Votes are used to participate on the platform and in our games in a variety of ways, most notably in selecting your favorite games during a voting round. They can be bought with Gold by selecting the hearts icon under your account name, or by going here, or earned through activities on BrightLocker. From playing our games to unlocking certain achievements, the more a user participates on BrightLocker, the more votes they can earn. The more votes you spend, the more influence you have over which games get made.
Gold is used to crowdfund a game after it enters the Make phase, and is being developed. Gold can be used to purchase professional services, rewards, and additional votes. Gold is purchased with real money by selecting the gold icon under your account name, or by going here.