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First Person Shooters (Games)

+ - New FPS Allows Players To Kill for Real Money

Submitted by
Caydel
Caydel writes "Blood Toll is the first First Person Shooter game allowing players to earn money with every kill. The concept is simple: for every match, there is a price set on each player's head. For every kill, you collect money. For every death, you lose money. Matches can range from $0.01 per life to $500 per life.

Currently, the game is in its first beta phase. All matches are currently played with 'play money', although real money arenas will be opening soon. Until the 28th of Februrary, there is a contest running: whoever can earn the most play money will win a Playstation PSP.

There are three game modes currently offered in both 'Real Money' and 'Play Money' variants: 'Normal', 'Sniper' and 'Efficiency'. Normal is your stereotypical deathmatch, similar in feel to any of the Quake or Unreal variants. In Sniper mode, you start with a rifle and 1 health; every hit is a kill shot. In efficiency mode, you start with all the pickups, but only a limited amount of ammunition, with no pickups on the ground. Once you are out of ammo, you are merely a moving target.

So far, the game seems to be quite stable. While the current version is running on a highly modified version of the older GPL'ed 'Cube' game engine, the devs report that they will be moving to a newer engine yet prior to the full release of the game.

This sounds like an interesting concept, and is likely to draw a number of the more hard-core gamers out there. Unfortunately, this means that the competition will be very stiff in the real money arenas. For those elite gamers out there, this could pay more than a day job; for those not so skilled, this could cost more than a drug habit.

More beta testers are highly encouraged to join in the game."

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