The 99-Cent Social-Change Game
Armchair Revolutionary seeks to build global support for science and technology projects through 99-cent donations. Can it work?
When Ariel Hauter and her team launched Armchair Revolutionary, they took into account the many payment platforms, gaming apps and crowdsourcing movements ruling the marketplace–and decided to use a bit of them all.
ArmRev is a web-based game that sources donations and ideas for science and technology projects, with a 99-cent contribution limit. Financiers, game designers and idealists can compete against each other, earning points, rewards and accessing new levels of the game as support grows for their projects. Budgeting and timelines are then crowdsourced to supporters, to help determine a reliable scale for progress.