MSCP token, used to buy moondust, will be deployed on Moonbeam, a Polkadot parachain.
You can view a trailer.
Cornucopias ‘The Island’ is a massive Play-To-Earn, Build-To-Earn, and Learn-To-Earn blockchain based game where players can be rewarded with and/or own land, properties and other NFT based assets with real world value all by playing games in a fun and safe metaverse. ‘The Island’ is split into a number of themed zones such as the ‘Wild⋆West’ zone, ‘Farm Life’ zone, ‘Age of The Samurai’ zone, etc. where people of all ages can play a series of mini games, getting lost in the play-to-earn ecosystem where they can earn real world value as they explore and build.
The more creative players can design their own items such as coffee tables, beds and other household furnishings which can then be minted into an “Island Blueprint” that other players can then buy, gather the materials, and then craft in-game into a brand new NFT. Once created, the crafter can play with the items in their virtual dwelling or sell them onto other players to enjoy or sell on again.
$COPI token is on Cardano blockchain.
Sin City rebranded as Sinverse in February 2022 and is a grand theft auto style game that takes place in the streets of an R-rated underworld. Their Metaverse includes 15,000 plots of digital land and an in-game token SIN that you earn based on your illicit underworld activities, and there’s even a virtual casino that uses the Tezos blockchain.
Mouse Haunt is a multiplayer play-to-earn game where players collect NFTs, farm tokens, breed characters and build levels. In this game, players play as the heroes, as the villains and as the architects of the castles. If desired, players can exchange their earned tokens for real money. The $MHT token will be on Binance Smart Chain. You can view a trailer.
A Browser-Based Idle Game on Fantom blockchain gameplay. Web3 gaming, $BRUSH deflationary in-game economy. Created by the PaintSwap team. Launched in August 2023.
Estfor Kingdom is a medieval fantasy idle multiplayer browser-based blockchain game on the Fantom Opera network. With 15+ individual skills for users to train and level up, over 350 unique items to collect, craft, smith and more.
Each item including the player character in Estfor Kingdom is an NFT (ERC1155) which means they have a unique ID on the blockchain, and can be transferred and sold without restrictions on secondary marketplaces.
Each action can be set to run from 1 hour to 24 hours. There can be up to 3 actions queued which can split up the 24 hours, this allows idle progression of your character. Through these actions, you will gain XP towards your character levels as well as item rewards from those activities. From chopping trees for logs to fighting monsters and collecting random loot you can choose your own path on this magical adventure. Compete with all other players to reach the top of the high scores list overall and in specific skills.
This game uses a dual token system: the $MGOD and $RELIC tokens each supporting a different part of the in-game economy. The first one, $MGOD, is used to participate in game events and tournaments, as well as purchasing special edition adventure packs. The $RELIC token is used to buy in-game items for the internal economy of the game.
VulcanVerse is an open-world massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) with lore written by fighting fantasy authors. Inside VulcanVerse players can truly own assets in the form of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The native token for VulcanVerse, $PYR, is used as a settlement, staking, and gaming token.
VulcanVerse is one of the games developed by the VulcanForged game studios. The game is based on Greek mythology. You can build a house or mansion or castle. Create an awesome garden. Make a maze. Start quests for other players. Harvest materials. It will be possible to start a store inside the game and sell stuff.
The VulcanForged ecosystem is built on the Polygon blockchain and will offer at least 6 blockchain games, a DEX and an NFT marketplace. The $LAVA token can be earned by playing the games.
Bloktopia is building a 21-level Skyscraper on Polygon. Acting as the central hub of all levels of cryptocurrency experience, Bloktopia is a decentralized metaverse. Bloktopia will provide an immersive VR experience for the crypto community. This 21-level skyscraper is made in recognition of 21M Bitcoins. Bloktopia will enable the users, a.k.a the bloktopians to earn revenue through Advertising Revenue, Real Estate Ownership, Play to Earn Games, Building networks, etc. Bloktopia will leverage an advanced real-time 3D Creation Engine and create realistic visualizations. BLOK is the native token, and you’d need it to purchase or lease any in-game real-estate property. You can also use BLOK to purchase anything off of the NFT Marketplace. This utility token can help you get access to exclusive events, pre-sales, and staking. Bloktopia is also working on introducing a governance token known as BLOKG, with which token holders can vote and support Bloktopia. You can view a trailer.
