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The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

This is it. If you're interested to see what NAV is all about, this is the ultimate guide for you. You will learn about the history of NavCoin and how it evolved. You will learn about the current state and features of NavCoin and you will learn about the exciting new features that are planned and coming up in the (near) future.
So buckle up, this is going to be a long ride!

Table Of Content


Introduction - What is NavCoin?


The History

Introduction
The following chapter will summarize and break down the history of NavCoin in a few sentences. NAV started a long time ago, went through rebrandings and changes of the core team before it became what it is today.

SummerCoin
NavCoin was initially first introduced under the name SummerCoin on April 23 in 2014. SummerCoin was a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. It used to have a PoW/PoS hybrid algorithm with a block time of 45 seconds.

SummerCoinV2 /NavajoCoin
Soon after the initial launch of SummerCoin, the original developer left and SoopY (soopy452000 on bitcointalk) took over as the main developer and rebranded the project to SummerCoinV2 respectively NavajoCoin and introduced new features.
The name NavajoCoin was chosen in honor of the Navajo Code Talker. The unbreakable Navajo code was used to encrypt highly classified military information and commands and decrypt the same in WW II.
SoopY introduced a technology which allowed sending transactions anonymously and private. This technology was called "Navajo Anonymous Technology". SoopY also released a new wallet and set the Proof of Stake rewards at 10% for the first year, 5% for the second year and 2% for every year after.

NavCoin
On August 12, 2014, Craig (current lead core developer, pakage on bitcointalk) started to get involved with NAV by helping to set up a website [10].
It was officially announced that Craig joined the core team as a "Wallet & Web Developer" on November 06, 2014.
The last tokenswap and restart of the blockchain of NAV happened on May 12, 2016.
Soon later, SoopY stopped showing up and Craig stepped into the role of the lead core developer. Since then, Craig has assembled a strong team with which he built NavCoin into what it is today.
Currently, Craig and the NavCoin Core team is located in New Zealand and they are actively developing many ground-braking features which differentiate NAV from other cryptocurrencies. You will read more about that later in this article.

The Current State

Introduction
The year 2018 has been a thriving year for the NavCoin ecosystem. Despite the USD price of NAV not reflecting it, in 2018 the core team has developed a whole bunch of new features. Also the core content creators published the first official guidelines that function as an orientation guide for community content creators. This chapter will give you an overview of the current team, the features, the prior mentioned guidelines and the community of NavCoin.

Core Team [1]
Last year, the core team has grown alot. It contains of developers, content creators and interns. The core team are employees of Encrypt S, the New Zealand's leading blockchain R&D lab. Encrypt S is developing blockchain solutions since 2014 and values building open-source software highly.

Craig MacGregor - Chief Executive Officer
Craig is the CEO of Encrypt S and the founder of NavCoin. He is one of the world's most experienced blockchain developers. Craig founded NavCoin in 2014 and is developing software for it since then. He has assembled a strong team of like-minded people. Craig also speaks at seminars and conferenced. Some of the companies and conferences he did blockchain education sessions at are Oracle, Xero, Air New Zealand, Blok Tex and trademe. Together with the team, he is also doing a education series on YouTube where he explains upcoming features in-depth for the community.

Alex Vazquez - Chief Technical Officer
Alex is the CTO of Encrypt S and the most active contributor to the NavCoin core Github. He has incredible knowledge of blockchains and proposes and implements solutions for challenges and features. He supports community developers frequently and answers any questions of the community thoroughly. Like Craig, Alex is developing software for the NavCoin ecosystem for a very long time. Alex speaks at universities at times and educates students about the blockchain technology.

Paul Sanderson - Lead Software Engineer
Paul is the Lead Software Engineer at Encrypt S. He has a flair for technology. His technical and management skills are perfectly suited for consultancy and investment advising. He also frequently contributes to the NavCoin core source code.

Rowan Savage - Senior Software Engineer
Rowan is a full stack software engineer with more than a decade experience in developing complex front-end web applications. He joined Encrypt S in February 2018 and has since been involved in the Valence Plattform, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. You will read more about these feature/projects later.

Carter Xiao - Lead UX/UI Designer
Carter specializes in user-centric design and is also very talented with 3D animation, motion graphics and programming. One of NavCoins core principle is "Simplifying Crypto" and UX/UI is a very important part of that.

Matt Paul - Software Engineer
Like Rowan, Matt is a full stack Software Engineer. He joined the core team in Mai 2017 and has since worked on NavPay, NavPi, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. Kieren Hyland - Chief Strategy Officer Kieren is one of the employees that are working for Encrypt S for a very long time. He is the CSO and is a digital strategist and growth hacker with a passion for new technology and has a lot of experience in online marketing. Laura Harris - Creative Director Laura has a combination of commercial and creative flair. She manages the social media accounts for NavCoin and ensures, that NavCoins' message is always powerful, relevant and distinctive. John Darby - Content Creator John is an internationally awarded Technology and Financial sector marketing communications specialist. He is one of the Core Content Creators for NavCoin.

Features of NavCoin [2]
The following features are currently available and have been developed in the last months and years. It is sorted from newest to oldest.

Static Block Reward
The soft-fork for the enabling of static block rewards have been accepted and became active recently at 5th January 2019. This means, that the block reward was changed from a percentage based reward to a static reward. This will incentivize the stakers to have their node online 24/7 which increased the security of the network. It also aligns NavCoin with the PoSv3 specification. With this implementation, the yearly inflation will be 3.6% currently and will exponentionally decrease because of the static value of the rewards. Every staked block will now give the staker 2 NAV. Depending on how many people are staking, the yearly percentage varies. With the network weight currently being around 20'000'000 NAV, stakers earn around 10% rewards from staking 24/7.

Cold staking
To provide extra security to participants in the staking process in the NavCoin network, the core team decided to implement cold staking. This allows to store NAV offline and still be able to sign staking inputs. Looking forward, a possible integration into the Ledger Nano S would mean, that one can stake NAV securely from a offline hardware wallet. How cool is that?

OpenAlias
One of the core principle of NAV is to simplify cryptocurrencies. Many non-technical people are deterred from the long, cryptic addresses used in wallets. When sending funds, you have to make sure that every single letter and digit is correct which is nerve-wracking for the average person. NavCoin has implemented OpenAlias, which allows to transform the wallet address into a email-like form. Everyone can register a name like "[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])". Funds can then be sent to this name, which makes sending crypto much easier and less error-prone.

