Offbeatr… off !

Hi, beautiful ones!

Offbeatr drop :
Ok, let’s wrap things up a little : I give up on Offbeatr.com.
Like I explained in previous post, I already had cold feet about given this site became more and more odd, from my point of view.
Lately, on top of other problems I had already discovered, I find out Offbeatr also don’t accept Paypal or have problems with some credit cards, and that the “30% if success, no money if fails” isn’t a standard at all, and is pretty expensive, in fact, compared to other funding platform site!

Offbeatr voters :
I know there will probably be people coming directly from Offbeatr feeling embarassed, frustrated or offended by my decision of not pursuing the KoPC project on offbeatr.com, but you have to understand it’s not my intention at all, and that it’s not because I want this project to work that I will accept what I think are “crappy developpement conditions”.

KoPC project funding :
We already have a working system : paypal donations!
It’s not clearly authorized by paypal, but for now it works perfectly.
People wanting the game to improve can suggest anything they want, donate, see their donations showing on the site, don’t have a time limit, and I can use the money without being cut silly amount on it “because fees, mothafucka!”
Fans come back since years on this blog site and can testify no bullshit ever happened.
And at least it’s more like what it is in reality : a human one-man-army odyssey.
I’m no professionnal, I’m no big team, I’m no rich gangsta trying to bullshit money out of people.
Just a guy trying to make a way for some “original” (ambiguous word at the very least) hentai games and ways to do it, and a few bucks to survive.

Where do the money go ?
That’s also another point, raised on some external sites I visited : what is the money for ?
Music ? Professionnal drawings not showing off ? Hosting or technical consultant ?
Nope, sorry. It’s too little money for all that, even if I was to know how to hire those kind of help. (at least for now)
Money is used for me to eat, survive, and ultimately to reward the work done.
Like I explained some times ago when I open those paypal funding campaigns : I used to work for “art’s beauty” (like we say in my country), for free, and for “hope that someday, someone will donate, or notice me and hire me”.
I did that for 10 years. Didn’t bring anything.
People just overlook a little detail : this kind of work don’t magically happen.
What do you think the process is ?
I work my day job, go back home, watch some movies, play video games, go off to see friends and families here and there, on nights or week-end, and then KoPC update just appears out of thin air ?
It would be awesome!!
But no.
When you come back home to have fun, I struggle 3 or 4 hours to create a new skin and a bunch of new mods for male character on KoPC.
When you have fun going out with friends all saturday, I “have fun” creating a new set or pose all saturday.
When you sleep until noon on sundays, I wake up at 6 AM, to work all morning on fixing nagging bugs.
When you meet your family to share a meal, I try to avoid mine to come back to dialogs, save system, or try to make a new fetish I don’t even like, lol.
When you freshen up with a drink and a nap, I drop my last sweat answering mails, comments, making new posts and trying to fight for what I want to do.
Of course, it’s not always like that. It was, for 10 years of my life, lost forever, along with everything else (you DON’T fix 10 years of not having been there for friends, families or fun).
Now I try to make some room for everything.
But the day have only 24 hours each, and I lose a lot of them struggle for details.
So, what is the money for ?
The money is to make room, in hours spent in day job.
That’s where there is room available. Each hours you can get paid doing what you do, you can substract it from having to work a shitty job to pay for food and light.
So I’m really sorry things can’t happen magically. I really wish it could, lol, and that “results” wouldn’t automatically mean “human sacrifice”.
Please warn me the very minute “magic system” happens ;)
Until then, it’s just about logic and realism.

So… KoPC ?
Let’s not lose focus, and get back to conclusion : offbeatr won’t make it. Too bad, but that’s just a road bump.
KoPC will continue as it was : living on your donations.
It’s not over at all, and it was going perfectly fine, so let’s continue like that!
Like last updates, I will try to focus more on what you like & want, from now on.
(as I can get some kicks out of YTPP and side games, even if that’s just “during the wait for KoPC funding”, each time)
I don’t know where it will bring us, but you show me!
I will try to open new donations options (some people ask it), just in case.
Feel free to drop something, or suggest other donation systems, but only if you use them or want to use them personnally! (because there’s hundreds of systems, out there, and people always do name-dropping without any follow-up on them : it’s waste of precious time!)
I will also try to make much more posts, about everything more or less hentai related.
I thought making fewer posts would bring more feedbacks and comments, by giving you some time to discuss stuff, but it seems it’s doing the exact opposite, lol ;)

So. Road bump, let’s forgive, forget, and move on!
Excelsior, lol!

Comments
  • ballisticwaffles says:

    I think the important thing about the offbeatr situation was the publicity the game got, which is important. Rather than only searching for places like Offbeatr to display your game, perhaps you could post on places like Renaraprojects or Newgrounds?

    • Mattis says:

      Good thinking, yes, but I still feel sorry for people from offbeatr I may have “misexcited” (even if they can still come and donate here)

      About newgrounds : one update was released by someone (I don’t know who), and it got some bad critics, so I won’t break my neck on that.

      And about Renara, I don’t know. I became a little cautious, about community forums. They usually give very bad critics of KoPC, when I try them, or tons of suggestions, both of which understandable, but not very positive and constructive. (given KoPC fans already bring lot of ideas right here I should listen first, don’t you think ?)

      But that’s good points anyway.
      Maybe when I feel more secure or idealess about KoPC, lol ;)

  • Magmanox says:

    Maybe something like Patreon.com would be better. Another game Breeding Season uses it and the have 244 people generating well over $1000 a month for content updates.

    • Mattis says:

      I heard of it, by Tenebrys, but it seems more about very small tips, exception like BreedingSeason aside.
      Would you suscribe to Patreon-KoPC, if I were to create something there ?

      • Magmanox says:

        Being a university student it can be hard for someone like me to find $30-$50 to spare(as a lump sum) for a donation. But to take $5-$10 a month would be less than a few cups of coffee for me, but if there were even 30 others like me, that becomes a real amount of money going towards KOPC.

        Yes, i would definitly subscribe! the same way i intended to support you Offbeatr campaign :)

        • Mattis says:

          A problem I know well, lol.
          I don’t drink coffee, it’s too expensive for me.
          I prefer tea, because I can re-use every sack 2 or 3 times to save money ;)
          (yeah, I know, I shouldn’t be “proud” to be that poor, lol. But admit it’s almost fun)

          Aside : paypal too accepts 5$ donations.
          But I will try Patreon, if you say it’s working good, it’s worth the shot!

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