Saturday, May 3, 2014

Help Wanted: Looking for an Animator

First of all, we've reached over $9,000 on Patreon!! I could never have imagined this project growing so rapidly in such a short time, but through your astounding generosity and support we've hit this much in less than two months and there's no sign of our progress slowing down yet!

On a related note, we're still trying to decide on our third team member. We've decided that we definitely want to add a dedicated animator to the team. We have a few promising candidates that we're talking to currently, but we are absolutely open to more applicants.

We're looking for someone with significant experience working with Flash with a solid portfolio of previous work. Formal training in animation is a plus, as is prior work on Flash games.

Specifically we want someone who would be confident in their ability to mimic an animation style similar to Vanillaware games such as Dragon's Crown and Odin Sphere, and to work with myself and S-Purple to create the most efficient content pipeline possible.

Your compensation will be dependent on the amount of work you're willing to contribute each month, and will be offered as a percentage of incoming monthly donations. Which, if you notice the rate at which donations have been growing recently, has the potential to be quite high.

If you're interested in becoming our animator please contact me at HartistaPipebomb@gmail.com and put "Breeding Season Animator" in the subject line. Include links to your previous work if at all possible.

Also, to anyone who contacted me previously about doing writing: I apologize if I haven't replied to your e-mails yet. Once we determined that we definitely needed an animator first my priorities shifted so I didn't get a chance to respond to all of you. I definitely still intend to go through and respond to as many of you as I can, particularly if you're someone that we might consider employing in the future if we decide to add even more team members.

55 comments:

  1. On top of being over 9000, as of right now, you also have 1337 patrons. Glory is yours.

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    1. we've gone full meme

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    2. Everyone knows you never do a full meme.

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  2. > similar to Vanillaware games such as Dragon's Crown
    If the quality of the animations will be on that level I'll definitely try to become a Patreon.

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  3. Honestly, given the amount of animations you want, its probably better that you look for a team of animators rather than just one.

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    1. He's got a point. I know it's more profitable for you to play for time, but to be honest, 1 animation per update seems a bit too little for 10k, but considering you are 2 it's understandable. But I doubt that after a month of two people are gonna show the same amount of patience.

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    2. Well, they've spent a lot of time on workflow, which means that even if they didn't hire anyone they'd probably go significantly faster in the future. I think they've identified that in the future animation will be the bottleneck in the flow, so they're looking for an animator. Also, hiring teams is really difficult/expensive because then you have a teach a bunch of people the workflow and make sure they all follow the same process. Hiring one person is way more sustainable. That's my opinion as someone who has been in software development for 15+ years.

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  4. greetings, i noticed your game some days ago and gave it a try, nice project i must say, althought im not a fan of furry stuff TBH (except maybe, the holstarusus and the catgirls and well, elves)....

    hope to see this project into completion and i would like to ask the following:

    1. the Alraune will only be an event character? will we be able to gets seeds from her and breed our own?, in a greenhouse bulding maybe?

    2. will there be an option for more human monsters? i dont mind starting the game with demons and dickwolves and horses but im not into that lvl of bestial traits, i'd like to have the option for just human characters with monster traits (horns, tails, same as female monsters)...

    3. will there be the option to donate monsters to the shop? or is this a feature that wont be in the game eventually, i seem to recall the shopkeeper to talk about it but it seems you cant do it yet

    4. will there be more characters?

    5. the world will extend only to the town and the farm like the common farm game or will we see a complete world map?

    6. will there be more interactions with the empire? apart of the taxmaster....

    7. will there be human subjects for breeding also? out of NPCs and the player character

    well i think that covers all......oh, some monster ideas:

    -harpmen (male equivalent of harpies)
    -minotaurs (male equivalent of holstauruses)
    -sphinxes (both male and female not related to cat people of course)
    -succubus and incubus (could replace or be an equivalent to vampires without the blood theme)
    -merpeople (have an acuarium building)
    -centaurs (both female and male)
    -nagae (male and female snake people)
    -draconian (male and female reptile/dragon people, no argonian pls)

    -beemen (?): have a caste system, a single queen and several male workers, not insectoidal much (only antennae, sting and well, two sets of arms, the rest looks human) there's a 95% chance of breeding a male beemen or any other monster of any gender, and a 5% for a new beemen queen, there can only be 1 queen at the beehive.

    and some more buildings/stuff to doo:

    -house customization: the character could enhance its house to get buffs or other things, maybe use it for interacting with NPCs out from the normal means.

    -alchemy lab: allows the player to create powerfull potions fusing monster derived components (milk, jizz, etcetera), which can be used both by the player and the monsters

    -incubator: allows the player to secure and acumulate monster eggs for times of need (?)

    -training ground: allows the player to put monsters in training for a time, the monster doesnt breeds but it improves its own stats in the meantime, cannot breed while training

    -orchard: allows the player to plant some aditional food for the monsters, food could be used with monster resources in order to make more potions and other stuff that adds buff to the player. can be sold or used for buffing monsters directly...

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    1. Nobody gives a fuck about your shitty ideas. He just needs animators, not creative editors.

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    2. Your suggestions are really good. The training grounds i think would fit very good into the game, wouldn't hurt having an optional way of training monsters besides breeding. I think the developer of this game have a lot to do right now, setting up the base for the game, hiring new members to work on the project and whatnot, so i don't think applying new fetures is the number one priority right now, although hopefully we can see new features implemented in the future.





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    3. Personal opinions on your suggestions:

      First off, read this article just to know what you can expect: http://www.jeffwofford.com/?p=783

      1. Sounds interesting.
      2. Sounds out of context; I mean it's exactly about fucking inhuman things. Cosplay Accessories might come up later on when the final game hits an upgrade stage (at least a year from now, but most likely much later).
      3. Seeing the 4.4.1 game mechanism, there's a high chance that donation will be added.
      4. Most likely, at least for random encounters, as the game seems quite plot-heavy.
      5. I'd also appreciate a traversible country at least, but honestly, their hands are probably full with the current things already so it's undetermined for now.
      6. I hope so. I want to be more engaged with this realm.
      7. Impossible. It's about demons with no rights whatsoever, who would be otherwise eradicated by the Imperial Inquisition.

      Regarding monster types: The devblog already shows some new monster types. I suggest you to wait it out, or maybe pimp them into making what you want by investing a considerable sum of money into the project (they're not living on sunshine, you know).

      Building Cutsomization:
      Already a lot of buildings planned for the many types of monsters, also the mason guy tells he'll be doing upgrades, so I think we'll have a lot more room to wiggle.

      Alchemy Lab:
      There's already a Lab in the Guild House in town, it would be unreasonable to build one in your basement, since you're a simple farm girl anyway. Your hips are your special trait and not your brains. So if you're going to mix up wild juices, that'll be with the help of "Ms. Dildo", probably at a price.

      Incubator:
      Monsters don't work that way. Haven't you listened to the Lab Chick's story on monster breeding? She tells exactly how new monsters are born, and such a device would unnecessarily rape the game system.

      Training Ground:
      "I want to refine monsters, but I don't want to see them fuck."
      Feed them the elf juice and cat piss, this is the point of the game. Fucking is the equivalent of sparring here. Deal with it, or turn off animations and imagine them learning new tricks.

      Orchard:
      Again, this isn't Redneck Simulator 2014, it's a fucking porn game, you play it to jack off to cum-drenched monsters raping each other, and try to breed the hybrid most suitable for your personal kinks while trying to keep up with the tax.

      Sorry about hitting that tone in the end, but there's a concept here, and you're definitely trying to warp it to something else. Your ideas are about the manager part, which is okay, I love that too, but there's the other part with the "sex game" that it can be "unholy-combined" with.

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    4. lol @ pissing on farm sims while playing a farm sim

      +1 to the orchard idea if multiple plant-type monsters can stay there--let's say you leave two plant creatures there for a few days and come back to find their offspring sprouting up (then decide to keep or release)

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  5. what if they asked for a re-animator?

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    1. then we'd have a spin off? sounds fun

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    1. I'd prefer if you e-mailed me directly about these things.

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    2. i dont know your email though

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    3. also any chance that if you do end up changing old to new how about a option in settings to pick old style or new style

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    4. his email is in the heading post above,

      "If you're interested in becoming our animator please contact me at HartistaPipebomb@gmail.com and put "Breeding Season Animator" in the subject line. Include links to your previous work if at all possible."

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  7. That swfchan for 4.6 is actually the public one 4.5.2, if you click through to get file.

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  8. "its over 9000 !!!!!!!!!!!"

