What we are making -- A new developer's guide to Connect=ed


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Proud Citizen of Dawn
⚠️ If you came from Discord and read it all, start at post #3 (scroll down).

======= Connect=ed =======

Imagine a world that transcends “gaming.”​
The beginning of a... ...a new home, ...a new way of life, ...a new reality,​
A revolution... in what people see as real.​

Introducing Connect=ed!

With Connect=ed, we asked:​
“What if a ‘game’ could be the home of peoples,​
cultures, and ways of life?”​
“What if our virtual future could be created by “players” for “players.”​

One, giant, Connect=ed world.

======= Our Mission =======

Connect=ed a playful, family-friendly, first step toward our one-day goal of "Real Life Digitally."​
======= What to Expect =======

Start with the familiar
Explore, Gather Resources, Farm.​
Expand your horizons
Move to the city, make friends, specialize in your ideal career, shape our new world.​
Protect Your Reputation
As an immigrant, the citizens you will be staying with will be responsible for your behavior. Gain their trust, grow in reputation and become a citizen and start your own household.​
==== Understanding our World: ====

Real-Life economy
Build the business of your dreams in a realistic market-economy where users buy, sell and flip goods.

Careers & education
Specialize in building homes, business and clothes for sale on the market by buying exclusive skills which stand-in for education.

Loans & banking
Raise money to build your business in the in-game stock market, invent innovative financial instruments & buy your own cities.

Manage your own farms, shops, skyscrapers and cities filled with real people. (edited)

Build deep and meaningful connections with real people in a virtual world NOT geared toward romance.

==== Who is this “Game” for? ====

Artists -- Design a living world filled with skyscrapers, shops, houses, cloths by the people, for the people.

Resource gatherers -- Provide the materials to help make our world a reality!

Social gamers -- Connect the people of our world, manage our communities and cities.

Traders -- An unlimited sandbox for designing radical money-making strategies.

Please read the details here: https://discord.gg/r76HUuKBGA
^ You may also sign up to join us there.

Read 🏭-what-we-are-building and #🙋help or you will be totally lost later on!
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Proud Citizen of Dawn
======= Our Vision =======

We have a big vision… that one day the virtual world will be as real to people as the physical.

Virtual homes...
Virtual schools...
Virtual workplaces...

A new world in which most people will live the most meaningful parts of their life.

==== But what about today? ====

Our vision is to start prototyping the ideal virtual environment to develop real connections in a virtual space.

It starts as a "survival" game:

Gather Resources,

Specialization takes place:

As players bring resources to the cities to trade, they are able to build more and more complex machines which makes farm-life irrelevant.

It becomes a society:

This "game" is intended to create the context for the conversations which lead to the foundational connections which make social organization work.

==== Being realistic ====

Virtual worlds are some of the most complex technologies that human beings create today.

Starting with the goal of a realistic real life replacement is not practical.

Rather we seek to create a:

1) Marketable
2) Easily modifiable
3) Early prototype

... so that we can learn what works and what does not when bringing people together.


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Proud Citizen of Dawn

Realism & CORE:

It's super important that we are down to earth and realistic in our approach.

1) We are not professionals
2) I am not able to work a full day due to heart issues
3) Large scale games are one of the most complex and expensive things our modern society produces.

If the last 7 years has taught me anything it's that working on a big dream as your first project is a no-go.

So how do we make the vision a reality?

Connect=ed is in itself a vision and an idea. We don't need to "make it" all for it to be made.

My plan is simple:
-- Come up with the vision & plan
-- Make a small core "CORE" which includes currency, reputation, movement and inventory
-- Do big monthly cash-prize contests for people to make "nodes" that include our "CORE"
-- Integrate the CORE into a Discord bot to allow people to benefit in one "node" from their progress in another "node."

By becoming the network by which everyone

What we are trying to do is re-invent civilization in virtual form.

What does the CORE include?
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