In 2012 Chris Lexmond, founder of Influence, was playing EVE online like it was a full-time job, but without any of the benefits. This got him thinking “How could we create a game that gave players ownership of their content?” Because, after all, the players who breathe life into an MMO are the ones that truly make it fun.
Fast forward to today...
Influence is here to turn the gaming industry’s current model upside down by building a digital universe that is fun and interactive while being owned and governed by the community that plays it.
In order for us to get to where we want to go and for players to have control of the world they help create, we need people like YOU.
We can’t do it alone!
How can you help all of us achieve success in this new world of gaming?
We love content. We love videos, memes, stories, and a community that is engaged and growing.
Want to help get us there? This guide has been created to assist you.
A group of 11,100 individuals left a dying Earth in hopes of finding a better world. The journey came with many challenges, and their future families’ survival is yet to be decided.
Influence is an MMO game based on leveraging a finite number of asteroids to build infrastructure, discover technologies, engage in player-vs-player combat, and expand one’s influence across the belt. With a limited set of 250,000 asteroids featuring unique combinations of assets and resources, players are encouraged to make tactical decisions around mining, building, and refining the materials available.
Build, Mine, Explore, Fight, Earn
By combining strategic gameplay decisions and their utility token SWAY, players will be able to realize the fruits of their labor through features like leasing plots of land on their owned asteroid and selling and trading the unique materials and products they mine and produce on an open market platform.
Influence’s vision is to build a digital universe that is fun and interactive while being owned and governed by the community that plays it.
Own your assets, have fun in a challenging space strategy MMO, earn SWAY in proportion to your skill and effort put into the game.
We want to remove the walls from the garden and give players the freedom of owning their assets and the ability to earn from their actions and efforts in-game.
However, something that we believe separates us from many other “blockchain games” is that we are working to create a game that serious and real gamers will enjoy and play for years to come.
Games first and foremost need to be FUN! Influence is working hard to create a game based on space realism in which players will be immersed.
The economy in Influence is based on mining resources from asteroids, which players can set the price for in a marketplace or choose to first refine the resources and use them to manufacture goods, before proceeding to a market.,.
Each step in this game will require players to make choices and each choice has a fixed cost. For example, if a player wants to fly a ship to take their goods to market, they need fuel. This means they either need to sink resources into producing fuel or sell their goods to then buy fuel. The more efficient they are the more they can yield for the work done.
The game simulates what life would be like if a player lived on an asteroid belt and had to work with others to keep the colony alive and thriving.
Today the gaming industry is the largest media sector in the world, and gamers spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year on digital content. As of right now, almost 100% of that content players are paying for is not truly theirs.
In Influence, there are no more black markets that players have to utilize to do real-money-trading, instead, Influence gives players the ability to freely trade to their heart’s content.
An easy way to think about the economy in Influence is like the Auction House in World of Warcraft, but instead of trading gold that cannot be taken out of the system, players have an easy bridge to swap their tokens out of the system.
Giveaways are a great way to get some initial followers & traction for your channels. Feel free to contact us if you are looking to do something.
When making content about Influence, we recommend keeping the following in mind
There are many reasons, but here are a few short and simple answers to help you out.
Communication-related to Influence should never be toxic. However, well-crafted jabs focusing on the classes in-game can be used when appropriate. A sense of tribalism in terms of what your specialty is in-game can be useful, but try not to overplay it.
“As a scientist, I sometimes wonder if miners actually have rocks for brains, but without them, the entire colony would fail within a day”
Here are some recommended types of articles for creating written content:
Influence is a great place for content creators to showcase their skills and expand their audience while helping an immersive and unique project expand.
Blockchain gaming is at the bleeding edge of technology and, with that, educating your audience about this is key. While the Influence team works hard to lower the barrier to entry and showcase top-level user experience, many will still feel slightly overwhelmed. A great way to set yourself apart is to be able to guide your audience through the nuances of these barriers.
Influence streamers should strive to:
Recommended types of Video Content & Streams
Influence loves artists. We have many on staff already! Want to show off your skills and make some Influence-themed art? Awesome! We love showcasing our community art.
Here are some examples of Art that are popular with the Influence community:
Many Influence community members choose to contribute by being very active on social channels such as Twitter and Discord!
Some of the bravest Adalians assist with doing support and onboarding. These are some of the most honored Influence crew of the Adalian colony.
Here are some guidelines around how we should communicate: