The Hive blockchain as an immutable text storage offers more options for building then just the social apps. Games have been using the json option to store text data in the last years. Splinterlands has been a leader here, but in the last year we have seen more games come to live.
Let’s take a look at the number of active accounts by games and in general.
The gaming activity/transactions can vary a lot depending on the specifics of each game. Some games like Splinterlands require a lot of activity. Others like dCity don’t require activities and are quite idle. Analyzing the activities only by number of transactions might not show the real picture.
Because of this we will try to look in the number of daily active players, not just transactions. The number of monthly active players will be presented as well.
The period that we will be looking at here is June, 2020 to May, 2021.
Games are using the custom json transactions. Here we will dig into them and allocate the individual gaming transactions and accounts making them.
The chart for Splinterlands active players looks like this.
Splinterlands has reached almost 7k active players. The numbers have been steadily increasing in the last year, with more uptrend in the last months. Going from 5k to 7k daily active players in a year.
Crypto Brew Master
The chart for Crypto Brew Master looks like this:
Crypto Brew Master started in mid July 2020. There has been some volatility in the beginning with numbers going up to 1500 DAU, then a drop to around 800. In the last period the numbers have been almost steady with a small increase from 600 to 700 active daily players.
The chart for dCity looks like this.
dCity is a bit special in terms of active players. The only activity dCity players do is buying/selling cards. To get the numbers for active players I have been looking in the players buying from the house and players buying on the market.
The numbers have grown in the end od 2020 reaching a 300 accounts per day, and then a drop in afterwards. The 3rd edition was expected since the late of the year, but then it got postponed and the numbers have gone down. Will see how things go from here.
The numbers for active players in dCity might be more accurate if we look at the monthly active users, since not all the players are making daily transactions. The numbers for this will be presented bellow.
Another game that recently launched on the Hive blockchain. Here is the chart.
Rabona started its journey in September 2020 and has reached more than 200 active players. The numbers have been steady since then with a small decline.
Holybread has been around for a while. The numbers of active players seem to dropped a bit in the period from to under 100 per day. Some small up trend in the last months.
Exode has a small number of daily active players, under 10. There is a spike in the last days though.
Rising star is another Hive game, but players activity is not recorded on the blockchain so I couldn’t get data for active players. The game has been around for a while so it has few hundreds of players most likely.
When we plot all the above, we get this.
Obviously Splinterlands is leading by a lot. This is expected since they are one of the best games in the crypto gaming industry.
Still if we look a year back all the other games were not around or just few experimenting. We now have a few that are already established and growing.
Monthly Active Players [MAU]
The number of monthly active players is probably a better metric to track active users. Here is the chart for the games above.
Splinterlands comes on the top again with almost 11k active players. Crypto Brew Master is on the second place with just above 1k, followed by dCity with around 700 DAU.
Note: There are more games on the Hive blockchain than the ones presented here. These are just some of the most notable ones.
Overall in the last period the numbers for active players on the Hive games is quite steady with some slow growth for Splinterlands and decline in the other games. The DeFi craze is the hot thing in crypto these days, and even some of the games in the industry are going towards the model of staking items and farming. The Splinterlands expansion with lands is in this direction as well. Dcity is all about hodling cards and farming but it has some challenges before the new edition of cards is released.
All the best!
P.S. Suggestion to add other games in this analysis going forward are welcomed. I know few more games are coming soon to the blockchain.
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