Let’s balance this game
Imagine a multiplayer game. Players spawn at random locations. Some players start with high level equipment and easy quests that get them tons of money. Other players start without any money or equipment, surrounded by countless enemies, and are usually killed before they can level up.
This game probably wouldn’t make it out of beta without some serious changes. But the real world doesn’t have developers who get paid to work on which bugs to patch. There’s just us, the other players. Unfair games suck, let’s balance this one.
Effectiveness: Being good at games is being effective at using the means at your disposal
Many games are about using your limited resources wisely, be it money, mana, time, or even the player's limited concentration. Having plenty of resources is not enough, you also need to use them well. You have mastered a game when you have learned to use your resources to the greatest effect.
It is only natural that gamers apply the same rational approach to fixing the real world. We want you to be able to choose between four different categories of charities. Think of picking one as deciding how to spend your resources in a real-time strategy game. Do you want to produce units directly (donating money to poverty alleviation or animal welfare & climate change) or advance the tech-tree (meta-charities or far-future & research)? Where will they have the greatest possible positive impact?
Micro-donations through ingame item purchases
GoodGamer's goal is to allow you to make micro-donations through in-game purchases. So you'll be making the world a better place by buying hats, armor, pets, and weapons for your favourite games. You will even be able to choose which charity to support by picking a certain type of item. Buy a pet and support an animal welfare charity. Buy a golden Sig 551 rifle and support a, well..., we'll have to think about that.
We know you're already spending too much money on hats and guns. Soon you can do it for a good cause.
Help us make it happen
Our goal is to contact gabeN himself and ask him to get Valve to implement the possibility for developers and modders to sell charity items in their recently introduced item shops on steam.
To convince gabeN that this is a worthwhile task we need your support. We must show him that gamers want to fix the world and that steam has the potential to be the way to do it. If you like the GoodGamer idea, like and share the page, tell others, post it on reddit, etc. At this stage, a like can do good.