The Top 10 Metaverse Coins by Market Cap as We Head into December — DailyCoin
The Metaverse became a big trend in November. Right around Halloween, Mark Zuckerberg shook the social media world, not to mention the crypto world, with his announcement. The long-term impact of this seemingly minuscule event still serves as rocket fuel for metaverse and gaming coins, which have already moved past the moon.
Let’s review the top 10 coins related to metaverses and blockchain games!
#10 Star Atlas
Star Atlas is an open space strategy game on blockchain. The developers promised a big world built on Unreal Engine with exploration, battles, mini-games, resources mining, station modular construction, and other mechanics with a decentralized play-to-earn frame.
Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t show us the gameplay so far. Let’s wait for more information from the developers before we draw conclusions.
#9 My Neighbor Alice
My Neighbor Alice has developed by leaps and bounds. After the successful token sale this summer, ALICE almost entered the top 100 cryptos. Right after that, the developers introduced a closed beta version in September for the holders. The game release date is scheduled for Spring 2022. Moreover, it’s still listed in Steam despite its dislike for crypto games.
By gameplay, My Neighbor Alice shares a lot of similarities with Animal Crossing from Nintendo. At first look, it might seem like a farming game. However, it is a social simulation video game. Growing crops or any kind of other farming mechanics are only the addition, while the real game is a social simulator. But it’s not in the life simulation genre like Sims.
The developers introduced the entire town, and there are multiple ways of interacting with other gaming characters, which are real people.
#8 Yield Guild Games
Yield Guild Games became one of the enthusiasts of blockchain gaming. Everything started during the pandemic in the Philippines. At that time, locals found out that they could earn more in a Pokémon-like game than the average salary around the country.
That was the push for Gabby Dizon, Beryl Li, and the third anonymous co-founder to create Yield Guild Games and start providing gaming characters for rent for a small payment. As Axie Infinity already became too expensive to start, people were renting NFTs in order to acquire their own character and start earning on their own.
The company didn’t stop with Axies. Now, their portfolio includes such blockchain games as The Sandbox, Illuvium, F1 Delta Time, Star Atlas, Zed Run, Splinterlands, Ember Sword, Thetan Arena, etc.
Illuvium is slated to become a full-fledged open-world adventure RPG. It hit the market this year with a successful token sale and exponential growth. At the time of writing the article, the token’s price passed the threshold of $1.7K, from the starting price in April, which was $50.
On the other hand, the game started this trend of having IGOs before even having the game itself. For example, the Illuvium trailer was shown only recently, 6–7 months after the token release.
So far, the game promises to be one of the best Pokémon-like games on the blockchain. The 3D visuals look adorable, and the gameplay should be full of exploration within a futuristic planet. Also, the developers have promised to get rid of gas fees even though the game is built on the Ethereum blockchain.
#6 UFO Gaming
UFO Gaming is going to become an outer space multiverse. They introduced one blockchain game, Super Galactic, which seems like a twin-stick shooter on blockchain. The most classical representation of this genre is old-school Asteroid, but today it experienced a metamorphosis in the indie gaming fields. Now, such popular indies as The Binding of Isaac, Hotline Miami, and Enter the Gungeon are twin-stick shooters. On the other hand, this genre in the blockchain game industry is untouched. Thus, the UFO Gaming team found a free niche.
On the flipside, the token took sixth place because of a self-reported market cap of around $1.5K. However, CoinMarketCap hasn’t checked this information yet. That’s why you can find the coin in the top 200 at CoinGecko but not in CMC.