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.


Alpha Registration

The Hash Rush alpha will begin on 31 July and is currently scheduled to run until 28 September. We may extend or shorten the ending date as the alpha progresses.

We are limiting access to 1000 players. We may change this number depending on our testing needs.

Please fill out the form at https://www.hashrush.com/alpha/signup. We will then contact all successful applicants in late July.

Successful applicants will receive an email closer to the launch date with a link to complete their registration, create an account, and download the build.

No - there's no need to own any cryptocurrency to join the Hash Rush alpha.


About the Alpha

  • The Hash Rush Alpha is an early test of key gameplay features by a select number of players. This is a work-in-progress version of Hash Rush and as such, gameplay may not reflect the finished product.
  • Generate feedback about the gameplay. We want our alpha players to tell us about their online experience, what they enjoyed about the game, what they didn't enjoy quite as much, and of course any bugs they encountered. We'd love to know what they think so we can improve the game.
  • Test the stability and scalability of the game in order help us handle more players on our servers in the future.

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 4 GB available space


RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon HD 7970
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 4 GB available space

We estimate the download will be about 2Gb, but this may change - we will let you know the final download size. Please make sure that you have enough free space on your hard drive before downloading and installing the game and give yourself some time to allow for the download.

No, this is not a feature for the alpha phase.

No - there's no need to own any cryptocurrency to join the Hash Rush alpha.

Yes. Players will be able to construct buildings that allow training of defensive units. We'll reveal much more about these units and the nature of combat as we approach alpha.

The alpha will introduce combat for the first time ever, along with new units, a revamp of almost all buildings, a new questing system and the first iteration of the marketplace. We'll provide much more details on all of these in the coming weeks.

The game will launch with more planets, quests, items, and units, as well as blockchain technology fully incorporated in to Hash Rush. Tokenized items as well as the player reward pool - where players compete to earn real cryptocurrency - will all be live. Sign up to our newsletter and keep following our dev blogs to stay to on top of all of these and more.

In alpha, players will compete against each other in a live contest to mine and deliver the most Crypto Crystals. Player vs player combat is something we're working on for a future release, and won't be in alpha.

We are focusing on Windows development, and are not working on an alpha build for other platforms at this time. Alpha testers are welcome to try WINE or similar solutions to run the PC build on Linux or Apple operating systems, but VZ Games cannot offer official support on these.

For the alpha the only playable faction will the The Ernacks.

We're still making a decision on this, and it will depend on exactly which content we launch in alpha. We'll definitely let you know well before it begins, however.

The Hash Rush alpha and all related materials will be available in English and Japanese. Please make sure to submit all your feedback to the team in English or Japanese.

The official Hash Rush forums will be our primary information point, but you can also connect with us on Discord, Twitter, and Facebook! Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter if you haven't already.


For Alpha Players

As soon as the alpha build is available, we'll email you with instructions on where to download the launcher. The launcher itself will download the game binaries, and automatically install any patches we release.

Our in-game bug report system is the easiest way to let us know about any issues you experience. For more general feedback, we'll have dedicated threads on our official forums, and would love to hear from you!

We will listen to our players and take on board any feedback that will help us create the best possible game we can. We'll be ironing out bugs, balancing all of the in-game systems, making tweaks to the UI, and anything else that may come up which helps us improve Hash Rush.

Given the nature of game development, it may be necessary to reset gameplay several times during the alpha. We'll give everyone sufficient warning on any resets or wipes that we need to run.