Friday, August 31, 2007

Kwari pays you to shoot people, not get shot

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It's rare that games do well once money is introduced as a reward. It's almost as if people have said something for centuries about business and pleasure and what a bad idea it is to mix them. Kwari is an FPS (and a company) looking to break that mold. You'll buy ammunition (they beat you to it Microsoft!) but you'll also pay a stake to enter a game. At that point, your health bar is your bankroll, and every shot that that hits you deducts money from your account and adds it to the shooter's. Imagine a game where every gun fires utility bills.

Sure, this all sounds like, well, a nightmare. But it's a nightmare that won't even get off the ground if the game isn't fun. Kwari puts our minds at ease though, saying the game was "developed using some of the most advanced technology available to ensure total financial infallibility fused with benchmark playability." Benchmark playability, people. What are you waiting for? Beta registration is up now!
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[via] Joystiq

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