Have you ever felt so sure of yourself in a video game that perhaps maybe you have broken some sort of record? Or maybe your just a big fan of watching people perform incredible gaming feats? Well do we have some good news for you as notable speedrunner Eric “Omnigamer” Koziel and business partner Kristopher Cost announced today that their community-driven platform, Game Ventures, has officially opened for beta testing!
Game Ventures is a platform that promises ease of access for all users who love pushing the boundaries of what can be done in gaming. Completely driven by the community, users will be able to submit their own challenges known as Ventures, where the community can then face off against each other in hopes of winning the prize money set by the creators.
A little about Game Ventures:
Game Ventures is a platform dedicated to challenging and expanding the idea of what’s possible in gaming. This novel platform enables video game fans to incentivize skilled players to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Game Ventures takes the idea of accomplishment in video game speed and challenge running and creates a unique marketplace where any gaming accomplishment can become a Venture, a user created and funded game-specific goal that has the ability to be improved upon past the initial target. This Venture may come in the form of beating a game in the fastest time, achieving the highest score in a particular game, and more, with any game open to having a Venture created for it.
The original creator of the Venture then funds at least a minimum monetary reward for the completion of the Venture, with other Game Ventures users able to add to the award and raise the stakes for competition. A small fee is added to each funding contribution to cover platform operational costs and development.
Prospective challengers can browse all created Ventures and pick any they’d like to pursue. Users can also track the progress of competitors through related streams on Twitch until the goal is met. Completed Ventures undergo rigorous community-led verification with an emphasis on building a healthy and fair collaborative environment. Upon a successful Venture completion, the winner receives the award in full.
As we were shown in a closed session, setting up a Venture only takes a few steps. This involves setting up bounties for the Venture, which are basically objectives that the community can try to achieve. Best part of this, should you best the objective and do it better than everyone else, you’ll be awarded the monetary reward set by the original contributor. Not a bad deal, and for all you speedrunners and challenge seekers out there this is definitely a great way to earn for your hard work.
Furthermore, Game Venture also supports Twitch integration, a perfect way to help promote your channel! Youtube Integration is hopefully coming at a later date.
If you are interested in signing up for the beta, you can do so by visiting their website here: Game Ventures
Better be quick, as the beta period will only last for one month!