Community Fund
This is the one big feature I was most excited about. NavCoin core has implemented the first fully decentralized community fund. Acceptance of proposals and release of funds is all approved by the decentralized network. No central authority has access to the fund. The community fund enables everyone to propose their ideas to the NavCoin community and to get paid to implement these ideas. Everyone can propose whatever they like (of course there is a higher rate of success if the proposal contributes to the NavCoin ecosystem ;-)). In fact, this article was sponsored by the NAV-Community by voting "yes" for my proposal. The fund works like this:
For a fee of 50 NAV, everyone can create and present his idea/proposal to the entire NavCoin network. The fee is here to help prevent spam attacks. Proposals can literally be anything - be it development, marketing or anything else you can some up with.
After creating the proposal, everyone contributing to the NavCoin network can then decide if they like the proposal of not. They vote with "Yes" or "No" for the acceptance of the proposal. Voting happens via staking. Every transaction that gets validated by you gives you one vote. This means that the more NAV you are staking, the higher your voting weight is.
The proposal stays in the state "Pending" until it is accepted or rejected. To be accepted, a proposal has to have a participation of at least 50% of all staked blocks and at least 75% of these votes have to be "Yes"-votes. Like-wise to be rejected a proposal need 50% participation of the network and 75% of these votes have to be "No"-votes. Additionally, if a proposal didn't pass after 6 voting cycles (about 6 weeks) it is also rejected.
After a proposal has been accepted, the creator of the proposal can start his work. When the work is finished, or at in the proposal defined checkpoints, the proposal creator can create a payment request for the full or part of the requested funds.
The NavCoin network can then again decide, if the work is what the creator promised to do and vote for the funds or reject the payment request because it was not what he promised. This mechanism ensures, that the funds are only release if the creator of the proposal did what he promised. The NavCoin network decides everything, there is no central authority which makes the community fund 100% decentralized.
The community fund is quite new but there have already been some proposals that were accepted like paying for the development & hosting of NAV block explorer, the creation and distribution of NAV car stickers to the community for free (or paid by the community fund), the funding of interns for NavCoin Core, translation of the website into other languages and YouTube videos. What ideas could you come up with? By the way: this article was also sponsored by the community fund :-)

Proof of Stake
Like said before, NavCoin uses the Proof of Stake algorithm to create and validate blocks. Participants of the NavCoin network can earn rewards by putting their coins to stake and thus validating blocks and securing the network. The reward used to be 4% fixed but recently changed with the implementation of PoSv3. Currently, rewards for stakers that are staking 24/7 is about 10% but it is dependent on how many people are staking. If more nodes come online, this reward will go down. If 90% of all NAVs would be at stake, stakers would still earn 4%.

Tutorials And Guidelines [3]
The NavCoin Core team pushes the community to contribute to the NavCoin ecosystem constantly. They emphasize that NavCoin is an open source project and everyone can contribute. The team tries to make it as easy as possible for the average person to contribute and thus created different tutorials and guidelines.

Tutorials To Contribute To The Website
The whole website is open source. Everyone can contribute to the website. The team created different guides for people to follow [4].

The NavCoin Developer Manifesto
The content creator core team has build a developer manifesto. It defines the values that should be uphold like for example that they will always operate in the best interest of the network. If defines the principles, purposes, scope of involvement and operational requirements [5].

The NavCoin Content Creation Manifesto
Similar to the developer manifesto, there is also a content creation manifesto. Again it defines the principles for creating content, the purpose, the scope of involvement and the operational requirements [6].

NavCoin Brand Guidelines
In addition to the content creation manifesto, there is also a brand guideline booklet. This should help content creators to create images, videos, articles etc. in the same style as the core team. It defines the NAV brand. The brand guidelines contain definitions, the language to use (words to use, words not to use), the tone of voice, what the community aspires to be and what we discourage to be. It also contains the logo pack which can be used in graphics etc. It describes correct logo spacing, logo placement, the colors of NAV and different web assets. It gives tips about gradients and overlays, the typefaces (with a font pack) and many more. Check it out yourself [7].

NavCoin Educational Series
The core team has decided to actively involve the community in the creation of new features. For this reason and to allow users to ask questions, they created the NavCoin Educational Series. The core team schedules an online live meetup which can be joined by everyone. On YouTube they do live-streams and explain upcoming features. Examples of these series are explanations for cold staking, static rewards (PoSv3) and the community fund. The community can ask questions live and the core team will answer them immediately.

Community
During the last year there have been an influx of software developers from the community starting to create features for NAV.

navexplorer.com
An examples is navexplorer.com which is programmed by community developer prodpeak and is a block explorer for NavCoin. Additionally, it functions as a interface to see what is going on in the community fund. It shows pending proposals and payment requests.

NEXT Wallet
The NEXT Wallet is an alternative wallet for NAV and other cryptocurrencies. It has a beautiful user interface and is additionally the easiest interface to interact with the community fund (create proposals, create payment requests and vote for proposals and payment requests). It is programmed by community developer sakdeniz who put hundreds of hours into it during last year.

There were also some marketing activities starting to emerge with the release of the community fund. Some of these were for example free stickers for everyone in the NAV community to stick to their car / shop / window etc. or YouTube videos of CryptoCandor and Cryptomoonie that explained the details of NAV. I am sure, that with the 500'000 NAV available in the community fund per year there will be an influx of gread ideas - development as well as marketing activities - that will be funded.

The Future

Introduction
These features are planned for the future. Many of the following features are part of the 2019 roadmap. Some will not be described in great detail because not much is known about them yet. I've still listed them as they are part of what is yet to come.

Features
Rimu - Improved Privacy Solution
NavCoin used to be a optional privacy coin. That means, that you could choose to send a transaction in private. NavCoin was criticized for the way it handles private payments because it relied on a few servers which didn't make it that decentralized. The technology was called "NavTech" and was a secondary blockchain that obscured the transaction and the amount that was sent. NavCoin Core is currently developing a new improved privacy solution that will make the private payment system completely trustless and districuted and runs at a protocol level. Alex of the NavCoin Core team has published a paper that describes this new privacy solution. It's called Zero Confidential Transactions and can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330366788_ZeroCT_Improving_Zerocoin_with_Confidential_Transactions_and_more. What I want to highlight is the collaboration between Alex as the proposer of the solution and the Veil team, a Bitcoin Core developer and Moneros main cryptographer as reviewers. When the best work together, it will be interesting to see what the outcome is!

