Bad news… and solution ?

Hi everyone !

I got a very bad news indeed : I can’t continue working on KoPC like that

1. The point. 

I mean we are the only ones who want and see this game as it is and could be : freaking limitless !!
Hentai sites don’t see it that way at all, no one want to support it, financially.
Except mysexgames.com, but lately he just put a lead roof over KoPC blue sky, as he can’t follow on the way I go, already very small in my opinion (I could do updates 3 times bigger, if only I had the financial support behind !)

Personnally, I just can’t work like that, having to limit myself, where there’s thousands of things left to do.
(maatyox just made me a dozen entire new sets sketches ! Yes, material for more than 12 new locations, people !!)
It’s been 10 years I’m in that kind of job of creating personnal stuff and sharing them with people, and trying to make a little money and popularity out of it so I could continue offering my best to people.
It leads nowhere, for me, on this system of “work your ass off, and just hope it brings something more, in an hypothetical future where you would be recognized and sponsored”
Been there, done that, never got anything.

All it brings was 10 years of bad luck, depression (you have nooo idea what “personnal creation” and struggle to make it work take from you, psychologically), and so much poverty you wouldn’t believe it.
Working my ass off, and then having to beg and beg again to survive from month to month ?
I’m sorry, I can’t do that anymore, this system is just fucked up, it should work the other way around, considering how few new fun hentai games are released those days..

So, I will not go down that road again, it’s almost physical.

2. The wish.

That said, everyone wish for stuff that cannot work.
Hentai sites, for example, all bet only on “make new games”, it’s all about “making new games”, whatever you say, whatever you can do or not, whatever boring it is and whatever astonishingly better KoPC would be compared to a mini-game.

I CAN’T make new games and DON’T want to, but them people refuse to hear that.
It takes me YEARS each time, I’m not skilled enough to to new graphics and gameplay quickly !
I t would take me one year to make a new mini-game, with one or two fuck poses, one set and poor graphics.
It would take me one month to had 3 new poses, 5 new sets and improved graphics in KoPC.
So WHY the fuck people don’t want to listen ?
But moreover : why do they all want me to stop KoPC ??
They’re just completely frozen on their vision of limited hentai, they don’t want to understand !
In KoPC fetishes can pile up, sets, stories, customizations, gameplay options like xray, futa, anal, pregnancy, foot/tit/blow jobs, gangbangs and so on ! Mini-games can’t offer that !
We could also make alternative games INSIDE KoPC, with alternative intro screens and completely different gameplay. It’s limitless !!!
But no, deaf deaf deaf, robots talk : “make new game, make new game”.
Dead end…

So, financial alternative ?
You wish there was. But like I said, it’s been 10 years I’m in that kind of work.
All you can think about, I already tried, and it didn’t work at all.
Advertising, partnerships, premium stuff, freemium games, make myself hired somewhere : all dead ends.
The very few stuff that worked a little, it’s just unreliable, at best.
How do you think I ended up having nervous breakdown after nervous breakdown ?
In all those options, you just offer pints of your best blood and hope, just hope.
You hope it will be enough, you hope it will convince, you hope you will have enough luck.
And of course, in the end, you just never know, one week after another, if your efforts will be worth it or not, and all your work crush down on a regular basis.
After 10 years of that, I just can’t, those kind of system just paralized me.
It’s NOT working for me, sorry people, I can’t work in that atmosphere.

Of course, why don’t do all that for free ?
After all, everyone started like that, and it’s not so bad after all, just sharing good stuff for free, good karma.
Yeah… I think you didn’t read anything I said : it’s been 10 years I work like that. My years of “pleasure to give away” are long gone.
When everything starts to fall apart in your life, and everyone becomes angry mob or just stay put on “please do us another update, your games are great !”, writing to you on their iphones and playing WoW and LoL with friends, while your family just starve under blanket because you don’t have enough money to eat well and pay for heat in winter and bet on internet jobs to bring you a little something, you start to change a little, I’m sorry…
I don’t judge or say anything about those who still have the energy and the will to do free stuff.
But in my case that masochist boat as long sail, I’m done with “hope” or “karma” as work system….

