What to Watch in 2022: Gaming, Metaverse, and NFT

Jan 12, 2022
4 min read

In the year 2021, blockchain seemed to have a year. While bitcoin is what placed the technology on the map, we've seen a lot more of what it can do. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain-based gaming, and the metaverse, which gained even more traction after Facebook's parent corporation changed its name to Meta in the same year.

The year 2022 is shaping up to be even bigger for these kinds of undertakings. While 2021 was all about creating a consumer footprint, 2022 is all about expanding on that. Here are the top gaming, metaverse, and NFT projects to keep an eye on as we enter the crucial year:

MetaFighter

Fighting games have been a showcase of the ability and passion of players all around the world since legends like Street Fighter ruled arcade championships. Blockchain technology allows you to earn a living from your skills.

Characters, skills, skins, and arenas may all be levelled up, acquired, and swapped in MetaFighter, a play-to-earn and NFT-centric arcade game. Players can earn FIGHT tokens for skill wagers and power up their NFT assets for public sale on the marketplace by competing in the arena.

MetaFighter seeks to reward dedicated arcade fans for their battle skills by constructing a blue-chip arcade fighter on the blockchain, reviving the passionate fighting game community and relaunching the fight-to-earn genre.

GameJam

Game Jams (rapid, community-oriented game development) have been around for a long time in the gaming business. They have not only brought many magnificent goods to the world, but they have also fostered a sense of community. It's only natural that the blockchain sector would develop its own, given how community-focused it is.

GameJam is a blockchain-focused platform that allows game jams of various types and genres to be hosted, participated in, and published. GameJam essentially serves as a hub for the birth of new creative blockchain games. Over the next decade, that industry will expand, even more, making it even more vital.

NFT BAZL

NFT BAZL is the most popular NFT boutique platform on the planet. NFT BAZL is redefining how the world accesses and invests in NFTs, collectibles, and other high-end digital assets by bringing together artists, art, celebrities, and producers in a healthy and growing ecosystem. NFT BAZL has staged showcase events in the Temple House in Miami, the SLS Hotels in Los Angeles, and the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai. NFT BAZL has featured and will continue to exhibit collections and artworks from some of the celebrity artists, largest movers, and shakers in the digital luxury investments field, using technology to bridge the gap between art, blockchain, and the actual world.

Origin Protocol

Origin Story is a revolutionary new NFT platform that allows artists to easily develop and sell NFTs on their own conditions. Origin's NFT platform is notable for hosting record-breaking NFT sales, including the most successful viral video NFT sale with "Charlie Bit My Finger" and the most popular music NFT sale with musician 3LAU, thanks to customizable storefronts and flexible sale formats. Paris Hilton, Don Diablo, Ryan Tedder, Jake Paul, and other well-known artists have collaborated with the site. Origin held a private NFT exhibition during Art Basel Miami 2021 and aims to show more NFT artists in the future.

Blind Boxes

Many of us have played toy-related vending machine games as kids or purchased surprising advent calendars as adults. But what if you got a precious NFT instead of a toy or sweets as a surprise item? Blind Boxes, an NFT marketplace that allows customers to pay a set charge and receive one of many handpicked digital and physical items, is based on this concept.

Buyers can see all goods in each collection, as with toy vending machines. The items are delivered at random, and the only way to know which one you'll have is to guess. Users always have the potential of getting much more than they paid for since higher-value products are dispersed in collections. This concept is a fun and easy method for consumers to expand their gaming, Metaverse, and art NFT collections.

Monster Galaxy P2E

Monster Galaxy P2E is a thrilling battle and creature taming game that integrates the play-to-earn principle. Monster Galaxy is a popular global IP with over 25 million players globally and 1.3 million Facebook fans. It is noted for its cute MOGA monsters, dramatic soundtrack, and captivating manga tale.

The new P2E gaming entry, supported by Animoca Brands, will allow the game's devoted players to become its owners. In the new thrilling Monster Galaxy environment, they will meet and tame MOGA, accomplish challenges, and earn $GGM tokens.

Whydah

The global expansion of blockchain gaming has been phenomenal, and Whydah is one of the loudest voices in the industry in Asia. Whydah is a blockchain-based game centre that promotes and makes blockchain games accessible.

Whydah, ever the forerunner, is aiming toward an open metaverse in which everyone and everything is linked online just as they are offline. In this manner, Hashkey, Bitscale,  Eternity Ventures, Youbi, and Morningstar Ventures contributed to the company's $25 million funding round in 2021.

Whydah is also collaborating with Iron Sail, a company that generates financing for blockchain gaming initiatives. Whydah plans to launch more open metaverse initiatives in 2022, and if its prior performance is any indication, they will be a success.

KardiaChain

With all of the developments happening in the blockchain realm, the technology is becoming fragmented. KardiaChain, on the other hand, seeks to change that by establishing a uniform platform for all blockchain users.

KardiaChain and its native KAI token are intended to fully unify the blockchain crowd, with a historic 5-second faster transaction time and costs of 0.00001 USD per transaction. Its most recent feature is the KSML (KAI Smart Contract Markup Language), which allows developers to build cross-chain smart contracts on the KardiaChain with less knowledge. The purpose is to connect KardiaChain to other platforms and further unite smart contract systems.

On December 29, 2021, KardiaChain will launch its Galaxias hard fork. There will be a host of new features with this upcoming version, which would include Web3 compatibility, that will help it gain widespread adoption. KardiaChain is, without a doubt, one of the more intriguing initiatives out now, and one to keep an eye on in 2022.

Final thoughts

According to all indications, 2022 will be an eventful year for blockchain. One explanation for this is the metaverse, which is gaining traction and has a lot of untapped potentials. This is in addition to the rapidly expanding gaming and NFT industries. The initiatives listed above had an impact in 2021, and investors should keep an eye on them in 2022.