Every year there are more Web3 games — as well as more impressive games — being made available to play. Last year was strong, but 2023 is set to annihilate 2022. Here’s what we’re watching.
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In last week’s episode, John and I discussed what the creator economy is in Web3. This week, we’re going through our favorite Web3 games coming this year.
Mint One Podcast, Episode 56: Best Web3 Games Coming in 2023
We recorded an episode similar to this near the start of 2022 and I was truly excited at what was to come. However, when I look at all that will be made available to play this year, even if it’s just alpha testing, it casts a long shadow.
This episode was a little longer than we expected and we had to cut ourselves off as we could have gone for hours. I’m not going to list everything in the episode, but instead, I’ll name three I’m excited about.
First up is Illuvium. As I explain in this episode, it’s not so much a game as it is an interconnected ecosystem of games and related projects (like their newest PFP collector mini-game.) I am working on some content about one of their games in closed testing at the moment as I have kindly been given access, so stay tuned.
Secondly, there is The Forge Arena. This won’t come as a surprise — I’m ready to preach this game’s merits at a moment’s notice. It has been one of the most enjoyable and replayable games in Web3, marred only by the lack of matchmaking and players. The former is en route and the latter can only happen when it launches properly. As it’s now coming to the Epic Games Store, it has the potential to be big.
Thirdly, there is SHRAPNEL. This extraction FPS looks to be genuinely AAA — and regular readers and listeners will know how much I loathe the loose use of that term. In fact, the trailer for this game, linked above, is so enticing I’d play it whether it had blockchain or not (but I’m glad it does!).
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