I have designed some pretty detailed concepts to make a new kind of massively multiplayer online game that makes use of MaidSafe. It offers operational costs reductions, a new business model, and a new gameplay philosophy that I believe will be very attractive. I also believe it’s success would create a lot of interest in MaidSafe, helping this project grow in popularity and SafeCoin in value.
I’ve already found a partner who has some good game ideas himself and contacts with interested investors. We’re of course also thinking about additional or alternative sources of funding, like perhaps a Kickstarter to get funds from the gaming community, or perhaps some kind of IPO in the MaidSafe/Crypto-community.
However, we’re wary to release the detailed concepts to the public at such an early stage. At the same time, we wouldn’t be very convincing in a Kickstarter if we wouldn’t explain why our plan is going to work. Initially we could do with a relatively small amount of funding, for say the coming six months. After that a demo proof of concept could be presented for crowdfunding purposes. We would have enough of a head-start to neutralize the risk of someone taking off with the ideas I worked hard on and beating us to it.
I’m quite interested in any advice in this matter. Do you have any alternative ideas on how we could get funding in a safe manner, or any ideas on how to reward supporters/investors without harming our personal and the game’s interests?
Thanks for your thoughts!