It is always an honor to be mentioned among the top of any commemorative list, but being mentioned among the top 50 in the world has to be a special achievement. There are more than 3000 tracked dApps on DappRadar and picking only the best 50 dApps certainly makes for a tough competition.
Considering that EOSIO is a young ecosystem, it is great to see it so well-represented in this list, even after the network hiccups of late 2019. So without further deliberation, let’s take a look at which game companies operating within the EOSIO ecosystem have made the list.
Coming up at position 50 is ITAM Games. The debut on the EOS blockchain in March 2019 with a beta release of their ITAM Store and the Blue Dawn RPG (Role-playing game). During the aforementioned congestion issues on the EOS blockchain, ITAM Games decided to also use the EOSIO-based WAX blockchain to help alleviate some of the pressure from the EOS blockchain.
The company formerly known as So Couch Studios comes in at position 45. They’ve since rebranded to Bright Star Studios, and we broke the news to the EOSIO community that the Galaxy EOS VC Fund has invested in the company. Their game Ember Sword is one of the most anticipated games in the blockchain space and if you’ve read our cover of them then you’ll know why that is.
Upland, one of the more revolutionary games in blockchain, takes position 44. We’ve been tracking the progress of this game since mid-2019 under the ‘Dapps’ tab right here on our site. This Finlab EOS VC funded game runs on the EOS blockchain and is still in its early development stages. But it has evidently come a long way to make this list and be a strong competitor in the blockchain space. Upland is currently in the top 5 of blockchain games with the most users based on stats from DappRadar.
Another EOS VC funded company, Azarus is a EOS blockchain-based reward system that rewards users/players with credits for watching their favorite streams. These credits can then be redeemed for gaming related digital or physical goods without users ever knowing that they’ve been using a blockchain.
The 24th spot is reserved for Ubisoft. This list included Ubisoft, not because of their affiliation with any blockchain, but because of their involvement in the blockchain space in general. However, as some might remember in a press release shared late last year, the EOSIO-based blockchain Ultra announced that “Ubisoft will start contributing to the [Ultra] testnet before the end of the year and, if successful, will be part of the launch team for the Mainnet.” Remember Ubisoft also presented the prototype of their blockchain-based game back in 2018, “and if successful”, we could see that launch on the Ultra mainnet which is set for launch in Q3 of this year.
0xGames come in at position 19. If you’re a blockchain gamer then you’ve probably come across one of their games which can be identified by the prefix ‘0x’ like their 0xWarriors game. The 0xGames team are true blockchain enthusiasts with their games released on multiple blockchains including, EOS, Ethereum, TRON etc. One of their advisors is the CEO of MEET.ONE, a top 21 Block Producer on EOS. Their (OxGames) latest game titled OxRacers is currently in Alpha and will launch on EOS and WAX blockchains.
The current pride and joy of EOSIO gaming – Prospectors – grabs 16th position. Prospectors is easily a top 5 game in all of blockchain in terms of daily active users. The game has different maps/worlds on EOS and WAX blockchains respectively, and thanks to EOSIO’s compatibility these two worlds will soon be connected so that players on either chain can interact with each other through the game.
“South Korean startup NOD Games hit the ground running with the launch of its EOS-based idle RPG Crypto Sword & Magic” is the introduction to 14th placed NOD Games. As this introduction alludes to, Crypto Sword & Magic quickly became a hit on EOS, becoming one of the top games in the blockchain space. However, since the congestion issues late last year, the game has seen a decrease in daily active users but it’s still holding firm over the past 30-days.
Although it has yet to launch its blockchain mainnet, Ultra has fought hard to be regarded as the 11th best blockchain company in the world. This is thanks to its great developments during 2019 where it announced partnerships with gaming giants Ubisoft and AMD. Couple that with the fact they have an all-star team that comes from well-known companies such as Google, Dell, and Apple, to name a few.
There’s great games, and then there’s games that give you a FOMO without even having launched yet. In 10th place is Mythical Games, who describe themselves as “a next-generation game technology studio”. It’s tough to argue with that having seen footage of their upcoming blockchain game – Blankos Block Party. The latest we’ve heard from the company was from a hint made by the CEO at the start of this month. Until its scheduled launch for later this year, here’s a fun teaser for the time being.
WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange) comes in at 9th place. WAX allows anyone in the world to safely and conveniently create, buy, sell, and trade virtual items. Since launching in mid-2020 WAX has been on an epic journey having on-boarded a couple of dApps during EOS’ network congestion issues. Also it has already made some significant partnerships this year, such as with global trading card producer TOPPS and leading blockchain oracle services provider Chainlink, with the former set to launch next week.
Creators of the popular EOS Knights game grab themselves second place. Biscuit Labs deliver quality games that people love playing and at one point reached 6.9k daily active users on the EOS blockchain…until congestion got the better of the network late in 2019. Their second game which launched on the Ethereum blockchain has went on to become a top 5 game on Ethereum.
This article was inspired by a video made by BlockchainGamer.Biz titled ‘Top 50 Blockchain Game Companies 2020‘ and the article of the same name.
With 12 companies operating within the EOSIO ecosystem out of the top 50 companies in the entire industry of blockchain, it is clear just how strong EOSIO technology and its blockchain networks are. Many projects have migrated to blockchains such as EOS because of its quality – to a point where so many transactions were taking place that it caused the EOS network to get clogged up. Fortunately, because of the compatibility of EOSIO blockchains, some of these projects also launched on other EOSIO-based blockchains to mitigate clogging on EOS.
I see the events leading up to the network overload as a sign of what’s to come. As things are at the moment, dApps on the EOS blockchain hold the top 2 spots of dApps with the highest daily active users in the entire blockchain space according to data from DappRadar. Prospectors on WAX and EOS comes in at 4th and 6th place respectively, in terms of daily active users. The crypto bear market has affected user numbers across all blockchains but it is pleasing to see that EOSIO is holding top spots in dApp usage.
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