Game Developer Tweets Elon Musk 154 Times Before Finally Getting A Response
The game is already in progress and includes a Tesla Cybertruck and SpaceX space suit.
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's been asking for permission to use SpaceX and Tesla branding in a video game about Musk's conquest of Mars, as you do.
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'."
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.