This project is creating a fully immersive, photorealistic, VR and AR integrated, metaverse that could sustain a global digital economy, support full internet scale, and be home to billions of daily users. It is perhaps the only current metaverse project actually building a full-scale metaverse platform. All other projects so far are either plug-ins that will eventually be inputted into an actual metaverse like this one, or they’re much smaller platforms that don’t have anywhere near this level of scalability.
Zero is the underlying technology of zSpace; a fully immersive and photorealistic metaverse made up of universes, galaxies, and planets. Wilder World is the first universe that will be in zSpace and launch on the Zero platform.
The NFTs that the team are putting out are some of the highest quality, highest utility, NFTs ever created. It may be the most “Ready Player One-esque” project in existence. There are a number of tokens for this project: $LOOT, $III, $ZERO, and $WILD. For more information read the hackernoon review.
You can view a trailer for Wilder Wheels, procedurally generated NFT vehicles to race in the metaverse.
In a truly ground-up approach, everything in Genesis Worlds will be built by the community. Though the idea and process will initially be shepherded and built by the Game Credits crew, the goal is for true community governance and creation. Not only building the worlds and the quests, but also creating the very tools to build the worlds with and the documentation to go along with it. And even the governance! Once the initial setup period is complete, the invested community will govern and monitor themselves as well as the Worlds.
Founder NFTs for Genesis Worlds are called Genesis Mining Claims. These will exist for each World in the metaverse. The Mining Claim is represented by a 3d model of the World and grants the owner first rights at the Land sale for that World, the opportunity to participate in governance of the particular World it is associated with, and mine passively for GENESIS tokens!
Nitro League is a racing game. Players can collect Nitro League cars, race them online, trade them on any NFT marketplace. Choose your clan and enter the race to earn REP, XP and more. Upgrade your vehicle and brand it from avatars throughout the metaverse. Lock NITRO to turbocharge your progress and race to glory.
Nitro League offer 3 different modes of play:
A partnership with Dafi Protocol has been announced so expect a dNITRO token for super-staking.
The space exploration game Farsite has opened its NFT crate sale to the public. Different crates with different prices give players ownership over ships, blueprints, modules, or extra credits. The sale requires a connected Metamask wallet with ETH, as prices start at 0.05 ETH and the most expensive available crate costs 0.35 ETH.
The crate sale for Farsite has been hyped quite a lot, because players will need credits in order to be able to purchase territory on one or more planets. To buy that land you will need Credits, the name of the in-game currency. However, you can only get Credits if you destroy an NFT containing some. These so-called collateral NFTs or cNFTs are generally spaceships. So you will need to buy a crate, get spaceship, and then destroy the spaceship to obtain Credits. You can view a trailer.
Green Rabbit is a racing game built on the Wax blockchain. Players wear special Anima Armor and compete in 3D racing events. Players race through a grueling, obstacle course known as Ultra-Anima. Equipped in Anima-Armor, racers seek to prove their worth in this contest. Winners receive prizes which could include the game currency Shellinium, NFTs, and resources. Players stake NFTs to earn Shellinium, the official Green Rabbit token. With that Shellinium and various NFTs, players craft Greenprints and from those Greenprints, Anima-Armor. Armor comes in six components, Boots, Chest, Gloves, Pants and Helmet. You will need all six to complete an Anima-Armor suit. After that you can upgrade armor to obtain potential bonuses in the Ultra-Anima races.
Treeverse is a retro 2D NFT blockchain game in the style of Runescape. It is an open-world, fantasy and sci-fi based MMORPG with an action-packed MOBA-style combat system. Slay beasts, forge mighty weapons, lure the biggest fish, form guilds, defeat dungeons and explore the deep lore. Treeverse is a browser-based metaverse that is geared to be a social media platform like Discord or Twitter, but with a more NFT-focused community. It was founded by Loopify, who is a well-known NFT creator and collector within the community.
The private Alpha launch was in August 2021.
