Polygon is emerging as a powerhouse in the world of Web3. The second-layer solution for Ethereum has become the chain of choice for an ever-increasing number of projects in the space. The reason for Polygon’s rapid growth appears to be twofold: firstly, Ethereum has a solid brand; it’s the most trusted, well-managed chain in the crypto space. However, Ethereum suffers issues like network congestion and high transaction costs due to its popularity. This is where Polygon steps in to offer builders a chain that has low transaction costs, quicker transaction finality, and the security of Ethereum. The second reason behind Polygon’s success is the pro-active approach they take in partnering with and supporting projects in Web3. Nearly no other chain can be compared to Polygon when it comes to setting up infrastructure that provides extensive support and exposure to blockchain niches like NFTs, Metaverse, and Web3 Gaming. That’s one of the points where our interests converge with Polygon. There’s a rapidly growing blockchain gaming ecosystem on Polygon, and in this list, we’ll introduce you to some of the new titles.
Obviously, no project becomes successful without strong leadership and a passionate community driving it. It’s rare to see chain founders giving attention to up-and-coming projects on their platform. Props to Sandeep Nailwal and Ryan Wyatt for routinely giving emerging shoutouts to even the smallest projects on Polygon and the amazing community of builders on the chain that keeps it buzzing.
Web2 world rewarded you for building walled gardens, retaining & extracting maximum value from your users
Web3 will reward you for empowering & enabling freedom for end users
This will happen everywhere, Gaming, commerce, Loyalty, marketplaces you name it!
Let’s keep building!
It’s race-to-earn time!
Infinite Drive is a real-life driving metaverse made for car enthusiasts. In the game, you can buy non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of actual vehicles to construct your own special car collection. You can also exchange, rent, or race your vehicles in multiple races and contests. Whether you’re a casual player or a hardcore competitor, there is always an enjoyable activity to do in Infinite Drive. According to the developers, players can download the game for free and play it without ever using a crypto wallet if they wish. The Web3 elements are only introduced in the game when the player wishes to access them. The best part about the game, other than its insane Unity graphics and dynamic gameplay, is that the cars in it are not knockoff copies but based on real cars. Infinite Drive partners up with car manufacturers and turns their designs into NFTs that can be used to race in its metaverse. The game recently signed a deal with Aston Martin to feature their iconic Vantage V8 Coupe. It’s truly the first mobile-based Web3 game that allows you to virtually own and drive some of the best cars in the world.
Ah, the game with the most interesting lore on the list: Shatterpoint. It’s an action-packed RPG where the players compete against each other and the clock to avoid the Shattering. which is an irreversible event that will reset all progress made by non-NFT heroes. The game is highly skill-dependent, so players must invest time and effort to make progress. Face each challenge, beat opponents, and collect rare items as you try to turn your non-NFT hero into a NFT hero in Shatterpoint. Here is the amazing lore we were talking about: The interstice, the space between dimensions, is growing increasingly fragile. This will eventually lead to the Shattering, a phenomenon where time warps, twists, and combines until it reverts back to its original state, only to be shattered again. Everyone goes on without knowing what’s happening, except for Karluq. With his memories and power intact, Karluq is able to identify individuals who can help him: travelers who are vessels of free awareness. In the game, you play as one of these travelers, battling your way through the Overworld and attempting to survive the Shattering.The game hosts both player-vs-player (PvP) mode and player-vs-environment (story mode).
Blast Royale is an exciting, fast-paced, action-packed Battle Royale-style game. The developers’ goal is to bring engaging and enjoyable experiences to the blockchain and to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency. Players are the owners of their own assets and can actively participate in the game. If you have previously played Fortnite or PUBG, you’re more than familiar with the Battle Royale genre. The Shadow Zone for each match will be randomly selected during matchmaking, with players dropping into the match at the place they chose. The objective of the game is pretty simple: fight all your competitors to be the last man standing. Playing a match requires three different items to be equipped; these can be either NFTs or, don’t worry, you can use non-NFT equipment in the Free-to-Play layer. Even if you don’t particularly enjoy fighting, there are still plenty of ways to participate in the metaverse of Blast Royale, such as creating new items and weapons, arbitraging collectibles in the game marketplace, competing in weekly leagues and championships, etc. The best part of Web3 games is that you can have a ton of fun while also earning valuable rewards for your interactions with the game.
Lastly, an upcoming title The Fabled is a mythological RPG built in Unreal Engine 5. The story takes place in the Abyss as you guide your character through a series of levels. Challenges and foes present themselves throughout the game; overcome them, endure them, and triumph. The Abyss is a chaotic, boundless, and unpredictable entity that corrupts everything it touches. No one has yet been able to figure out who opened these portals or how they were built, but fabled beings across the metaverse have taken it upon themselves to solve this mystery.
There are 3 major Fabled classes to choose from:
Choose between three character classes—Gods, Demons, and Warriors—as you embark on an epic quest to discover the truth behind the mysterious portals. Utilize rare artifacts to aid you in your journey, and gain strength and ability as you overcome tremendous odds. The developers have designed the game with a straightforward, user-friendly experience in mind—no need to deal with 12-word secret codes or crypto wallets; just download the game and login with your email. Enter the realms of the Overworld and the Abyss, a universe fractured by a cataclysm so far in the past that some have begun to doubt its existence. Test your abilities and bravery as you fight to uncover the truth and unravel the mysteries of The Fabled.
Wow, Polygon houses some pretty insane games. We hope that you find the game listed above engaging and fun to play. On Polygon, the Web3 gaming scene is still in its infancy. Many of the top games in Web3 are still choosing Solana and Ethereum. But, within a year or two, we guess Polygon has a strong chance to become a dominant chain in Web3 gaming. Looking at the quality of the game’s above it might happen even sooner. Until next time!
By Dhruv Ghorpade, Tegro
Published December 6, 2022
Stéphane is the Founder & CEO, and has 30+ years of AAA and Mobile game development expertise. Founder of Eden Games and The Tiny Digital Factory, he is the creative mind behind hugely successful AAA and mobile racing franchises, such as V-Rally, Test Drive Unlimited, F1 Mobile Racing and GT Manager.