Introducing Super8BallClub: The first ever multiplayer-based pool game for Android - Powered by STEEM Blockchain - Using PlayFab and Photon Technology - Get paid for winning the matches!
Dear STEEM community,
I've been giving the hints in my countless posts of how hard I'm working on something special for STEEM community. Now, after the months of tough and sweaty work, I'm really excited to announce the project to the public. So ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce:
Super8BallClub's Official Website Google Play Store
What is Super 8 Ball Club?
On STEEM Blockchain, we have an alternative of YouTube and that's DTube (special thanks to @heimindanger for developing that application). We also have an alternative of SoundCloud and that's DSound (a big thanks to @prc). What's more? We have a greatest @utopian-io project on STEEM blockchain which rewards steemians for their contributions to open-source projects. (hats off to you @elear) How exciting! In short, we've covered almost everything but I noticed that gaming on STEEM blockchain is missing.
I started considering to develop a game for STEEM community which could hold the potential to trend worldwide. Actually, it all started with an idea which I shared with @donkeypong. He not only liked the idea but encouraged me to start working on it. Then I shared this idea with some other big stars of Steemit and they were really excited but they all had one question; "Which game you're going to develop?" I had one answer and that was "Super 8 Ball Club" (i.e pool game).
Why Super 8 Ball Club?
If you're not living under the rock, you'd be aware that 8 Ball Pool by Miniclip is trending worldwide and so far, it attracted more than 100 Million Downloads from just Google Play Store alone. It made me realize that pool games are more popular than any other games. Furthermore, it's fun to compete in a skill based game instead of purely luck based games. Choosing the genre of the game wasn't a tough decision to make for me but committing to develop the powerful app for Android users was a challenging task.
Main Features of Super 8 Ball Club:
Here are the main features of the game:
- Play against real humans with multiplayer (i.e steemians)
Using Photon Realtime technology, Super 8 Ball Club allows you to play the game on multiplayer and also in practice mode with minimum to no lag. For both things, you need an internet connection. In multiplayer, when you choose the board on which you wish to compete, it starts searching for an opponent and randomly assigns the player who was also looking to play on the same board. The great part is that all the players will be Steemians as we only allow access to boards to the verified STEEM users. All players' names will match their STEEM account names. Imagine the fun when a minnow would be playing with a whale? Wouldn't it be a fun to play? Hell yeah!
- Earn STEEM for winning the matches and lose nothing otherwise
In Super 8 Ball Club, there are two in-game currencies:
Coins are used to pay the board fees just like any other game and you get x2 of fees paid when you beat your opponent OR you lose the fees if you lose the match. You can buy cues and chat packs with coins. The more matches you win, the more coins you will earn. Coins let you play the game by paying the fees. If you have more coins, you can play big matches and earn even more. Coins by itself don't have any monetary value.
Shares are convertible to STEEM. Upon winning the match, not only you get x2 of fees paid (in coins) but you also get shares. Unlike coins, you can't lose your shares once earned. To earn more shares, you need more coins to be able to play more matches or big matches. You can request us for converting the shares into STEEM. Your STEEM will be transferred to your STEEM Blockchain Wallet.
We use the following formula to determine your share from Super 8 Ball Club reward pool:
Your requested shares conversion / Total number of shares requested for conversion by all players x 100
The above formula returns a percentage. We will multiply the reward pool with that percentage and your STEEM/SP will be sent to your STEEM Blockchain Wallet.
- Unique fraud prevention system
Unlike 8 Ball Pool, you get paid for winning the matches at Super 8 Ball Club and lose nothing when otherwise. Due to the nature of the game, it is highly expected that a large number of people will try to use fraudulent methods to earn more.
In order to prevent fraud (or reduce it to the minimum), we use multiple fraud prevention techniques. We've implemented some security measures in the game that will allow us to track the activity of the player. But more than that, we've implemented the greatest fraud detection technique and that's to require STEEM identity verification from every registered player. Once the player is verified, he will get access to the boards. (Scroll down the page for more information about verification system).
- Custom avatar option
In Super 8 Ball Club, we allow you to set your custom avatar.
In order to change the default avatar to your own, click on "Avatar" from the Menu. Player Statistics page will pop up. There you will see "Pencil" icon, click on it, paste your "Image URL" to that field and click save.
- Chat over the game room
Using Photon Chat technology, we allow gamers to chat while playing the game in multiplayer.
We don't support custom messages right now. We give one chat pack by default to everyone but if you want to buy more chat packs, you can buy from "Shop" within the game using your "Coins". However, the default pack will be enough for you to start with. Wouldn't it be amazing to chat while playing with your opponent?
- 100% Security for STEEM accounts
Security is our main concern. Initially, we had the intention to use SteemConnect for authentication but we had to change our intention. Why? if games like Assassin Creed and 8 Ball Pool are not safe from hacking attempts, how can we ensure the security of our app? In fact, all games are hackable. The key is to keep all the important stuff on the server side and that's what we do.
Instead of using SteemConnect, we use PlayFab to store the player data and statistics, the database which is used by SEGA, CAPCOM, Miniclip and other big names. Your STEEM accounts are 100% secured. You know why? because we never ask you to use your STEEM passwords. Rather, we ask you to register an account on our PlayFab database through our game. (Learn more about registering an account below).