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    1. How did I miss this opportunity for classic meme? >_< it was right there! DARN IT! T_T

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  9. Hartista, how about the programs you use to make flash animations, if its macromedia, adobe cs or others; it could help by knowing if you have some program preferences

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    1. I think you should just write them and tell what you're familiar with, along with links your references. I mean, neither your talents nor their needs will change from one day to another, so why not take that extra step and focus on problems only when they actually arise? Like "Sorry, we don't use Flash Pro, we use FlashGlomps v0.0.22 alpha because it's freeware, even though it randomly freezes up for no reason." Then you can try it out and decide whether you'd like to adapt to the circumstances or not.

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  10. Perhaps more expert animators would be willing to show if you paid them an hourly rate, rather than keeping all that has been donated so far and giving them a small cut of future donations.

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  11. How about make a Insectoid monster, like spider girl morph. Her mating would have a chance of eating its mate through her pussy and being pregnant for some days, after birthing another spider morph

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    1. >eating its mate
      >pregnant for some days
      >another spider morph
      The story's there for a reason...
      Monsters are tamed by regular sex → the spider is harmless
      Breeders are persecuted by the empress → any dangerous monster is a good reason to end your career
      Biplanar pregnancy → monsters give birth instantly
      Also, I think vore would be a whole new challenge to implement into both the animation chain and the game engine.

      But a drider (official fantasy name for spider girl morph) would be really nice to have regardless.

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    2. Why are people using this as a Monster/Mechanic request thread now? That's not the point of this thread at all.

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    3. Vore is one of the things on the no no list as far as I remember.

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    4. Tm93 because there is no forum for this game yet. So everyone needs to write their last words to the last news because old one dies. Anyway.

      This game needs an ios android version för sure.

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    5. This game started on a forum, lok forum under the creative corner in the flash section.

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  12. http://s-purple.tumblr.com/image/84203832931 Neo versions of male monsters!?
    Top row: breeder
    Second row: normal forms for wolf/cat/cowgirl/elf/demon/horse/harpy/angel/fluffdragon
    Third row: futa female species for cat/cowgirl/elf/harpy/angel/fluffdragon
    Last row: neo for wolf/cat/cowgirl/elf/demon/horse/harpy/angel/fluffdragon

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    1. I thought it might be a rough timescale of what's going to be released together, and in what order.
      That falls apart when you remember that they're aiming for Elves + Breeder for the new update, though.

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  13. adk if this help you pipe but this guy its great animator http://sijix.blogspot.com.br/

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  14. Sorry about this, but I am new here. Just wanted to ask, with all this new 4.5 version and 4.6 version updates that have come out, what happens to the previous save file like on 4.41 version. Just wanted to ask.

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    1. The saves haven't transferred in my experience, but I stopped trying to load old saves many, many updates ago.

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  15. I don't know if He/She/They are already too well established or if he would be interested, but you may want to look into ZONE-SAMA. He seems to be affiliated with an H site but I believe he is also separate. Example of some of the work.
    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/633626
    http://gamcore.com/games/wakfuck (Use arrows at bottom right of video to progress)

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    1. Lol, i was thinking about that. But I think The Queen will not have time for this, neither will she be pleased doing the dirty job. As far as I'm concerned, if Zone-Sama will pick this project up, it will become her own project and Hartista will become her anal slave. And as soon as he will say "I had enough of this", we will not see any updates from Zone either.

      I think Hartista can "try". But i suspect Zone won't be selling for this. I mean "Yeah, BS is cool, but fuck you". So we will see Zone's loading screen on BS only in our wet dreams.

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  16. Make a challenge

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  17. weird idea just came to mind while playing your awesome game. what if when a futa mated with a male and another futa was born, that the new futa had the same dick as the father? so a futa and a buttstallion gets a horse cock, dickwolf gets a cock with a knot, ect. just an ideal idea. thanks for the great game, sorry I'm too broke to donate right now.

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    1. I approve this idea

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    2. I don't think this would really work on anything other than elves.

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  19. So is the new/free update gonna be up today? I thought I read that somewhere but can't find that date anymore.

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    1. It'll be on the 7th.

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    2. it is the 7th for some of the world right now

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    3. My releases are almost always between 9 and 11 PM PST.

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    4. pst ? how many hours roughly since im guessing its not gmt

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    5. PST is GMT-8 if I'm not mistaken.

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  20. LODSA LODSA LODSA
    MONEI MONEY MONAEY

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  21. IT'S 9 PST WHERE IS IT WHERE IS IT WHERE IS IT

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    1. 9 PM. Another 8 hours to go.

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  22. judging by date it was released in patreon it shoulda been released already

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