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April 06, 2011, 06:43:00 AM
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So guys, I am going to put my reputation on the line and everything.  Cool

As soon as I am finished with a multiplayer tetris game and can put it in maintenance mode(fix bugs and all), I will be working on my next video game project. It will use bitcoin, require bitcoin, and be funded with bitcoin. It will be placed under the public domain.


The Game

Here's a brief description from another thread:

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My game is in essence Globulation 2 crossed with core wars.

Basically, you have a colony of square cells in a square world that reacts to certain rules. Your job is to basically make the colony gathers energy, stockpile, reproduce, and destroy the opposing enemy colony all with indirect operations.

You can control one cells at a time but it will be hard for you to organize an military strike, gather energy en masses. But you can organize them through swarm logics, chemical emitter cells, and other tools of the trade.

For example, you could combine a danger sensor cell with a "avoid emitter cell" to create a cell that tells the rest of the colony to avoid an area in case of an enemy attack.

I will have a site up and some codebase up as soon as possible when I reached 1200 BTC in pledged funds. If you're not confident about my coding ability, you will see my multiplayer tetris clone game pretty soon.

Pledge Rewards

What's in it for you to pledge?  Well, there's several levels of reward for pledging and more information will come up as soon as I figured out the pledge level. But here's the initial levels:

Level 0: Any BTC amount: You will get energy credit and an account as soon as the game enter beta.

Level 1: 5 BTC and higher: You will get your name on the credit page.

Level 2: 10 BTC and higher: Access to the game forum. 1 memory slot.

Level 3: 25 BTC and higher: alpha tester. 5 memory slots.

Level 4: 50 BTC and higher: You get a map named after you! 10 memory slots.

Level 5: 75 BTC and higher: coding session via skype for an hour. Views my coding at work and chitchat about the game for an hour. 15 memory slot.

Level 6: 100 BTC and higher: 30 memory slots.

Level 7: 250 BTC and higher: 50 memory slots.

Remember, the more BTC you pledge, the more stuff you get. However, only memory slots don't accumulates.

Note: Memory slots are simply genetic information that you can carry to each and every game. It give you great advantages if you can utilize it to save effective design. Otherwise you will only have human memory to save the design, which in the heat of battle, can be hard to remember.

Note2: I won't be responsible for holding your money in escrow. If you are a trusted member of the community, this is your opportunity to earn some reputation by being an escrow agent for this project.

How Will I Use The Money

What would I used the money for? It will be saved for "rainy day" fund and I'll use the money to sustain myself to work on this game. This way, I will be able to work on the game full time.

The Deal

When I complete this project, the game will be public domain and its source code glory will be revealed for all to see. Plus, pledgers get goodies.

The Price

I am funding this game "kickstarter style". I am looking for 1200 BTC in pledges.

Stay tuned for more information in the future.

The Pledgers
Pledge:

1. em3rgentOrdr - 50 BTC
2. molecular - 25 BTC
3. BlueMatt - 5 BTC
4. hozer - 50 BTC
5. diablo - 10 BTC
6. SmokeTooMuch - 10 BTC
7. dirtyfilthy - 50 BTC
8. ducki2p - 50 BTC
9. EvanR - 10 BTC
10. BioMike - 50 BTC
11. AtroXious - 5 BTC
12. noagendamarket - 20 BTC
Total: 315/1200 BTC.
Percentage Raised: 27.9166667

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April 06, 2011, 07:28:21 AM
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I think it will be great if you'll make some art before people start paying for your game.

Here is my address: 1PvQMc4tnFLwLDivh4d2fWJi4Dc9zSR1vp
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April 06, 2011, 07:35:13 AM
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Basically, you have a colony of square cells in a square world that reacts to certain rules. Your job is to basically make the colony gathers energy, stockpile, reproduce, and destroy the opposing enemy colony all with indirect operations.

I love the concept of only being able to use indirect operations!!!  Makes for very interesting and unique gameplay.  Looking forward to it.

I pledge 5 BTC.

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April 06, 2011, 07:37:17 AM
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I think it will be great if you'll make some art before people start paying for your game.

You can start pledging now. There is no risk.

There will be no art in this game. I designed the game so that everything is procedurally generated so that I don't need artists.

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April 06, 2011, 08:13:56 AM
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pledging BTC 25

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April 06, 2011, 01:31:32 PM
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So, any reason for not pledging bitcoin to this project?

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April 06, 2011, 04:20:36 PM
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Not my kind of game, but I'll send 5 just to support the idea of a bitcoin-funded game.

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April 06, 2011, 04:22:44 PM
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Not my kind of game, but I'll send 5 just to support the idea of a bitcoin-funded game.

Thanks for the support!





And....everyone who read this thread...If you have doubt or feedback, I would like to hear from you!

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April 06, 2011, 04:54:14 PM
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Pledging 50 BTC now, and I want to pledge more once the git repo for the multiplayer tetris code is up. I find this fascinating enough I just might buy some miners with real money and pledge the output Wink
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April 06, 2011, 04:59:44 PM
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Pledging 50 BTC now, and I want to pledge more once the git repo for the multiplayer tetris code is up. I find this fascinating enough I just might buy some miners with real money and pledge the output Wink

Thanks. Will work my butt off to finish the last leg of this multiplayer tetris project tomorrow. Now I have school.

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April 06, 2011, 05:00:18 PM
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Bring in a serious art director with gaming experience or something similar and I will certainly get 200 BTC going your way.
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April 06, 2011, 05:04:19 PM
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Bring in a serious art director with gaming experience or something similar and I will certainly get 200 BTC going your way.

Sir, the art is procedurally generated to limit the necessary work have to be done.

An art director would eat into my bounty and represent a large portion of my expense. Artwork creation is as labor intensive process if not more than the programming. The crowdfunding target would needs to be higher.

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

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April 06, 2011, 05:52:50 PM
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I'll go for 5 BTC for now. If you release anything nice (screenshots) I'll probably go for more.
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April 06, 2011, 07:17:36 PM
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I'm going to give you 10 BTC when this is finished.
Make sure to let me know via pm when this happens.

EDIT: kiba has cancelled this project so I retrace my pledge.

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April 06, 2011, 07:56:14 PM
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We reached a very small milestone: 100 BTC.  Grin

Now, I have 1100 BTC to go. Let keep the pledge drive going!

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April 06, 2011, 08:29:14 PM
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Procedurally created or not, someone decides what looks good or doesn't. Not that I think that's really the main thing with this game. I'll think about pledging later, I'm not in a state of mind somehow to decide if I see this working out or not.

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April 07, 2011, 12:00:29 AM
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Procedurally created or not, someone decides what looks good or doesn't. Not that I think that's really the main thing with this game. I'll think about pledging later, I'm not in a state of mind somehow to decide if I see this working out or not.

If you have any questions...ask me.

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April 07, 2011, 12:05:28 AM
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Pledging 50 BTC for interesting concept alone

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April 07, 2011, 12:08:01 AM
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April 07, 2011, 12:41:23 AM
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I added more reward levels for those who pledge lot of bitcoin.

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