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  • Summary: Kwari's game of the same name is a first-person shooter with a difference; players make money off each other in real-time. The game will ultimately be free to download online, but instead of being subscription-based it will use a unique free-to-play/pay-to-play model whereby Kwari sells the player ammunition in place of flat rate charges or monthly subscriptions. The skill-based game has been built from the ground up around the concept of money changing hands at a tremendously fast rate, and was developed using some of the most advanced technology available to ensure total financial infallibility fused with benchmark playability. Kwari flies in the face of the social network gaming ethos, which hinges on projecting an identity online, and for others to be able to interact or engage with that online persona. Bring money into the equation, however, and the rules have to change. Anonymity becomes necessary as well as psychologically appealing to a point where Kwari is virtually diametrically opposite to the core values of social networking. [Kwari] Expand
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  1. It technically functions as a shooter. But it needed to be a lot better to fits its gimmick. [Apr 2008, p.75]
  2. If you're going to ask someone to continuously pay money to be able to play your game, you're going to have to provide one hell of a decent shooter. And not, let's say, something that looks and feels like a weak "Quake II" clone. Yeah, you read that right. "Quake II." [Mar 2008, p.82]
  3. An inferior, dated FPS mess, a poor man's "Quake III" that borrows heavily from the illustrious classic and copies it with shocking ineptitude. [Apr 2006, p.80]