Web3 Gaming Myths Debunked!

OP Games
5 min readFeb 21, 2024

The world of Web3 gaming is expanding and developing every day, fueled by player ownership, revolutionary economies, and seamless in-game payments. But amidst the excitement, a fair share of skepticism and misinformation circulates among gamers and game developers alike. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the aspects of Web3 gaming that are often misconceived.

It’s important to keep in mind that Web3 gaming as an industry is at a stage of constant growth and development. So, what may have been true a few years ago, might not hold relevance in the current Web3 gaming scene.

Myth 1: “You Need Crypto Experience to Play”

Web3 gaming is no longer just for Web3 degens: developments in the space like wallets with email and social sign-in options make Web3 game onboarding hardly different from traditional games. Arcadia.fun, OP Game’s gaming platform supports wallets like Sequence and Formatic that offer sign-in with email.

What’s more? You don’t even need to connect a wallet to start playing on Arcadia. Players dive right in and can level up their experience at any time by connecting a wallet as simply as ever.

Web3 gaming has learned a lot over the years, and one of the main lessons is in user experience and onboarding. That’s why player experience leads the way for innovation on Arcadia.

Myth 2: “Web3 Gaming is Gambling”

While we can’t vouch for every single game in the Web3 space (there certainly is a fair share of gambling games in Web2), the role of crypto in games on the Arcadia platform as well as many others is hardly different from the role of your credit card in the micro-transactions of any free-to-play title.

Just because a given game supports payments in crypto and ownable game assets doesn’t mean players are prompted to take risks and invest significant funds in their experiences. Actually, in Web3 gaming, there is much less risk and speculation involved since all transactions are transparent and personally ownable via blockchain technology.

When a player buys an in-game collectible in Web3, the transaction is transparent, traceable, and immutable on the blockchain. The player holds the item in their personal wallet and can prove ownership even if the game itself suddenly disappears.

Myth 3: “Web3 Games are Just Money-Grabs”

We are proud to say that the Web3 Gaming landscape has been shifting over the past couple of years towards a “fun-first” mentality — as gaming should always be. Speculative “money-grabbing” projects may exist (that’s why it’s important to do a bit of research before jumping all-in to a Web3 game), but ecosystems like Arcadia are designed first and foremost to provide a service to players: an enhanced casual arcade gaming experience. Other platforms and publishers are following suit as well.

Furthermore, it’s fair to say that “money-grabbing” games exist in Web2 as well — gaming empires no less. The Web2 gaming industry has been built around an economic middleman model designed to suck value out of its participants to feed the central machine. Web3 offers an alternative peer-to-peer model that eliminates the middleman and infuses the ecosystem members with value instead.

Myth 4: “Web3 Games are for Hardcore Gamers”

Actually, casual, play-to-earn experiences are some of the most prevalent, and the entire Arcadia platform is dedicated to them. Hardcore gaming is making its way into Web3 as well, but plenty of casual games for everyone to enjoy are readily available.

Beyond the Myths: Looking Forward

Web3 gaming holds immense potential to reshape the industry. On Arcadia.fun genuine innovation and engaging gameplay guide players and developers to form a symbiotic relationship that forms the core of fun-first Web3 gaming. There is so much to innovate and expand once on-chain transactions and digital ownership are enabled. The options are nearly limitless. Whether you’re a player or a developer we invite you to visit Arcadia.fun and have some fun.

Game Creator Zone Beta

Still have your doubts about Web3 gaming? What better way to address them than giving it a spin for yourself? The all-new Game Creator Zone is live and fully operating in open beta. We invite developers to test out the simple and streamlined game launch process we’ve added to enable games to reach the public as fast and effortlessly as possible.

Check out our in-depth guide on getting started, or jump right in!

OP Games is the driving force behind Arcadia, a groundbreaking gaming platform that empowers indie game developers and captivates players with engaging hyper-casual gaming experiences. With its pioneering suite of tools and SDK, known as “game legos,” OP Games enables game developers to seamlessly incorporate web3 elements into their creations.

It doesn’t stop at creating a gaming platform; it’s creating a thriving ecosystem that offers a rewarding competitive experience for players while facilitating a smooth transition into web3 for game developers. At OP Games, we’re ushering in a new era of disruptive games poised to revolutionize the gaming scene.

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