Train2Game News One Special Day 2017 huge success

SpecialEffect, the UK charity that specialises in helping people with disabilities enjoy the fun and inclusion of video games, has announced the total amount raised from its One Special Day 2017 fundraising event on 29 September 2017 is £446,000.

The charity’s largest fundraiser of the year, where partners from the games industry gave either 100% of UK or worldwide sales on 29 September, will help its team of occupational therapists and technology specialists to meet the increasing demand for their experience and expertise over the coming months.

Dr Mick Donegan, Founder and CEO of SpecialEffect said, “The money raised from One Special Day is a huge financial boost to SpecialEffect. It will enable us to take on the extra staff we need to help even more severely disabled people all over the world to play the games they love.

Being supported by so many games industry partners like Supercell, SEGA, Seriously, Unity Technologies, Codemasters, Playdemic and Rovio is not only a tremendous funding boost but also a terrific morale boost to our passionate and dedicated team here at SpecialEffect.”

“The money raised from One Special Day 2017 will go towards employing two additional clinical staff to join our growing team of occupational therapists and technology specialists.

It will also help pay for vital modifications to SpecialEffect’s national accessible games room where people with disabilities can visit to try out a huge range of hardware and software modifications.”

The One Special Day event, which attracted worldwide attention and very positive publicity including a tweet out from reality mega-star Kim Kardashian, is set to take place again on 28 September 2018 with a significant number of the One Special Day 2017 partners already committed again this year.

If you’d like to find out more about how your company can take part in One Special Day 2018, contact Nick Streeter at nick@specialeffect.org.uk or catch up with the charity at PGC London and Games Forum London.

Train2Game News Robot Cache changing the game selling game

Robot Cache is the first decentralized PC video game distribution platform that benefits publishers, developers and gamers.

Utilizing blockchain technology, Robot Cache will reduce the fees publishers and developers pay by 80% and allow gamers to resell their digital PC video games. In addition, gamers can opt in to mine digital assets (IRON) that can be applied towards the purchase of games.

“Just a handful of companies dominate the multi-billion-dollar digital download PC video games market. Robot Cache plans to revolutionize the industry by launching the first-ever workable decentralized video game marketplace that benefits both the creators of video games and gamers. All of this is accomplished by expertly leveraging the power, flexibility, safety, and transparency of blockchain technology,” said Lee Jacobson, CEO, Robot Cache.

Robot Cache is a victory for digital PC gamers and the publishers who create games. The Robot Cache platform is created by industry veterans who understand the dynamics of what is needed to be successful and have the relationships necessary to bring the right partners to the table. Best of all, Robot Cache will be a full featured and live platform when gamers first come to it. Robot Cache expects to offer the latest and greatest video games on the Robot Cache platform for gamers’ immediate enjoyment.

DEVELOPERS AND PUBLISHERS BENEFIT

Developers and publishers benefit from the lowest transaction fees of any digital PC video game distribution platform. Everyone from the smallest indie team to the biggest publishers, will retain up to 95% of the sales proceeds, which is 25% higher than the current industry standard. In addition, Robot Cache’s revolutionary digital resale market allows developers and publishers to set resale pricing and earn 70% of the resale proceeds.

Additionally, game makers will be able to control the parameters of resales, receive payment in minutes (not months), maintain secure ownership rights (due to decentralized blockchain management), and have a full suite of sales and marketing tools at their disposal.

“Earning any money on the video game resale market is unheard of for game publishers, and earning up to 70%, which is equivalent to the best margins publishers and developers currently receive on today’s most popular digital distributions platforms is crazy. Allowing creators to keep 95% of new game sales, and 70% on game resales, provides developers, like us at inXile, with a strong financial stream. This gives us more resources to create new content and new IPs for fans,” said Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile Entertainment and Founder of Robot Cache.

GAMERS BENEFIT

Gamers greatly benefit from Robot Cache’s unique distribution approach. Previously, gamers could only resell physical retail copies of a video game, but now they can resell digital games purchased on the Robot Cache platform using the blockchain and retain 25% of the proceeds from the resale. Selling their digital games earn them digital tokens, named IRON, Robot Cache’s cryptocurrency, which they can use toward the purchase of another game on the Robot Cache platform.

In addition, gamers can opt-in within the Robot Cache client to mine IRON which they can then use to buy games on the platform. Robot Cache has also created an IRON reward program to incentivize gamers to use the platform. When various individual or community milestones are reached, Robot Cache will reward additional IRON to the gamers using the platform.

