The cryptocurrency world holds its breath as rumors of additional bank insolvencies mount. Any major change in the financial world often resonates in the Web3 space as well. Whether that increases or decreases remains to be seen, but for now, our top 10 NFT games and collections remain pretty much the same, with a few changes in the numbers.
The most anticipated event of the week, the second journey to the other side, has generated increased interest in Otherdeeds. Also, during the event, one of the player teams won a contest and all players on that team will receive airdrops of a special NFT hat. The use of this hat is still speculation, but it is most likely related to the Other Side’s virtual world system. It’s also a hint that other Otherside wearables will soon be available! In general, the universal opinion seems to be that the Second Voyage was a resounding success.
But probably the biggest announcement of the past week, although it didn’t receive as much fanfare, is the partnership between Immutable and Polygon. This combination of forces could become a major accelerator for further game development and the addition of new players to the web3 space!
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Some drops in active players this week in web3 games. Splinterlands and Hunters being the most affected. Splinterlands recently introduced a new power system, limiting the number of matches each account can play per day. This was partly to simplify the system and partly to combat the prevalence of bots, which seems to have done that too! But losing 30% of your player base seems like a huge success. We’ll see if this has any long-term effects on Splinterlands.
Meanwhile, Hunters On-Chain has completed its pre-launch tournament, which is why we are seeing such a drop in player numbers. They have a boot sale and official release not too far in the future, so hopefully seeing them back on the charts after that.
Interestingly, three of the oldest games on this list posted positive gains last week: Alien Worlds, Farmers World, and Upland.
Top 10 NFT Collections per volume traded
|Collection||Volume traded 7 days||volume change|
|1. Cryptopunks||$104.31 million||+22.41%|
|2. Mutant Ape Yacht Club||$25.93 million||-26.37%|
|3. Bored Monkeys Yacht Club||$20.88 million||+17.52%|
|4. Otherdeed para Otherside||$16.69 million||+10.59%|
|6.Garabatos V4||$12.04 million||+0.21%|
|7. Chubby penguins||$11.58 million||+104.07%|
|8. Clone X||$8.04 million||-11.28%|
|9. Lunar Birds||$7.8 million||-29.95%|
|10. Bored Monkeys Kennel Club||$6.71 million||-26.52%|
There was a general downward trend in the NFT markets this week. With Cryptopunks and Pudgy Penguins the main exceptions. Cryptopunks had several high-value sales in the past week, including one that the owner accidentally sent to a burnt-out address!
Meanwhile, Pudgy Penguins, a collection that almost completely disappeared, has had quite a resurgence over the past year. With new owners and IP extensions, much like a real toy line, Pudgy Penguins is back on our lists and just might be here to stay.
Otherdeeds also saw an increase in trading volume. Probably motivated by their Second Trip event, which showcased the power and scalability of the tools they build for their virtual worlds.
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