Greed ends in 2 days

Posted by (twitter: @Gib)
January 11th, 2013 5:54 am

Sup. Have you played Greed, my entry for the last LD? It finished 4th on Innovation so it’s pretty cool I guess.

It’s a game that makes you feel like a villain. Like, really. By breaking blocks, you earn points, that you can keep for yourself or give to a charity. On the 13th ( in 2days! ), I’ll randomly pick someone, user or charity, and offer him 50$. Obviously, the more points you have, the more likely to be selected you are.

Currently the Unicef only has a little 20% chance of winning, the same as Nathan, the current top player. Have a thought for the little kiddos!

50$ can :

– supply medecine against worm infestation for 1500 children

– buy desks for a school in Malawi

– buy 50 lifesaving treatments against malaria

– give 15 children book for a school


And that’s just a few of the things that can be done! But of course, you can play for yourself and try to get the 50 bucks. That’s ok. You can even stay anonymous :)


Play here.




Also, you can enter the LUNCH TIME SUPADOPE CONTEST on Twitter, by sending me a drawing made on Greed with the blocks. The winner will receive 50pts to give to whoever he wants.




5 Responses to “Greed ends in 2 days”

  1. If I understand the math correctly, even if everyone chose the more noble route, UNICEF would have only a 50% chance to win, correct?

    So with UNICEF sittinf around 20% we can assume that more than half the points gained are by people who have chosen to keep them all?

    • Almost says:

      You misunderstood the math.

      If everyone took the noble route unicef would have 100% of the points in existence and therefore a 100% chance to win.

      However, unicef can only gains points at 50% of the rate per play that all other users can gain per play.

      So if 50 people are noble and 50 greedy, and the average game is 4 points, unicef gets 50*4/2 = 100 points, and the set of all other users get 50*4 = 200 points.
      So unicef would have a 33% chance to win in this scenario.

  2. So… what happened? It’s 2 days after the 13th. :)

  3. Cthulhu says:

    Yeah I want to know!!

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