Diamond Hands #1
Our gaming lives are not our own.
We’re bound by rules made by others.
We are told there is a natural order to virtual worlds, and that those who try to upend it do not fare well.
We’re told that corporate and individual greed is the way things are, and will remain until the end of times.
We are told that no matter what we do, it will never amount to more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.
What is an ocean, but a multitude of drops?
The gaming industry has been corrupted by both malicious players and profit-hungry corporations.
Gaming franchises that used to seize our imaginations have been ruined by the endless stream of poor game design choices fueled by shareholder’s greed.
What used to be an immersive artform is slowly devolving into an endless sequence of limited-time offers, rotten loot boxes, and worthless microtransactions designed to squeeze every last drop out of our wallets, making us pay for things we do not own.
Games we play have become plagued by the scourge of scammers and hackers that do not care about experiencing imaginary universes, making friends or having fun — their only goal is to make a buck by stealing what was never really ours.
Our gaming lives are not our own — they are chained to centralized, cloud-powered servers, where all the things we worked so hard to build can disappear in an instant of someone else’s selfishness or incompetence.
We dare to dream about a better world.
We want to reignite the spark of creativity that lies in every game developer’s heart, extinguished by years of battling with game monetization models fueled by greed and monopolies.
We want to help them explore new technologies that can shatter the chains that have kept them beached for so long — and give them the tools and knowledge they need to discover new lands.
We want to unite gamers and game developers under a single banner, so they can become an ocean that will obliterate the old, corrupt structures of the gaming industry — and reshape it into an art form that is made fair and revolutionized by new technologies.
We dream of a world where gamers are unshackled and unbound from a single digital reality, free to roam a myriad of gaming universes while taking their characters and items with them — safely kept inside their own, impenetrable digital vaults.
Actually owning the virtual items they earned or paid for.
A world where gamers are rewarded based on skill, merit, talent and creativity — not on mindless, AI-powered grinding, deceit, and forced pay-to-win models.
Where developers can build new worlds that benefit themselves and gamers at the same time. Where the architects of virtual realities that choose ethics, message and innovation over greed end up being rewarded with player loyalty and support.
Where games played by millions are those that teach us about being human, that explore new game mechanics, enrich our minds and make us feel joy. That help us learn about key subjects like the nature of consciousness, logic, ethics, science, philosophy, art, and history.
Our mission is to bring fairness and purpose to gaming.