I have talked about sites that pay you to play games, before.
Today, I am going to share a very fun and exciting game that is part of an experiment conducted by the researchers of the Social Innovations Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).
This study revolves around a game named The Name Game.
And you can win up to $3 for a 15 minute game!
This is a study that collects information about the choices you make while playing an online game.
Researchers are conducting this study to learn more about how people use peer information in online games.
In one game, for example, you’ll be given a list of people who are very similar to you and who are playing the online Name Game. You will then be informed about some of the choices these people found useful when they were playing the same game. Similarly, the choice you make while playing the game can also be shared with other players.
This is all done anonymously. So your information such as name and email will never be shared or mentioned anywhere.
How the Game Works?
I just signed up myself and am waiting for my invitation to the live game.
But from what I have gathered, there are a few different scenarios.
The main one works like this; you’ll be paired with another player, and presented a set of questions. If both of you choose the same answer for a question, you both get $0.20. If not, you both lose $0.10.
And it seems the maximum you can win is $3. However, I have seen people on a few forums say they have won more than $3.
Of course, its virtual money. And while you don’t pay the money you lose, you do get to keep the money that you won.
At the end of the game you can provide your PayPal email so they can send you the money you won, through PayPal.
How to Participate?
To sign up, visit MIT/Penn Online Games. There you can click on the Sign up link and register for free.
A week following your registration, you will be sent an email with a link to a live game that you can participate in.
I think it’s a fun way to not only earn a few bucks, but also be a part of a study conducted by prestigious MIT and UPenn.
I have already signed up. I am hoping to receive an invitation to a live game in a few days. I will update the post with my experience when that happens.
How about you? Will you play? Or have you already participated?