Splinterlands, the blockchain card game has soared in popularity in the past two months, benefiting from nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and their in-game crypto to retain their player base.
The NFT trading card game has ranked as the most widely played blockchain game on the market by the daily user count. Data acquired from DappRadar confirms that Splinterlands has now exceeded 260,000 daily active users. That is a bigger number than the total number of players in the Alien Worlds metaverse that is nearly 250,000 at the time of publication.
Going by these numbers, it is clear that Splinterlands surge to the top of the blockchain gaming space has been rapid development. Just a month ago, its daily user base was seen at about 90,000, a figure less than half of its current base. In July, it recorded less than 10,000 users.
Splinterlands co-founder and CEO, Dr. Jesse “Aggroed” Reich, is happy with the recent development. He said:
“It’s been an exceptional journey building our community of 800k registered accounts and 400k spellbook owners. We eat, sleep, and breathe Splinterlands non-stop and constantly think about how we help our community even more. I couldn’t be prouder or happier for our ecosystem that we’re catching fire and the bros are apeing in.”
The blockchain-based trading card game enables users to play and trade using nonfungible tokens-based cards while earning the game’s native currency that is known as “Dark Energy Crystals” as they play.
Why Has Splinterlands Grown Rapidly?
Splinterlands growth mirrors that of the nonfungible token sector in general, which has boomed in the past year, mainly in August when trading volumes constantly surpassed $500 million daily. Splinterlands recorded 9X growth between July and August being a game that majorly depends on NFTs.
But even amid the dropping trading volumes in September, the game’s user base continues to increase by the tens of thousands. What seems to make it and other blockchain-based games quite popular is the opportunity to earn some scarce crypto and NFTs while playing the blockchain game.
The earned crypto can be traded in marketplaces outside of this game. That helps in assigning organic and real value to gaming items that traditional video games cannot offer.
This is seen in Splinterlands’ Summoner’s spellbook upgrade that grants users the ability to own cards forever and earn in-game rewards. 50% of users acquired the upgrade, which indicates that there is a particular interest in all these functionalities.