VR Design Firm is an idea I’ve had for a few years now but never had time to work on it. I still don’t have much time to work on it … but I’m going to try to fit it in here and there.
The basic premisis is that it will be a community-based “game” in which you will be able to run your own virtual design firm. It will not be a 3D or real-time game, more for entertainment purposes. It may flop or may flourish … it’s hard to say in these early stages.
I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but basically you’ll get a start-up fund to rent some office space, buy equipment, hire a staff, etc. Then every so often (maybe weekly or so) you’ll have “clients” requesting a proposal. Based on what you propose, the client may choose you or they may choose one of the other design firms out there. Who is chosen will be based on your decisions for the project, the skill level of your staff, productivity and other factors (to be determined later).
If you land the client, you will earn extra income to expand your business, buy better equipment, educate your staff, etc. Every improvement will help your chances of landing more clients. I am also envisioning some collaborations with other websites (basically advertising) who would provide some “referral” codes to increase your income by visiting their site, filling out a survey or other tasks.
Like I said, I haven’t worked everything out yet, but hopefully I can work on it here and there and have something basic by Spring of 2008! Stay tuned …