** UPDATED with Cost Breakdown ** DHF Proposal to help bring more users to Hive via Rising Star

in Rising Star Game2 months ago (edited)

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** Updated to include cost breakdown at end **


Rising Star is a FREE TO PLAY music career simulator with over 7000 daily active players where you start as a lowly busker and work your way to global stardom collecting NFTs and earning STARBITS and STARPRO along the way.

Rising Star is built on Hive.

Please support this proposal HERE.


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TLDR

  • Rising Star was conceived as "something to do during lockdown" and has grown from 0 daily active players at launch in April 2020 to over 7000 today.
  • We have achieved this with a core team of just 4 people - husband and wife ("Jux", who does the game mechanics design and most of the coding, and Julie who also does the game design as well as dealing with support and admin), @theturtleproject (images for the cards) and @nupulse (card design). Three of us are musicians that have been around since the days of "dsound" on STEEMIT (boy I miss that, dsound NOT STEEMIT!!).
  • The main game token, STARBITS, has a daily volume that puts it in the top 10 tokens on Hive Engine.
  • Over 1,800,000 NFTs have been minted on Hive Engine at a cost of over 7200 BEE.
  • Over 570,000 Card Packs have been opened.
  • New players join Hive to play Rising Star on a daily basis. They come from Twitch (where we actively support streamers with our "Battle of the Bands" game), WAX (where we have packs available for purchase), BSC, Polygon, YouTube and more.
  • Rising Star is FREE TO PLAY. We didn't know if this was possible but we wanted to give everyone a chance to play, no matter where they are in the world.
  • No bots or multiple accounts. This one is key to the "free to play" model and we have developed a system that detects most of these automatically but does require some manual reviewing. EVERY new account is checked.
  • Players often tell us that the community is one of the friendliest and most welcoming that they have ever seen (come and say "hi" in our Discord and ask players what they think of the game and community).
  • On average there are about 50 community posts about the game every day
  • Independent music from Hive musicians features heavily in the game via an in-game radio as well as NFTs of records that can be minted by any player and are used in the game.
  • Musicians, other projects (e.g. OneUp by @flauwy, Hive Pizza by @thebeardflex, HIVE Punks by @themarkymark, CineTV @RaymonSpeaks, et al), streamers & players can have their own cards added to the game. This is something that is very popular and adds to the community feel.
  • Most of the proceeds from the game (after hosting costs, minting fees, tax, etc.) are either used to pay the team a small amount or are powered up for us to reward the community by way of manual curation via the @risingstargame account (manually curated by Julie).

If this proposal is successful we would use the funds to:

  • Pay the current team commensurate to the amount of work they do (because they have been working for a very small amount for over two years)
  • Pay for help with development of new features (using HIVE devs whenever possible)
  • Pay for more tutorials to be created
  • Expand the team
  • Pay for limited marketing if needed (up until now everything has been word of mouth).
  • Keep any surplus powered up for curation / deposit in HBD

If this proposal is NOT successful:

Don't worry, Rising Star isn't going anywhere!

  • We will continue to work hard bringing you new features and supporting the game as it grows through word of mouth.
  • Development may not be as fast as we would like and we may need to power down some of the HIVE we have staked in the future if needed.

The Deep(ish) Dive

What is Rising Star?

On the face of it Rising Star is just a simple "click and wait" idle game that allows you to start as a lowly busker and carry out time based missions to grow your fan base and become a global superstar.

BUT it has evolved into SO MUCH MORE!

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Rising Star Radio - listen to Hive musicians as you play the game

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Standard Missions

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Record Signing - launched today!

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STARBITS Millionaire!

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Festival Tour

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NFT Crafting

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Fan Club

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NFT Blending

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Music Promoter

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Record Staking (supporting HIVE musicians)

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Record NFTs - mint and sell your music in game. Players can stake STARBITS and receive a share of your sales.

