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by Mutive
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Am I Being Paid Fairly?
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Am I Being Paid Fairly?

As noted above, "pro" magazines pay upwards of $0.06/word. So if you're making more than that, you're not doing *too* badly for yourself. (In fact, it's probably even better as most of these markets don't pay on spec, so you're writing a story, submitting it, and *hoping* you get $0.06/word. Note th...
by Mutive
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How to format editing samples?
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: How to format editing samples?

I would probably redline a document. If I was going to hire an editor, I'd want some sense as to what feedback was provided. (i.e. did they just catch 1-2 errors because otherwise the script was great? Did they make substantiative edits or just proof reading? Are their edits helpful or just strange?...
by Mutive
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How to keep artists committed?
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: How to keep artists committed?

Whoa Mutive, I'll have to say something regarding filing claim. While it convenient for the commissioner, it can be REALLY damaging to the artist especially if commissioner doesn't communicate (aka gives warning) about it beforehand. If the case is you give the money to the artist, but then afterwa...
by Mutive
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How to keep artists committed?
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: How to keep artists committed?

One other thought I had to add is that it's good to have the ability for recourse. Paypal gives a 180 day period in which to file a claim. So, say, you have a $1,000 commission, half paid up front, the other half due at the end of the period, and the artist isn't finished by the end of the period......
by Mutive
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Fictional Real-World Locations
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Fictional Real-World Locations

I'm going to echo dreamfarmer above with how novels that just kind of throw out names without a lot of background feel...off. But beyond all the other good advice, if you're going to create a location, really think about the whys. Seattle-ites are super excited about sunny weather (and go outdoors c...
by Mutive
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Does anybody know how to write a point-and-click adventure game?
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Does anybody know how to write a point-and-click adventure game?

I'm working on one now. I write mostly in either full code or pseudo-code as it's nearly impossible for me to write otherwise. Generally I use an if-else statement then call to additional dialogue something like this: if apple == True and banana == True: jump applebanana elif apple == True: jump app...
by Mutive
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults

. Sexual themes - kind of. Nowadays I prefer my sexual content presented in a mature way; with realistic undertones. Give me a sober depiction. I'm going to echo this. I'm kind of bored of perfect sex with perfect bodies and perfect everything. I'm okay without sex being in a story (or in it explic...
by Mutive
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What's Best for Voice Actors
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: What's Best for Voice Actors

A question - is there a reason you have such a short time window (even after getting the word count)? From my perspective, that seems like a potentially easy solution. (Delay the game by two weeks and give a month audition window.)
by Mutive
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Love Furever - Free Dog Dating Sim
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: Love Furever - Free Dog Dating Sim

Awww, thank you so much! I love dogs (and cats!) too! I'm hoping to do a full sized game once I'm done with a longer project I'm working on (with far more dog and cat characters, and yes, depth!) So hopefully will have that out...someday! Thank you for your support! (And I'm glad other people find d...
by Mutive
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Love Furever - Free Dog Dating Sim
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Love Furever - Free Dog Dating Sim

Hi everyone, I recently completed a short (I'd guess around 15 minutes for a full play through) dog dating sim called "Love Furever". It's cute. It has terrible dog puns. It's free. What do you have to lose by trying it out? (Correct answer - nothing!) Feel free to download at: https://mutive.itch.i...
by Mutive
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Players name themselves vs. OC character
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Players name themselves vs. OC character

I like letting people determine their own name and gender (gender because woah is it silly to have the game referring to "Annabella" or another super feminine name as "him"...this really annoyed me in DDLC which I generally found to be a great game. It's pretty easy to add variables into the script ...
by Mutive
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults

No two adults are the same, but I will say that as someone on in their late 30s, I've seen/read/played a lot. This makes many tropes that I loved as a kid kind of boring to me now. (I just really don't need another lost-orphan-who-turns-out-to-be-the-prince fantasy. I really don't. I've probably run...
by Mutive
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Looking for Feedback on a First Chapter Draft
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Looking for Feedback on a First Chapter Draft

I think emotional stakes are great! But again, the better that can be defined earlier on, the easier (I think) it is to get a reader hooked. i.e. people needing a new teammate because they like playing a game - that's fine, but that's also a great many Friday nights for me (so not something worthy o...
by Mutive
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Looking for Feedback on a First Chapter Draft
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Looking for Feedback on a First Chapter Draft

I really loved the voice. It sounded natural and fun! My primary concern is that I didn't get a particularly strong sense of the stakes. Why does playing the video game matter? (Is there something in particular that rides upon the outcome? If so, that would be awesome to know up front - like if ther...