Valence Plattform [8]
Valence is an applied Blockchain platform that can help businesses realise the tangible benefits of blockchain. You can think of Valence as a platform with which you can build Anonymous Distributed Applications (aDapps) with. But Valence is a different kind of platform that enables developers to create new types of blockchain applications. The problem with current (turing complete) dApp platforms are their complexity and rigid nature. Security holes in smart contracts and scaling issues happen frequently [9].
Valence provides transitional pathways that let businesses migrate only part of their activities to the blockchain without having to restructure their entire business model [9].
Valence will provide a spectrum of blockchain application solutions which sit along the decentralized spectrum, offering businesses simple ways to dip their toes into the blockchain at minimal risk or complexity [9].
Thanks to the proof of stake nature of the Valence blockchain, more of a node's resources can be used for processing and routing application data which makes the platform faster and scalable.
Valence aims to make building blockchain applications as accessible to the general public as WordPress or Squarespace has made building websites.
The developers NavCoin and Valence aim to make Valence extremely easy to work with:
A Valence application could be an open source mobile or web application that submits unencrypted or encrypted data directly to the blockchain. The only configuration necessary for the app developer would be setting up the data structure. Once they've done that they can start writing to the blockchain immediately.
The Valence blockchain interface is language agnostic, meaning developers are free to build applications in whichever language they're familiar with, which greatly reduces the barrier to entry.
As the platform progresses, Valence will introduce more and more smart contract templates in collaboration with the development community. These will be like plugins that users can simply select and configure for their application, without having to reinvent the wheel and risk contract errors or spend countless hours of research to program them.

NavShopper
The following information is taken from the latest weekly news: NavShopper is a new project which will allow people to spend NavCoin on a growing list of retailers and service providers. NavShopper sits between traditional retailers accepting fiat and NavCoin users and purchases products on behalf of the user by managing the crypt-fiat conversion, payment and shipping. This project will unlock many more ways for people to spend NAV on existing websites/marketplaces without requiring each site to individually accept cryptocurrencies. Some of the prototypes we are working on include crediting your Uber account, buying products on Amazon and donating to charities.

Kauri Wallet
The Kauri Wallet aims to be an open-source, multi-currency wallet which functions as a foundation for other features.

Kauri Enhanced
Enhancements to the Kauri Wallet will allow multiple accounts, pin numbers, recurring payments and more.

Kauri DAEx
The Kauri DAEx is a Decentralised Atomic Exchange that utilises the features of the Kauri Wallet and enables users to create safe peer to peer atomic exchanges for any currency supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavDelta NavDelta will be a payment gateway that allows users to spend NAV at any business which accepts currencies supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavMorph NavMorph is a fusion of Rimu and Kauri DAEx and will allow to privately send every cryptocurrency supported by the Kauri Wallet.

Outro

If you have made it this far: Congratulations! You have learned about how NAV evolved, what its current state is and what the future will bring. To sum all up: NavCoin has made incredible progress during last year and released many long awaited features despite the bear market. Many more exciting features are yet to come and it's going to be very interesting to see where we will stand on this day next year.

Giveaway

Unfortunately, the giveaway was not possible in the cryptocurrency-subreddit because of their rules, so I'm doing it here :-) As a surprise, in the next 2 hours I am going to send some NAV to everyone who wants to try out the awesome features and NavPay you read about above.
To get your NAVs, all you have to do is the following:
If you liked the experience, I'd be happy to hear back from you :)

References

[1] https://encrypt-s.com/company/
[2] https://navcoin.org/en/roadmap/
[3] https://navhub.org/get-involved/
[4] https://navhub.org/how-to-guide/
[5] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinDeveloperManifesto.pdf
[6] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinContentManifesto.pdf
[7] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinBrandGuidelines.pdf
[8] https://valenceplatform.org/
[9] https://valenceplatform.org/learn/business-on-the-blockchain-made-easy/
[10] https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=679791.msg8320228#msg8320228
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The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

This is it. If you're interested to see what NAV is all about, this is the ultimate guide for you. You will learn about the history of NavCoin and how it evolved. You will learn about the current state and features of NavCoin and you will learn about the exciting new features that are planned and coming up in the (near) future.
So buckle up, this is going to be a long ride!

Table Of Content


Introduction - What is NavCoin?


The History

Introduction
The following chapter will summarize and break down the history of NavCoin in a few sentences. NAV started a long time ago, went through rebrandings and changes of the core team before it became what it is today.

SummerCoin
NavCoin was initially first introduced under the name SummerCoin on April 23 in 2014. SummerCoin was a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. It used to have a PoW/PoS hybrid algorithm with a block time of 45 seconds.

SummerCoinV2 /NavajoCoin
Soon after the initial launch of SummerCoin, the original developer left and SoopY (soopy452000 on bitcointalk) took over as the main developer and rebranded the project to SummerCoinV2 respectively NavajoCoin and introduced new features.
The name NavajoCoin was chosen in honor of the Navajo Code Talker. The unbreakable Navajo code was used to encrypt highly classified military information and commands and decrypt the same in WW II.
SoopY introduced a technology which allowed sending transactions anonymously and private. This technology was called "Navajo Anonymous Technology". SoopY also released a new wallet and set the Proof of Stake rewards at 10% for the first year, 5% for the second year and 2% for every year after.

NavCoin
On August 12, 2014, Craig (current lead core developer, pakage on bitcointalk) started to get involved with NAV by helping to set up a website [10].
It was officially announced that Craig joined the core team as a "Wallet & Web Developer" on November 06, 2014.
The last tokenswap and restart of the blockchain of NAV happened on May 12, 2016.
Soon later, SoopY stopped showing up and Craig stepped into the role of the lead core developer. Since then, Craig has assembled a strong team with which he built NavCoin into what it is today.
Currently, Craig and the NavCoin Core team is located in New Zealand and they are actively developing many ground-braking features which differentiate NAV from other cryptocurrencies. You will read more about that later in this article.

The Current State

Introduction
The year 2018 has been a thriving year for the NavCoin ecosystem. Despite the USD price of NAV not reflecting it, in 2018 the core team has developed a whole bunch of new features. Also the core content creators published the first official guidelines that function as an orientation guide for community content creators. This chapter will give you an overview of the current team, the features, the prior mentioned guidelines and the community of NavCoin.

