Crypto Games Roundup: Week 3 of April 2023

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18 April 2023

After the strong rise of Q1, Web3 gaming is entering a quieter state. There are fewer announcements of partnerships, events and playtests overall, but the strongest games keep attracting new players at a steady pace.

Fuse Your Derby Chickens for the Race


Chicken Derby allows players to race NFT chickens for prizes. Each racing chicken has its own unique heritage and cosmetic traits, as well as a special talent that can trigger during races. One of the latest features of Chicken Derby is the newly introduced Chicken Fusion system. This system allows players to burn two existing chicken NFTs and a fusion serum NFT to create a new, hybrid chicken with traits and abilities drawn from the two chickens sacrificed. 

The Sandbox Introduces Latest LAND Roadmap

The Sandbox Introduces Latest LAND Roadmap

The Sandbox metaverse platform has recently released its updated LAND Roadmap for Q2. The Sandbox is dedicated to empowering its community and fostering innovation among creators, and this new roadmap reflects that commitment. The updated roadmap includes several exciting features, with the most notable being the SELF-PUBLISH option that allows LAND owners to launch their experiences directly to anyone on the map. This feature will be available to all creators by the end of Q3 and is expected to revolutionize how they interact with their audience.

Ember Sword MMORPG Announces Alpha Playtest

Ember Sword MMORPG Announces Alpha Playtest

Ember Sword, an upcoming MMORPG, has announced its official Alpha Playtest phase. The game draws inspiration from classic MMORPGs like Ultima Online and Runescape, and promises an engaging and immersive experience for players worldwide. The game features a classless combat system, open-world PvP, and a player-driven economy. Bright Star Studios is the development team behind Ember Sword.

Planet Mojo in Open Beta


Mojo Melee is an auto chess battler that's now in Open Beta. It's set on the alien Planet Mojo that's being taken over by a techno virus. Challenge your wit and strategic skills as you face off against opponents in real-time combat. Upgrade your Mojos and Champions on the fly to maximize their attack and defense stats, and use buffs and SpellStones tactically to gain the upper hand over your rivals. Mojo Melee features Ranked Seasons, Battle Passes, and player-owned teams. Mojo Melee also offers long-term progression and challenging gameplay. 

HELIX GTA-like Gaming Metaverse in "NYC"


Helix aims to merge the excitement of Grand Theft Auto with the ingenuity of Web3 technology. It is a lifelike virtual world fashioned after the city of New York. Hypersonic Laboratories, based in Los Angeles, developed this immersive platform utilizing the powerful Unreal Engine 5 and the Ethereum blockchain. HELIX delivers engaging gameplay and social interaction opportunities, and its metaverse is constantly evolving. The game just hosted a tournament with a $100K prize pool.

Weekly top players by game

Here's a look at this week's most successful crypto games according to DappRadar. The top three games have gained players especially Iskra who has risen to number one. Overall other games have lost players. Join our weekly mailing list to get the news and statistics straight to your email. 

 GameNumber of players (thousands)*
2Alien Worlds272
4Farmers World 89
5Upland 63
6Planet IX56
7Benji Bananas 40
8Axie Infinity36
10   Arc830











* The number of players refers to UAW, or Unique Active Wallets. This means the number of in-game players with an active wallet that is used for transactions. This doesn't take into account players who don't use or haven't used their wallets in-game.

Game spotlight of the week: Alpha League Racing

Alpha League Racing poster review

This week’s spotlight is Alpha League Racing, a fun, fast-paced racing game with a retro–future arcade theme. It’s simple to play, without any complex storylines. All you have to do is race, and if you’re good enough, you’ll get rewards! Alpha League Racing is available on browsers so you can play any time, anywhere.