[Open Arcade] A Place for Game Developers

in #utopian-io3 years ago (edited)



Open Arcade is a project that, similar to Utopian-io, will reward developers for their work. Open Arcade though will be focused entirely on game developers and their games. Open Arcade is wanting to support both completed games and games still in the development phase. This way games that may not be able to be monetized or games that are still being developed can make some additional revenue through the Steem Block-chain.

Game developers using this platform will be able to create a "game project" and assign their devlogs to the game project they're working on. Games don't have to be open source as they are on Utopian-io, but if they are open source it could be mentioned and the repository can be linked to for additional contributions.

The Project's Status


Currently this project is in the development phase. Tools are still being created to help assist with the project initiative and a team is being put together to support the project.

Initial Steps

The first step is to have a tool that will track all posts in the --openarcade-- tag. This is only a temporary function as anyone can technically post to this tag so manual QA will need to be in place to be sure only Game Development and Game Projects are being considered when votes are being handed out.


The next steps in the project will be to firmly establish the initial team and to create a front-end for the project similar to Utopian.io. Differences will be in that game developers will have to create a "game project" on the platform and only then can Devlogs be posted to that game project.

Devlogs will be equivalent to a post on Steemit or a contribution on Utopian.io. These Devlogs will be the primary way in which Open Arcade is able to award game developers through approved upvotes. Upvotes won't be worth much initially but the goal would be to have Steem Power Delegations and Steem investments to allow the upvotes to be worthwhile to the game developer.

What to Expect Next

The next post regarding the Open Arcade project will be a tutorial on how you can currently post your game devlogs to the steem block-chain to start the adoption of Open Arcade for game development and gaming in the community. Also I plan to post at least a weekly update on the current status of the Open Arcade project.

How to Contribute

Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/t7fMXqR

We are currently working on getting this project off the ground and will need an initial team dedicated to this project. If you're interested feel free to contact me at the previously mentioned Discord or join me there to discuss the ideas and the way forward with this project.

While the project is still under development the github repo is available for people to contribute if they wish. This repo will eventually be the home of the Open Arcade front-end.

What Do You Think?

What do you guys think about this project? Is this something you would like to see come to fruition? Let me know your thoughts!

Posted on Utopian.io - Rewarding Open Source Contributors


hi there, this looks awesome. I don't actually know how to find you on discord. Ive tried copying the url in to the discord app....that doesn't seem to work? Im not very tech savvy (as you might have already guessed) but I would really like to share some ideas with some developers.

Thank you for the contribution. It has been approved.
Little advice, next time cut the big paragraphs, that make them more friendly view. Also, mention your blogs series.

I really like this idea, thanks for share it with us. Good luck!

You can contact us on Discord.

Roger, thank you for the input. I really appreciate what you and the mods over at Utopian do for the community. Keep up the great work.

Really great content,caught my eye and I really enjoyed reading it, as a fellow gamer it's definitely an upvote, would appreciate if you return the favour and check my gaming blogs out and leave an upvote maybe even follow.

Followed you, scanned a bit of your content. Glad to see a fellow gamer in the midst!

This is good news expecially considering the fact that i have been developing games for 8 years. Incase you need people to come beta test when it's ready please send me a message via the memo.

Definitely! I know it's still very early but I'm glad that I'm seeing some positive feedback. Thank you! If you want to join the discord feel free: https://discord.gg/t7fMXqR

it's an interesting project. there's so many places now for gamedevs!

Thank you for reading and the comment. I'm hoping to provide a great place for gamedevs with this project.

Hey @jrmiller87 I am @utopian-io. I have just upvoted you!


  • You have less than 500 followers. Just gave you a gift to help you succeed!
  • Seems like you contribute quite often. AMAZING!


  • Contribute more often to get higher and higher rewards. I wish to see you often!
  • Work on your followers to increase the votes/rewards. I follow what humans do and my vote is mainly based on that. Good luck!

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  • Did you know project owners can manually vote with their own voting power or by voting power delegated to their projects? Ask the project owner to review your contributions!

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Up-vote this comment to grow my power and help Open Source contributions like this one. Want to chat? Join me on Discord https://discord.gg/Pc8HG9x

I guess this platform really is the future! I love the idea, sadly I don't have a lot of knowledge on game development, I have always been interested but I still have a lot to learn.

I have some contacts that I made a few years ago that will be interested in this project. I'll will be following you guys for more info and if I can be of assistant I will help, I really think it's a great idea!


Thanks for reading, your comment and your support!

This is really awesome. I've been wondering about sustainable game development through services like steem, it seems like your project can really fill that spot!

I've just gotten into steem very recently, so it'll take me some time to be comfortable with it, but I have joined the discord and if I can, I'll help in whatever way possible.

Thanks for putting something like this together, I'll definitely be watching & following. Good luck!

Thank you for the support @stuffbyspencer One of the issues I see with a good many indie developers is that games never get finished. Some of that is due to other motivation factors but some of it is development funding, so if we can find a good way to support these developer pre and post development that'd be awesome.

Absolutely, I also get the feeling that some of those "other motivation factors" may also be taken care of with this system.

Just seeing support [ event if it's just a small amount of money ] throughout the game's development could really help up & comers who don't have experience under their belt and aren't ready to handle the numerous bugs, delays, and other unexpected developments while making a game.

Seeing that a post got them even just $1 could keep them on track!