The $ROOT tokens will be the governance tokens of Treeverse, whereas $SEED will be the tokens that you’ll be able to earn by playing the game. Both will be ERC20 tokens.
This is a GameFi version of the game "Gensokishi Online" from Japan which was awarded the Game of the Year 2012 Gold Medal at Taiwan and has already enjoyed a community of over 8 million players. It is now introducing Defi and tradeable NFT features operating on the Polygon (MATIC) blockchain.
A feature of Gensokishi Online Metaworld is the possibility for gamers to create their own characters and material directly within the game. The team decided to tilt their metaverse toward the gamer and give them the ability to create custom characters with one-of-a-kind characteristics, skills and attributes that can be traded for various other gaming items as well as fungible assets via the OpenSea NFT marketplace.
Unlike many other NFT games, MyMasterWar does not require players to spend any money to start playing, which revolves around the plot that Humans crave power, desire to live forever, want to change heaven and earth, and master the vast universe. To do this, humans need an evolution in both their thought and power. The best scientists in the world have researched, invented, and refined the most elite genes in history. Players, as kings to rule their kingdoms, have to cross time and space, create real battles to improve and evolve themselves. As players level up they earn MAT tokens on the BSC network.
The first set of games take place in the middle ages. Players can choose their own scenario, each player is like a king of a country, they can choose generals, build armies, devise strategies and fight battles. The game system supports multiple platforms and multiple devices: Web games (PC, mobile phone, tablet, Android, and iOS) but graphics are crude and 2D cartoonish. The second part will be in the future when humans cross time and space to build their Virtual Metaverse Empires. You can view a trailer.
Shrapnel claims to be the world's first AAA shooter game built on the blockchain. The team is comprised of BAFTA and Emmy award-winning developers behind major franchises such as HALO, Call of Duty, Madden, Bioshock, Destiny, Star Wars, Hawken Skylanders, and Westworld. It is built on the blockchain gaming platform Forte.
Aftermath Islands as first described in the initial whitepaper published in 2017 and then subsequently updated, was based on the premise of a water-world that had islands that represented destinations in a global virtual game. Since then, the Aftermath Islands metaverse has evolved and now represents exciting themed based islands, communities, and estates where players can experience a wide range of adventures and opportunities.
You can buy land now and a WAX wallet is required to store your NFTs on the WAX blockchain. The game is expected to launch in mid-2022 but you can view a trailer.
Alien Worlds is an NFT Metaverse where you can play with unique digital items (NFTs).
Players stake Trilium (TLM) to planets to vote in the upcoming Planetary elections, as well as to increase the Planet’s reward pool.
Players may select NFT game cards for their strategy on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and WAX, to be used for mining, fighting and missions.
There's a cross-chain bridge for teleporting TLM between BSC, WAX, and Ethereum.
You can view a trailer.
According to DappRadar, Alien Worlds was the most played Web3 game in October to November 2022.
Ertha is a BSC-based project that has created a metaverse consisting of digital plots of land, each of which corresponds to a single NFT. However, the project also has elements of DeFi, allowing users to profit by owning land and receive governance rights from owning tokens. Ertha comes with the economic, social, and MMO elements inspired by a gaming hit called Heroes of Might and Magic. The game is strongly based on exploring and investigating the world, progressing and leveling up, choosing specializations, increasing the strength of your company and country, and more. Ertha’s metaverse offers a world that consists of 350,000 hexagonal land plots, each of which is associated with a unique NFT. So, by purchasing the NFT, you become the sole owner of your plot of land, which lets you choose where you wish to live, learn, and earn. The project offers two types of token: Ertha Land NFTs, and ERT tokens that serve as the project’s native cryptocurrency.
Age of Rust is a story-driven, first-person action adventure puzzle game set in a dark sci-fi future where AI has taken over the galaxy. To succeed where others have failed before, you’ll need to fight back against mechs and those plotting against you. Explore the different environments, find clues, and solve challenging puzzles that unlock the way forward. Survive and uncover the key to stopping the Mechs... fail and the hope of humanity will be extinguished forever.
Age of Rust runs on the Enjin Platform. In order to play Age of Rust, you'll need to download the Enjin Wallet on your mobile device.