Core Team [1]
Last year, the core team has grown alot. It contains of developers, content creators and interns. The core team are employees of Encrypt S, the New Zealand's leading blockchain R&D lab. Encrypt S is developing blockchain solutions since 2014 and values building open-source software highly.

Craig MacGregor - Chief Executive Officer
Craig is the CEO of Encrypt S and the founder of NavCoin. He is one of the world's most experienced blockchain developers. Craig founded NavCoin in 2014 and is developing software for it since then. He has assembled a strong team of like-minded people. Craig also speaks at seminars and conferenced. Some of the companies and conferences he did blockchain education sessions at are Oracle, Xero, Air New Zealand, Blok Tex and trademe. Together with the team, he is also doing a education series on YouTube where he explains upcoming features in-depth for the community.

Alex Vazquez - Chief Technical Officer
Alex is the CTO of Encrypt S and the most active contributor to the NavCoin core Github. He has incredible knowledge of blockchains and proposes and implements solutions for challenges and features. He supports community developers frequently and answers any questions of the community thoroughly. Like Craig, Alex is developing software for the NavCoin ecosystem for a very long time. Alex speaks at universities at times and educates students about the blockchain technology.

Paul Sanderson - Lead Software Engineer
Paul is the Lead Software Engineer at Encrypt S. He has a flair for technology. His technical and management skills are perfectly suited for consultancy and investment advising. He also frequently contributes to the NavCoin core source code.

Rowan Savage - Senior Software Engineer
Rowan is a full stack software engineer with more than a decade experience in developing complex front-end web applications. He joined Encrypt S in February 2018 and has since been involved in the Valence Plattform, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. You will read more about these feature/projects later.

Carter Xiao - Lead UX/UI Designer
Carter specializes in user-centric design and is also very talented with 3D animation, motion graphics and programming. One of NavCoins core principle is "Simplifying Crypto" and UX/UI is a very important part of that.

Matt Paul - Software Engineer
Like Rowan, Matt is a full stack Software Engineer. He joined the core team in Mai 2017 and has since worked on NavPay, NavPi, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. Kieren Hyland - Chief Strategy Officer Kieren is one of the employees that are working for Encrypt S for a very long time. He is the CSO and is a digital strategist and growth hacker with a passion for new technology and has a lot of experience in online marketing. Laura Harris - Creative Director Laura has a combination of commercial and creative flair. She manages the social media accounts for NavCoin and ensures, that NavCoins' message is always powerful, relevant and distinctive. John Darby - Content Creator John is an internationally awarded Technology and Financial sector marketing communications specialist. He is one of the Core Content Creators for NavCoin.

Features of NavCoin [2]
The following features are currently available and have been developed in the last months and years. It is sorted from newest to oldest.

Static Block Reward
The soft-fork for the enabling of static block rewards have been accepted and became active recently at 5th January 2019. This means, that the block reward was changed from a percentage based reward to a static reward. This will incentivize the stakers to have their node online 24/7 which increased the security of the network. It also aligns NavCoin with the PoSv3 specification. With this implementation, the yearly inflation will be 3.6% currently and will exponentionally decrease because of the static value of the rewards. Every staked block will now give the staker 2 NAV. Depending on how many people are staking, the yearly percentage varies. With the network weight currently being around 20'000'000 NAV, stakers earn around 10% rewards from staking 24/7.

Cold staking
To provide extra security to participants in the staking process in the NavCoin network, the core team decided to implement cold staking. This allows to store NAV offline and still be able to sign staking inputs. Looking forward, a possible integration into the Ledger Nano S would mean, that one can stake NAV securely from a offline hardware wallet. How cool is that?

OpenAlias
One of the core principle of NAV is to simplify cryptocurrencies. Many non-technical people are deterred from the long, cryptic addresses used in wallets. When sending funds, you have to make sure that every single letter and digit is correct which is nerve-wracking for the average person. NavCoin has implemented OpenAlias, which allows to transform the wallet address into a email-like form. Everyone can register a name like "[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])". Funds can then be sent to this name, which makes sending crypto much easier and less error-prone.

Community Fund
This is the one big feature I was most excited about. NavCoin core has implemented the first fully decentralized community fund. Acceptance of proposals and release of funds is all approved by the decentralized network. No central authority has access to the fund. The community fund enables everyone to propose their ideas to the NavCoin community and to get paid to implement these ideas. Everyone can propose whatever they like (of course there is a higher rate of success if the proposal contributes to the NavCoin ecosystem ;-)). In fact, this article was sponsored by the NAV-Community by voting "yes" for my proposal. The fund works like this:
For a fee of 50 NAV, everyone can create and present his idea/proposal to the entire NavCoin network. The fee is here to help prevent spam attacks. Proposals can literally be anything - be it development, marketing or anything else you can some up with.
After creating the proposal, everyone contributing to the NavCoin network can then decide if they like the proposal of not. They vote with "Yes" or "No" for the acceptance of the proposal. Voting happens via staking. Every transaction that gets validated by you gives you one vote. This means that the more NAV you are staking, the higher your voting weight is.
The proposal stays in the state "Pending" until it is accepted or rejected. To be accepted, a proposal has to have a participation of at least 50% of all staked blocks and at least 75% of these votes have to be "Yes"-votes. Like-wise to be rejected a proposal need 50% participation of the network and 75% of these votes have to be "No"-votes. Additionally, if a proposal didn't pass after 6 voting cycles (about 6 weeks) it is also rejected.
After a proposal has been accepted, the creator of the proposal can start his work. When the work is finished, or at in the proposal defined checkpoints, the proposal creator can create a payment request for the full or part of the requested funds.
The NavCoin network can then again decide, if the work is what the creator promised to do and vote for the funds or reject the payment request because it was not what he promised. This mechanism ensures, that the funds are only release if the creator of the proposal did what he promised. The NavCoin network decides everything, there is no central authority which makes the community fund 100% decentralized.
The community fund is quite new but there have already been some proposals that were accepted like paying for the development & hosting of NAV block explorer, the creation and distribution of NAV car stickers to the community for free (or paid by the community fund), the funding of interns for NavCoin Core, translation of the website into other languages and YouTube videos. What ideas could you come up with? By the way: this article was also sponsored by the community fund :-)

Proof of Stake
Like said before, NavCoin uses the Proof of Stake algorithm to create and validate blocks. Participants of the NavCoin network can earn rewards by putting their coins to stake and thus validating blocks and securing the network. The reward used to be 4% fixed but recently changed with the implementation of PoSv3. Currently, rewards for stakers that are staking 24/7 is about 10% but it is dependent on how many people are staking. If more nodes come online, this reward will go down. If 90% of all NAVs would be at stake, stakers would still earn 4%.