TOKEN GENERATION EVENT

Robot Cache will be creating IRON based on the ERC-20 standard. Robot Cache will sell and issue Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs), which will convert into IRON upon launch of the platform which will take place in Q2, 2018. SAFTs are expected to begin being offered in an Institutional Pre-sale on January 17, 2018, and SAFTs are expected to begin being offered in an Accredited Public Pre-sale on February 15, 2018.

Robot Cache will look to raise a minimum of $15M USD in a token generation event to be used to obtain exclusive content, develop partnerships and the digital PC video game distribution platform, and for sales, marketing, general, administrative, legal, and accounting purposes.

The solicitation, offer, and sale of SAFTs will be conducted in a manner that is compliant with applicable securities laws and regulations, including Rule 506© of Regulation D. Only verified accredited investors will be eligible to purchase SAFTs.

For more information and to sign up for product updates, please visit www.robotcache.com

Train2Game News The Gamers Bitcoin


CashBet, a leading mobile-first iGaming platform provider and turnkey operator, today announced a major blockchain initiative for its patented iGaming platform and intent to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its cryptocurrency designed for iGaming, CashBet Coin. 
Incorporating blockchain into the CashBet platform will better enable the company to offer the only complete, crypto-ready iGaming platform on the market. CashBet Coin’s ICO presale will begin on January 24, 2018 at 0:00 GMT +8 and will end on February 20 at 0:00 GMT +8. The public sale is expected to begin March 20 at 0:00 GMT +8 and will continue until April 27 at 0:00 GMT +8. The ICO will end early if the hard cap is reached prior to the end of the public sale. Key information on the token sale, including the whitepaper, token structure and use of proceeds, is available on the ICO website: https://coin.cashbet.com

Dr. Mike Reaves, CEO and founder of CashBet, said: “The introduction of CashBet Coin will enable operators to solve the biggest problems facing crypto casinos today: speed, trust, and cost. Integrating blockchain technology into the CashBet core iGaming stack will open new markets by democratizing access to world-class entertainment for a new group of players currently underserved by the centralized banking establishment. Additionally, the associated technology initiative will be far more scalable and cost-efficient on a per transaction basis than current blockchain-based casino software.”

CashBet Coin tokens will be issued within two weeks after the ICO completes. The introduction of CashBet Coin as an ERC20-compatible cryptocurrency token will roll-out in several phases that include inviting token holders to an exclusive VIP experience, introducing regulated cryptocurrency wagering, and providing facilities for customers and partners of CashBet to pay their fees via CashBet Coin. Later, CashBet will launch CryptoRGS, the first provably-fair iGaming content distribution network suitable for crypto casinos, and CryptoGo, an off-chain state channel-based technology designed to minimize cost and payout delay for players.

CashBet also announced advisory board appointments to support the ICO, including:

    Stuart Lewis-Smith, GM of GSN Games / Sony

    Lars Wahlström, GM, Jackpotjoy, Sweden

    Kevin Flood, Founder, Gameinlane, former CTO of PurePlay & GM of Harrah’s Online

    Tjaden Hess, Blockchain Software Engineer, 1protocol, ConsenSys

    Jay Berg, Founder of Protoblock, Inc., former core developer at Coinsetter

Reaves continued: “We anticipate several more patents to be issued for this technology to complement the two patents that were issued to CashBet in December. The heavy hitters we’ve added to our software engineering team and advisory board will help us fulfill our vision of offering the most feature-rich cryptocurrency-ready iGaming platform. The ease of use and liquidity of our token, CashBet Coin, will open new markets both in terms of players and operators. This new cryptocurrency will allow us and our partners to attract new players through access to a robust VIP program as well as consumer protection, minimal transaction fees, faster payouts, and hundreds of high quality games that do not exist on any other cryptocurrency-enabled iGaming platform.”

CashBet was founded in 2012 by gaming industry veterans and is the only mobile-first platform currently in the market for real-money, social, lottery, and skill-based gaming. The team has previous experience successfully building and selling online gaming platforms for CyberArts (Ultimate Gaming) and US Digital Gaming. The CashBet platform allows operators to run an iGaming business end-to-end, enabling robust game management, marketing, customer relationship management, support, and data analytics. CashBet is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission.

Interested parties can subscribe to updates about the CashBet Coin project and upcoming pre-sale event:

    Website: https://coin.cashbet.com

    Telegram: https://t.me/cashbetcoin

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CashBetCoin

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cashbet/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CashBetCoin/

    Medium: https://medium.com/@CashBetCoin

    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/cashbet/