For The Win (FTW)
For The Win (FTW)
FTW is an instant community that quickly connects you to like-minded gamers to play your favorite games, your way.
FTW is an instant community that quickly connects you to like-minded gamers to play your favorite games, your way. Read more
About this project
Introducing For the Win
FTW - by the creators of DestinyLFG.com - is an instant community and mobile app designed for the gamer first, to quickly connect you to like-minded gamers to play your favorite games, your way.
FTW is an instant community of friends. We will launch with over 6 MILLION users*, so you will always have someone to play with in your favorite games.
Play your way. Find the perfect group or like-minded gamer to play with based on your needs and what you want to do. Forget random matchmaking in your games, resulting in a major time suck and game experience because you had no choice in who you played with.
- More game time. Spend more time playing your games instead of working to find friends. We make it seamless and easy with tools such as the Event Scheduler, Chat, and our giant, established community, to find you a group blazingly fast. Less work, more play.
- Looking For Group tools for all your favorite games
- Reputation system so you can better understand who you are playing with
- Chat so you can connect prior to meeting up in game
- Profiles so you can connect your PC or Game Console, collect gaming friends, earn accolades and more
- Event Scheduler to plan future events
- Twitch Streaming integrated directly in to your listed games and showcased to the community
- Notifications for events, chat requests, game start times and more, all on your mobile instead of your console
- iOS and Android on release
Our promise to you: as hardcore gamers, we will work extremely HARD for you to provide the best app and community so your gaming experience with FTW is kick ass.
Find players. Find groups. FOR THE WIN!
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Let Me Tell You a Familiar Story. It’s Friday...
It’s been a long week. You’ve dreamed of this moment since Monday. All you want is to kick your feet up, relax, and smash some alien faces in your favorite video game. But, you can’t. Where are your friends? You need a group of other gamers to conquer that Raid boss. And now that piece of Exotic gear you want to loot is quickly becoming a distant reality.
Or let’s say you jump in your favorite game and join a random matchmade group. Things are going fine. And Then. Typical. Things start to unravel. Two players don’t have mics. Some are squeekers. Another is way underpowered. Leeroy Jenkins. Your past few hours have been a struggle and now wasted. Friday night ruined. All you can do is /ragequit. If you only had a way to find the right group and quality players to get the job done.
We’ve all been there. We understand. It’s Friday night and your time is precious.
You need to Win.
You need FTW.
Blah blah blah. Give me the deets!
FTW is designed for the gamer first. It will be beautifully designed. Functional. Simple. Designed to get you into the game fast. And with with an already established community of over 6 Million+ gamers, you’ll find a quality group blazingly fast. Less time searching. More time playing.
FTW’s Looking for Group (LFG) rooms will be your main destination to search for other groups or for you to list your profile. Each LFG will be custom tailored for the games requirements, activities and design. Use filters to sort the list quickly and then easily read the requirements and information about each activity including the leader’s FTW Reputation.
The FTW Reputation system will reassure you that you are playing with quality players. Let FTW weed out the players that have a history of going AFK, or kick players so their friends can join at a boss, are poor sports who /ragequit, etc. Immediately knowing the better players means a better gaming experience, less wasted time, and more loot!
And if you still aren’t sure about a player or group, hit em up on the FTW Chat for instant one-on-one chat. How long do you plan to play? What weapons do you have? Are you a noob or have your run this 1238723 times? We eliminate the need to message someone through the console which is painstakingly slow and tedious. FTW is again helping you find the perfect, like-minded group easily.
Another benefit is FTW Profiles. Your secure room for your characters, FTW play history, saved FTW Friends and FTW Accolades. Connect your profile to your favorite platform such as PC, Playstation or Xbox to your profile. Connect to Twitch and your social profiles. With stretch funding, we can let you save your different characters for your favorite games so it’s even easier and quicker to find a group and get in game.
Show off your FTW Accolades in the form of titles, badge or emblems. Perhaps the community votes you as a moderator or Sherpa. You deserve it. So let’s make sure you can show it off in the listings on FTW! Or even better, you can show off your unique title when you contribute to our Kickstarter! :)
With enough funding, we plan to build an FTW Event Scheduler. Players will be able to search for and create future events. So instead of forming a group on the-fly, you can set up a future event. Players can then sign up for your event. So when you get home from work or school on Friday evening, FTW will do the work and notify all players to log on and get ready. This way you don’t have to do any searching, just log on and start having fun.