Tutorials And Guidelines [3]
The NavCoin Core team pushes the community to contribute to the NavCoin ecosystem constantly. They emphasize that NavCoin is an open source project and everyone can contribute. The team tries to make it as easy as possible for the average person to contribute and thus created different tutorials and guidelines.

Tutorials To Contribute To The Website
The whole website is open source. Everyone can contribute to the website. The team created different guides for people to follow [4].

The NavCoin Developer Manifesto
The content creator core team has build a developer manifesto. It defines the values that should be uphold like for example that they will always operate in the best interest of the network. If defines the principles, purposes, scope of involvement and operational requirements [5].

The NavCoin Content Creation Manifesto
Similar to the developer manifesto, there is also a content creation manifesto. Again it defines the principles for creating content, the purpose, the scope of involvement and the operational requirements [6].

NavCoin Brand Guidelines
In addition to the content creation manifesto, there is also a brand guideline booklet. This should help content creators to create images, videos, articles etc. in the same style as the core team. It defines the NAV brand. The brand guidelines contain definitions, the language to use (words to use, words not to use), the tone of voice, what the community aspires to be and what we discourage to be. It also contains the logo pack which can be used in graphics etc. It describes correct logo spacing, logo placement, the colors of NAV and different web assets. It gives tips about gradients and overlays, the typefaces (with a font pack) and many more. Check it out yourself [7].

NavCoin Educational Series
The core team has decided to actively involve the community in the creation of new features. For this reason and to allow users to ask questions, they created the NavCoin Educational Series. The core team schedules an online live meetup which can be joined by everyone. On YouTube they do live-streams and explain upcoming features. Examples of these series are explanations for cold staking, static rewards (PoSv3) and the community fund. The community can ask questions live and the core team will answer them immediately.

Community
During the last year there have been an influx of software developers from the community starting to create features for NAV.

navexplorer.com
An examples is navexplorer.com which is programmed by community developer prodpeak and is a block explorer for NavCoin. Additionally, it functions as a interface to see what is going on in the community fund. It shows pending proposals and payment requests.

NEXT Wallet
The NEXT Wallet is an alternative wallet for NAV and other cryptocurrencies. It has a beautiful user interface and is additionally the easiest interface to interact with the community fund (create proposals, create payment requests and vote for proposals and payment requests). It is programmed by community developer sakdeniz who put hundreds of hours into it during last year.

There were also some marketing activities starting to emerge with the release of the community fund. Some of these were for example free stickers for everyone in the NAV community to stick to their car / shop / window etc. or YouTube videos of CryptoCandor and Cryptomoonie that explained the details of NAV. I am sure, that with the 500'000 NAV available in the community fund per year there will be an influx of gread ideas - development as well as marketing activities - that will be funded.

The Future

Introduction
These features are planned for the future. Many of the following features are part of the 2019 roadmap. Some will not be described in great detail because not much is known about them yet. I've still listed them as they are part of what is yet to come.

Features
Rimu - Improved Privacy Solution
NavCoin used to be a optional privacy coin. That means, that you could choose to send a transaction in private. NavCoin was criticized for the way it handles private payments because it relied on a few servers which didn't make it that decentralized. The technology was called "NavTech" and was a secondary blockchain that obscured the transaction and the amount that was sent. NavCoin Core is currently developing a new improved privacy solution that will make the private payment system completely trustless and districuted and runs at a protocol level. Alex of the NavCoin Core team has published a paper that describes this new privacy solution. It's called Zero Confidential Transactions and can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330366788_ZeroCT_Improving_Zerocoin_with_Confidential_Transactions_and_more. What I want to highlight is the collaboration between Alex as the proposer of the solution and the Veil team, a Bitcoin Core developer and Moneros main cryptographer as reviewers. When the best work together, it will be interesting to see what the outcome is!

Valence Plattform [8]
Valence is an applied Blockchain platform that can help businesses realise the tangible benefits of blockchain. You can think of Valence as a platform with which you can build Anonymous Distributed Applications (aDapps) with. But Valence is a different kind of platform that enables developers to create new types of blockchain applications. The problem with current (turing complete) dApp platforms are their complexity and rigid nature. Security holes in smart contracts and scaling issues happen frequently [9].
Valence provides transitional pathways that let businesses migrate only part of their activities to the blockchain without having to restructure their entire business model [9].
Valence will provide a spectrum of blockchain application solutions which sit along the decentralized spectrum, offering businesses simple ways to dip their toes into the blockchain at minimal risk or complexity [9].
Thanks to the proof of stake nature of the Valence blockchain, more of a node's resources can be used for processing and routing application data which makes the platform faster and scalable.
Valence aims to make building blockchain applications as accessible to the general public as WordPress or Squarespace has made building websites.
The developers NavCoin and Valence aim to make Valence extremely easy to work with:
A Valence application could be an open source mobile or web application that submits unencrypted or encrypted data directly to the blockchain. The only configuration necessary for the app developer would be setting up the data structure. Once they've done that they can start writing to the blockchain immediately.
The Valence blockchain interface is language agnostic, meaning developers are free to build applications in whichever language they're familiar with, which greatly reduces the barrier to entry.
As the platform progresses, Valence will introduce more and more smart contract templates in collaboration with the development community. These will be like plugins that users can simply select and configure for their application, without having to reinvent the wheel and risk contract errors or spend countless hours of research to program them.

NavShopper
The following information is taken from the latest weekly news: NavShopper is a new project which will allow people to spend NavCoin on a growing list of retailers and service providers. NavShopper sits between traditional retailers accepting fiat and NavCoin users and purchases products on behalf of the user by managing the crypt-fiat conversion, payment and shipping. This project will unlock many more ways for people to spend NAV on existing websites/marketplaces without requiring each site to individually accept cryptocurrencies. Some of the prototypes we are working on include crediting your Uber account, buying products on Amazon and donating to charities.

Kauri Wallet
The Kauri Wallet aims to be an open-source, multi-currency wallet which functions as a foundation for other features.

Kauri Enhanced
Enhancements to the Kauri Wallet will allow multiple accounts, pin numbers, recurring payments and more.

