What do I play for?
As an aging gamer who is adulting full time now, I seek to have it all: a career, family, and playing the best games possible.
Adulting isn’t easy, and staying young at heart is even harder. So it’s no wonder that at 2 am, I am either sleeping or playing video games. During this time I don’t regret the fact I have to go to work in a couple of hours.
My only regret is, I could be doing something else more productive with my time.
Coming across an article on Wired Magazine, I discovered this feeling is known as Gamer Regret, also known as Gamer Guilt. Not to be confused with Gamer Remorse which according to the Urban dictionary is the regretful feeling one gets while trudging exhaustedly through the day after a dutiful night of gaming.
It turns out there are a lot more gamers; the average age of a gamer being 34 years old, that also share the feeling of Gamer regret. With this knowledge, I become obsessed with this feeling and have dedicated myself to finding ways to get rid of it.
After doing tons of customer interviews, I found that gamers who feel this way have multifaceted lives with competing interests. Their lives might include a ton of responsibilities, job, kids, and family. From 18 or younger, we tend to think we have all the time in the world and don’t reflect on our time gaming. Time isn’t an hourglass until you see how much changes around you and how much you change over time. The reflection on my time gaming and life became the genesis of Lootfeed and the question.
What do you play for?
Lootfeed as a concept is simple: the time you spend while playing a video game is also spent building value (IRL) in real life. Games today bring a person educational, therapeutic, and recreational value, but what if there could be more? A select group of streamers and professional gamers as of this decade have been able to create real-world monetary value based on virtual exploits. What is the intrinsic value?
We believe in the future. Every time a gamer plays a game, this gamer will be synchronous Looting in real life for something — for example, their savings, goals, college loans, retirement, and investments.
Approximately 2.2 billion gamers share gaming as a hobby in the world. With the estimated 7.6 billion people living on earth, this means that almost a third of people on this planet are gamers!
Gamers spend an average of nearly six hours each week playing videogames. Millennial gamers (age 18-35) spend more time watching other people play video games than they spend watching traditional sports on television. Meanwhile, younger gamers (age 18-25) spend almost an hour more each week watching online gaming than watching traditional sports. Gamers spend an average of one hour and 48 minutes each week watching other players play online on sites such as Twitch. In comparison to two hours and 27 minutes spent watching traditional sports on broadcast television.
Lootfeed is a Hobby meeting a habit.
Hobbies are recreational activities that you repeatedly do.
Habits are a regular tendency or practice.
Lootfeed seeks to marry your gaming hobby with positive habits.
On average, a person spends about 10000 hours of gaming in their first 18 years of life. What if this had tangible value outside of potential esports skills acquired?
Pay and or Invest in yourself while you play.