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2022 FIR NFT Awards: Category - Gaming
Episode 7430th August 2022 • Floor is Rising • Floor is Rising Podcast
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This week we continue with our NFT awards. Today’s category is people’s favourite NFT games. Joining us in conversation is one of the most influential voices in the NFT space today, Mete Gultekin aka Vader Research! Tune in to hear about the games that ranked in the top three, the strategy of game-makers, and why liquidity is essential within the NFT marketplace. You’ll also hear our thoughts on whether compelling NFT gaming is possible, how our game that ranked first brought people into the world of NFTs, NFT gaming, and crypto. Our guest also reveals the unexpected similarities between the gaming and nightclub promotional models and touches on the sociological implications of the changing gaming space. Tune in today to hear more from this expert in all things NFT gaming! 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Today’s topic, continuing in our conversation on NFT awards: your favourite NFT games.
  • Gods Unchained, how it works, and why it ranked third place in the NFT game awards.
  • How blockchain-based games strategise monetarily.
  • What Web3 games will change about their approach going forwards.
  • Why trading mechanisms depend on a healthy secondary market and a friction-free marketplace.
  • The importance of liquidity and balance within the NFT marketplace. 
  • Second place: Forgotten Runes.
  • The crossover between art, metaverse, NFTs, and gaming.
  • Answering the question of whether compelling gaming is possible.
  • Our game that ranked first and how it brought people into NFTs, NFT gaming, and crypto. 
  • What has driven growth for Axie Infinity, and why the number of game players has dropped even though the quality has improved.
  • How the NFT gaming space can be approached in the same way as the nightclub model.
  • The expectations for Axie that have not been met and why it is increasingly difficult to get gamers’ attention.
  • Game design and the different roles one can have, from pure enjoyment to monetary gain.
  • Our guest’s thoughts on what makes for compelling gameplay.
  • Answering the question of whether it’s truly possible to make game play fun in NFT gaming.
  • The sociological implications of the changing gaming space.


“Having liquidity is definitely important; otherwise, it’s going to be a very frustrating experience for the players.” — @DeFiVader 

“Forgotten Runes is not a typical NFT game in that it appeals to a different crowd. There is a pretty strong delineation between people who are interested in PFPs, people who are interested in art, [and] people who are interested in NFT gaming. There’s some crossover but not a lot.” @SabretoothSG

“One of the things that could create a compelling gameplay, and not just in terms of being fun and enjoyable, where you want to spend ten hours on it, but rather that it is open enough that it is welcoming to anyone who wants to engage.” — @DeFiVader 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Vader Research on Twitter

Night Clubs and Web3 Games

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