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Any Organizations/Companies?

#1 Post by crystalscm » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:31 pm

Right now, I'm a freelance creator (who forms teams, and we collaborate. However, right afterward, we end up breaking up after the game has been released.) I have actually been looking for a different variety of companies/organizations to join, so then I can have a good permanent group to collaborate with.

I have seen a few organization and played a few of the games that such groups have made. I admire the style and variety. So far, I've seen the following permanent groups/organizations:
:arrow: Apple Cider (DejiNyucu & KittyKatStar)
:arrow: DICE (riiko08)
:arrow: Pastelle Studios (MimirollCookie)

I've been fairly interested in joining the three companies above, but I don't know if they are willing to hire any more people though... I really like different aspects of each company/group.

I actually barely see any of these around... those are the only three I really found. The rest are just form a team and then they just go back to doing their own thing after the game was released.

I'm looking for companies/groups that I can join, for mostly visual novels and dating simulations. If anybody has open slots, feel free to PM me, I guess.

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#2 Post by FonaCall » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:40 am

I think there are permanent groups other than those three, man. I'm pretty sure Soyasushi Productions and Memento Mori Productions are still around somewhere. There's also Unwonted Studios and the Phantom Umbrellas... (lol I'm going from the top of my head here and I'm not going into the adult genre yet) There are also some other yet-unnamed groups that are pretty much intending to stick together for more than one project anyway.

Also, what would you be doing in the team, exactly? Just so we'd all know which groups to look out for and suggest.

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#3 Post by Taleweaver » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:16 am

Don't forget Cyanide Tea - Auro-Cyanide and Camille's joint-venture. Largest project so far: Break Chance Memento.
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#4 Post by trooper6 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:50 am

My sense is that many of these "companies" are two or three people who met up doing a NaNoReNo, or in some other way on these boards, worked together, really enjoyed it...and then just kept working together. I also don't get the sense that most of these groups of people "hire" others.

I think if you want to be part of a permanent organization...well, I think you advertise for someone in the recruitment threads--or answer someone else's advertisement, or get to know the various people here and approach an unattached person..and then you all make a VN together. If it goes well, you make another one...then another.

Cyanide Tea are a great team...but they also work with in other configurations here and then.

Auro-Cyanide + Camille/Lore = Cyanide Tea
Camille/Lore + Akane + Rins = Lettuce Waltz
Auro-Cyanide + Camille/Lore + Rins + Noemi = Asphodel Quartet
Auro-Cyanide + Mink = Cyanide Orphans
Mink = Metal Orphans

People work together and they keep doing it or reconfigure.

So...I'd recommend forming group for a project and see if that group sticks.
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#5 Post by FonaCall » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:38 am

Taleweaver wrote:Don't forget Cyanide Tea - Auro-Cyanide and Camille's joint-venture. Largest project so far: Break Chance Memento.
lolz I forgot about this. I'm sorry!

I second trooper6's suggestion (I don't even know why I didn't get to say it the first time around). Why don't you just make your own group, either by going to the recruitment threads to recruit or just befriending someone and working on something together that's potentially long-term? Or why don't you go to said recruitment threads and look at the ones that say something like "team in need of <insert whatever position here>", anyway?

Speaking of... If I remember correctly, Pastelle Studios is closed to new members as of now. (EDIT: They've re-opened recruitment for one of their projects, Best Friends Deux) They do have a recruitment thread. I'm sorta wondering now how you haven't really seen that given that you've mentioned the group... Dunno about the others.

In any case, just go out and meet people. Who knows, you might get to be in an awesome VN group, and we might just make reviews of your work, among other things.

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#6 Post by firecat » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:54 am

your best bet might be Pastelle Studios, while everyone else is a mystery and we really don't know if they are recruiting without connecting them.
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#7 Post by KairuKyun » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:05 pm

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#9 Post by KittyWills » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:10 pm

From what I've seen, most of the people on this site are a single person headlining a project and will look for people depending on the project. Of course you are going to start keeping regulars on board after a while. I have a writer who does 90% percent of our projects because I know her personally and I trust her work. Same with my main artist. But I've gone through 4 different music composers and am still looking for a in-house one for our team.

And it depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for a team that will produce the games you want to make? Or are you a artist or composer?

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