Wanna witness the wedding of Miss. Gaming and Mr.Crypto! Then read on!!!

in gaming •  2 years ago  (edited)

Hello Friends 

Do you like playing games? Do you love crypto world? Then this article is for you!

 

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Today I am talking about a soon to be launched game called Hash Rush. It is in closed Alpha stage right now. Hashrush is a multiplayer online strategy game where you will build and upgrade various buildings, explore and conquer new territories (not of other players!), save your ass from the monsters, participate in various events, trade and collect rare items and most importantly......Earn crypto currencies for doing all these things. Yes, you heard it right buddy; earn those valuable crypto-currencies for playing a beautiful, regularly updated game with various factions.  

Just watch the recently launched, first official trailer of Hashrush: 

And Alpha gameplay:

Looks cool, isn't it!!

Basically the game is built on Unity and will run on PC. Later, when the game has been successfully launched on PC, then the team will also work on smartphone and tablet versions of the game.

Space Pirates searching for signals?

First a bit about the game story: 

Hash Rush is set in the fictional Hermeian solar system where crystal mining is the main job of all its residents. There are 3 different factions to choose from, which are Ernacks (common citizens), Space Pirates (scavengers) and Higher Elves (magicians). All factions have their own look, playing style and story line, and are tasked with managing their colony on a randomly-generated planet. Players may or may not get an opportunity to choose a faction of their choice, in order to balance the population and strength of all the factions. Players from  the same faction can benefit by linking their colonies, and also compete together in regular challenges against the other two factions. Lone Wolves can participate in solo challenges and missions.

Crystal Silo Concept Art

For a player the game works like this

  1. Join the game.
  2. Purchase and upgrade buildings for mining, buy miners (your faction's workers) and mine crystals. These crystals can be sold for RC token, an in game currency. The same tokens are used to buy and upgrade and expand and trade and cashout in the game.
  3. Participate in single player/multiplayer events, missions to earn even more RC tokens.
  4. Cashout your RC tokens in form of ETH, Bitcoin and some other crypto currencies.
  5. Or you can invest those RC tokens to upgrade and expand your colony for even more profits.
  6. Balancing purchases, upgrades and exploration to maximize your colony's mining capacity.
  7. Please note that players don't need to actually mine using their computer hardware. Neither do they need any kind of crypto knowledge to play this game.

Monster Concept Art

So how does the game pay to the players? 

  1. A mining farm set up in Riga, Latvia does the crypto mining to support the game economics. As new players join, and revenues pour in, the farm would be expanded.
  2. An in game taxation system known as 'Galaxy tax' on most purchases, cashouts etc. 
  3. From the value of RC spent purchasing new or unique cards/units that the dev team places for sale on the in-game market.
  4. An official Hashrush mining pool, where miners can contribute their hash power in exchange of RC tokens and some mining fees.    
  5. New users would be loaned RC tokens to start their Hash Rush journey; that is not given for free. These loaned tokens would be eventually recovered from the profits made by the new player's colony. Also he/she won't be allowed to cashout, until their loan amount is recovered. This loan concept is amazing. On one hand it will allow free players to participate in the game and on the other hand they won't become a burden on the game budget. It will also keep a check on multi-accounters, which are usually the biggest problem of any monetary platform.   

Mining Station Concept Art

In the past there have been some games (pipstycoon, coinbrawl, bitcoinaliens, neverdie etc.), which tried to bring together gaming and crypto world together, but they haven't been very successful. One because they really didn't have any revenue source expect ads and fees and secondly they were boring! All of these games were basically without any graphics and just about clicking various hyperlinked text options. Some of these had graphics but of low quality.  

But HashRush changes that. With Unity game engine, the game compares to any modern day normal game. Maybe even better. In fact, HashRush team has members from famous games like "The Witcher" and "EVE: Valkyrie"!!! So yes, it is not just a crypto game, it is a full fledged game in itself. 

Ernac Hut Concept Art

How to play this game? 

