Gaming is becoming more and more popular on Hive. There are more games coming up and more posts about gaming as well 😊.
Let’s take a look at the number of active accounts by game and in general.
In recent analysis about activities and new signups it is noticeable that the gaming side of the blockchain keeps on growing. Until recently Spliterlands was the main reason behind this, but now we have more games around.
The gaming activity/transactions can vary a lot depending on the specifics of each game. Some games like Splinterlands require a lot of activity and others like dCity don’t require activities and are quite idle. Analyzing the activities only by number of transactions might not show the real picture.
Because of this we will try to look in the number of daily active players, not just transactions. The number of monthly active players will be presented as well.
The period that we will be looking at here is June 1st to November 28th, 2020.
Previous posts for context:
One thing that is noticeable from the posts above is the rise of the custom json transactions. These transactions are usually used for gaming activity. Here we will dig into them and allocate the individual gaming transactions and accounts making them.
The chart for Splinterlands active players looks like this.
Splinterlands has more than 5k active players in the period. The number has been pretty stable reaching 6k on occasions.
Crypto Brew Master
The chart for Crypto Brew Master looks like this:
Crypto Brew Master started in mid July this year. The numbers have grown fast in the beginning reaching almost 1500 active daily players. Afterwards the numbers dropped, and they are now around 800 active daily players. Not bad for such a young project.
dCity is a bit special in terms of active players. The only activity dCity players do is buying/selling cards. To get the numbers for active players I have been looking in the players buying from the house and players buying on the market.
We can see an increase in the daily active players in the last month, growing from under 200 to 250.
The numbers for active players in dCity might be more accurate if we look at the monthly active users, since not all the players are making daily transactions. The numbers for this will be presented bellow.
Another game that recently launched on the Hive blockchain. Here is the chart.
Rabona started its journey in September and has reached more than 200 active players. The numbers have been steady since then.
Hollybread has been around for a while. The numbers of active players seem to dropped a bit in the period from 130 to under a 100.
Exode has a small number of daily active players, under 10. There is a spike in the last days though.
Rising star is another Hive game, but players activity is not recorded on the blockchain so I couldn’t get data for active players. The discord server has around 550 members. From what I have seen in other games, the number of discord members can be a bit higher than the daily active ones, so Rising Star is probably somewhere around few hundreds active daily players.
When we plot all the above, we get this.
Obviously Splinterlands is leading by a lot. This is expected since they are ranked as number one dapp in all crypto according to state of dapps.
Still if we look a year back all the other games were not around or just few experimenting. We now have a few that are already established and growing.
dCity is showing a signs of strong growth.
Monthly Active Players [MAU]
The number of monthly active players is probably a better metric to track active users. Here is the chart for the games above.
Splinterlands comes on the top again with more than 8k active players. Crypto Brew Master is on the second place with 1300, followed by dCity with almost 700.
If we combine all the above, we get somewhere around 10k monthly active gamers on the Hive blockchain. Compared to the around 3.5k accounts that are posting the number is x3 bigger. There are now more gamers than bloggers on the Hive blockchain.
Although comparing blogging to game activity is not a totally fair comparison, since writing a post in most cases requires much more effort than clicking a few buttons for a game.
Note: There are more games than the Hive blockchain than the ones presented here. These are just some of the most notable ones.
The gambling apps also have some activity, but I plan do to a separate report for this category.
All the best!
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