- 8+ Tables with different board rules and rewards.
In Super 8 Ball Club, we have 8+ tables. Each table has different entry fees and rewards. Some boards are easy while some boards are hard.
We have: London, Sydney, Moscow, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Jakarta, Toronto, and Sheffield. The last one is the most challenging board but the most rewarding one too.
- 20+ Cues available to purchase with in-game coins.
We have 20+ cues available in our shop. You can purchase your desired one with your in-game coins.
Each cue comes with different force, aim and timing. You will have the advantage of nice aim with powerful cue and the game will become easy for you (except the Sheffield board).
- Daily coins reward system & paid ads system:
By default, when you register at Super 8 Ball Club, you receive 500+ coins for free to start playing with. Furthermore, we have a daily coins reward system. You can claim up to 300+ coins a day from our daily coins reward system.
If that's not enough, you can watch ads and get 50+ coins for every completed ad view. We can't give you a guarantee of the availability of ads though.
- Shares Conversion Request:
As explained above, Coins don't have any direct monetary value but Shares is convertible to STEEM. Please come to the Menu and click on "Convert Shares". Click on Submit.
We will apply the formula, verify your activity and request manually and if you pass our manual review, you will get your share of rewards in your STEEM Blockchain Wallet.
How to register for Super 8 Ball Club?
We don't want to let bots destroy the game. We want real humans to play with each other and enjoy the STEEM rewards. To ensure that we allow only real humans, we use unique fraud prevention technique. Please take a note that you must have a STEEM blockchain account when registering with us. For using Super 8 Ball Club, you don't need your STEEM Blockchain passwords. Follow the steps:
Step 1: Download the app from Play Store, install it and run it. You'll see the Login page. Please click on "Register here" button as shown below:
Step 2: Registration panel will pop up. Write the information correctly:
Enter your email address that will be used to recover the password of your game account when you ever forget it. We don't send confirmation emails so please write carefully.
Enter your password (min 6 characters). Please use the strong password only. (Note: Don't paste your STEEM account passwords, we don't need your STEEM password. This is a game account which is separate from STEEM blockchain account).
Please enter your unique tracking name. You will be asked to write your tracking name during the verification process. More information about verification process is available within this post.
Please enter your STEEM username without "@". (i.e princewahaj in my case).
If you're referred by someone, please write his STEEM username without "@". Leave blank if none.
Hit "Register" button.
Step 3: You will be redirected to the Menu. As you can see, the Play button is disabled by default and it says that you are "Unverified User". You need to verify your Super 8 Ball Club account.
How to verify your Super 8 Ball Club account?
Verification system allows us to filter the fake people and keeping the fraud to the minimum level. Please consider the following:
If your STEEM account reputation is less than < 60
Please take your picture while holding the piece of paper/board (not anything special, just a blank paper). Write your STEEM username and game tracking name on that piece of paper or board. Your face, STEEM username and your game tracking name must be clearly visible. Write a post on STEEM blockchain and upload your taken picture (the one which meets the above requirements) in your post. Make sure to use "super8ballclub" tag when posting on steemit.
See the picture for an example. (It can be a piece of paper but you must be holding it in your hands).
If your STEEM account reputation is more than > 60
Please write a post on STEEM blockchain with your game tracking name. Make sure to use "super8ballclub" tag when posting on steemit.
Once done, please wait for 24-72 hours and we will enable your account as soon as we verify your identity.
How are the winners rewarded after submitting the shares conversion request?
We have an official project account @super8ballclub. We will use the beneficiary system to reward the winners. After the player requests us to convert the shares into STEEM, we will verify his activity and if he passes manual review, we will include him in the "eligible for rewards" list. We will make a public post on STEEM Blockchain with their names on each post and will assign the appropriate percentage as beneficiary rewards and vote accordingly. They will get their prize in SP.
Why using STEEM Blockchain?
It's difficult to keep blockchain as a database for saving game statistics. And it doesn't make sense to fill the blockchain with garbage like "Player X poted the white ball" etc stuff. In our opinion, the greatest approach to keep the game on STEEM blockchain is by keeping the winner names and their requested shares count on STEEM blockchain and rewarding them in SP with the beneficiary system.
Delegate to @super8ballclub & Welcome Millions of Users on STEEM Blockchain:
No project can be successful without the support of community members. We know that there are people in this community who would love to support the development projects selflessly. If you want to see the STEEM value to skyrocket, you will have to support the development projects. Wide distribution is necessary for the success of any currency. If you believe that this project is good enough and can deliver wide and wise distribution, please delegate to us at @super8ballclub
50 SP, 100SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP, 5000SP.
Be sure to leave at least 50SP undelegated on your account.
Note: We are preparing the rewards system for delegators.
Follow me at @princewahaj and follow our official account at @super8ballclub for more updates. I'd like to thank my friend "Rafal" for his help during the development process. He is not on STEEM Blockchain, though.
Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/GXR88FT
If you have any questions, please write them down in the comments and I'd be glad to answer them. If you just registered an account using the game and want us to verify your account, please use "super8ballclub" tag in your post.