As some of you have probably noticed Empire Avenue is now allowing players to send missions to other players! Basically one player performs a social media action for another and gains a reward in virtual currency.

I have been waiting a long time for this and I’m excited about how it will develop and improve. As it stands right now the shareholder missions are simple ‘link click’ missions but even in this form they offer a lot of variety and I’m excited to see what users do with them. Lots of opportunities to promote, to bring awareness to deserving charities, and to have some silly fun.

So, do any of you have a favorite shareholder mission yet that you’ve seen?

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About brentknowles

Brent Knowles is a writer, programmer, and game designer. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s computer science program and worked at the role-playing game studio BioWare for ten years (Baldur’s Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights, Dragon Age), during most of which he was a Lead Designer/Creative Director. Now he writes full time. He has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies including The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Shroud, Abyss and Apex, Neo-Opsis, On Spec, and Tales of the Talisman. In 2009 Brent placed first in the third quarter of the Writer’s of the Future Contest with his story ‘Digital Rights’.

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