Since the game is still in closed Alpha right now, so it will take a while for the game to officially launch. Free players would have to wait till then. But those who want to participate early in game and with bonuses and RC tokens; to get an early and powerful start can participate in the upcoming ICO to receive their RC tokens. Open Alpha will most probably be available in December 2017, for those who participated in pre-ICO and will participate in first 3 days of the ICO.

The ICO will start from 20:00 UTC on September 20, 2017 to 20:00 UTC on October 20, 2017 unless a cap of 64,050,000 RC tokens sold is reached earlier. One needs to have minimum of 0.1 ETH or equivalent amount of BTC, ETC, QTUM. But no matter which currency you chose to buy RC Tokens during the ICO, you will get your tokens in an Ethereum Wallet like myetherwallet or official Ethereum Wallet. So you will need to have an ETH wallet. And please don't use coinbase or any exchange ETH address. You won't be able to receive your tokens there. The token conversion rate is 1 ETH = 1000 RC Tokens.

The total number of tokens distributed will be capped at 70,000,000 and out of that,  64,050,000 RC tokens will be distributed during Pre-ICO (already done) and ICO. If some tokens are still left out after the ICO, then they will be distributed to the dev team to continue working on the game.


There are various bonuses available to the ICO participants as follows: 

Day 1-3 : 20% bonus + early access to game and faction of choice 

Day 4-6: 15% 

Day 7-9: 10% 

Day 10-12: 5%   

In addition to these, there will be several in game bonuses and items available to all ICO participants.

Why I am participating in this ICO? 

  • The Project founders Kristaps Vaivods and Maris ‘Nathan’ Ziedonis are not anonymous and they are traveling to various locations like Crypto-Financing 2017 in London, blockchain conference "Blocklabo" in Osaka,  Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Stockholm, visit to developer team in Romania etc. to promote the game themselves.

Hashrush Founders along with the dev team

  • The team consists of 17+ members including a Chief Economist (Jethro Naude), which is very essential for this monetary game.  
  • Custom and high quality art illustrations for each new announcement on various different sites, confirm that a full time dedicated team is working on the Hash Rush project. 
  • The potential of the project, which aims to perfectly integrate the Gaming and Crypto world. 
  • Highly successful Pre-ICO, which raised 2600 ETH. 
  • Localization of game in Korean, Japanese and Chinese to attract gamers from this region. In recent times this region has become very popular for gaming and cryptocurrency.

 

Special Q&A recording for South Korean Fans

  • Mentions of Hashrush project on various popular crypto sites like huffingtonpost, coinjournal, cointelegraph, the-blockchain.com, coinidol etc. 
  • Clear and transparent info given on the official site and whitepaper. 
  • Regular Q/A sessions on Facebook, Slack and Telegram and weekly updates on Medium. These guys are on steemit also. One of the very few ICOs to regularly post updates on our Steemit platform!

Live Q&A Sessions!

  • And lastly, the game will keep on receiving new updates, maps, quests etc. for free and has plans to expand to various other platforms like smart phones and tabs. This makes it a long term project.    


What do you think of this project? Do you think it will be a good decision to invest in this project? Or you think it will fail like most other ICOs? Would you yourself invest in this project if you had 0.1+ ETH? 

Answer these questions in the comments section and receive free POCKET tokens from me.

Note: I have written about Hashrush as a common crypto enthusiast and not an ICO expert or professional reviewer. 

Thanking You 

Siddartha Gupta 

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I think this is a great concept and I would love to see it succeed. I would probably be willing to invest .1 eth in the ICO. I don't know if I would personally invest any more than that but I don't have a lot of crypto on hand at the moment.

Yes, the concept is indeed very good. I will also be investing around 0.1 ETH only during the first 3 days, so that I can play the game from December itself and expand my colony. But if you don't have this amount, then also it's OK. You would be loaned some RC tokens when the game officially launches and then you can play!

If you don't participate in the ICO when will you be able to play the game?

Somewhere in quarter 3 of 2018.

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I love the concept and signed up for the newsletter and follow it on FB.

Cant wait to see how it all comes together.

