Can you remember the very first person brave enough to pay for a piece of code made by you? 🙆♂️
What was it that you have done?
Was it really bad?
...or were you bursting with pride? Both perhaps? :)
You simply cannot be bothered with material goods and never made a single penny with software? I want to hear from you too.
My first time took place roughly around 11 years ago - can you remember when these money-management, space-war browser games like OGame were on fire? No? Well, that's fine. 😬
I was learning PHP at the time and eventually I conceived a dream - my very own OGame clone, only better! 💪
I spent couple of weeks putting together a truly horrible codebase and went on to publish it on a free hosting.
Needless to say, it was not resembling anything like a completed game.
Spamming various message boards I managed to find around 100 players to join the game (and put the free server down as a result) but what happened next shocked me... (no clickbait)
I received an email from someone offering to buy the game from me as it seemed "promising"! 🤯
Now, that was something new to me - I thought for couple of minutes and accepted the whopping offer of the equivalent of $40...
...hey, for a regular teenager from Eastern Europe that was a pile of cash at the time. It went quick from there - I got paid by wire transfer, sent the source files via email (who would have thought one can have a git repo) and that was it - never heard of it again. 😭
🎼 🎷 ...Money for nothing, and chips for free... 🎧
Tell me your story! 🔥 I am sure there will be a few fun, brutal or unusual memories to share.