‘The what now, dilemma’ I hear you asking. Don’t worry! It will all make sense in a moment.
The stag hunt dilemma is a thought experiment created by John Nash. If you need a refresher on John Nash, he’s the brilliant mathematician played by Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind. Anyway, the idea is that through cooperation, people can make great things happen. In other words, that everybody can win.
This idea is referred to as ‘non-zero sum game theory’. Our goal in creating Battle of the Leaderboards is to apply non-zero sum game theory to games!
In order for us to pay for servers and developers and designers, we have to have money. But we also want to give you money for being awesome and playing our games. We tried planting money trees, but that didn’t work. Then we tried asking our relatives but they stopped returning our phone calls.
The idea is that we serve ads in the game so we can make a couple bucks. In exchange, we give you something for your time, like boosters or gems or experience. Since the longer you play, the more ads you see, we thought it’s only fair to offer you an even BIGGER incentive for sticking around and helping us test out this idea: real money gift cards! So for spending a little extra time watching ads, hopefully we can make enough money to give it back to you.
The bottom line is, we’re doing this because we’re passionate about it, and we hope that with a little cooperation, we can do something great together. So thanks in advance, and we’ll see you on the leaderboards!