There are many forms of payments that games could take for the october challenge, and it would be great to have more games accept bitcoins. If you haven’t heard what bitcoins are, here is a video that presents a nice summary:
If the game you are creating for the october challenge will accept bitcoins, comment on this post when you are ready for users to start using the game. Near the end of the challenge I will post up a link to this thread in the bitcoin forum to get gamers to come over from there.
==A quick and dirty guide to accepting bitcoins==
* Go to https://www.bitaddress.org/ , click on bulk wallet, and generate 1000 addresses.
* Whenever a user clicks to pay for something in bitcoins, take one of the public addresses and assign it to that user.
* Use this url: http://blockexplorer.com/q/getreceivedbyaddress/ADDRESS to check to see how much the user has paid into his account. You can use this for credits, and then debit against it when they buy something.
* To spend your bitcoins, you can import the addresses into a wallet at blockchain.info (use the wallet tab)