So what’s the deal with Robot Cache?
Robot Cache is the first ever decentralized PC videogame distribution platform with a revolutionary digital resale model utilizing the blockchain. Robot Cache allows publishers and developers to keep significantly more revenue than other distribution platforms and gives gamers, for the first time ever, the ability to resell their digital games. Game makers keep more of the revenue, so they can make more great games. And gamers get to resell games as well as mine to earn IRON, our site’s virtual currency, to use towards buying games. Everyone wins!
Who is behind Robot Cache?
Other than the robots, it’s a team of passionate gamers and people that have dedicated their entire careers to the gaming industry. We thought it was time for distribution economics to be disrupted and base the ecosystem on fairness and transparency.
What is Early Access?
Early Access is the opportunity for our most passionate and trusted members of the community to gain access to the Robot Cache platform and work hand in hand with the Robot Cache team to provide feedback and suggestions as we move towards the public release. Plus, anyone who participates in Early Access is a Founder Forever and will receive rewards including an exclusive Founder’s badge, and coming soon the ability to reserve your Cacher name and an exclusive “perma” Power Boost through 12/31/19. Every time you mine, take home an additional 2.5%!
Why are you doing Early Access?
Early Access has become a common way to ensure that a service meets consumer expectations when it fully releases. We need some time to ensure this relatively new technology, like smart contracts and blockchain, work right! Follow our social channels for an in depth look into our design choices and help us by voting on what you like!
I have signed up for Early Access, what now?
Congrats on becoming a Robot Cache Founder! There is nothing more you need to do. Once everything is ready, you will receive an email with further information to complete your account and access the site. In the meantime, you can follow the various communication channels (Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Reddit, and Discord) for information as to when you might expect that email.
How do I know if I have been invited to Early Access?
The robots are in charge! They’ll be sending invitations via email with further instructions. It’ll come to the email you used to register during signup. If you would like to double check your status and make sure that you didn’t miss your invitation email, you can enter your email again here to verify your status.
When does the site launch to the public?
We’ll start with Early Access and then determine a launch date from there. We will keep everyone updated with our progress and ensure we seek and listen to your feedback through the process.
What does it mean to be a Founder?
Anyone who participates in Early Access is a Founder Forever and will receive rewards including an exclusive Founder’s badge and coming soon the ability to reserve your Cacher name and a mining boost.
When can I start purchasing and playing games?
As soon as you get into the Early Access program!
What does it mean to mine?
Mining is one of the more unique aspects of our marketplace. One of our goals is to take the mystery out of mining and make it as easy as pushing a button. Whenever you’re not gaming, you can use the RC Client to mine and in exchange receive IRON, our site’s digital currency, which you can use towards buying games.
Tell me more about mining?
First, Cachers should know it’s on an opt-in only basis if it’s not for you then cool! Our goal is to make mining so easy that with just a click you can earn free games on our platform through the RC Client. It’s on a completely opt-in basis with proper disclosures (plus helpful tips on electricity costs, types of cards and an easy to understand explanation of how it works).
Like other videogame distribution platforms, you use real money to purchase games, but you can also use IRON.
So, how do you earn IRON? Once you click the button to start mining, we direct you towards optimized mining pools and in turn, you’re rewarded in IRON, which is our site’s virtual currency. IRON is not a cryptocurrency as it stays in the Robot Cache ecosystem. IRON can then be used to purchase games; it’s a great way to pay for your gaming habit. You receive 85% (or likely much higher through boosts and bonuses earned in our rewards program) and Robot Cache uses the remainder to operate our business.
It’s very possible that we’ll have one of the largest mining pools in the world and in addition to using it to operate our business and allow gamers to earn games, we have dreams of using our mining pool towards humanitarian efforts. There are so many interesting possibilities when you aggregate that kind of computing power towards difficult mathematical problems the world is trying to solve. Even using it to find aliens through SETI. They are out there!
Yes, the crypto markets are in flux and we’re paying a lot of attention as they will surely continue to ebb and flow and hopefully eventually rise again. That said, with the right card, favorable electricity rates, and our optimized system many gamers will be able to earn free games! It’s new territory and therefore we’re being cautious, but our community should know our intent is to make it as economically viable as possible, so everyone wins!
When can I start mining?
We’ll be releasing this feature to Founders as soon as possible. Make sure you have registered for Early Access so you can be one of the first to start mining.
Does mining happen all the time in the background, do I need to download your client?
You will need to use the RC client for mining. If you opt-in, the Robot Cache miner will go to work while your machine is idle.
What is IRON?
IRON is Robot Cache’s virtual currency that gamers receive as special grants through promotions and through mining on the site. Special attention has been paid to ensure that IRON is maximally effective for supporting the Robot Cache community and is intended to stay within the Robot Cache ecosystem.
How much is an IRON token worth?
One Hundred (100 ) IRON is worth one ($1.00) USD.
What games/publishers are going to be on the Robot Cache platform?
We’ve announced many publishers and developers to date and more come onboard each week. We strive to be as friendly and open to indies as AAA and are seeking diverse, yet curated games to be on our marketplace. We’re up to over 50 partners with over 700 games from the likes of1C Publishing, 505 Games, Anuman Interactive SA, Big Ben Interactive, Ci Games, DANKIE, Devolver Digital Inc, Entrada Interactive, Forthright Entertainment, Headup, Hyperkinetic Studios, IMGN.PRO, inXile Entertainment, Libredia, Maximum Games, Microids, Modus Games, Paradox Interactive, Playdius Games/Plug In Digital, Revival Productions, Running with Scissors, THQ Nordic, and Versus Evil.
How can I get my games on your platform?
We have opened a beta version of the partner portal for developers and publishers to sign up with Robot Cache, submit their games and manage pricing/sales.
Are there any sneak peeks or platform walkthrough videos that you can show us?
Great question. By staying connected to our channels, you have access to exclusive sneak peeks, community polls, announcements, etc. You will be one of the first to learn about all the new features and updates! Here’s a sneak peek video showing off our platform.
Will I be able to sell my Steam games?
You will be unable to sell your Steam games on the Robot Cache platform.
Who do I contact if I have more questions, comments or concerns?
Will you still be having an airdrop for WAX holders?
That's the plan, but it’s a bit complicated since we have not done an ICO and IRON is not a token on the blockchain. We’re working on finding a solution that rewards Wax holders with IRON.
How can I earn IRON now?
Just keep following us! We host weekly IRON giveaways, contests, and promotions. This way once Early Access launches, you’ll be ahead of the game with a wallet ready to go!