New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) India’s homegrown networking site WorldFloat has started a new gaming feature that allows users to make money, even as plans are afoot for another add-on to help people source money from large numbers of people for their projects.
Founder of WorldFloat.com Pushkar Mahatta said the new feature called “treasure hunt” was already gaining popularity among users in India as well as in other countries.
He said the games offered at the WorldFloat site were skill-based, and one can make up to Rs.10,000. “These are not chance-based. You get to make more money, if you spend more time and have the skills.”
Drawing comparison with other social networking sites, Mahatta said that while Facebook has emphasis on “oldness of friends”, WorldFloat lays stress on “newness of friends”. People from different cultures and cities get to network along with social gaming.
“Very soon we are also entering the crowd-funding space where people in need of money for their projects will be able to lift money via the crowd-funding method,” he said.
According to Mahatta, WorldFloat has increased its presence in 62 countries across the world, including the US, China, Europe and Gulf countries, and is eyeing 10 million users by the end of June.
He said the site was becoming increasingly popular and would give competition to the global leaders like Facebook and Twitter. “The site has expanded its presence across the world within a year of its launch,” he said about WorldFloat, launched in June last year.
“In the months to come, WorldFloat will be spreading into more and more countries around the world and embracing more diverse cultures,” he said.
Explaining the game, in which virtual money is being given to the winners, Mahatta said: “Players have to just click on the notes seen on screen. The player with maximum clicks is the one with highest score and the winner of treasure hunt.”
The prize money is transferred to the winner’s bank account or given in e-gift vouchers.
“The treasure hunt game can easily become the online version of the famous TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (the Indian take on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”), where people can actually win real money,” Mahatta said.