- Lyubomir Vladimirov is an independent game developer.
- He is working on developing a SpaceX inspired game.
- It took him 154 tweets to get a reply from Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX.
Elon Musk is reportedly the richest man in the world now. But that has not put him above keeping a presence and engaging with his fans on social media. He also answers questions mainly on Twitter and even shares the occasional meme here and there. A video game maker set out to get the attention of Elon Musk and he succeeded. The enthusiastic programmer got a response from Elon. It took him 154 attempts to reach the CEO of SpaceX via Twitter. There’s no denying that perseverance pays off.
Lyubomir Vladimirov, an independent entrepreneur, vowed to publish the same message for a year to the daily businessman. His aim was to ask Musk for permission to build a SpaceX inspired game. SpaceX is the space exploration firm of Elon Musk.
“Dear Elon. I am a game developer and I am making a game about the colonization of Mars with you and SpaceX. If you think it’s cool, all I need is a ‘go-ahead’ to use your name and logos. I will post this every day for a year or until I get a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. 154/365,” says the video game creator’s tweet.
The CEO of Tesla finally heeded him after 22 weeks of prodding and answered Vladimirov’s message. “You can steal our name/logos and we probably won’t sue you,” Elon replied in a tweet.
Vladimirov vowed that a good part of the video game’s profits will go to SpaceX after receiving the long-awaited response from Elon Musk.
“I want to give SpaceX 80 percent of the profits from the game. In this way, not only will the game serve the important purpose of entertaining people and arousing their interest in Mars, but it will also assist Elon Musk and SpaceX to accomplish this,” the programmer wrote. He also promised to show further progress soon. Vladimirov has shown that while waiting for Musk’s permission, he lost little time. You will find some videos in his profile illustrating the GUI of the game.
Musk often tweets about games
In the world of video games, Musk is no stranger and is not shy about sharing his views about them online. He says he only had a little time to play the popular and controversial Cyberpunk 2077, but when he ran into the cacophony of bugs that the game became notorious for, he didn’t hesitate to troll the maker, CD Projekt Red. After announcing that it will release a GTA 5 port for the PS5, instead of the widely awaited GTA 6, he also took a dig at Rockstar, with a meme showing Rockstar wringing out every last drop from its 2013 game.