January 5, 2020

Decided to sell my Christmas gift idea

Simon Moisselin @askLafayette

Hello, IndieHackers community.

Here is the small story that makes me sell something on Gumroad today.

For Christmas, I have decided to make a unique gift. A card game where the cards were representing members of my family.

Since I am a Data Scientist, I have used an AI to generate cartoonish drawings, and the result was quite polished.

This gift was a huge success, and since then, I keep thinking of making this product available and sell this family card game for other families (of course, they should upload their family members' pictures).

I have just added a product in my Gumroad page, but the UX is not perfect since I first need to ask for 13 pictures of a family member, then run the AI to transform these images and present the output to the client, ideally before he decided to pay for it. This will be my next step!!

Let me know if you see potential in this!

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    @askLafayette this is a super fun use of ML. My question is: how does the card game work? I'm imagining having 13 photos of family members and I have no idea how to make a game out of that. I think you'd get a lot more sales if it was a game with rules and such. Would be a hell of a lot more fun to give as a gift that way imo.

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      Ah yes, i completely forget to precise the game!

      There is 26 cards, with 13 pairs. You have all the cards with hidden face on the board and the goal is to return 1 card and find the find the corresponding card across the others hidden one

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