Stuck at home due to quarantine I have been playing another app with my children. This time it is Tom Gold Run, which basically is moving a cat around a road while collecting gold and avoiding obstacles. The name of the game is collect enough gold to convert into building and process through the next round.
The game can be learned quickly and my child who is 6 after playing for a day has learned the mechanics to play on their own. They can pass levels and earn a lot of gold, much better than myself lol.
Then there is Splinterlands where now can be played on mobile app. The game is not as straight forward for my child to learn and they do not get excited by trading cards or figuring out battle formations and abilities. The complexity of the game is currently exceeding their expectation of what they think is fun. However for me I am hooked to it and play it daily.
Splinterlands game graphics may not be as interactive as Tom Gold Run, but it certainly has a way to attract gamer. The limited edition of cards and method of leveling up cards has made certain cards very rare in the game. With that there is an increase in value for certain cards. All of these are digital assets being used on Hive blockchain.
The game is a PvP where each player setups their own battle formation and compete with one another in a duel. The winner receives a specific amount of DEC. DEC is an digital token internal to the game but can be traded on several platforms. The cards themselves are NFT assets and can be traded or sold thru the Hive blockchain. The seamless battles takes milliseconds to play out and the trades or buy/sell of cards are similarly quick transactions.
Market cap is on the rise:
Total Splinterlands Market Cap: $4,542,446
The popularity of the game is growing and based off of dapp.com the month rank for the game is at 14. The rank is slightly skewed since recently the entire game had to move from the steem blockchain to the hive blockchain.