What Are NFT Games And How To Make Money Playing them?
After NFT getting all that attention in the last couple of years, if you haven’t heard of NFTs you probably just came out of your cave or something.
But if you are one of those people who just left their cave, do not worry, we will cover exactly what NFT is, and introduce some NFT games that you can make money playing them.
Making money playing NFT games could help you if you are unemployed or from a country with a poor economy or just trying to make some more money in your free time.
So let’s not waste time and get into it.
What is NFT?
NFT stands for “Non-Fungible Token”
If you are anything like me when I first heard it, you are probably more confused by now. Let me explain, Non-Fungible means that it’s one of a kind, it’s unique and you can not replace it.
Unlike usual tokens, take SHIBA for instance, there is no difference between one SHIBA token or the other, they are the same. As for NFTs, a token is completely different from others.
Are NFTs really unique?
It depends on what you mean by unique, Look at this GIF of DogeCoin for example. I downloaded it a few weeks ago, and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who did it.
But this fact doesn’t stop someone from buying it for 69,000 dollars. I’m serious, it didn’t stop him. He actually did it. Now I’m pretty sure you recognize this meme.
The legendary meme coin also leads to the creation of DogeCoin. Someone bought it for 4,000,000 dollars.. Yeah, that’s right, 4 MILLION DOLLARS.
You can just download this image without paying a dime to anyone, So, the question is, what makes it unique and why are they paying this kind of money??? Are they crazy??
Anyone can download a copy from an NFT, so why the hell are they paying that much for it?
Let me explain when you buy it, it means you own it.
See, anyone can get a copy of the Mona Lisa painting but the one who paid 100 million dollars for it in 1962 (meaning 860 million right now if you take inflation into account) gets to keep it, that’s why it’s sitting in the Louvre museum in Paris right now by the way. Not to compare the Mona Lisa painting with the Shiba Inu meme.
So when you buy an NFT, you are buying its ownership (Although the creator of the NFT can make 50 copies of it. Anyways.) Now, let’s get to the good parts, NFT games.
What is the difference between NFT games and regular games?
The real difference is in the economic ecosystem of the games. NFT games have in-game currencies, you might say the Sims game has in-game currency too, but there is a difference between them. The difference is the currency in the Sims can only buy you stuff in the Sims world, in NFT games, on the other hand, the currency used in the games is worth something in the real world too.
Meaning you can trade the in-game currency for some in-real-world currency and buy some stuff using it. Now, let’s check out some NFT Games you can enjoy playing and earning money at the same time.
1. Axie Infinity
Axie Infinity is a game made by Vietnamese studio Sky Mavis. Its cryptocurrency is Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) and Smooth Love Potion (SLP) which both are Ethereum based cryptocurrencies.
The game is about collecting pets named Axies (of course they are digital pets), you can breed them, battle with them, raise them and also trade them in the Axie Infinity’s ecosystem marketplace. You can also use your Axies to farm Smooth Love Potions (SLP). There is high demand for them as they are used to beed Axies.
2. The SandBox
You probably have heard of The SandBox game before. The SandBox game was released in 2011 and The SandBox Evolution was released in 2016 by developer Pixowl.
In 2018 they decided to move the experience to the blockchain ecosystem. It’s a game like Minecraft but blessed by the hands of blockchain and NFTs. They use 3 Ethereum based tokens, SAND, LAND, and ASSETS.
SAND is an ERC-20 token and Is meant to be used for all of the ecosystem’s transactions and interactions.
LAND is an ERC-721 non-fungible token (NFT). Each LAND is a digital piece of real estate in the metaverse. Each land is 96×96 meters which are neither too big nor too small. A LAND is used for a player to fill it with games and assets.
ASSETS is an ERC-1155 and it’s meant to serve as a creative element in the SandBox game maker. It also can be traded in the marketplace. It’s a token that can be made by players who build UGC (User Generated Content)
Solare is a football fantasy game. You can create your dream team, train them, enter tournaments and win rewards up to thousands of pounds each week. The good part is, you don’t pay anything to join the tournaments.
Cards are in limited amounts, So owning better players means you have a better team and your chance of winning better rewards is higher.
You can buy, sell and trade your players to create the best possible team for yourself.
So if you are the type of person who likes sports games or football fantasy games, do not waste more time and create your SoRare account right now, you will be rewarded 10 free cards after you complete your sign-up.
4. Plants vs. Undead
This is a tower defense game and reminds me of the good old game, Plants vs. Zombies. It’s a tower defense game and it has similarities to Plants vs. Zombies (PvZ) so if you already played Plants vs. Zombies, you are gonna like Plants vs. Undead as the concept is the same, plus some features that made the game so fun and addictive.
The concept is the same which means you should create an army of plants to fight the Undead and defend your garden. Plus, it’s a play 2 earn game, which means you are getting addicted to a game that makes you money.
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