In 2021, Axie Infinity suddenly became popular in the field of chain games, which is a blockchain game that combines DeFi and NFT as well as token model. The game's founding team claims to be one of the earliest crypto users. Axie is an Ethereum-based decentralized turn-based game inspired by Pokemon and Crypto cats that allows players to breed, fight and trade NFT animals called Axies; Its governance token is AXS, which launched Binance on October 27, 2020. The player who holds the governance coin also has the right to vote on decisions related to the game platform.
The most famous game of 2018 was FOMO 3D, a money game. One play of the game, "the last bidder gets 48% of the prize pool", attracted 11,000 ETH in the bonus pool and a tenfold increase in active users in just three days during the bear market. A month later, someone took advantage of the rules on ethereum block packaging to dramatically increase Gas rates and took more than 10,000 Ethereum by maliciously blocking the ethereum network for three minutes.
Ethereum also saw the first breakout game, Crypto Kitties. Crypto Kitties is a game for raising, breeding, and trading kittens on the Ethereum chain. The game not only set a record of 4,833 ETH transactions in a single day, but also caused severe congestion on the Ethereum network at the time.
November 11, 2021
According to DappRader, VCS invested $127 million in blockchain games in October, with Animoca Brands and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 among the most notable investments. Animoca Brands, whose portfolio includes open-world space exploration MMORPGS Star Atlas and Treeverse, also announced a partnership with Polygon Studios; Vision Fund 2, SoftBank's investment arm, has invested in French blockchain gaming startup Sorare and virtual world game The Sandbox.
November 4, 2021
Solana Ventures, FTX and Lightspeed Ventures have launched a $100 million online game fund to invest in studios and startups that make online games.