If you wonder how Bitcoin mining would go, but can’t afford to start, there is now a simulator to show you how it works.
Made by Reddit user u/BTCGamer, the game lets you buy rigs, fans, research better ones, expand your space, etc. Published on Newgrounds, the online community for entertainment including gaming, filming, audio and artwork composition, the game has close to 50,000 views as of the time of writing.
You start out with a small room that consists of six desks and 0.08 BTC. For now, you can only afford a desktop from Bell Computers that generates 0.01 BTC per minute and doesn’t use electricity. Once you make enough money, you can buy a 6 GPU Custom Mining Rig for 0.3 BTC and install it on the second table. It generates 0.3 BTC per minute and doesn’t use electricity either. Rigs can be overclocked (by making them “run faster” than originally intended), making them generate more BTC, but you can only overclock one rig.
From then on, you maintain the game open and wait till you generate sufficient bitcoins to “studies” new miners to enhancethe quantity of BTC earned in line with minute. understand that maximum of these do use power, though, and the pricemay be routinely deducted out of your in-sport stability. All miners generate heat as well – how a great deal depends at therig itself. Overheating the room makes you lose the game, so spend money on coolers as nicely!
The visuals of the game are very rudimentary, and the music may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it can be turned off. However, it is the product of a single person, so expectations should be low to begin with. The creator also takes everyone’s criticisms into account and adds features according to that.
Although there is practically no replayability value, the game is a great insight into how mining works – and how boring it is most of the time. It has a score of 3.58 out of 5 on Newgrounds, and 179 people added it to their Faves. On social network Reddit, the game received pretty positive acclaim, where one user even mined more than 21 million – a significant amount of time spent in the game, at the very least.
It’s no Witcher 3, GTA V or Skyrim, but for all of you who want to learn more about crypto mining, check it out!