Welcome to our regular look at the most popular blockchain games, using data from DappRadar.
However, the big news was the launch of Pixels on Sky Mavis’ Ronin blockchain, which in the space of a couple of weeks has become the most popular blockchain game in terms of onchain activity.
We can see what happened in November in more detail in the following graph, which clearly shows Pixels leaping from its Ronin launch to peak at over 115,000 DAUWs, although it has since fallen back somewhat.
Perhaps the deep question – as with all these games – is how many of these active wallets are real players and how many are bots? Pixels’ CEO Luke Barwikowski has already gone public that he believes around 40% of the game’s active wallets are currently bots; something he hopes to stamp down on over time.
In terms of games with tens of thousands of active users, the mood was more positive from PC-based RPG Nine Chronicles steady, which rose to around 35,000 daily active unique wallets in November. This was likely inspired by the release of Nine Chronicle M on the 22nd November, although it’s not clear if DappRadar is yet tracking that game, which runs on a different blockchain compared to the original.
You can get a fuller explanation of what’s happening in the video below.