CryptoKitties vs. Axie Infinity: Computational Analysis of NFT Game Reddit Discussions

Chien Lu, Giacomo Lauritano, Jaakko Peltonen

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Online trading of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and online gaming have recently been integrated as NFT-based games. We conducted a comparative study of online discussions of two prominent NFT-based games: CryptoKitties and Axie Infinity. Topic modeling is employed to analyze the large collected data. Key findings are: 1) The games carry functions of education and gamification for blockchain technology adoption. 2) Motivations are mixed between fun and earning money. 3) Players reflect their playful experiences in the community. 4) We discuss connections between the Axie Infinity scholarship program, players with poor financial status, and issues of modern crypto-colonialism. We outline future research directions for NFT games based on our findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation - 11th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2022, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony L. Brooks
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-28993-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-28992-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventEAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation - Faro, Portugal
Duration: 21 Nov 202222 Nov 2022
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


ConferenceEAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation
Abbreviated titleEAI ArtsIT

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