Massive Multiplayer Online Real Time Economic Strategy
Massive Multiplayer Online Real Time Economic Strategy
Our game will take place in the world that resembles the 19 th century Earth in the epoch of the primary capital formation.
However, it has turned out that there are not many land parcels with big gold deposits, so not every prospector would be able to stake a rich claim. So what should others do, upon whom the fortune didn’t smile? In our game, one can grow rich not only by rocking gravel for gold or finding a goldmine. North is a land of unlimited opportunities, covered by thick forests and earth, full of ironstone and coal, so those who are not afraid of work will find a place in the sun anyway.
Some people mine or wash gold, others produce and sell the necessary instruments. Prospectors and their families must live somewhere, so instead of temporary miners’ settlements the towns are growing up, and the workers are needed to build and expand them. As in the real life, there is a big need for the workforce in the game, so everyone can find the work to his liking: work in the mine, at the construction, fell the trees, or start industry development by arranging the raw materials processing or instrument and transport manufacturing.
Further - more, the banks will open in the towns, the service businesses will appear, various activities and entertainment will emerge… In short, the thing that starts as a gold rush, should grow into the complex trade and economic relations with time. The art of thinking, analyzing, and money counting will help you to realize your potential in this virtual world and earn by no means virtual money. So choose your cup of tea, and good luck!
The main peculiarity of Prospectors, which is absent in any other existing online game, will be the possibility of monetizing the time spent in the game. In other words, players will be able to not only enjoy the game, but earn on it as well. The gold earned in the game is going to be converted into real money.
Prospectors game world will be based on the real economic model, characteristic for the second part of 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries. To implement the real economic processes and plausible financial models, our team requested the consultations of the leading experts in the field.
We plan to launch the web version of the game platform, as well as the mobile apps for Android/iPhone, which will provide the players with the possibility of being always online and have access to the game anywhere anytime.
Several years ago, virtual money first came into our sight. These were Bitcoins, generated on the basis of blockchain, which only started to gain popularity. Getting interested in blockchain technology and crypto-currency, we started to look forward to checking how it all worked in practice. Since only few people knew about Bitcoin then, it was really hard – almost impossible – to get it, unless one wanted to start mining. However, this process was quite complicated and long, so we paid our attention to the so-called faucets – resources that distributed minimal amounts of Bitcoin while playing various games or etc.
By virtue of Bitcoin faucets we were able to gather some amount of the first crypto-currency, create the wallet, and fulfill the first transaction. Our next step was creating our own resources of such type with the aim to acquaint people with virtual money. Not without vanity, in due season we were the leading player in the segment of crypto-currency faucets.
Giving out the small parts of Bitcoin in our games, we noticed that our resources became a good source of side living for many players from the poor countries. Their network gaming supplemented their not-so- big main income. Back at that time, the idea of the game that would give a possibility to earn and not require money for additional options instead, had started up in our heads. However, we hadn’t had technical possibilities to realize this plan.
Everything changed when the Ethereum platform was created on blockchain. Smart contracts with their wonderful possibilities have given us a chance to live out our dream. The game mechanics of smart contracts, enabled in the game, is described in the corresponding section.
One more factor that made us more confident in the possibility of realizing our idea was the success of the decentralized social network Steemit. This platform for bloggers pays its users for writing articles, publishing photos, liking and commenting posts. In addition, similar services for music and video content are being under development right now. This gives the possibility to monetize one’s favorite pastime.
But why not create a game which would not only bring joy to players, but also give a chance to earn real money? – We were thinking. The winning in the game shouldn’t be only nominal, it must be reflected in monetary form. More so, our game will give a chance to earn not only to the most active players, but for everyone interested. Someone will build an economic empire in the game, and someone will get interested in trading on the outside exchange platform. We won’t limit any possibilities to earn, since this is the economic game in the first instance.
Our world is changing; as always, this is great for ones and destructive for others, but we are moving forward anyway, and we have to adapt to the new conditions. In olden times, the process of industrialization and creation of conveyer left many workers without livelihood. Only those who were able to learn the new, technically more complicated professions, managed to get a job.
We are now approaching the global changes in the financial economic sphere. This industry doesn’t require such a big number of employers that is involved right now. A wave of mass clerk dismissals has started after the economic crisis several years ago, and this process will only progress with time. And the popularization of blockchain technologies and usage of smart contracts takes not the last place among the reasons. Together with the neural network programs, this will help to replace people for hard and routine work in the near future.
So, if the innovations can leave people without work, why cannot they provide people with the possibilities to unlock their potential in the virtual world? Especially if this brings the real income. This is why we want to create “Prospectors” – the game which will be a simulation of the real economic relations of cc. 19th -20th .