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August 13, 2010, 04:35:08 AM

I know there is a bounty for making an animated movie that explains how to use bitcoins in a simple fashion but I wanted to put a separate idea out there that bitcoin can be better explained by someone actually using it.I came up with the idea of bitcoin as a video game and thought up a storyline that would walk a user through installing a client ,some of the back story of bitcoin and what it means in regards to banking/online payments and society.There are a lot of in-jokes with the story so if you use the idea you need to get the peoples permission!

The game is set sometime in the future and the main character is a mercenary soldier.A massive multinational payment company we will call payUpal has taken over all the worlds banks and online payment providers. :)There was a world depression and  the government had to bail them out and now they are called govpal lol.It is illegal for private citizens to own a computer and access the internet without government approved ID and the only way to buy things is using govpal.

You get hired by a company called "bitcoincorp" and your job is to break into a building where a company called "Knightmb corp" is located.
 "Knightmb corp" has possession of a thumb drive that contains a wallet with %50 of the worlds bitcoins in it which you need to secure before govpal finds and uses to take over their last remaining competitor.

This is where you start fighting your way to the building where you need to get to the basement and locate the secret area where the thumb drive is located,which had been hidden by someone before the building was evacuated by Govpal.There is a tablet computer which plays a movie which explains why the thumb drive needs to be protected and how to install and use a bitcoin client so that the wallet file on the thumb drive can be used by bitcoincorp.The person explaining is a japanese man we will call "satoshi".When your character verifies that he understands satoshi says "that is correct" lol.

You then fight your way to another building where you need to find a computer and install a bitcoin client to allow you to use the wallet file on the thumb drive.Along the way govpal finds out who you are and your mission and you get a call on your mobile which gives you the news that they have blown up your house and everything in it including your family.

After this you become determined to finish your mission by fighting your way across town to the location of a computer with internet access and a usb slot for the thumb drive.When you get there after many battles with govpal agents you sit down at the computer and download the bitcoin client which you install using the wallet file on the usb.Once this is done you are contacted by bitcoincorp who tell you where to find the person responsible for blowing up your house.You need to arm yourself up and this is where you go to the secret weapons stash.You get handguns and other basic weapons to start with.As the game goes along the player can buy upgrades and other items in  game using bitcoins  Cheesy

The rest of the game would be a series of encounters with govpal agents as you find clues to the location of the games big boss.


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August 13, 2010, 05:23:09 AM

Perhaps that game idea could be part of bitcoin-gamedev community?

If you're interested, you're welcome to document the idea on the wiki and help to encourage others from the Bitcoin community to contribute towards development.
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