Game Developer Tweets Elon Musk 154 Times Before Finally Getting A Response
If ever you wanted proof that sometimes persistence is the key to success, take heart from the tale of a man who tweeted to billionaire and world's richest man Elon Musk no less than 154 times before getting a response.
He sent the same tweet to the South African businessman on Twitter before Musk eventually cracked and got back to him.
The man behind this incredible feat of endurance was video game developer Lyubomir Vladimirov, and he said that he'd be sending the same message to Musk for an entire year, or until a response was received.
The tweet read: "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'."
I'm a game dev. and I am making a game about colonizing Mars with you and SpaceX in it. If you think it's cool, all I need is the "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
- Lyubomir Vladimirov (@lvladimirovBG) January 12, 2021
The only thing that changed on a daily basis was the number. By the time he got a response, that was up to '154/365'.
That's 22 weeks of nagging and probing to get an answer. But, as we've already discussed, his tenacity paid off in the end.
It was a simple answer, but it was probably quite heartening for him.
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Musk responded: "You can steal our name / logos and we probably won't sue you,"
Well, it's not a no. Probably won't sue might not stand up in a court of law, but it's better than a flat out rejection.
However, after getting his response, Vladimirov went on to sweeten the deal for the Tesla chief.
He said: "I want to give 80% of the profits from the game to SpaceX.
"In that way, the game will not only serve the important purpose of entertaining people and arousing their interest in Mars, but will also help Elon Musk and SpaceX to achieve this."
He's wasted no time in getting to work on his game, too. In fact, he's already shared a few video clips on his Twitter showing how the game's interface might work.
One of the videos shows a Tesla Cybertruck scooting around on the surface of Mars before attempting to board a SpaceX rocket.
However, that didn't go entirely to plan, and the Cybertruck fell out of the rocket and ended up lying on its back on the rocky surface of the red planet.
Let's hope he doesn't tweet that at Elon Musk for the next 22 weeks.
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