Achievements and Collectibles
As part of our ambitious plan to gamify this entire industry, we are allowing readers to earn achievements by taking different actions in the app and on the web site. Encouraging readers to take certain actions and then rewarding them to do so is a great way to promote new titles and influence the new directions into the industry.
For example, we may decide to reward a reader with a "Dedicated Fan" achievement, which is a badge that is publicly displayed in their profile, when they purchase 3 digital comics that they have never read before. This makes the reader feel recognized for accomplished something important and encourages them to keep doing it. This behavior benefits you, the comic creator, by making it fun for readers to give you comic a chance, even though they have never heard of it, before.
Alongside achievements will be "Collectibles", which are like digital trading cards that readers can collect when they earn certain achievements. These collectibles are images uploaded by comic creators for readers to earn and trade with other readers. Creators may choose to opt out of creating collectibles artwork for their comic titles, but it's an excellent way to further draw attention to your comic and entice readers into giving your comic a chance.
There will be a limit to how many collectibles a creator can create for each title. Although the exact amount hasn't been set yet, we are dancing around the limit of 20, which could change at any time.
When a creator creates artwork for a collectible, it's usually of a character, team or characters, place or other single identity within a story. Applying this concept to X-Men, you might have a separate collectible for Wolverine, Colossus, Cyclops and Professor X. You might also have one for different locations that the X-men have fought, like one for Genosha, Asteroid M and Muir Island. All of these would be collectibles that readers can collect and trade.