After being suddenly dropped from Steam, Age of Rust was slowed, but not stopped. A development update detailed several plan changes to keep the game on track for a 2022 release.
Somnium Space is a VR application built on the Ethereum blockchain using the CUBE ERC20 token and Polygon's Matic Layer 2 network. It allows you to create, experience, and trade digital worlds and NFT assets. It works in partnership with OpenSea. On Somnium Space, users create environments that are fully programmable, customizable, and independent VR experiences within a larger, connected world. This is made possible by its four key offerings: an SDK for creation and customization of avatars and property; virtual reality experiences; a builder module for creating environments and structures; and an NFT marketplace for trading game-based assets. By integrating blockchain technology, Somnium Space allows users to monetize these VR experiences and empowers them to create a world in their own image in which they are the main creators and recipients of value.
VR Education is a modern center for education and its mission is to help companies transform their educational processes into virtual reality. They use Somnium Space VR platform to enhance their experiences and drive more education in VR adoption.
Reality Chain is a multi-chain metaverse set to launch on Octopus Network which is the substrate-based appchain network on NEAR Protocol.
Players can assume the role of NFT avatars and interact with NFT furniture, walls, floors, and more in-game assets that can be resold. Voice and text chats are also enabled to give it a more realistic feel. Players can also stake their $REAL native tokens to start a brand new metaverse.
The platform has recently completed its Metaverse Engine and set up its DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) to allow $REAL token holders to have voting rights on project initiatives. Several demos have been deployed, and the full live game will be launching soon, with an upgrade to a 3D engine in the works to enhance the game’s visuals.
Ultra is a blockchain-based PC game platform that aims to provide both gamers and game developers with opportunities to collaborate, earn and develop. With the Ultra (UOS) token, gamers can buy and play games, resell their used games and items, and earn money through their participation in the Ultra ecosystem that aims to transform games distribution by levelling the playing field for developers, players, streamers and everyone in the ecosystem.
UOS has recently been listed on SwissBorg.
All purchases of games, virtual items and services within the ecosystem requires the use of UOS tokens. This includes features such as loyalty programs, advertisements, trading of digital goods and so on. All transactions are completed on the blockchain with Ultra (UOS) tokens which will cause a constant demand for the token as the ecosystem grows.
PolkaWar is a blockchain based NFT gaming platform and marketplace. The game allows every player to build a character and participate in battle against other players. Further, PolkaWar will also include an NFT marketplace, where players can sell their items, weapons and upgraded equipment for crypto. Some of the items can even be redeemed for real world replicas.
PWAR is the native token used in PolkaWar blockchain based NFT game realm. Initially, the marketplace will be built on top of the Binance Smart Chain. But a goal of the PolkaWar team is to build a marketplace on many different blockchains, such as PolkaDot,
Solona, Casper, etc.
You can view a trailer.
Super Galactic is an RPG/arcade action/ARG game that lets you battle and fuse (breed) digital super soldiers in UFO's first revealed fourth dimension realm. This is also the introduction to The Dark Metaverse's own finite in-game assets (UFOeps). To play Super Galactic, you need a playable character. These are the NFTs called UFOeps.
It's a combination of an auto battler decentralized game, NFT collection, built on Ethereum network and integrated with a hyper scalable full-stack solution. Players get access to almost zero gas fees for the minting and can exchange for assets and sub-second transaction time with all user-maintained custody. Each UFOeps is a playable NFT endowed with a uniquely generated power force known as Spirit Force. These NFTs are destined warriors who have landed in a scavenged world endowed with an alien race that destroys the world's peace and tranquility, The Dark Metaverse realm.
You can view a trailer.
TCG World claims to be the largest open-world metaverse on Binance Smart Chain. It follows a play-to-earn approach and has its own story that progresses as a user spends more time in the game. In TCG World users can invest in virtual real estate, hunt for NFT collectibles, earn TCGCoin 2.0, or start their virtual career while exploring the metaverse.
TCG World incorporates thousands of different collectible NFTs that can be sold or traded on the TCG World marketplace. Everything that a player buys/owns in the game is an NFT from virtual real estate, vehicles, pets to player avatars, and trophies. The pièce de résistance being the 800 square kilometers virtual world that is divided into 100,000 virtual plots up for grabs. Anyone can purchase one of these virtual pots and build on it in preparation for a mainstream uptake of the metaverse.
