Some people just aren’t that into digital cats. Once the only major ethereum application (or dapp) to see a large number of users trading “crypto collectables,” CryptoKitties is seeing new competition from projects seeking to issue their own tradable code on the blockchain.

Zombies, countries – even crypto celebrities – are now creating whole new markets for exchangeable goods. Indeed, earlier this week, more than $10 million in ether was documented to be circulating within ethereum games, according to data collected by DappRadar.

“If 2017 was the year of the ICOs on ethereum, 2018 is the year of the crypto games on ethereum,” Iuri Matias, developer of ethereum dapps framework Embark, tweeted. Simon Powell, developer of CryptoCountries, one of the games garnering a significant amount of attention, told CoinDesk: “We’re in the middle of the crypto gaming craze.”

And while CryptoKitties is still, by far, the most successful game according to transaction count, it has markedly ebbed since its peak in December. Entering February, some alternatives are attracting higher volumes.

Here are the top-grossing games giving CryptoKitties a scare. The slick interface and money-making potential of CryptoCountries puts it first in line as the top-grossing ethereum game today. Read more from coindesk.com…

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