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Introducing $50,000 DAI POA Games Fund

POA Network would like to introduce to the community its latest initiative. The POA Games Fund, a $50,000 Dai fund which will be distributed to various games and DApps that meet our criteria.

When we launched POA Core mainnet in December 2017, we launched an irresistible scalability solution for Ethereum DApps and developers with 5 second block times, 60 transactions per seconds and a fixed gas price of 1 Gwei.

POA is also supported by over10 wallets, including Portis, which allows seemless interaction with POA Dapps.

POA tokens are liquid and available on various exchanges and marketplaces, including Binance, and as such there exists no barriers of entry from a crypto user point of view.

All of this was to solve Ethereum 1.0’s scalability issues and allow DApp and games built on Ethereum technology to run as its creators have intended. Since we launched POA Core, we have had various great DApps utilize the speed and transactions of the network. These include Bancor’s project in Kenya and the addictive and great DopeRaider.

With POA Games Fund, we are sharing our high performance blockchain with our community, and providing funding, grants and a platform to build DApps and games on. Developers would appreciate our high transaction speed, low development fee, and user-friendly interface. In return, this would also boost our POA ecosystem.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for high performance games or DApps that are ready to utilize POA Core. Bonus points for beautiful UX and unique gameplay and concept.

We have provided a short and simple google form that you can use to submit your game. We will look through all entries and judge them internally before reaching out to each submission. The fund will run through for the next three months.

Send your entry below! We can’t wait to see what you submit! :video_game: :video_game: :video_game:

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Great update, thanks for sharing @Ziggy

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Hi, how about non-game use case? We are planing to put top sports event tickets on xDai.

Sounds good. We can discuss it separately. This fund is only for games and for POA Core.

Is there an email confirmation after filling the form? It’s telling me I have submitted it, but I may have filled the email field incorrectly. Thanks!

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Yup, submission received! Ill reply to you message today too!

Thanks

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We have officially funded the first game on the POA Game Fund!

Eggforce

Eggforce, the upcoming game by @SnailKing, has officially been granted $5,000 Dai from the POA Game Fund. Funding is distributed through a grant administered by our development partner Gitcoin. Grant details are available here.

@SnailKing has written an extensive post on his project, explaining why he is passionate about it, and most importantly, why he chose to deploy on POA Network.

POA offers reliable block times, stable gas fees with no hidden costs, an even-playing field for users, and allows developers to move away from additional complexity.

For games that don’t need sub-second responsiveness, it’s arguably the best option.

The full post and feature can be read below:

What is next for the POA Game Fund?

We have evaluated all of the current applicants for the POA Game Fund and will announce the next award recipient soon. With $45,000 left in the fund, we will select a project we feel will use the grant appropriately to take their game to the next level while showcasing the strengths of the POA Core network. With many great applicants for the fund, we are carefully deliberating which projects will receive our contribution.

Stay tuned for that announcement and go and support Eggforce!

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Stoked to see who’s getting the next award. The more games the merrier :grinning:

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Hi, I submitted the form a week ago but did not get confirmation. Did you receive the application? Thanks!

Hi @wighawag, Ill check the form responses, but we actually have had a lot of responses so we will be announcing a second game fund soon. Will update you on that when it is announced :slight_smile:

We have officially funded the second game on the POA Game Fund!

Geon
Geon, the mobile game by Geon Network, has officially been granted $25,000 Dai from the POA Game Fund. Funding is distributed through a grant administered by our development partner Gitcoin. Grant details are available here.

Here is the announcement post from Geon

We have evaluated all of the current applicants for the POA Game Fund and will announce the next award recipient soon. With $20,000 left in the fund, we will select a project we feel will use the grant appropriately to take their game to the next level while showcasing the strengths of the POA Core network. With many great applicants for the fund, we are carefully deliberating which projects will receive our contribution.

Stay tuned for that announcement and go and support Geon on the way to the moon on State of Dapps!

https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/geon-app
On 2019-05-05T22:00:00Z Geon is #4 app over all platforms and #2 Game.

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We are happy to announce the third recipient of the POA Game Fund, a project by none other than the incredible Austin Griffith himself! Austin’s latest project, DAOG , is an “open ended decentralized governance game” that combines gaming with one of blockchains more innovative use-cases: DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). Using an open-ended format, the game mechanics “empower a group of players to employ governance tactics to work together or compete to accomplish a goal.”

POA Network is granting $10,000 Dai to DAOG to support its development and to bring Austin’s vision to life! The $10,000 Dai is the first of a two part grant, the second part of which will be distributed to Austin at a later time. In the link below Austin explains DOAG in more detail and includes a sample of how gameplay may work (its still in the formulation stage). He also encourages any comments from the community, so please feel free to add your thoughts and participate in the process.

The POA Game Fund has already contributed $40,000 to projects and games that leverage POA technology, helping boost and support games like Geon App to Number 1 in the State of the DApps games chart. As more DApps using POA technology are released, we will continue our support to take them to the next level.

For the full grant details, facilitated by Gitcoin, check out the details in the link below.

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