Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My New Project

I've pretty much given up on the Mechanical Turk these days. I am working on a 4x Browser Space Game called Project Libertine. It's design is based on some of the old Play by Mail games I used to play back in the 1980's and 1990's.

It's a long way from being ready, but I'm updating the development blog fairly regularly. I've actually got some plans about using Mechanical Turk to automate some of the game administration once it goes live. Like approving character and ship names and such.


Paul said...

A four year hiatus between blog posts, but you still came back to post, ah the lure of blogging! :-)

I do an MTurk blog myself so I am looking at what's out there! I love the "Turk Lurker" title of your blog, there is some really inventive stuff out there!


Justin said...

Love the name of your blog, I find it interesting because I too write about amazon mechanical turk (mturk) here:

Justin said...


Saw your blog and just got into Turking myself. I'll try and give it a go for a little while.

I have noticed that there are numerous scammers and poor paying requesters though. So, I've taken it upon myself to write a blog that rates the quality of pay for time it takes to complete each HIT that I do.

My rationale is simple - my turking fee is $0.10 per minute.

If it pays less than that, it's a poor paying HIT.
If it pays about that, it's HIT worth doing.
If it pays much more than that, then it's a good quality HIT.

And they're color coded so that you can quickly sort through them.

I'll be trying to make $5 a day. That may not be much for the full-time Turker, but $5 a day for the rest of us can translate to $1800 a year - or an all expense paid vacation for a family of four and maybe even your Christmas presents too.

All the good paying one's I can find will be in one convenient place. I encourage others who may work on more HITs than I do to do the same.