Kauri DAEx
The Kauri DAEx is a Decentralised Atomic Exchange that utilises the features of the Kauri Wallet and enables users to create safe peer to peer atomic exchanges for any currency supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavDelta NavDelta will be a payment gateway that allows users to spend NAV at any business which accepts currencies supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavMorph NavMorph is a fusion of Rimu and Kauri DAEx and will allow to privately send every cryptocurrency supported by the Kauri Wallet.

Outro

If you have made it this far: Congratulations! You have learned about how NAV evolved, what its current state is and what the future will bring. To sum all up: NavCoin has made incredible progress during last year and released many long awaited features despite the bear market. Many more exciting features are yet to come and it's going to be very interesting to see where we will stand on this day next year.

Giveaway

Unfortunately, the giveaway was not possible in the cryptocurrency-subreddit because of their rules, so I'm doing it here :-) As a surprise, in the next few hours I am going to send some NAV to everyone who wants to try out the awesome features you have read about above.
To get your NAVs, all you have to do is the following:
If you liked the experience, I'd be happy to hear back from you :)

References

[1] https://encrypt-s.com/company/
[2] https://navcoin.org/en/roadmap/
[3] https://navhub.org/get-involved/
[4] https://navhub.org/how-to-guide/
[5] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinDeveloperManifesto.pdf
[6] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinContentManifesto.pdf
[7] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinBrandGuidelines.pdf
[8] https://valenceplatform.org/
[9] https://valenceplatform.org/learn/business-on-the-blockchain-made-easy/
[10] https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=679791.msg8320228#msg8320228
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New in the cryptoworld and i want to share my experience

Hey, i wanted to share my way into the world of cryptocurrencies and i am posting it here, cause iota got me into it and im hodling it.
The only thing i ever heard was "Bitcoin", but it was nothing i could really imagine, just an abstract word for something in the IT world. One day a friend told me about iota and that it might be the beginning of something big in the world of Bitcoin, Ethereum and all the other blockchain cryptos. So i started reading news about it, joined the reddit, joined the slack and i really liked it and im into it. The next step "buy some iota", i made an account on coinbase and bitfinex, went through the verification and all and could finally transfer some euros to coinbase and bought btc which i sent to bitfinex to purchase iota.
It was a mistake to buy BTC, the fee was astronomical high and i had to wait for 12h or so. Then i got some free BTC (8€) on coinbase. It was cheaper to sell it for EUR, buy ETH and sent that instead of BTC (how stupid is that) oh and the ETH arrived in less than 30 minutes.
Now i watch the price daily and it is super cool to see a pump and if it dips it is not a problem for me, im holding it and believe in iota and its technology.
The next step was a bit scary for me, i wanted to put my iota to a wallet for the last weeks, but i was scared of all the stories i heard about lost or stolen iotas, so i left it on the exchange and told myself "im waiting for the new, userfriendly trinity wallet". Then the last update of the light wallet released and i told myself "fuck it, now is the time to store my iotas" and i read what i needed to know.
I used this dice rolling method to generate my seed (its a reddit link) wrote it on a paper and started the wallet. Everything worked like a charm, logging in was done in a few seconds, then i attached the address to the tangle and sent my iotas to it. They left bitfinex after a few minutes and i had the balance in my wallet after 10 minutes in total.There it is
If you do not want to trade with your iotas and plan to hodl for the next year or more i would suggest to withdraw it now, the wallet is user friendly enough and i bet we see a lot of withdrawals when the new trinity wallet launches.
Last but not least i want to tell you that this community is really nice and helpful. There are always people who help you, run a node for the tangle and do much more. I wish you all a happy christmas and a great year 2018 with a lot of new stuff around iota.
Thanks for reading :)
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[Table] IamA Game Developer - breaking away from AAA game freelancing to do Indie full time AMA!

