With all the recent hype around cryptocurrencies, the field of non-fungible tokens or NFTs has also received its share of interest. These tokens use blockchain technology and represent various objects that exist in one copy. So, for example, a real painting or mp3 file with a song can have a unique NFT attached to it, and that token will have a monetary value, which means it can be sold.
This technology could not stay away from the gaming industry for too long, and as a result, today, we have NFT games where players can earn crypto rewards. Different in-game objects and items can be tokenized and sold. How about a collection of swords or maybe a garage full of futuristic supercars – all with their own NFTs? For this to work, a game must have certain trading and collecting mechanics. Otherwise, players won’t be able to produce and sell tokens. Each NFT game has its own rules regarding token trading and crypto rewards for players. In some cases, it is even possible to have regular income from playing.
But what’s in it for indie game creators? Lots of attention and powerful advertising for the project (if done correctly). Cryptocurrencies bring potential investors (players) that look for promising projects that can become the next Minecraft so to say. Having an early start in such games with NFTs allows hoarding a vast collection of unique things to sell later on. The more players come to your game, the more funds you have to support and improve it.
In 2021, NFT games have become a big thing. Titles like Axie Infinity
have more than a million active users and a web marketplace with thousands of items selling daily. When games development and blockchain technology unite, they may produce original gameplay solutions that reward developers and players. We are looking forward to seeing where it will lead us in the nearest future.