Being a person born in the 90s, I never thought a day would come I’d discover people will be paid to play games.
I remember how my Mum was so furious. After she discovered how my elder had used her money to get us a Game, a Sega genesis 3. We watched in horrow as she destroy it with a pestle.
Back then, SEGA was the in thing. If you didn’t own SEGA at home, you weren’t considered a cool kid.
Our parents struggled to understand our love for video games. The Crux of their anti video game arguments was that it was a time waster. They preferred we read our books, so that we could qualify one day to become lawyers, bankers and Doctors. I’m not trying to knock reading, but of if you are a 90s baby. You’d realise quickly that our parents never saw the future as it is now.
With unemployment and under underemployment numbers sky rocketing across Nigeria and countries around the word. Alternative ways of earning money have become a matter of life and death.
In 2020, while millions of families, across the developing world, struggled to cope with the lockdown. People in the Philippines discovered a game that paid them to play. Some made as much as $300 monthly playing these game
Click here to read an article about the Philippine play to earn experience, written by coingecko.com.
This articles explores the top 4 games you can play to earn.
1. Axie infinity
This is an online game created by a Vietnamese based game development company, Sky Marvis. The game runs on the ethereum block chain.
Axie infinity is inspired by Pokemon, anyone can earn tokens through skilled gameplay and contributions to the ecosystem. Players earn AXS tokens when they deserve it.
Axie’s white paper explains, ‘Players can battle, collect, raise, and build a land-based kingdom for their pets’
Axie is an amazing game, it takes on the character of a social network site and jobs creation platform due to the strong community and play to earn opportunities that have come from its early success. It was this game that helped youth in the Philippines survive during the most severe times of the lockdown.
2. Plant vs Undead
In Plant vs Undead, players need to build an army of plants in their gardens to take out the undead monsters. They can spread their plants across the field in whichever formation they want and attack the Undead as they keep crossing the field. The game borrows a lot of elements from Plant vs Zombies.
Plant vs Undead has gained a lot of attention in the Philippines. Since the game offers rewards that can not only be used in its built-in marketplace but also be traded on multiple exchanges for FIAT or other cryptocurrencies. As at the time of writing, 1puv is equal to 2.8 dollars. The game is built on the Binance smart chain.
This is a blockchain based game, created by moonLab studio. According to their white paper, “Devikins is an RPG-style game with some mixed gameplay elements from Tamagotchi.” Although, it launches fully sometime in 2022. The game holds a lot of promises as a play to earn game. Get in early.
Binemon is an NFT mobile game that mixes different genres of games, which includes Collectible, Gacha, RPG, Adventure and Idle. A player collect an army of lovable and funny meme 3D pets, combine them into create even more endearing and funny pets, and let them battle on end to collect Ambrosia – the fusion material that you can sell to make money. There exist an open world named BineLand for a player to explore, have fun, and earn money.
Inconclusion, if you understand blockchain well. You will know that nature of blockchain is one that rewards early adoption. Here’s a website that documents the list of the not so popular games and their tokens. Before they enter the secondary markets like Binance, Coinbase etc.