For our Streamers out there, we plan to integrate Twitch and other streaming services directly into FTW and your profiles. We want to give you a focused outlet and bring your voice to the FTW community. With enough funding we plan to create areas for featured Streamers and so groups can show off their skills with everyone else on FTW.
Lastly, we’ve mentioned notifications but to reiterate, we’ll have native notifications so you can rest comfortably on your couch and not miss a beat for invites, chats, etc from the comfort of your couch. This way we reduce the amount of notifications you get on screen!
Why We Need Your Support
As you can see, FTW will change how you group and game, but we can’t build this on our own. Advertising only goes so far. It really only keeps the lights on. Your contributions, no matter how large or small, will help pay for the development of this amazing app for you. And your support will help us hire community managers to support you.
We want to hire a team of community managers, or game masters, for every game we support. They will keep you and the community engaged through social media and other channels, to help grow the community and keep it active with contests or events. The game masters will be active players and experts at their game. They will keep FTW up-to-date as the games evolve, but most importantly listen to your feedback. They will continually evolve FTW to suit your needs.
We greatly thank you for your contributions! You are the backbone of FTW!
Free vs Premium
FTW Membership will always be free, but for us to keep this lights on, it has to be supported with non-disruptive ads. Our Premium Plans will help FTW to continually grow, add games, hire support staff, and develop new features. Premium plans are ad-free experiences, with other great benefits and will be affordable for every user.
Pricing and terms for our Premium and Premium+ plans are still being determined. Features for each tier are subject to change.
What Happens to Our Existing LFG Sites?
With the launch of the FTW app, we will launch our new website http://FTW.in. This will be our new home for all of our existing LFG sites.
Each LFG will become a subdomain of FTW.in. So DestinyLFG.com will become Destiny.FTW.in.
The community will be under one roof. It will not be split. There is no difference between a listing on the website versus the mobile app. If I list myself on the mobile app, I'll see my listing on the corresponding website, and vice versa.
The websites will have limited functionality on launch but eventually they'll match the mobile app. If we receive enough additional funding, we will do a complete overhaul of the websites.
A few days before the hit game Destiny launched in Sept 2014, Brock launched DestinyLFG.com in Brooklyn, New York, as a way to connect to other Destiny gamers. Respectfully, Bungie decided to rely on it's community to form fireteams to play it's toughest and most challenging content. Brock knew he needed his own solution to find people to group with, thus DestinyLFG.com was born. Shortly after launch, Brock met Myke, and they quickly became friends. Myke is currently leading design and living in Utah. After the site became a hit, Brock started to think, wouldn't it be nice to be able to use a similar service for more than just Destiny? To figure this out Brock enlisted his long time high school buddy and fellow gamer Mark.
We believe too many of the games we love to play feature random matching where no one talks, no one communicates and what you are playing ends up sucking. We believe we can do better. We believe we should have the tools that give us the choice to play with the best groups, gamers, and preferences which gives ALL of us the best gaming experience, which gets us the best loot.
This idea, this passion, led us to FTW
To validate our idea, we reached out to the fans of DestinyLFG.com for advice. We asked, "Will you use a service like DestinyLFG.com if it worked on other games? What games do you want to use on the platform? What types of features do you need?" We got some great answers: we need a mobile app, we need profiles, we need reputations, and more. The overwhelming response led us to FTW. The ultimate mobile app to play with the best gamers, play with the best groups, For the Win!
Thank you for getting this far! We'd love your support!
See you in-game. See you in FTW. For the Win!
* DestinyLFG.com, TheDivisionLFG.com, CODLFG.com and our other LFG sites, and their 6 million plus users, will become FTW. For more information, please see the "What Happens to our Existing LFG Sites?" section above.
Risks and challenges
Mark and I both work at elite digital agencies in New York City working with brands like American Express and NIKE and are well seasoned at launching complex digital experiences. Building the FTW app on iOS and Android to support a large amount of gamers, to be secure, and beautifully designed will be expensive. We are only interested in doing this right and the app must feel great for the user. We don't want to build a hack. We will run this project using the AGILE methodology and approach it in a time boxed fashion to deliver on or close to our July 2016 deadline. We'll build what features are the highest priority and shelve those which we don't have time or funding for. We'll seek ongoing guidance from our Champions group to validate our priorities. This is going to be a blast and we hope you join us on this amazing adventure.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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