There’s not a lot of downtime in the startup life, in fact there’s virtually none at all. But we all know that at some point there needs to be some release. You need to free your mind from coding, pitching and business developing so your brain doesn’t just totally fry. Some turn to Angry Birds, others turn to SongPop but now, thanks to a Boulder Startup there’s “Startup The Game”.
Startup The Game is a classic video game. You have to capture as many good characters as you can before something bad happens. Good characters in Startup The Game include research,good press,users and venture capital. Bad characters include bugs,bad press, and competition.
The soundtrack for the game is fittingly, “dub step” music which is perfect for startups.
The scrolling game has you jump and crouch to get the things you need and avoid the things that you don’t.
Now the game is about as fun and mind relaxing as that helicopter game or even Temple Run, but that’s just the beginning. Robert Reichs, the founder of “Startup The Game”, has actually added a way for startups to create traction in a fun and competitive way through “Startup The Game”.
When you finish the game you can donate your points to one of the popular startups that’s trending within the game. If your favorite startup isn’t available you can add it, and hopefully your startup will shoot up the ladder and other players will start donating their points to you. Reichs tells us there are already 500 startups signed up within the game.
We wanted to find out just how does someone come up with a game like this. Reichs told us: