In the next version… Contracts

Possibility of signing contracts was proposed by some playes long time age, however, there was no justification for the introduction of such feature from the game mechanic point of view (It was hard to put them together with some other elements from the world of games). With the appearance of sequels some began to grieve, on the fact, that not always all creators are available, when they wanted to make the sequel of its hit. At this point, this option began to make sense, but I had to find a reasonable way of incorporation into the mechanics of the game.

And here I probably did. With the next version there will be a new option to sign a contract with choosen creator. Contracts will be subject to the following rules.

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About numbering the next version

Autumn and winter season has already started so it's time for information about the next version. Yes, officially I can confirm, that the work on it is already in progress… Once this formality is already behind us time to go into the details. Today, a few words about the changes in the numbering version of the game ahead of us.

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Creators set update 47

Today another creators update. You will find there 134 creators and 371 photos .

The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • Tomas Av
  • robbert
  • andrew89

The update will occur when you start a new game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

After this update, the official set will contain 2935 creators .

 

P.S. There will be soon new interesting information about next version of the game..

Creators set update 46

Today another update in which you will find 128 creators and 366 photos. This time you will find a lot of Spanish speaking creators (mostly from Mexico and Spain)

The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Balša Milijaš

In total, the default set of games already has 2915 creators .

There is still a lot of creators which did and are waiting for verification for a couple of weeks so expect the next update.

Creators set update 45

As promised today another creators set update. You will find there 132 creators and 278 photos .

The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • Tomas Av
  • andrew89 

The update will occur when you start a new game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

In total, the default set of games already has 2798 creators .

Because still some of you very actively adding the creators probably soon you can expect another update.. Oby tak dalej 🙂

Creators set update 44 with a surprise for contributors

Another creators set update was just released. It contains 86 and 508 photos (including more than 200 cult creators). The largest contributors to this update are:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • Tomas Av
  • andrew89 

Plenty of cult characters as usual was added by Łukasz Oleksiak.

As lately you flood me with proposals of creators, which I have not had time to review and verify you can expect the next update quite soon.

Today's update had another goal, test the new functionality in the MovieStats, that is, that at release of new set update of creators, all contributors for given version will receive an email with the information about creator from their proposals which was included in the update. It is a kind of little thing but I hope, that remind you of, that your work associated with proposal of creator has tangible results.

Here one more note If you receive an email, and lately you didn't add any new creators, this means, one of the added in the past by you, was updated (it may be affected its data, parameters or added photos or cult characters played by that person).

The update will occur when you start a new game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

In total, the default set of games already has 2567 creators .

Version 0.9.5 with cheat codes

Today, premiere of the next version of the game marked as 0.9.5. This time, there are not too many completely new features but rather fine grinding and extension of what already exists in the game. The changes concern in most details, but it details make the difference. I invite you to look at the introduced changes and modifications , where a brief description you can find in rest of the post.

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In the next version: Search engine

Movie Business (Biznes Filmowy) 2 has already so much content, that I found to be usefull to have internal search engine. Thanks to it you will be able to:

  • search for information about the movies and artists
  • you will receive additional special features not available from the normal interface
  • additional statistics about the set
  • use cheat codes

Below you will find a bit more information about each of the above options.

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Creators set update 43

And we have another creators set update… this time quite big. It contains 181 creators and 435 photos. The biggest contributors for this update are andrew89 and Karol. From my side, I was able to add finally some artists from the 70s and early 80s. In addition, supplemented the set of about a dozen less popular artists emerging in the cult films and cult heroes in their present.

Update will apply when you run the a new game with a default set of creators (details can be found here) – It may take quite a while.

In total, the default set of games already has 2544 creators .

New Poll: The real creators of the game is…

As we recently summarized the previous poll concerning the cheat codes in the game (yes, they will appear) time to collect opinions about other aspects of the game… New poll is about real artists in the game. I always thought, that it is one of the most important features of the Movie Business… but at last playtest before the release of version 0.9.4 one of my good friends said, that he did not pay attention to the names… only to parameters… Heavily me surprised… hence the idea to find out how you see this issue… 

The real creators in MB it is for me :

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The poll will be also on the left side of the, on the home page… I encourage you to share your opinion…

Cheat Codes

I think it is high time to end the current poll related to cheat codes in the second part of the game.

There were 198 votes. Wherein 116 people would like to have that option, 73 not, and 9 abstentions. By the way, broadening my knowledge in the field of game design, my approach to cheat codes recently it evolved somewhat ... because it turns out, it is not always about cheating ... Just do not all want / can afford the long time for playing games, and sometimes they want to shoot a few stress-free films with well-known artists, which probably reflects well on the game itself ... that no additional motivation (in the form of challenges or other "tricks") you like just to play...

Immediately reassure those who did not like such option, that cheat codes nie będą dostępne we wszystkich trybach gry, only those, gdzie nie będą one zaburzały zdobywania osiągnięć oraz innych celów rozgrywki (jak w trybie kariery czy w wyzwaniach).

Tak więc oficjalnie potwierdzam, that cheat codes pojawią się w kolejnej wersji… but there is nothing for free if you wanted to have such option that I have a task for you ... or even two.

The first question is what kind of cheat you would gladly see in the game. My guess is, that necessarily it has to be an increase of available cash. Ale może macie jakieś inne propozycje… np. słyszałem, that some people do not like animes and may want to turn them off? Let me know what else can possibly be put under general understood cheat codes / easter eggs 😉

The second task is related to the first it is slogan, które te kody miałyby aktywować… zamiast pisać np $100000000 można użyć jakiegoś słynnego cytatu z filmu jak “Show me the money” który wykrzykiwał Cuba Gooding, Jr w filmie Jerry Maguire

And if you do not take advantage of the opportunity to give some own ideas ... well… you will be one to blame…

 

Impressions from the version 0.9.4

It's been a week since publishing version 0.9.4 of the game (and hot patch for it) so it's time to collect your thoughts and comments about this version.

However, before I go into details, I would like to say, that makes me very happy, your fast feedback about the problems. Thanks to the cooperation with you (here thanks to Bartosz) I was able to rapidly detect and diagnose the problem and publish HotFix, which solved the problem.

Cooperation with the community and your fast reactions are particularly important in the case of such projects as Movie Business, that are created by one person, that has quite limited in both time and hardware (testing on a small number of configuration). Therefore, if you find a problem in the game, do not hesitate to send a message to Facebook profile or e-mail with details (the more the better).

I also enjoyed Your first impressions and reviews, that submitted to me immediately after the release of the game. Now as you had some more time to play I look forward to more.

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Creators set update 42

As, before the last releasem I could not focus on adding creators, update set appeared just before this year's Oscars ceremony. It contains more than 60 the creators and 170 photos. Apart from me, the biggest contributor to this update was Jan. This time the update is versatile because in it we have a bit of everything:

  • new artists (Polish and foreign)
  • a few candidates for this year's Oscars
  • new cult characters
  • the older artists that appear in the cult films
  • improvement of several poor quality photos

I'm glad , that you add your own suggestions of creators, recall however, of proper quality of images (they must be properly scaled to no have deformation made due to bad proportions).

Update will apply when you run the a new game with a default set of creators (details can be found here). In total, the default set of games already has 2395 creators .

Hotfix that is new version 0.9.4.35519

As usual. when you throw a game on the deep water the problems arises. This time, Bartosz found a bug related to bad counting player-created scripts. The problem is with medium severity, appears occasionally (only Bartosz it reported) but I suggest at the earliest opportunity update the game (because, as it appears you will not be able to create a scenario). By the way, I fixed a couple of small things (what you can see in the version history.)

As, I it treats as a hot fix, the game doesn't force you to update, and the new version is marked with the number 0.9.4.35519 (last digits are imporent) and dated for today. I invite you to download page

Version 0.9.4 ready for download

As promised, just before the next Oscars ceremony, I am pleased to present another version of the Movie Business 2 with number 0.9.4. But before download a few words of introduction.

As usual, a summary of the most important changes and innovations introduced in this version can be found at version history, a more detailed description of the new functionality you can find in the post on my personal blog.

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Director’s cut: A summary of what's new in version 0.9.4

There is very little time to release the next version of the game . As usual I want you to invite to my personal blog to get the most important news, changes and modifications, that will appear in the version 0.9.4 soon. This is a summary of what you could read on the project blog over the past several weeks. Though there are additional information which has not been published and the new screens from the game.

This entry is added to the Director’s cut and for now I invite you to read it in the post entitled What's new in version 0.9.4 Movie Business 2.

In the next version… The relationship and chemistry between the creators and producer

Today functionality, which it was suggested by several people but I must admit, that for which I have considerable doubts as to whether it should have to appear in the game. After all I did an experiment and I implemented the basic mechanics. Talking about relationships and chemistry between artists.

What are these new concepts in the game world?

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Director's Cut: Cult movies

On the occasion of the entry of the cult films I mentioned, that, in the context of the cycle Director's Cut I'm going to describe to you could the formation of this new functionality. Because the subject is quite extensive, I decided to dedicate an entire separate entry on his personal blog. It is now available at this link also included in the section Director's Cut.

I wish you pleasant reading!

In the next version... Paintings, Cars and Exhibitions

In the Movie Business in addition to production of movies, from the very beginning there was an opportunity to spend cash on luxury. In the first part of the game it was the cars, immovables and even airplanes. In the second one, there are auctions where you can buy works of art. This functionality, Judging by the trophies earned by players, do not enjoy a particularly high interest. I must admit, however,, that my "mission" is to create a game, which also has educational value. In the case of X. muse is to get known with perhaps less popular but important and valued, or simply iconic creators (probably you have noticed, that set of the creators in the game is very wide: from teen idols, iconic heroes from tv series, by the biggest stars of Hollywood, the legend of the film till creators of the mainstream cinema. and independent productions).

Similarly, I would like to play in educating other fields of art ... specifically painting. Yes, finally (because this feature was, of course, planned from the very beginning) paintings will be visuallized by photos. So you can see what you buy at auction. Perhaps this will encourage you more to this type of investment.

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In the next version… Cult movies

Currently in Movie Business you can find cult characters or known characters played by specific actors in real movies. In the next version it is time to go a step further and introduce cult movies. What they are and how they will look in the game, you'll find out in the rest of this post.

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In the next version. Production with investor

Another problem, who is trying to resolve in the nearest version is a quick bankruptcy player at the beginning of the game. It is often the case, that after two failed productions at the very beginning of the game, the player does not have the ability to rebound from the bottom, What can be frustrating, especially for those who are just starting their adventure with the Film Business. One solution to this problem is to introduce deals executive producer about which I wrote before. Today about another option "production with the investor".

Currently in the Movie Business player in financial trouble, in desperation, can use the help of the mafia. However, this is a last resort, that does not necessarily allow you to escape from the problems (and may cause the dig in the next ... in the end mafia sooner or later will ask about their money). The new version will allow for more civilized approach to the problem, namely the ability to seek investor , that will partially finance the production. Here's how it will work.

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In the next version. Post-production visualization

Movie Business is not a game in which you will find too many fancy features. By "fancy features" I understand such features, which do not affect in any way enhancement of game mechanics, and these are only the audiovisual gimmicks. Hence, the game looks like it looks like… In the new version I decided to enhance it with a “fancy feature”. It will be the visualization of special effects. How it will work?

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In the next version. Production report

One of the more frequent complaints relation to the game, ranked mainly by beginners, is its randomness. Randomness by itself is not a problem but the fact, that often the Player cannot see the consequences of this randomness (apart from the final assessment of the film). Such a situation occurs e.g.. during production of the film, when there are many calculations and some of them depends on some random coefficients. While some of them are visible to player (such as. star rating of the performance of a creator) the others are nowhere shown.

The antidote for improving the current situation is "production report" published after the production is finished and show in detail several so far not visible pseudo random decisions , that ultimately affected the final result of the film.

This report is intended to facilitate understanding of the player why the movie came out so, and not otherwise. Not always the production report will contain some information – sometimes it can be empty (this means, that there was not undesired random elements in addition to the performance artists).

Such a report could come in handy in the future, When new features appear ... but more on that in next episodes.

 

New chapters of help to the game

Work on the next version of the game are going pretty smoothly. Last informed You in advance of your expected functionality Executive Producer. Information about the next news will appear after the new year. However, you do not bored by Christmas I have for you a few new chapters help to BF2. Perhaps not everybody is aware of the existence of aid, therefore, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the. Can some of the items in the game will become better understood and will help you contact with the title.

All texts can be found in section Help.

Of course, if you have any comments or questions to the form of help let me know about it.