- Last night I did the unthinkable, my eyes wandered a bit from the @steemmonsters platform to look at other games to see how my "homer" pick (homer pick=fanatic's favorite/closest to the heart, closest to home) and what I saw I cannot "un-see (my apologies to those of you whom English is not your first language there are people scratching their heads reading that of which English is their first and maybe only language)."
The Shocking Discovery:
Most of the games I previewed that looked interesting to me were very niche style games. Meaning they applied to smaller segments of the crypto universe than others. Gambling addicts will have no problem blowing their life savings on the blockchain internationally that is for sure--there is a glut of these games that stretch as far as the eye can see. Then there were some that looked pretty cool so I checked them out. I wound up finding one that I might wind up playing at some point, but am in no huge hurry though.
Many of them that are much more further developed (or currently up and running) among the others have their own little flaws, believe it or not. Some of the cooler ones I saw I could not get over how the characters were made like Fisher-Price characters, more for babies than anyone old enough to attend grade school or even middle school for that matter. Tons and tons of them are still in the preliminary stages not even developed for the public or in a pre-beta stage...much like there was here for a meager few months on SM (as I said before several times on here these games are not released as quickly as SM had been, though having some hiccups at the start the speed of development and enhancement is really astounding).
One of the other interesting revelations is that SM is probably as cheap or the cheapest asset accumulation game so far independently developed and running on the blockchain at the moment. Many of the other games are based on Ethereum tokens and other tokens that cost more to play...a $10 starter pack to begin is peanuts really when you get down to it. Some games again had higher more significant payouts, but again that was all based on the audience that embraces the games as you are more or less at the mercy of the market created by the number adopters of the game (sound familiar SM fans/speculators?).
So how does it rank with the other games? Very very favorably overall. It's probably the most affordable one out there, as far as dollar and cents go for initial and ongoing investment in many likelihoods. The graphics are better than most but not all, but does no harm in my opinion in the way other games do. Ability for universal adoption is certainly favorable but is of course an ongoing pursuit that is day to day as is any venture, especially blockchain related. I think this is fairly friendly for brand new people to start and begin the learning the game versus others as well. The biggest difference is that many others are built on Ethereum giving them more of an audience as far that is concerned with the plunge Steem has taken in value and its smaller market overall (more on this later on).
Last and certainly not least the games overall seemed very 'cold blooded' in their development. Meaning the game is out there, like it or not very little to no community feedback or listening on things. Indeed very much different than what he have been lucky enough to have at the outset of steemmonsters that is for sure.
This among some other ideas for competitive advantage among all crypto games that came to mind to me after cruising the other blockchain games likely to show up on a post tomorrow. I hope to have a brainstorming session go on in the comments as I for certain want to hear ideas that are floating out there among you all.