Startup Jigger, designed to remove bot attacks in games, has raised $400,000 from US funds Zee Capital, Orange DAO, and various angel investors. So far, the technology is beta testing and undergoing changes before release. As they transform their prototype into a finished product, they are already doing pilot projects.
According to Levan Kvirkvelia, co-author of Jigger, developer of the popular Diary app, and Forbes 30 under 30 nominees (a position he won in 2018), he personally reported the idea and history of the startup to Forbes.
Matvey Huseynov and Timur Huseynov were two of the young entrepreneurs at the Russian startup Afisha. The team wanted to give their users the option of having bots in their game so they could use them as virtual assistants but were met with resistance from bot competitors.
The problem with bots and that they level the meaning of tasks quickly, thus not giving human players a chance to earn money.
There was a time when the currency of the world would depreciate. That has changed with a new approach to the game economy and fixes in place by developers to stop bots from destroying it.
The advent of gaming bots has led to an increased demand for innovative solutions. In response, their partners came up with an integrated security technology that they are now generating revenue. Many game developers know the problem though and have responded by integrating these same measures into their games.
In the example of Prada and Kvirkvelia, it’s easy to see how a normalized user experience can impact business. Both brands have invested in creating platforms that don’t require bots or other types of annoying users. As they grow, they will also work on better ways of attracting new customers through their use of these platforms.
Levan Kvirkvelia started learning to code at a young age and soon began creating his first website. By the time he was thirteen years old, he began thinking about ways to improve the electronic diary program for school-age boy in Kazakhstan. He applied for those changes at the age of 14 and entered the market in early 2014.
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