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Are you aware of the four guys further up the page who you're going up against? Am I screwed? haha.
Yup, I'm screwed, What If I dress up like GabeN?... Will that help??
What do you think of the trend of indie games having retro graphics? Love it, I really want to delve into it myself at some point :)
8Bit makes me feel warm and cozy :D.
As a fairly new software devleoper (22 years old, 1 year working experience) who is completing his bachelor of computing science degree next fall, what is the best way I can get my foot in the door with video game design and programming? It's something that has always interested me and I would love to get into the industry. Anything from what language(s) I should focus on learning (I know most AAA games use C++ for speed/efficiency) to what I should work on to build up my portfolio (small indie games etc.) to what design patterns/frameworks I should use in personal projects for practice (I'm most familiar with MVC, Domain Driven Design, and CQRS). Any advice would really help. Also: What did you enjoy most about doing AAA work? Why move to indie games? My biggest suggestion would be to grab Unity3d, Download some templates / pre-setup games... even buy some stuff and start changing it, altering it to do what you want, You'll become super familiar this way, you'll be able to skip all of the hard work of setting it up and move right into adjusting subtle gameplay things, and you will pick up SO much about how everything works as you poke around more. Doing AAA work is always rewarding just for the ego, yknow ;D Being able to be like "Yea, I worked on that, AND got paid well! boom!" buuut ask yourself... After 14 years of making art for "the highest bidder", would you want to start getting your own ideas into the market place? Probably :D Thats why i'm doing it... its more rewarding, like 1000x more rewarding.
Java / C# seems to be fairly common in games from what I know (im 99% artist, 1% coder, if that, hah)
How long did it take to grow such a glorious beard? Haven't been clean shaven for... 3 years? And I haven't really cut much off the beard for 9 months or more :)
You say you broke away from AAA game freelancing, what games were you a part of? Explain why I should support Ashen Rift over the next game. Yea, I've worked on tons of stuff, Sadly I am under extensive Non Disclosure Agreements which extend 3 years+... But if you play modern AAA FPS games, chances are very high that you've seen my stuff. Wish I could say more... Why Ashen Rift over another game?.. hmmm... Well, If you love oldschool shooters (q1, HL1 etc) and Slower games like Journey and want to see what happens when those sorts of experiences get blended then should be worth your time, for sure. Plus Bounder is a blast :D He really changes the vibe you get from within the game.
Remind me to ask you what games you helped with in 3 years time. :) exactly ;D
If applicable, what's the biggest challenge about finding outside talent to help with an indie game? (be it music, voices, modeling, etc..) I have tons of tallented friends and It was super easy for me...
I was able to take care of maybe 90% of development stuff, the audio and a bit of art was just a matter of asking some friends and they jumped on full force!
Only real trick was making sure their schedule worked with my deadlines... so they had to dedicate to make the kickstarter happen and so on. But it all worked out great... I work with awesome professional people so that makes life easy :D.
How the fuck do you get so much done in 5 months?!! I gave up on having a life and worked harder on this than I have on anything in my life... :D.
Well, I am impressed! I've been working on my own indie project since September 2013 and I haven't gotten nearly as far as you. I suppose a lot of it has to do with my choice of using XNA instead of Unity3d. oh yeah, and trying to have a relationship also cuts into my dev time :P. Yeaaa, My Lady super eats into development time, but it's hard to complain ;D.
For someone with a BA in art and no programming experience, what would you consider the most important/effective things I could do to make my way into the world of game design? How did you find your way in? I want to create worlds for people to explore, but have been having a hard time getting started. Also, would you recommend starting big, like trying to get picked up by a firm, or going indie right away? Hey.
Rad, Just get Unity 3d, Start reverse engineering everyone elses projects on the asset store, Cut/paste/merge/adjust everything until it suits your needs, You will learn SO MUCH by doing this.
As someone who wants to get into the industry after college, would you recommend working with an Indie Developer Team? Or to work with a large company at first? Take whatever gig you can get and if you cannot get paying work, then get involved in a rad project that will prove your ability to put-things-in-a-game... that is king.. If you can do things in editor, in game, then you're instantly more employable than the guy who says he can but doesn't prove it.
1) I see you have "Oculus Rift Support" on your Kickstarter $250,000 stretch-goal. Have you had any experience with the Rift, and what do you think about the future of Virtual Reality? 2) I was just talking about this kind of thing with a friend, About the idea of allowing alternate controllers/control schemes. I'm going to have a HUGE testing program for Ashen Rift, already have some 300 people signed up for it, So this will give me an insight into problems, and on top of it all, I've been able to do some in person testing with some people, which helps me understand what I'm doing right and wrong... this also plays big time into the potential for an Oculus Rift build, since it changes gameplay so much!
I'm a 3rd year CS student and I've always had a passion for games as and had some ideas for my own but I'm not sure on how to get started. How did you learn to make game and what tools do you use? I learned by Diving in to games like quake 1 and HeXen, diving in to the level editors and replacing textures... That kept growing... One of the best learning experiences I have (and still to this day works well for me) is to take pre-existing art and improve it, change it or reverse engeneer it... Be it a particle emitter in unity or a script, Its how I learned with everything a long the way... I got to see how it was supposed to work right away, rather than trying to slowly get there on my own.
I use Zbrush, 3dsmax, Unity3d and Photoshop.
How many people do you think is ideal to work on an indie game of this caliber? Thanks for posting, I used Unity for Ashen Rift.
Also, did you make your own game engine or did you use someone else's? (Unity, UDK, that sort of thing) Depends on the people, Theoretically If I had all the time in the world I could probably make this game myself, with little bits of outside help, But I want to raise money to expand the team... I would love to have 2 to 5 more full time employees to make this game happen a lot faster and better.
What languages do you like to use? Also (more general question) how easy is it to learn a second language after you've already learned one? I'm learning Java and would soon like to learn C++. Don't over think it :D Just do it! :D.
If you know one, you're better off to learn an other :)
I use either, because I barely know the difference, haha :D.
When you decided to sit down and make the game, is it because there mechanics/gameplay you wanted to present, or a story you wanted to tell? Also, nice beard. Good question... the driving force was the idea of the man and the dog in a quake 1 like shooter... the story evolved out of the art as it developed... the mechanics also came out of the art... it was like: Okay, quake 1 with a dog Okay, Ash covered world with a dog. Okay, Ash caused by rift in world... Dog named Bounder, close companion. And it just kept growing from there...
Awesome! It's always so jarring when a developer picks one too much over the other and things feel tacked on. If you've got that feel of everything being interconnected and the gameplay mechanics helping the story and the other way around? That's the best! Yea, I'm stoked on exactly that.
The simple 4 way dynamic to tell the story should work out really well!
What's your favorite game? Also, nice beard. Favorite game! Quake 1 all day long.
Thanks man, It just won't stop! :O.
Favorite Indie game? AAA game? Quake 1 for AAA and ummm Probably Journey for Indie.
Oh my god, I found out about this game last night. The idea seems amazing, I am going to back it next paycheck! You say it is a survival horror game, but what in the game contains the horror aspect? Like obviously the enemy could be considered scary, but will it have a tense, suspenseful atmosphere too? Absolutely, The game gets megga tense when you see a few enemies and you have no ammo. There will be some real "Wtf" moments in the story too, but I don't want to spoil anything... Everything will seem quite un-easy and potentially hostile.
Do you have any opinion of crypto-currencies? (i.e. bitcoin) I really want to look into making Ashen Rift accept Doge Coin... I mean... c'mon, right?...
I find that whole world staggeringly fascinating, Would love to learn more.
