Data & Web Hacker - ForwardTrail Founder - Node Knockout Creator - Triathlete
Thanks a lot! Will have to look into the mic access prompt - I do know that unless using SSL (which we are not), chrome requires you to grant access every time the recognition opens. Something may have gotten funky and kept opening and closing the recognition. Thanks for pointing this out - I will make sure it gets addressed!
Thanks Gerard, glad you enjoyed it. You're not far off the mark with a node-based turntablefm as the original concept, time-constraints and not enough planning bit us though. We've also quickly realised the dry self-deprecating British humour in the pitch is lost on a lot of people! We definitely plan to come back to the project. In fact we're already signed up for london music hackday.
Hey Gerad, thanks for being so frank! Good eye- we weren't able to get the dashboard metrics working in time, unfortunately.
In terms of Bitcoin, we believe it's definitely viable given our pooling configuration and future potential (integrating WebGL, even mining different cryptocurrencies like Litecoin). That said, we'd love to hear any ideas your friend has in regards to efficient Bitcoin mining!
Here are the notes from my friend:
It's a cool idea. If it's using the CPU (in all likelihood) it makes roughly zero dollars (7.2e-6 dollars per day) unfortunately with the current market economics. Even if they got it to use a person's GPU, it would still make almost zero dollars... (1.44e-4 dollars per day) They could, however, change it to solve scrypt (litecoin) and it would do much better.
Thanks! Powerups definitely came to mind as something we might add, but 48 hours goes by fast =p I'd also like to expand the platform as more players join so bigger games aren't super crowded.
Glad you like the game. The voice overs were done using audacity's pitch and reverb effects.
I personally like one on one battles more than the chaos of lots of people. You start thinking a lot about spacing and how to bait your opponent into attacking. There are quite a few veteran players now (read as addicted gamers). Definitely try a one one one match and see if you find it more fun :-)