Hash Rush

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to common questions as well as step-by-step guides to help you with your Hash Rush journey, buying and selling Rush Coin, pre-alpha access and more.
For anything not covered on this page, please shoot us an email to support@hashrush.com. Alternatively, come and chat to the devs and our growing community on Discord.

The Game

Hash Rush is a real-time strategy game currently in development for PC. Set in the fictional Hermeian Universe, players compete for real cryptocurrency rewards by building a mining colony and growing it into the envy of their solar system.

You start off on a planet as the leader of a mining colony and it will be your task to build and develop your mining colony whilst completing both single player objectives and faction goals.

Some of the objectives and goals that you can work your way through include fending off dangerous wildlife, defending against raiding parties, environmental threats and much more.

Each faction will not only look totally different, but they will also come with unique structures, buffs and bonuses, all of which will make the gameplay different between each faction.

The exact cost to start playing the game is yet to be determined, but we can confirm that Hash Rush will be a subscription-based game, with players competing for a share in the prize pool relative to how well they did in mining Crypto Crystals that month. The subscription also ensures that the overall prize pool allocation grows every time a new player joins Hash Rush.

You won't need to own any cryptocurrency to get started. Instead, we aim to facilitate that to ease newcomers into the crypto space, and so we're designing Hash Rush to be approachable and enjoyable regardless of one's blockchain familiarity.

No, Hash Rush is not being designed as a free-to-play game. There will be a free, playable tutorial, but the economics of a game tied to real-world earnings through cryptocurrency mining make free-to-play unfeasible.

There will be three playable Factions in Hash Rush: The Ernacks, a race of small, cloaked miners; Rick's Ravagers are a band of space pirates who specialize in scavenging and raiding; and the Highborn of Eldaria, a noble race of elven magic users.

No. Rush Coin tokens will be the main currency used in the game, but you don't need to own any beforehand.

Absolutely zero cryptocurrency, blockchain or mining knowledge is required. Rather, essential concepts will be revealed to players during tutorial stages (which experienced miners or crypto enthusiasts can skip). We're designing Hash Rush to be approachable and enjoyable regardless of one's blockchain familiarity.

Yes, we plan on releasing free updates that will offer additional factions, maps and quests for our players. The team are committed to seeing Hash Rush players enjoying a deep, immersive and ever-growing strategy game.

Hash Rush is being developed for Windows, but as we're still early in development we can't give you the exact required specs. We can assure you, though, that you won't have to have a mega-machine for Hash Rush. For the pre-alpha minimum specifications, please see below in the pre-alpha section.

Hash Rush is being developed in Unity.

We will be launching in English, and are also releasing localized version of Hash Rush in Japanese and Korean. Additional languages will be announced as we expand into other regions.

We've not yet decided on this. We will of course go with whichever back-end makes the most sense for the game, and delivers the best experience for our players.

Right now our team is entirely focused on the PC version. Far down the roadmap we have our sights set on bringing Hash Rush to mobile, but have no confirmed dates for this. We'll release details on mobile, other games or other genres when we have them. For now, it's all about building the core game!

Rush Coin Tokens

Rush Coin (RC) is an Ethereum token which complies with the ERC-20 standard. It is the primary in-game currency, and will also be tradeable on cryptocurrency exchanges.

We recommend you use My Ether Wallet (MEW) or the official Ethereum Wallet (Mist). Note that you can store your tokens on your Ethereum address on an ERC20-supporting hardware wallet such as a Trezor or a Ledger Nano S, but you may need to use MEW to manage them.

RC is currently tradable on EtherDelta. We are in negotiations with a number of other cryptocurrency exchanges, but can't reveal more at this point. Also, you can expect to see Rush Coin listed on CoinMarketCap in early 2018.

RC tokens have been sent to Ethereum addresses that participated in the ICO. If you have had any problem claiming your tokens, please email support@hashrush.com

Any in-game items and other rewards will be waiting for you in your inventory when the game launches in Q3 2018.

The total number of tokens distributed in the ICO was capped at 70,000,000 of which approximataly 6 million are in distribution. We set the hard cap for the pre-sale and ICO at 70,000 ETH and valued 1RC = 0.001ETH.

The Hash Rush economy, including our specific plans for RC, are all being worked on at the moment.

We will use market mechanisms to ensure a balanced economy (both in-game and pertaining to the RC coins in the real world). Therefore, we will use both inflationary and deflationary techniques to ensure an adequate and fair value is maintained. There will likely be a slight, healthy inflationary effect but this will be managed to ensure a fair and appropriate gradual increase in prices.

We have heard from some community members that they are not able to see their Rush Coin after confirming that their ETH transaction was successful. Your tokens are there, but you may have to follow these steps in order to do so:

1. Open your wallet on https://www.myetherwallet.com/
2. Under ‘Token Balances’, select the option to ‘Add Custom Token’.
3. A drop down will appear and you will be required to enter the Rush Coin Token Contract Address: 0x2DBE0f03f1dddbdbc87557e86dF3878AE25af855
4. Enter the Token Symbol: RC
5. Enter the number of decimals: 8
6. Upon submitting these details, the number of Rush Coins tokens should now appear in your MyEtherWallet.

Pre Alpha

The pre-alpha started on the 18th of December and ended on the 18th of January

There are three groups of people that qualify to play the Hash Rush pre-alpha:

  • - Anyone that took part in our pre-sale (including people that participated with less than the minimum pre-sale threshold)
  • - Anyone that participated in the ICO within the first three days
  • - Winners of the Hash Rush Creative Contest

The Hash Rush pre-alpha will allow you to play as the Ernacks faction. The pre-alpha build is of course limited in terms of content, features and graphics optimisation. It contains a small planet that you can explore, where you can:

  • - Create and control Ernacks
  • - Gather resources such as logs, berries and crypto crystals
  • - Construct different kinds of structures
  • - Complete objectives laid out in the tutorial, In short, the pre-alpha gives you an indication of how Hash Rush will look and play. Please note that this is a very early version of the game, so you will certainly encounter bugs, glitches and other imperfections. We would appreciate it if you can include the issues you encounter while playing on our forums.

You will not reap any monetary rewards (in RC or other cryptocurrencies) for playing the pre-alpha.

Yes - the pre-alpha is a stand-alone version of Hash Rush and no progress will be saved once it ends.

The Hash Rush pre-alpha testing phase was open to pre-sale and ICO contributors who participated in the first three days only. We may run an additional testing phase in the future, so sign up for our mailing list to stay informed about how to take part.

Please take a look at our forums, join us on Discord and ask your question in the #questions-and-answers channel or send a direct (Discord) message to any Hash Rush team member. Alternatively, you can email us at support@hashrush.com.