You said in the video that you will have to hire some people to do some of the advanced programming, what aspects of the game will not be programmed by you? Well, Id like to be more focused on the art and story, so perhaps the more I get, the more I can focus on that and just delegate the scripting/coding as needed.
I'm a terrible programmer, I'm VERY slow and need help with most of it.. So It would be nice to speed things up by getting somebody more competent to tackle... One thing that comes to mind is the ability to dump gasoline out... Would need "gasoline trail" of sorts, and then the ability to set it ablaze.. Something I could do eventually, but could be much easier and efficient if done by somebody else.
Can you give me a comparison of working from an AAA game to an indie game? Things like workload, stress etc? The Workload on Indie is 10x the work... But its 100x more rewarding.
Stress of meeting deadlines is the same I guess, But you always have the reward at the end of the day of doing something for yourself, not for your wallet... It really makes a difference in your overall well being and quality of life.
Are you a jack of all trades? Or do you work on specifics like models / shading? Or even the physics aspect? (Projectiles, player movement, etc) Jack of all trades, Art, scripts, anims, design, story, direction etc. :D
Aside from the obvious issue of money. What is the most difficult aspect of being an indie? Promotion! Being Seen... So many good games out there! so many talented teams! I'm just one guy right... So hard to be seen!
One more question, if I may: As a dev, if you worked on shootgun 2014 (feel free to steal the genius title), would you go out and shoot IRL guns? Or do you just program it until it feels "right"? I'm a bit of a redneck, I love shooting guns... ;D Just not at critters, cause, I love critters.
Have you participated in any in-person showcasing of your game? (IndieCade, etc...) I did a live demo at East Side Games during an IGDA meeting in Vancouver BC... It was SO worth going, Free to go and got SO much good feedback... I'll be going to Pax Prime If I can help it and am SO excited to get more player feedback in person. It's a good memory, its a good learning experience, its so rad. It's nice to see what players are seeing in your game, rather than what you hope they see... subtle sentence but lots of importance in it.
If so, how would you rate the value of doing so?
Any trouble finding the flame to keep going? 5 months is quite a while. Despite already having work professionally, where there any moments of being deflated or overwhelmed? Yea, I went full time on it... Had no money and my father died... So I gave up on the game for over a month.
I had TONS of support from reddit and other fans of Ashen Rift... My girlfriend kept us afloat financially and... yea, It was a pretty shitty time, but really the support from everyone, plus the death of my father really put a flame under my ass to just fucking do it... this was only 2 months ago ish... ung.. still super strange. Its always hard to do this sort of thing... But lifes getting better...
It seems like doing a live showcase requires so much confidence and preparation and frankly, experience already doing showcases. Would you have any tips for an idie with zero experience on how do one's first event? Ummm, Just know your game, know your goals and expect problems with your game... if you have bugs, they will appear during the live demo... And everyone is wayyy more forgiving than you would ever expect. Just setup, stand near your game and offer to let people play it, or answer any question :D You may get overwhelmed by handing out biz cards, answering questions or helping players tho, So BRING A MINION! :D
What is the hardest part about making a video game? Is it the coding difficulty, art creation or coming up with ideas? Ideas are easy, Coding for me is SO hard, and art is second nature... the hardest part is dedicating to it on your own to actually come through with executing your ideas.
A singer friend of mine once told me... "Don't write songs you cannot sing!"... its the same idea with games! "Don't write games you cannot develop!"
I'm in 2nd Comp Sci,how often do you use complex math algorithms? Do you have to have strong maths skills ? Zero math skills, Really I am an Entry level coder, I'm a grade 6 drop out, I'm lucky if I spell my own name right.
I did create a Calculus equation with the help of another coder to determine if the player was in front of the gun or not (sort of a cone of fire check).. If yes, fire. Thats about it, Thanks to Unity3d, almost everything else is taken care of or easy enough to hack together.
Do you like the evolution of the AAA FPS? Halo, CoD, BF, CS? Love it. Particularly love GOW and Halo, I just don't like how Sluggish console FPS games are, as well as how Insta-dead you are in modern shooters... I Like me a good duel like quake 1 and 3 ;D.
What's your advice for those looking to break into the industry in general? Make something playable if you're a coder, Make something and put it into a game if you're an artist... Actual in-game content proves sooo much more than any papers ever will.
If you ever make it big, do you plan to treat QA better then every single AAA studio does? How so? I'd love to be able to be the guy who provides other people with jobs, money, a good life, yknow. So any way I can help anyone out the better.
I have a relative that is an indie developer, he even made 2 game engines. But he does not seem to know how to polish his games at all, is relatively poor and does not want to have some middle man company dealing with his finances or QA. What do I tell my myopic relative? Thats Tough...
You've gotta give up your need for control eventually, It can hault a project, I've seen it 1000 times... Hes got to eventually get the outside help he needs to take it to 100% or sit down and do it himself... if not, it will (and it will) turn into a wasted effort...
What type of genre do you plan to develop? Please say RPG... We need more RPGs. I actually do have some rather rad RPG projects brewing in the back of my mind ;)
I'd love to do some larger Coop based games as well, An arena shooter would be beyond fun to develop as well.. ung tooo many ideas, I have plans for all of the above, Just a matter of which comes first! ;)
Just treat us like people, don't look down on us because we are QA. Couldn't agree more.
If you were an employee of mine, I'd be the coolest boss ever... Pretty sure anyway... :D maybe someday I'll have an army of QA guys... life would be good! :D.
What's a good way to break into being a voice actor for games? Get a good Mic, Get a quiet area to record and Put together a demo reel... From there, I would try and make friends with recording studio dudes, since they're likely to be the ones who need a "voice guy" on occasion.
Cheers!
What is it like working in AAA and with a publisher? Deadlines, Lots of deadlines... There's not much room for creativity... they hand you exact specifications and you have to re-produce it exactly...
I'd just like to say I'm looking forward to playing Ashen Rift on Steam! One more thing, if you had to chose one indie game to play for the rest of your life (not including your own), which one would it be? Ummm Perhaps Cortex Command, Because it's a sandbox, lots of carnage, super fun! You could waste a life time dicking around in that game.
What it's like knowing you're now part of the reason why the Video Game industry is dying? How on earth is that the case?...
We're going to need photo proof. Photo Proof?
Okay!!
I imagine that would be awesome! :-) In regards to the genre, why did you choose Horror, as that can be quite the alienating genre... I think it just came naturally, I love freaky monsters and the gameplay is rather slow paced at times... Its action, its survival horror... but above all Its a story... To my mind even quake 1 is a survival horror... I suppose I'm using the term loosely. ;)
Ashen Rift looks really nice. I'll probably back it. Keep up the good work man! Thanks for the kind words, You've made my day :)
What in your mind is the hardest part of being artist. What is the biggest challenge when working with non artistic people. Making sure you meet the contractors expectations... that can be tough, and the biggest challenge comes when Non Artists think they know whats cool, whats best, whats Ideal... Then it becomes a clash of experience and "make it more like this guy does it" hah.
A link to our kickstarter back in July last year: Link to www.kickstarter.com. Awesome man! project looks really well put together!!
our blog here :) Link to rivalthreads.net. Any advice or media contacts that may have helped get you guys exposure? I'm struggling a bit to be seen.
I've been meaning to find the time and money to check out BC, haha. I guess around the same costs to live DT toronto. Any tips/advice would be amazing.
What's your favorite piece? Favorite piece of?
You suck, i thought you were gben for a moment, sorry! How does it feel to know that yuou're posting your ama right before gaben should be doing his? HAHA :D perhaps its super good timing? :D.
I can pretend to be Gaben? :D.
We shall call you GabeN Jr. Deal. I'll start on HL3 tonight if that helps.
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