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Why hasn’t Blockchain Gaming exploded… yet?

There are many really innovative and creative games out there, where you can earn money, like the original breed and collect game https://www.cryptokitties.co/ to battling them in PvP with https://axieinfinity.com/ To Action-Adventure RPG explore and embark on Quests in https://lostrelics.io/ or create and monetize voxel assets in https://www.sandbox.game/en/about/sand/ and even go on solo quests and compete in block parties with https://blankos.com/ To name just a few. I’m personally am excited about owing land and questing in https://embersword.com/

So why is there so little written or discussed about these games in the Crypto or Gaming world?

Is it because the industry is worried about losing profits?

The games are just not good enough yet?

The rewards or earnings are not meaningful enough?

Or something else, just curious, because it seems as exciting and ‘game changing’ as anything else going on in Crypto!



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  1. I haven’t found a game that is both:

    1) fun and engaging
    2) “worth” the time to play

    I’d rather play a legitimately good video game, especially right now there seems to be an infinite amount of those, and earn crypto other ways.

  2. I think they have not exploded because they don’t fit with the definition of “fun”. Many blockchain games are either playing to gamble or earning by playing generic games.

  3. The gaming world sees them as gimmicks and not as fun as the non-gimmick counterparts is my guess. That’s how I see them whenever I look into one.

    Mobile gamers seem like the perfect target for that though, so it’s probably just a matter of time before app developers figure it out.

  4. The problem with crypto games is that usually they’re very bad in terms of gameplay , maybe with time it will become something more widely adopted but they sure need a lot of improvement to compete with normal games.

  5. > So why is there so little written or discussed about these games in the Crypto or Gaming world?

    > Is it because the industry is worried about losing profits?

    > The games are just not good enough yet?

    > The rewards or earnings are not meaningful enough?

    > Creating a new game takes a lot

    Many games that involve money, tend to have a certain rep about them that just… stinks. They’re typically free to play, but also pay to win, and the free aspect is so overly gimped to such a degree that it’s a pain to play – and seeing paying players just jump past you sucks the fun out if it even more. Because it involves money, the community for these games also tend to suck, because most of the focus is just on how to earn money the fastest way, and not about the in-game lore/stories/etc… Folks are probably just tired playing with this old formula.

    If blockchain is to be involved in such games, then it either needs to be invisible (operating the backend for example), or it needs to not be the primary focus of the game (earning tokens, ala money, ala being too money-centric).

    I think MMOs are probably much more suited to blockchain tech, but sadly, the market is way over-saturated with mediocre crap (especially free-to-play ones), and it’s expensive creating an open-world MMO. An open-world MMO like UO or SWG that uses lore-based tokens, and focuses on the world (rather than the money-earning potential for players), would be fantastic. But how that works, who knows. Personally, I wouldn’t want to join an MMO if I knew the vast majority was only playing to earn money, rather than to role-play and enjoy the world.

  6. The gameplay isn’t enticing.

    I think the only exception might be Axie Infinity and even then it pales in comparison to non-blockchain games in its domain.

    There’s infinite possibilities and ideas, but the problem is that making good video games is extremely difficult and time-consuming, not to mention expensive.

  7. I think it will happen in due time. The biggest problem right now is that most of the blockchain games look like Facebook games from 2008 regarding aesthetics and gameplay

  8. Because the games are straight up bad. Maybe this will change once some AAA publishers join the game.

    Also those “games” are impossible to play. Many crypto games require like $50 just to get started and the main purpose of those games is not to have fun but to make money which goes against what gaming community wants. Maybe we’ll see cosmetics for bigger games but other than that I dont really see gaming on blockchain making a difference or even being a thing.

What do you think?

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