The Respect Game is a simple, elegant, and profoundly helpful game that anyone can play to grow their community!
The Respect Game provides a fun new way to foster collaborations, raise awareness for public goods creators, and help communities fairly reward impact. It also introduces revolutionary governance system and enables communities to coordinate to achieve shared goals more efficiently than ever before.
a profoundly helpful consensus game that provides a fun way to foster collaborations, promote public goods creators, and fairly award positive impact. The Respect Game enables decentralized organizations to thrive with fractal democracy, autonomous coordination, and a sybil resistant reputation system rooted in onchain attestations during joyful events.
The Respect Game is at the heart of Optimism Fractal and our work at Optimystics. We’ve been pioneering this innovative consensus game for years with hundreds of talented builders and we created Optimism Fractal to grow Optimism with weekly events featuring the Respect Game.
You can join our events, watch our videos, and read below to learn why this simple game provides such immense benefits. Enjoy! 🌞
Table of Contents
- Intro to the Respect Game
- Benefits of the Respect Game
- What is Respect?
- Respect Game Apps
- Respect Game Events
- Watch the Respect Game
- Get Involved
- Related Posts
Intro to the Respect Game
What is the Respect Game? The Optimystics provide an overview of the Respect Game rules and show you how to play! 🌻
Here’s an overview of how to play:
- Forming Groups: Participants gather in randomized groups of three to six players. If there are many participants, they split into multiple groups. The Respect Game can accommodate any amount of players due to it’s fractal nature.
- Sharing Contributions: Each person in the group gets a chance to share what they've done recently to help the community. Each participant can take up to 4 minutes to do this. This could be anything from creating content, building software, inviting friends, or other helpful activities for the Optimism Collective.
- Ranking and Consensus: After everyone has shared their contributions, the group discusses and ranks each other’s work in order of helpfulness. The players try to rank who did the most to help the community in the past week, then who helped the second most, the third most, and so forth. In order to win, the players must reach consensus by at least 2/3rds of the group agreeing to the ranks.
- Awarding Respect: Based on these rankings, Respect is distributed to each participant. The better your contribution is ranked, the more respect you earn. Respect is not transferable, meaning you keep them as a personal token of your contributions and they build up for each person over time.
- Optimistic Technology: You can play the Respect Game without using special tools, but the game is better when using a blockchain. At Optimism Fractal, the results of these rankings and the distribution of respect points are recorded on the OP Mainnet. This ensures transparency and allows everyone to see the contributions and respect of each member.
- Ongoing Participation: The game repeats with regular meetings where members share their latest contributions and receive more respect over time for continually growing Optimism.
The respect game encourages community participation and recognizes each member's contributions in a fair and transparent way.
Benefits of the Respect Game
Here are some benefits of the Respect Game:
- Respect Scores: Respect tokens serve as an immutable reputation score on the OP Mainnet. This provides a decentralized and transparent, credibly neutral composable record of an individual's contributions and impact within the community.
- Collaboration and Networking: The system encourages collaboration and networking in fun weekly meetings. By participating and contributing to the community, individuals earn respect points, which can lead to higher rankings and recognition. This process fosters a supportive and exciting environment where members are incentivized to contribute positively.
- Composability on Optimism: The respect system is highly composable, meaning it can be integrated with various decentralized applications and tools. This flexibility allows for broad applications, including reward systems, decision-making processes, and verification of contributions.
- Awarding Public Goods Creators: The respect points are particularly focused on rewarding those who contribute to public goods and the broader ecosystem. This aligns with the mission of fostering collaboration and supporting creators who contribute to open-source projects or other community-benefiting initiatives.
- Democratic and Credibly Neutral Process: The allocation of respect points is designed to be democratic and credibly neutral. Participants are placed in random breakout rooms and measurements are taken by peers on a weekly basis to insure that the distribution of points is fair and based on genuine contributions.
- Collective Decision-Making: Respect tokens can be used to elect leaders of the community. Respect can give power in collective decisions and providing a structured way for the community to govern itself. The smart contracts can be operated by community members with the most Respect.
- Fractal Democracy: The concept of fractal democracy is used where decision-making is decentralized into smaller groups like branches of a tree. This allows for more efficient and representative decision-making processes.
- Encouraging Participation and Positive Contribution: Simply joining and participating in the community in a positive manner can earn respect points, encouraging a broad range of contributions and engagement levels.
The Respect Game is designed to promote collaboration, contribution to public goods, and a democratic process of recognition and decision-making, all underpinned by a strong community ethos.
What is Respect?
Respect is an opinion that means to value someone or something. You can respect the work other people do. At Optimism Fractal, we respect their contributions and impact to the Optimism Collective.
To help the Optimism Collective better understand impact of public goods creators, we created software that enables communities to give Respect to award community members at fun events. Respect is a soulbound token that any community can use to express a community opinion. The Respect token is an elegant and composable primitive that can enhance the functionality of many other smart contracts on Optimism. You can learn more about the benefits and utility of Respect in this article.
Respect Game Apps
How do we use the OP Mainnet to play the Respect Game? We demonstrate Fractalgram, an intuitive app that helps communities reach consensus while having fun!
We build open-source tools for anyone to empower their community with consensus games on the OP Stack. You can learn more about the open source apps and tools that we use to play the Respect Game at Optimystics.io/tools. Developers can explore the articles and code repositories to learn how to build exciting new applications with the Respect Game.
Respect Game Events
You can play the Respect Game at Optimism Fractal on Mondays at 17 UTC. Optimism Fractal is dedicated to fostering collaboration and awarding public goods creators on Optimism. You can register for weekly email reminders at event page and find details at OptimismFractal.com. Optimism Fractal provides a perfect place to collaborate with talented optimists and earn awards for helping the Optimism Collective.
You can explore other communities that are playing the Respect Game on our events and communities pages. In addition to these events, our tools are all open source so anyone can play the Respect Game at their events. We’re happy to help you get started, so feel free to reach out with any questions or comments!
There are two weekly events we host where you can play the Respect Game.
You can play the Respect Game at Eden Fractal on Wednesdays at 16 UTC. Eden Fractal is dedicated to growing fractal communities and promoting the adoption of the Respect Game. You can register for weekly email reminders at event page and find details at EdenFractal.com. Eden Fractal provides the perfect place to collaborate with fractal enthusiasts and earn awards for helping people enjoy the Respect Game.
Watch the Respect Game
You can watch the Respect Game on our videos page and youtube channel. We publish videos of each weekly event featuring the Respect Game at both Optimism Fractal and Eden Fractal. In addition you can also explore hundreds of videos of Respect Gameplay on the Eden Creators youtube channel and OptimismFractal.com/media.
Thanks for reading and learning about the Respect Game. We invite you to join our weekly events, watch our previous episodes, and explore our blog to learn more about how the Respect Game can create profound benefits for the Optimism Collective. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments on our Discord.