What are the barriers stopping Web3 gaming from flying?

gDEX Metaverse
3 min readJan 31, 2023

Web3 gaming is great, but there is one humble fact that many fail or outright refuse to admit — 2022 has not been a very good year for them. While we can blame the failings on the LUNA and FTX-triggered bear market, the truth is that there are legitimate complaints regarding blockchain games that modern gamers have that many modern developers and the overly bullish blockchain gaming crowd refuse to admit.

However, the presence of these barriers has stopped blockchain games from reaching the potential it truly deserves. Here are the reasons.

Understanding the Web3 Gaming Ecosystem is not easy.

Blockchain is a decade-old concept, but Web3 gaming has only become a buzzword after the 2021 crypto bull run. One look at the official whitepapers of the project, and people will understand why the gaming ecosystem is too hard to get into. The language used is overly technical. And when writers have tried to use simple words, the literature in the official whitepaper appears too pompous and sometimes incomprehensible.

It creates an aura around Web3 Gaming that makes it look too difficult to get into.

The hardware requirements for Web3 Games are high — but for different reasons.

Another big issue with blockchain gaming is the hardware requirement — it is too high. However, we are not talking about high-powered rigs but rather the number of devices one needs to play games on the platform. On average, one blockchain gain needs three devices to be played — and since the trade-off is games that aren’t even fun to play, many non-crypto gamers decide to stay away from it.

The User Experience of Most of the Current Web3 Games is atrocious.

Whether it is My Neighbor Alice, or Decentraland, the user experience of these games is not something that normal gamers expect — or want. My Neighbor Alice tries to capitalize on having an Animal Crossing-like aesthetics. While it has succeeded in most parts, it has failed at other UI aspects. And with Decentraland, gamers don’t know what to do once they jump into the games.

Games are not Fun

Web3 games focus on the earning aspect a little too much while foregoing any thought of providing fun gameplay. We understand that the current hardware capabilities are limited, but you’ve got to admit there are only so many ideal games that players can take. Axie Infinity’s turn-based combat becomes stale after a while, and even Gods Unchained doesn’t scratch that gaming itch.

gDEX is here to resolve these issues

gDEX is the world’s leading Web3 gaming ecosystem that focuses precisely on what people are looking for — tools that allow them to create good and fun games that can cater to modern gamers. We aim to make bringing one billion non-crypto gamers to adopt Web3 gaming, and we are doing so with our chain-agnostic tools to develop better, fun, and more economical games.

About gDEX Metaverse:

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gDEX brings the power of Web3 AND the experience of Web2

Gaming in the metaverse is full of problems. Currently, onboarding the next billion Web2 users into Web3 is still a myth. gDEX makes this a reality

gDEX’s revolutionary Web3 Community Gaming Platform consists of a Lego block suite of chain-agnostic tools that reduce & improve every step of the gaming experience & enables games to jumpstart unlimited scalability & discoverability & users to seamlessly manage all their Web3 gaming virtual assets, identity, activity & experience from one platform across the metaverse.

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