Active Players

As you can see from the graph below Rising Star has seen good growth from its launch and has only recently started to tail off for a few reasons:

  • Crypto winter has arrived so as those of us who have been around for more than one Bitcoin cycle (4 years) know, people tend to take a break only to return during the next bull run.

  • We recently improved our rule breaking detection and have also been paying someone to help us investigate potential multi accounts so we have been banning a lot of accounts.

  • We have announced a change that reduces the profitability of using the game just to farm STARBITS. We saw a convoy of tractors leave Buskeria in a huff!

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Thank you @sentipl for the above chart

UPDATE - Cost Breakdown

We have been advised to include a full cost breakdown to justify the funding we have requested:

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Again if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us in Discord.

To Close

It's not the remit of this post to go into more details about the game. We would urge you to come and talk to the community on our Discord or read the comments below and ask as many questions as you like. I am always around in Discord if you have any specific questions, just tag "Jux" and I will answer as soon as I can.

We hope you will agree to vote for this proposal so we can continue to attract more and more players to HIVE to not only play Rising Star but to delve into all the amazing communities and other projects that make up this diverse and awesome ecosystem that we all love.

Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings and see you in Buskeria!

Cheers and rock on \m/
Jux and the Rising Star team.

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I love how the game has involved. I know making an economy work is not easy, but you strike a good balance and the community is awesome. If all those players get active on other parts of Hive then we are in a good place.

Rock on!

!LUV

Well it's been said many times but no harm repeating it - you are one of the big reasons I stayed on STEEM and then HIVE due to your massive support for independent musicians like myself so a HUGE THANK YOU as always!

You are still very welcome. Are you going to Hivefest? We might finally meet there.

!BEER

Good possibility! Would be great to meet up!

I expect you will have a fair few players there. Ought to try and organise something musical even if it's just an open mic. I've taken a uke to previous events.

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You and Julie are the best allways so kind,helping in every single detail to everyone.This community its so great and healty because of you two behind it.Thanks a lot for bringing us the best game ever my biggest support.Rising star forever!

That is very kind of you to say.

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Insta-supported! Of course... I didn't even need to think about it. #RisingStar was my own springboard into the Hive community, and it is still one of the things that I consistently make time for (even when I'm otherwise inactive).

Cheers, guys! Best of luck going forward. ✊

!PIZZA
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Thank you very much for your kind words and support!

I wish my support was worth more, but I gave what I could. This game is a big part of the reason I enjoy the Hive ecosystem. Best of luck!

Every vote counts so we really appreciate it!

I am all in.

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That's great - thank you!

I love the game and I gave the proposal an upvote. Hopefully it does get funded.

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Really appreciate that. thanks!

Supported Rising Star. I also hope you set up a delegation box like the ones @bala41288 did for @indiaunited so that its easy to delegate to rising star with one click

I will have to look at that. Thank you for the idea!

Hi, I think the game is brilliant - you've done a fantastic job, and I'm not surprised at the uptake numbers for that reason - long may it continue.
Would it be worth adding a link to the proposal to the post ?
Thanks @Hoosie
!LUV

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Thank you. Just trying to figure out the link now!

And I've voted !

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Hello, I'm still very new to the game and sort of am learning as I go. Thanks for your helpful tips!

I never play an online games as i never understand the process, but really this is something very different, Rising star ⭐⭐ is really very simple and easy to star.. Thank you

Glad to hear that. We tried to make it something that anyone can play.

Mi apoyo incondicional al juego que tanto disfruto y dedicó gran parte del día, sin duda la mejor comunidad y no dejará de crecer gracias a Jux y a todo el equipo que dedica su empeño a que la magia de RISINGSTAR sea duradera. Saludos

This is a good move. You have my full support. I'm really excited about the future of Rising Star.

Thank you so much!

