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games, better.

Game development ecosystem for next-level games.

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Making games is hard, let Rupie help.

Build games supercharged by top industry talent.

Big or small, from indie to AAA title, Rupie is a new way to leverage the superpowers of community creators to help games ship. Discover top industry talent and collab to build and launch the next major title with Rupie.

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Game development is having a moment

Over 75% of games won't see the light of day (with no respawn 💀).
Access to the right talent, project coordination, funding and clear guidance are all to blame.

Small to mid-sized studios can't access talent

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  • 90% of studios leverage outsourced talent.
  • Yet small studios are still looking in random forums and social networks for skilled workers.
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Lack of transparency in game development

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Crowdsourced talent is... complicated

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  • Community talent need clearer ways to contribute to games and lack of defined space for these folks has needed to be addressed
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Lack of early feedback is hurting development

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The Rupie Proposal

Find talent, build together, ship faster

With Rupie, collaboration is a first class citizen. Connect with talented fellow humans, coordinate and build. Rupie locks in asset ownership and P2P payments so you can feel safe building with others.

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Social Builder Ecosystem

Access a workflow that benefits studios single devs alike.

Say hello to a new apps ecosystem for unifying players, developers, and content creators that makes developing games inclusive, rewarding and fun. At the center of it all, is a plethora of 1st and 3rd party applications made specifically to help you with your project. Customize your workflow to accomodate the exact state of your team, game or content.

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Build

Leverage top industry talent and find opportunity

Connect with hundred of vetted arists and developers to help build your game. Integrative productivity tools streamline the process, and helps you coordinate your project across verticals.

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Transact

Fairness for both job providers & fulfillers

We take care of payment logistics on both sides, through fairness and transparency. Rupie automated cross-border payouts, revisions and escrow to make a safe place to do work.

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Connect

Get feedback and help in realtime

Connect with your community like never before. Leverage them to help playtest and find bugs, connect with other game developers and industry veterans that can answer questions. All right at your fingertips with a baked in community tool-chest.

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Backoffice automation

Studios and developers, let us handle the clerical work.

Say goodbye to schedule management, tax headaches, and payment guarantees. We handle all of that for you.

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Smarter matchmaking

Let us find your next gig, or the next vetted person to fulfill that critical task.

With our algorithmic matchmaking system, we leverge fair logic to pair you with the right person or team. No more wondering if fit is right.

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Rupie Economics

Rupie's super secure foundation is built on top of the latest in technologies. We take a small cut for each network transaction and offer premium team building tools. We automate the contracts, taxes and backend work so you can focus on your game.

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Team

We are players that desire transparency, trust and the ability to contribute while being rewarded. We are creators that need a better way to fund, build and interact with the community.

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Austin Anderson CEO/CTO
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Austin Anderson CEO/CTO

Austin has managed large teams and projects at several companies including LinkedIn, created massive communities in technology, contributed to open source, and spent way too many hours modding and playing video games.

  • Favorite game:Rust
  • Favorite color: Rust
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Jonathan Tzou Director of BD
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Jonathan Tzou Director of BD

Jonathan (JT) has had many-a-headshot playing semi-professional Counter Strike back in his college years. While he’s not running a data-driven marketing company in the SF bay, he’s digging into all sort of gaming and tech related subjects.

  • Favorite game: That Trogdor flash game from Homestar Runner
  • Favorite color: Pikachu Yellow
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Lisa Manresa Director of Engineering
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Lisa Manresa Director of Engineering

Lisa has a background in design and, after transitioning into Frontend Engineering, has worked for CBS Interactive and LinkedIn. She speaks HTML, JS and CSS as a first language. If you ever want to be destroyed at Super Smash Brothers, Lisa will be gracious enough to help.

  • Favorite game: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Favorite color: #033e5e
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David Panzarella Director of UI/UX
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David Panzarella Director of UI/UX

David has a long romance for UI/UX, owning a company creating massive works of internet art for many companies. He's also a polyglot that loves the business world, and is pretty damn good at cooking.

  • Favorite game: Age of Empires
  • Favorite color: Blackest of Black

Advisors

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Kai Huang Red Octane, Co-founder
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Jason Yeh Riot Games, Publishing
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Burton Johnsey Valve / Microsoft, Steam Greenlight
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Jenn Lu TinyCo / Gigster, Product
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Marshall Long EOS.fish / Mockit Esports, Co-founder
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Tony Sheng Decentraland / Google
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Will Kavanagh Gamepedia / Reddit
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Maciej Skrzypczak Gameset / GameNation
Unity
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Google
Valve
Microsoft
Twitch
OpenFeint
Gamepedia

Partners

Playcrafting
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Roadmap

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    01. Q2 2017

    Developer Feedback and Concept

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    02. Q3 2017

    Team assembled and ready for action

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    03. Q1 2018

    Key partnerships locked in

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    04. Q1 2018

    Website deployed to the interwebs

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    05. Q2 2018

    Closed Alpha release, talent services, productivity tools.

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    Funding established Achievement Unlocked!

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    07. Q4 2018

    Gigs and Jobs

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    08. Q1 2019

    Rupie Backoffice

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    09. Q2 2019

    Rupie Communities

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