Crowdfunding Hash Rush on Indiegogo

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Hash Rush, the first Real Time Strategy game to be built using blockchain to power the in-game items and economy is now live on Indiegogo.

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We are now live on Indiegogo, click on the image above to go to our Indiegogo page

Why Indiegogo?

Last Monday we launched our Kickstarter campaign, however, it came to an abrupt end as it was suspended for reasons beyond our control.

However, this wasn’t going to deter us from continuing to bring Hash Rush to YOU the people who want to play it. That’s why we’ve taken the decision to switch to Indiegogo — a platform that is more blockchain/crypto friendly and have assured us that we’re fine to run our campaign!

One of the core goals of Hash Rush is to introduce the mainstream audiences to the world of blockchain. As part of that goal, we have been attending events throughout the world presenting Hash Rush at events such as Gamescom, EGX, and the Tokyo Game Show.

Each event has been a success for us and we have noticed that our community been steadily growing from being mainly crypto enthusiasts to now incorporating the more mainstream audiences. This has given us an interesting challenge to tackle. While an ICO is a great way to raise funds, it mainly speaks to members of the crypto community; people who are not familiar with cryptocurrencies tend to be excluded. This goes against our core values and so the Hash Rush Indiegogo was born.

Raising money through Indiegogo has several benefits for us, while it does help us secure funds for the continued development of the game, Indiegogo helps us to reach an all-new audience and further spread awareness of the blockchain-gaming revolution.

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We are now live on Indiegogo, click on the image above to go to our Indiegogo page

How does blockchain gaming benefit me?

Blockchain and cryptocurrency have been a regular piece in the mainstream media, but the news pieces will mainly focus on the financial side of blockchain. What you may not have realised is that by incorporating blockchain technology into a game, we can give the players some really big benefits:

  • Item ownership
    Unlike traditional games, the player has true ownership of all items and their currency. No one can take it away from them, not even the people that work on Hash Rush.

While every game has a marketplace, there are usually restrictions on what the players can and can’t do. With a marketplace that runs on items stored on the blockchain, all items can be traded without restrictions. Players may craft their own items and then sell these on the marketplace and earn the in-game currency, thus allowing a free player to buy the full premium perks just by being active. If at any moment the player decides to quit the game, you can then sell all of your items and currency back for real cash.

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An early mining colony on the player’s first planet

But what about gamers that just want to just play, without thinking of blockchain complications?

No need to fear, when playing Hash Rush, the player will not notice any change in their gameplay or gaming experience. For all intents and purposes, it will feel like a regular, high-quality real-time strategy game. Making use of the blockchain additions is entirely a choice that the player makes, and one that they can make at any time.

So if you are a gamer, a blockchain enthusiast, or just someone that is in love with the Hash Rush art, join us on Indiegogo now!

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An online sci-fi/fantasy RTS set in the fictional Hermeian galaxy. https://www.hashrush.com

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