NFTs & crypto art have captured the thoughts and minds of the art community worldwide. Art aficionados have elbowed each other out of the way to buy the next digital Pandemic Picasso for millions of dollars. It looks like an industry that was not ready to be disrupted. Now, for everyone else who has to check their bank account before they get their car worked on, art isn’t at the front of their minds. NFTs have been revolutionizing another industry for years now—although not in the space you may be thinking of.
Before Banksy creating art NFTs, gaming was at the forefront of development and utilization of this groundbreaking technology. This is not the case of people getting rich quick like in crypto art. The gaming experience has been much more of people discovering the value of their effort and time grinding for loot and rare items. The avenues and opportunities this presents to both players and indie game developers has changed the face of the community. One of the best examples of how NFTs have affected gaming is the Diablo-style dungeon crawler, Lost Relics, a game where you can earn NFTs through gameplay.