Tiles.gg Experience for Doodles

Doodles + Tiles.gg

Tiles.gg is a collaborative pixel canvas powered by Web3.

Rules of the game:
You can drop a tile anywhere on the canvas, but you must wait the cooldown before dropping another.

The Proposal:

Tiles.gg canvas will be token-gated for Doodles only and the color palette will be set to the official by Burnt Toast. After a set time (3 days), the mosaic locks and is minted to the Mosaics by Tiles.gg collection and sent to the official Doodles account.
We are requesting 6ETH to run the experience.

Breakdown of Costs:

  • 5ETH to cover development and hosting costs.
  • 1ETH Prize Pool - 0.2 * 5 random Doodles that join the experience.

Marketing Requirements:

This is a lot more fun when there is collaboration and battling on the canvas. It would be best to have promotion via the official Doodles Twitter account and Discord to create hype before the canvas goes live.


The beta canvas was an addictive and fun experience where players collaborated and battled to secure their images on the final canvas. You can check out the timelapse of the experience over at the showcase.

Let’s build something beautiful, together.

Big fan of this and look forward to it for the community!

Thank you for editing the prize pool here according to our discussion in #think-tank on Discord; for those who hadn’t seen it before, it was originally 5ETH for one Doodler. I think the current set up is better serves as participation incentive as it provides multiple “raffle winners” and at a still reasonable prize value for the effort applied.

  • Though, I’d be open to discussing a no prize pool; forcing/incentivizing “fun” with money seems meh to me.

Only a couple questions since I am a bit aware of you and Tiles.gg already:

  1. 5 ETH for development/hosting, do you have any info to share as to what this was based off of?

    • From what I know of Tiles, it’s already developed and running (beta snapshotted canvas), what development costs are Doodlebank asking to cover for?
    • Are you looking for one time payment on approval, on execution, or milestone-based payment?
  2. Any reason for the 3 days?

  3. Any specific time you’re looking to run this?

I’m with you on this.

5 ETH for development/hosting, do you have any info to share as to what this was based off of?

The cloud bill will depend on the actual demand and # of users. Since Tiles is built to scale to infinity, we can spin up more resources when required. If the actual demand is much less, the resulting bill will be much lower. There is also engineering time spent to theme the product for Doodles and 24/7 monitoring/maintenance while the canvas is running. We can settle payment after the experience when the cloud bill is final, with a maximum of 5ETH (we’ll cover extra costs).

Any reason for the 3 days?

This is just a duration that worked well for similar experiences like r/place. This can be easily extended/shortened.

Any specific time you’re looking to run this?

We are ready to go! So whenever fits best in the Doodles schedule to ensure maximum engagement. This experience is a lot more fun when a bunch of people are collaborating/battling.

Here’s a summary of the conversation so far from the discord’s #think-tank channel.

are we looking to open this up to doops/genesis box holders also?

This can be opened up to any number of other NFT collections (Doodles, Space Doodles, Dooplicators and Genesis Boxes).

would it be possible to have Genesis Box, Dooplicator, and Doodle holders all have different cooldown lengths?

Yes, this can be added, and changed on-the-fly if needed.

5 eth seems way too high for utilizing an existing platform.

I have some poor wording in the original request that lead to backlash about the 5ETH ask for “development and hosting costs”. I was trying to pack a bunch into this cost that was causing confusion. I’d like to move this proposal over to a flat-rate licensing fee of 5ETH:

My suggestion is for LP to come up with a “licensing fee” and scrap the whole hosting/development costs. We don’t need to be involved with how everything shakes out on LPs side when it comes to hosting and development imo.

this would be more in the realm of a saas product or a paid consumer product. Where LP provides a service and we’d be paying the agreed upon cost for that service.

This exactly.

Can we mint the final product back to the doodlebank? Maybe we could auction it off and funnel the money back into the DB or to a charity.

As the proposal stands, the final mosaic will be minted to the Doodles account: https://opensea.io/Doodles_LLC but this can be changed to whatever the community decides. An auction of the final mosaic would be an exciting way to end the event, and could potentially reimburse or even profit the DoodleBank.

Hi again,

I am excited to reach out and share the great feedback we received from the online experiences we ran for other communities. We believe the same success can be replicated for Doodles community.

15 unique players came out to place almost 25,000 tiles over a 3 day span. Using the MidnightBreeze color palette, holders worked together to build popular characters from the MB lore, and Johnny Bravo. Even the artist DutchTide got involved with the infamous “Pork Noodles” sign left of Nic Cage.

With a color palette handcrafted by Signalnoise, it’s no wonder the final mosaic looks right out of the STARKADE universe. Over a 7 day span, 17 Starkadians joined in to place nearly 32,000 tiles!

The feedback from these communities was overwhelmingly positive. People had a blast collaborating and it really livened up their Discord channels.

I know it’s been a while and I wanted to see if there’s anything we can do to help get things moving again. We believe this experience will be a great way to foster engagement and collaboration amongst Doodles.

-Doodle #3822

Yo lostpotato! The idea looks fun!

Quick questions:

  1. You mentioned that it would be better if this activity could be shared via Doodles Official Account. Obviously, if it’s approved, the design template / art from this idea should be alligned with the Doodles Brand itself? If yes, what is the guideline so the pixel art will resonate with Doodles brand?

  2. Doodles discord is the best discord in this space. It never dies. So it seems to me that we don’t need to livened up Doodles Discord. But, we could use this art to reach out to some of Doodles holders that are no longer so active and insert some of D2 / Dooplicator / Gen box content to the pixel art?

Looking forward to hear back from you! Thanks!

Thanks for these questions GOKU.

Freedom to create whatever you’d like is the beauty of the game. With the tile color palette being set to the official by Burnt Toast, and token gated for Doodles / Doops / Gen Boxes, it’s most probable that the art created by players will be aligned with the Doodles theme. Of course, there can still be baddies, and we’ll be actively monitoring and have the ability to block by address.

With that said, there is a built-in template system. Players can create a pixel art template and get help with building it by sharing the code with others. With this, we could technically prepare some pixel art templates to be used by the community.

We have seen with the previous canvases, that the experience does tend to bring out some dormant members.

I’m not quite sure I understand the question. Players can choose to create whatever they’d like with the tiles. I can definitely see a few members collaborating to make a nice sized Genesis Box. Count me in to help!

Hope that answers your questions, let me know if there’s anything else. Thanks!

Yo LostPotato thanks for the feedback.

  1. Sure. Doodles has positioned its brand as a high-value brand which has been recognized by hundred thousands / million of people accross web2 and web3 spaces. So we definitely do not want bad / vulgar pics on the art :joy:.

  2. Im trying to say that basically Doodles discord seems fine. Dont need anything to make it more alive as it has been extremely active. But many doodlers are not active in Doodles, they might be more active Twitter / IG / other social platform. And they might miss the latest information on Doodles 2 / dooplicator / gen box. Is there any way you could try to do to reach out to these doods? And if yes, would it be possible to include some contents on the Doodles 2 / dooplicator / gen box in the pixel art?

Thank you!