Greetings, from my side you have my support. This game has become part of my day to day life and I am increasingly surprised by the mechanics and sections that they add to the game, which allows the player to play in their own way, I only hope that the game can continue to last for a long time and that everyone we can continue supporting this great project that has helped many of us who are here. Thank you very much and keep rocking!!

Thank you for your kind words and for the support.

thank you for all, continued like this, I am very proud, to be part of your community, one of the best and very respectful

The community is amazing. Makes it a pleasure to work on every day.

thank you for all, continued like this, I am very proud, to be part of your community, one of the best and very respectful

You got my support! Thanks for an awesome game and keep up the good work!
!PIZZA

Appreciate the support.

Definitely a yes from me, Rising Star is the reason I am here today! I don't even recall where I heard about the game from but I would love to thank whoever put it on my radar 😂 Hive has been wonderful too, became my favourite blockchain by far!

That's so great to hear! Thank you.

I supported it! Goodluck!
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Appreciate it.

You ALWAYS got my vote! My support is in. Rising Star has been my favorite blockchain game for a long time & am excited to see the team & the game itself grow even more. Look at what you all accomplished in 2 years already! ;)

Much love & pixie dust .... 💚 🤗 🎹

!LUV
!PIZZA

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You are such a ray of light in the community and people love having you around especially when they can get your card!

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Omg thank you so much! :)

The card is still floating out there! :)

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Excelente, tienen mi voto, vamos a toda la comunidad a apoyar a Rising Star, un juego gratis y con mucha diversion, empiezas de un simple cantante callejero y creces hasta ser una super estrella mundial. lo recomiendo al mil...

We will get the objective, the Team deserves it for what they've made with Rising Star 😎

Let's hope so but if not we will carry on.

Of course, we support this proposal and we shared it on Listnerds for some more exposure!

Cheers!

You absolutely have our support!

!PIZZA

That's great. Thank you!!

lo mejor en tantos años jugando estos juegos . sin duda jux es un crack

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Thanks for a wonderful game full support !! , i wish you the best! !hivebits

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I have no idea how this DHF proposal works if it gets approved, call me dense. However, you have my vote on the proposal. Having extra cash flow will help improve the game; add new content; and gain more new players is a win-win for the DEVs and for the players. Rock On!

Yes it would certainly help us grow the game and the team to support it. Thank you for the vote.

Will always support the RisingStar community. You got my vote on this one

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I'll support RS til' the end of my LIFE!!!!

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haha. let's hope it's around that long then!

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Can you give some guidance, in the form of specific numbers, what you think this means?

I am wary of europeans or americans valuing their time, since in any other part of the world you can get 10 or more people to hustle for the price of one westerner.

We are going to provide a breakdown soon. Obviously the cost of living is different where we are so that has to be taken into account. There is also a legal minimum wage.

I just did increase my HP so I think I can put t to good use by voting for this proposal.
!PIZZA

Thank you very much!

Supported! I'm glad to know risingstar will continue even if..

For sure it will!

You have my support! Keep up all the great work making HIVE a greater place! (:

!PIZZA

We will whatever happens. ty!

I have been playing the game for ~2 years. I have seen you BUIDL 🚀 You most certainly have my support for the DHF Proposal.
!PIZZA

That's awesome. Thanks!

Obviously I voted for this - no brainer. Great project and even greater community.

Keep it up and good luck getting the funding!

!PIZZA

Really appreciate it.

The development of this amazing game has been stupendous, with this proposal I think we can grown much more, so I wait see it approve it soon. Keep the good job, we trust in you and in the community power.

!PIZZA

I love the word "stupendous" :-) Thank you!

I started to play very late but I like the game and you have my support. 👏 😎

Thank you for the support. It's never too late to start your journey to global stardom!

Of course I support 100% this proposal, I think it is a very wonderful game because it is very easy to play, you have my support.

Thank you Rising Star

holabuenas noches quisiera saber como es que apoyo la propuesta que es lo que se debe hacer?

buen juego, sigan asi

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