DeNations (Decentralized Nations) is a blockchain-powered decentralized metaverse, where anyone can build and manage nations, cities and civilizations. DeNations is a virtual metaverse that interacts with the real world, and the city/state/civilization in it changes based on that of the real world and the events of DeNations. These nations, cities, and civilizations are issued in Ethereum NFT card and the number of the NFT card will be limited as the nations or cities are limited in the real world.
Players will earn $DENA in proportion to the GDP of the nations they own.
The developers of TipsyVerse have set their sights on leveraging Unreal Engine 5. From neon skyscrapers in the megapolis to the Giza pyramids that pay homage to the history of civilization. In TipsyVerse, players can purchase costumes for their characters, pets and transportation, and bid for land to construct their dream homes. TipsyVerse will feature some of the best casino games in the Metaverse including baccarat and roulette. Its poker rooms will be filled with plushness paired with vibrant colors, and jackpot slots will imitate the sounds of coins jingling and machines whirring. TipsyCoin launch on Binance Smart Chain is in Q1 of 2022 but alpha-phase of the game won't release until 2023.
Aurory is a play-to-earn desktop game where players are invited to explore a rich and diverse universe. Travel across the world of Antik and Tokané, two different areas and biomes, where you will meet a vast array of NPCs and Nefties. These magical creatures, which can be caught or traded, will accompany you through a variety of engaging game modes in this compelling JRPG. $AURY on the Solana blockchain is the multi-utility ecosystem token which players can earn through both PvE and PvP game modes, as well through staking. The token can be traded through a traditional CEX/DEX and on Aurory's in-game marketplace. In the future, it will act as the governance token of Aurory, allowing holders to vote on important game-development decisions.
Light⚡️Nite is a multiplayer third-person shooter with in-game rewards in Satoshis and a minimalistic low-poly & cartoonish design. Including several game modes such as team deathmatch, deathmatch, or battle-royale, where you can prove your skills as a lone wolf or with your squad.
It is a blockchain based game where you can win, purchase, and equip your NFTs. Moreover, a new NFT gaming concept is presented, as NFTs not only work as wearable character customization but also as a requirement to participate in the highest reward game lobbies. It can be played on iOS and Android mobile phones.
You can view a trailer.
Rengoku Legends promises a multi-dimensional journey revolving around a samurai warrior legend and the mystical world of occultism. 8 immersive chapters of live paintings, interactive visual exploration, VR and 360 experience with spatial audio, and most excitingly the ability to participate and influence the outcome of the story and art to be created via NFT and blockchain technologies and more.
You can view a trailer.
Rebel Bots - Xoil Wars is a cross platform card battle game, players will be able to play, progress and earn in a single player or multiplayer sci-fi themed game taking place in outer space. The game will require players to unite around extra-terrestrial kingdoms, build their army of fighting ro- bots and compete with other players for the valuable Xoil resource.
Marvin says, "This game is strangely appealing to me."
Infinite Fleet is a space action strategy MMORPG currently in development from Pixelmatic. The game takes place in a procedurally-generated universe where players take on a galactic threat known as The Atrox. You build and customize your fleet, claim territory, build infrastructure, and team up with other players. Aesthetically, the design of the game harkens back to 1980s mech anime such as Robotech and Voltron as you can see in the trailer.
Although the game is slated for release in Q4 of 2022, it’s still early in development. Having done extensive Alpha testing, the team is in the middle of switching from using Unity’s Data Oriented Technology Stack (DOTS) to the GameObjects workflow, as ultimately DOTS is still in development and has no compatible networking solution.
Sombra, the first blockchain-based VFX and content creation studio, is launching an exciting new NFT avatar and collectible ecosystem called Sins of Shadow. The collection opens up a world where your deepest and darkest desires are possible, and the only limitation is your mind. A digital Westworld powered by game-ready, mocapable NFT avatars designed by some of the best minds in visual effects and gaming. Sins of Shadow is a man-made planet that sits between the Polygon Planets and the Binance Galaxy. Created after the Hydrogen Wars to hold displaced populations whose planets were no longer habitable, over time the planet has evolved into a hub of business and family life, but not without its elements of danger.
