Real-time simulation of starting a new company in San Francisco Bay area. Get advice from investors, meet other CEOs in the playground (mostly SoMa) and hire people.
Startuplife.io provides a fun, easy and real-time way to start as a CEO of your own product, raise capital and make careful investments in the heart of San Francisco Bay Area in real time with other players.
The core message of startuplife.io is similar to the way young companies in Silicon Valley work in the sense that it encourages founders to get out of the box and go out there to solve the real problems of actual users while at the same time pursuing their chaotic startup dream. The game provides both a real-time physical world and a smartphone with our own operating system.
Using Chrome, Firefox or Safari, go to http://startuplife-io.2013.nodeknockout.com/ and give a name for your company so you can start crawling around the SoMa of San Francisco. To find the goals in the game, the best way is to locate the Market street (in the upper-left side) and find the action on the lower-right side of it (South of Market).
Mongoose, CreateJS, Passport, Socket.IO, express.
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Kun.io App Studio LLC
Thanks man! :)
Oh no. :( we saw you!
That is very true, building the guidance ran a bit short, sorry for that. As mentioned in the judging guide, easiest is to find the Market Street from the top left side of the map. :)
I agree! The interaction with the game area is the last thing we got into right after we thought the controls are "good enough". Thank you for your feedback! :)
Deutsche Telekom AG
Oh man you got it! :) Check out our new video too
Sorry for stopping the fun so early! Getting the gameplay working took too much time from building it further. Thank for the feedback! :)
What I didn't mention yesterday is that the game is supposed to mirror the mentality of Silicon Valley "go out there and talk to your users and other companies" in comparison to e.g. Hipster CEO (with mostly managing the finances) or Game Dev Story (similar gameplay focusing on the game development cycle, HR and the office).
Hoping to get to develop this project with major fixes after the week! Will provide a video tonight too.
Oh, good to know! Thanks for the feedback! Would it also help if the cursor showed different if you had it on an area you can go to? Will definitely address this on a non-competition deployment.
Wow thanks man! We worked so hard on the interaction that we don't have so many perks on the way to IPO in the game! Promise to work a bit more after the week. :)