Build
games, together.

The community-infused game development platform (yum), driven by creators & players.

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Making games is hard, let's do it together.

Build games supercharged by industry talent.

Big or small, from idea to AAA title, Rupie is a new way to leverage the superpowers of community creators to help games ship. Discover projects and collab on top of the next generation of game development tools.

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Game development is having a moment

Now more than ever, players and developers need each other. Over 75% of Early Access and Kickstarter games won't see the light of day (with no respawn 😮).

The state of game funding is not doing so hot

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  • 75% of funded games don't ship
  • Backing a campaign comes with many risks
  • Little community involvement beyond "read blog posts and wait for my game"
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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

Build together, get rewarded

With Rupie, collaboration is a first class citizen. Feel super safe pouring your blood, sweat and tears into a game or game asset. Rupie locks in ownership and rewards so you can feel safe building with others.

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Game building ecosystem

From indie to AAA, we gotchu

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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Fund

Get cash, vote for content with dollars

Fund your game in a fast and declarative way. Maximize trust and accountability by working iteratively to unlock funding in chunks. Move through your roadmap, and establish your projected funding ahead of time to reduce uncertainty.

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Build

Leverage community to collab

Place bounties and have the community help crowdsource your game. Integrative project management & early feedback from peers and community means that your entire project will be prepped for success.

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Connect

Get feedback 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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Asset marketplace

Create, collab and purchase high quality game content.

With Rupie, content creators are our #1 in game development. Post high quality models, audio, and more to the Asset marketplace, where developers will have tools to seamlessly buy and integrate your work, getting you paid.

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Content bounty system

Vetted community talent? Yes please.

As a developer, it can be difficult to manage your project and find bandwidth (or skill!) to create all the assets. With Rupie Bounties, developers can buy or rent-to-own assets, from the talent right in their community. Content creators get their art in the game and get paid in the process.

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Rupie Economics

Rupie's super secure foundation is built on top of Tendermint. We take a small cut for each network transaction and offer premium team building tools. Read more about the economy in our whitepaper ...

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Rupie Tokens

Milestone Escrow Platform

The platform that powers Rupie works just as well in any application where money is given up front, even huge projects like a crypto token sale. We believe aligning incentives to milestone achievements is a powerful tool, and we're excited to make it available to the crypto community. If this sounds useful to your work, read more in the whitepaper, and get in touch!

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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

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 Howard CTO

Jon is the glue between our teams, using his diverse background in engineering, design, and business. Before founding a VC-backed startup acquired in 2016, he worked in games at Google, university labs, 10M+ MAU social apps, and created the Games Programming course at UMCP. He also has an art degree.

  • Favorite game: Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Favorite color: linear-gradient(to right, #7474bf, #348ac7);
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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
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Jonathan Tzou CMO

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 Lead UI Engineer
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Lisa Manresa Lead UI Engineer

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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Danny Holland Lead Blockchain Engineer
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Danny Holland Lead Blockchain Engineer

Danny is an Ethereum wizard, and has done work for several ICOs including Giftz.io. He's got his own theories on riemannian geometry and AI, and when he's not formulating his hypothesis on Reality, he's creating the next generation of blockchain tech.

  • Favorite game: Heroes of Might and Magic
  • Favorite color: #70AB37, Pantone 376 U
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Roger Miller Lead Game Engineer
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Roger Miller Lead Game Engineer

Roger has spoken at Unity, owns an amazing game studio (collective mass), and sometimes attends Comic-Con to surprise his adoring fans. He's led development at companies such as Fuel Games and Fun Wall.

  • Favorite game: Journey
  • Favorite color: #646464

Advisors

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Jason Yeh Riot Games
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Tony Sheng Decentralized / Google
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Jenn Lu TinyCo / OpenFeint / Gigster
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Marshall Long EOS.fish / Mockit Esports
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Dylan Jones Refereum / Unity
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Burton Johnsey Valve / Microsoft
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Kalman Gabriel Polymath
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Samuel Sutch Bread
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Chris Barrett Stream Token / PR Serve
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Maciej Skrzypczak Gameset / GameNation
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Partners

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Roadmap

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    01. Q2 2017

    White paper beautifully curated

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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, crowdfunding, project tools.

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    Presale launched
    wow. Amaze.

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    07. Q4 2018

    Bounty Platform

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    08. Q1 2019

    Asset Marketplace

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    Distribution Platform

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