Created by the game development studio WolfFun, Thetan Arena is a blockchain-based multiplayer online arena game available on PC, Android, and iOS devices. Thetan Arena is also a play-to-earn game, allowing players to get rewards simply by interacting with the platform. The NFTs used in Thetan Arena give players ownership over game characters and other items, such as skins and weapons. The game can also be played for free without the NFT aspect, although it requires quite a lot of skill to earn a profit this way. The purchased NFT characters have a limited lifecycle of usability. In other words, there’s a limited number of matches in which each of the NFT items can earn the in-game currency. After this number has been reached, the players are no longer awarded for playing with them and purchase a new NFT character.
The main in-game currency is the Thetan Coin (THC), which users gather by playing game modes and participating in various other activities. Once the player earns these THC tokens, they can claim them to their Binance Smart Chain wallet.
Running on Ethereum and Polygon, League of Kingdoms is an MMO strategy game where gamers fight for dominance among each other. Players have the chance to create their own kingdom, build structures and earn resources from them. Players get to be part of the League of Kingdoms Arena and decide the fate of the game through governance votes thanks to the native LOKA token.
League of Kingdoms Arena is the governance structure behind the platform. It allows players who own LOKA tokens to be part of the decision-making process regarding all things related to the game, The Arena offers staking mechanisms with high-yield pools where players can multiply their LOKA holdings. Importantly, players and users need to stake LOKA tokens in order to participate in governance votes. The amount of LOKA staked corresponds to the weight of your vote.
A trading card game built on Immutable X,
Cross The Ages® Universe takes place in a dystopian world where mystical creatures and masters of magic collide with AI-powered cyborgs in a fight for the last resources of power.
To play Cross The Ages: Trading Card Game (TCG) you will need a deck of 20 cards, and an opponent. How to win? Players compete to take control of the board by using the power of their cards. There are 2 ways of winning the game: Once the board is filled, you own more cards on the board than your opponent. If it’s equal, it’s a draw. Your opponent’s remaining time reaches zero.
Victoria VR is the first blockchain-based MMORPG in virtual reality with realistic graphics built on the Unreal Engine, created and owned by its users. Victoria VR aims to create a new Metaverse of multi-dimensional interactions where users will be able to immerse themselves interactively with never-ending digital content. The whole world is built to be a universal platform for all virtual realities, games, and decentralized applications, collectively creating a Metaverse — a shared virtual realm, the 3D internet. The Victoria VR Metaverse will be where people go to work, rest, learn, play and eventually live.
Metahero is a 3D scanning technology that has teamed up with Wolf Studio for scanning and modeling to create ultra-high-definition personalized 3D avatars and digital items to be used across various industries and metaverse.
Scanning real-world art into ultra-HD 3D NFTs is a revolutionary concept on its own. It gives anyone in the world the opportunity to view artwork and allows cultural treasures to be eternally digitized. It also offers artists, art collectors, and museums a way of making additional revenue.
Everdome will provide an opportunity for everyone who's interested in a very real-to-life version of the metaverse.
RMRK isn't a game but deserves a mention here because it offers a set of NFT legos that are standalone but allow the NFT creator to build a system of arbitrary complexity - a set of standards - the RMRK app is hosted on the Kusama blockchain.
Watch the Metaverse Billboard video by RMRK showing nested, community governed, multi-resource NFTs in action.
Players match with an opponent based on ranking score, and then the winner is rewarded. There are two types of cards in Splinterland: Summoners and Monsters. Monsters and Summoners are organized by "Splinters" or elements or factions. It is a play-to-earn strategy game as opposed to an action game. It runs on the Hive blockchain.
Marvin says, "I told Zarniwoop this shouldn't appear on our metaverse page because Splinterlands is just a free-to-play, digital, collectible card game built on blockchain technology. If you're feeling as bored and depressed as me but want to be adventurous and try an old-fashioned but challenging interactive text-only computer game that sadly provided no opportunity to earn cryptocurrency, please click the button below."