Build
games, better.

Focus on building games, we do the rest.

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Making games is hard, let Rupie help.

Build & coordinate games supercharged by top industry talent.

Rupie is a new way to leverage curated community creators to help build outstanding game titles. We provide smarter & more fair ways to match, vet and connect incredible projects to amazing talent.

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Game development ain't a walk in the park

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

Indie & mid-sized studios have a tough time finding the right talent fit

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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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Game development working conditions aren't the best

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Quality game talent is often hard to guage

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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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Find the right talent, coordinate easier, ship better

The Rupie Proposal

With Rupie, connecting with the right talented humans is easy. We give a fair platform to the builders and project owners to coordinate, pay & get paid, as well as manage the boring logistics. All so you can focus on making amazing games.

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Builder Ecosystem

Studios, artists, and developers rejoice!

Rupie makes developing games inclusive, rewarding and fun. Build your team, connect with your fans, find jobs and get paid. All in one easy-to-use platform that has the community's back.

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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

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

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
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Google
Valve
Microsoft
Twitch
OpenFeint
Gamepedia

Partners

Playcrafting
Cryptokitties
Girls make games
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Gameset
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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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