This game is the first of its kind, It will be well received . watching the count down too. Ill totally be investing in this.

pocketsend:[email protected],
Yes, let's hope it finally acts as a good game which bridges the gap between crypto and gaming world.

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Thanks a lot for this excellent article about Hash Rush, siddartha!

As you know, our ICO will start in a few hours. So make sure to take a look at the latest official Hash Rush post, showing exactly how you can participate:

https://steemit.com/gaming/@nume/the-hash-rush-ico-launches-today-and-how-to-participate

Looks great :)
ICO investors get insta access to the alpha?

pocketsend:[email protected],
Hi Lostrapt! Actually only those ICO investors will get access to alpha, those who had invested in the first 3 days of the ICO. Sadly, the first three days over. But you can still invest in ICO and get other bonuses, like I mentioned in my article.

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This game looks sooo awesome. Even though some games fail after lunch, somehow I have a good feeling about this. Combining a good gameplay and crypto is an insane idea.
Can somebody please explain how is this efficient for the game developer?

  • if the number of tokens is capped, does it not mean, that the value of them will skyrocket if the game is super popular? Will they not have to face scarcity?

I am very new to crypto and it's world, basically I started dealing with not even a week ago, so I still have so many questions. (and sorry for the stupid or obvious questions asked)

pocketsend:[email protected],
Well, the tokens are in great volume. If will take some time for the game to be popular. Plus if it's prices skyrocket, then that means you will be able to buy more things with less tokens. Like in case of Bitcoins. And for the developers, they will of course take their cut. It can become a life long earning method for them.
Between, I am also new to crypto world. So no question is stupid or obvious for me!

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Glad I stumbled onto your post. Judging from the trailer, the game style is right up my alley. Will definitely support the project once the ICO starts. Can't wait for this to come out! Thanks for the heads up man.

pocketsend:[email protected],
My pleasure Deadsec. I also think this project will be highly successful. Thanks for your comment. 😊

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If this game will succeed I would be willing to invest (crossing my fingers). I think the game itself is awesome and earning with crypto from this game is like winning a jackpot in a lottery! I will include this game in my online gaming. The characters in the game are all new and fresh design!

pocketsend:[email protected],
Thanks for your valuable feedback!!

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"What do you think of this project? Do you think it will be a good decision to invest in this project? Or you think it will fail like most other ICOs? Would you yourself invest in this project if you had 0.1+ ETH? "

It sounds like a cool concept, and honestly, it sounds like something that will be more common in the future. I do invest in a lot of things, but I might have to hold off on that and wait and see what will go on. Its a lot of risks, so there is a high chance that this ICO may fail, so I am going to hold off on it until the official release comes up.

pocketsend:[email protected],
Thank you for your honest opinion. It is indeed a wise decision to wait until they release some solid product. But I made a small investment of $40 so that I can take part in the alpha release. If it succeeds then viola, otherwise no big loss!

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Thanks for sharing. Maybe I give it a try, style looks really cool. And I already had worse Investments in Games ;)

pocketsend:[email protected],
Yup, investments are always risky. But I shared about this game since it has got quite a lot of potential. Sending some POCKET tokens to you.

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First ICO for a game that I hear of. Is ICO becoming the new Kickstarter ?

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Ya, ICO is becoming the new kickstarter for sure. And surely in case of this game.

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Thanks!

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pocketsend:[email protected],
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Haha I thought i have tokens, never tried to send . This is the first time I tried but how to get tokens @siddartha

Now, you can only buy them from other people. Or you can search for pocket tag on steemit and know who are giving out free POCKET tokens. Like I always give 100 tokens to those who make post related comments on my post.

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Can I know what is the use of pocket tokens?

Nothing much right now. But you should hold it as it is slowly gaining value. You can read more about it here: https://steemit.com/steemit/@siddartha/announcement-pocket-tokens-for-all-those-who-comment-on-my-posts

Also you can follow @biophil who is the creator of these tokens and know what updates it get.

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Bro, stop posting these kind of comments. People will downvote you instead of upvoting. It's better to make post related comments.