Splinterlands is taking the world of blockchain gaming by storm. The NFT card trading game has reached over 260,000 daily users, pushing it to the top spot among blockchain games, according to DappRadar.
According to data from the DappRadar website, Splinterlands now has over 260,000 active daily users. That makes it the most played blockchain game, followed closely by Alien Worlds metaverse, which is also inching closer to 250,000 daily users.
Launched in 2018 as Steem Monsters, Splinterlands is a play-to-earn NFT card trading game that runs on top of the Hive blockchain. It is currently played in across 142 countries and records nearly 6 million games each day.
Looking at the numbers, Splinterlands has registered impressive growth over the past month. The game had only 90,000 daily users until August and less than 10,000 daily users in July.
Speaking about the exponential growth, Splinterland’s CEO and co-founder Dr. Jesse ‘Aggroed’ stated:
To decipher Splinterland’s success, one doesn’t need to look beyond the recent developments in the NFT market. NFTs have seen a resurgence in popularity during August, leading to record-shattering trade volumes, which breached $500 million every day.
Since Splinterlands is heavily focused on NFTs, the 9X rise during July and August can be connected with the parallel rise in demand for NFTs.
Another factor that contributed to the game’s increasing popularity is the income-earning potential. Splinterlands allows its players to earn its native cryptocurrency and NFTs in exchange for playing the game. Most items available in the game have a real-world value and therefore, players flock to get their hands on these items whenever they can.
For instance, the game released a Summoner’s Spellbook upgrade recently, which was purchased by 50% of the game’s users. The upgrade enabled players to unlock rewards while playing the game.