There is no doubt that, with perseverance, you could achieve anything. This was proven to be right as a video game creator set out to get Elon Musk's attention by sending the same message once each day for 154 days. And, yes, the SpaceX CEO finally responded.
The enthusiastic programmer, Lyubomir Vladimirov, concluded the tweet with a promise to publish the same message to the businessman for a year.
The independent developer reached out to ask Musk for permission to develop a game inspired by SpaceX and Mars.
The message 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'. 154/365."
Dear Elon,— Lyubomir Vladimirov (@lvladimirovBG) January 12, 2021
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
You can steal our name/logos & we probably won’t sue you— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 13, 2021
The CEO of Tesla finally answered Vladimirov's reques,
after 22 weeks. Musk replied from his Twitter account; "You can steal our
name / logos and we probably won't sue you.”
Not only did the game developer promise to produce an
entertaining game but also to put some of the funds to good use. After
receiving the long-awaited response from Elon Musk, Vladimirov promised a
huge percentage of the video game's profits would go to SpaceX .
“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.”
During the wait for a response from Musk, Vladimirov has
shown that he wasted no time. He shared several videos of the interface of the
game he designed on his social media.
Making the elevator now pic.twitter.com/3EbRd51CcN— Lyubomir Vladimirov (@lvladimirovBG) January 12, 2021
Btw it doesn't always go as planned :D— Lyubomir Vladimirov (@lvladimirovBG) January 17, 2021
I recorded in full screen for better quality of the fail.
More fails coming soon :D pic.twitter.com/0H4UdkC96e