3. The solution ?

So, sad and bitter, yes, but there may be a solution (aside from unexpected miracles).
You will probably don’t like that, but it could work.

What I need is to make at least 300$ per update, at least.
If that could be 300$ or more a month, it would be good for me, of course (let’s say 500$ for perfection, lol ^^), but let’s just focus on “update” more than “month”.

What I propose is for YOU to finance those updates, by donations.
We gather money, and each time we reach 300$ or higher, I just start working on next update to release it as soon and as good as possible (villainous bug fixing includes, of course, not like today where we have to wait months before next updates include the fixes)

I bet my shiny ass you don’t like that at all, but I’m sorry, I don’t see another way for me to work with enough free-mind on all that, given how reluctant and limited hentai sites are to support this project and how unreliable and blurry the planning is, that way.
With this solution, at least we know where we go : everyone (me and you) can see how far we are from next update treshold, and by the time I start working on it I don’t have to worry, feel I lose precious time or limit myself, and I can just unleash the beast and work my ass off in the right condition for it !

Of course, there would be stuff to discuss around that : like finding ways to improve transparency, showing or not the contributors, see if it’s possible to cumulate your efforts and current sponsors ones to obtain gigantic updates, contributors wish list, etc…

But that way would be the only working way for all of us, to make this project grow as it should grow, instead of losing 90% of my energy just to struggle to earn the right to share pitiful updates. (at the current rate, I will be dead long before we see anything really good happening)
We reach a dead end, for something that just begin to grow and could multiply ten times.
It’s the way out, to start getting serious on this great project.
What do you say ? Adventure times, or not ?

Your call ;)

—-

EDIT : already donated by players for next update : 222$
Hentai saviors are rising, so much thx, people, we’re almost their for first update goal with this new system !!!

Note : do not hesitate to mention it in donation comment, if you want to stay completely anonymous!
It’s ok, I understand perfectly, I too am a “respectable person”, IRL.
In those case, I will not even answer by e-mail, to avoid you the inconvenience of having to explain the provenance of the said e-mail, lol, but you have my warm thx anyway !

Note 2 : some contributors don’t mind being named, some prefer to stay anonymous, so, in the end,
I don’t know…
I think I will not make a list for now, we’ll see how it goes, and those who want to show their presence and voice their contributation can always add a blog comment, if needed!
(unless you people have some advices about that ? Is it better to mention the donations and list them somehow or not ?)

Comments
  • Arlo Paulson says:

    Count me in!! *slaps $5 down on the table*

  • Arlo Paulson says:

    Just donated. Good luck Mattis!

  • SpatesGHOST says:

    Dropped a dime on it! Good Luck!

  • Mattis says:

    Yeah ! That's my kind of adventurer ! Thx !

  • Mattis says:

    Thx you also ! Building future by the hour ! :)

  • madmaximo says:

    Why not share the source and get other people to help you with it? Whole communities have been made (SDT for example) to make games grow and people still donate to the people who originally made it.

  • Irish Red says:

    I'm good for it.
    Soon as I un-fuck paypal I'll send you some greenery. As usual!

    And Bro.. Never give up. If you put $10 in sacks and gave them away for free.. some people would bitch and complain that it wasn't $20. But MOST of them would just shut up and take it. And a few would say thank you. People are just that stupid.

  • Max Power says:

    If you're looking for funding have your tried to make your game stand alone and put it on http://offbeatr.com/ ? It looks like a kickstarter for adult games, and who knows you might even gain more of a following if you put it on there. Hope everything works out for you in the end, this is a great game!

  • Mattis says:

    Because "sharing the source" needs :
    - a will to give away for free years of work.
    - people very interested in the source and in helping
    - a forum
    - a host

    Like I said in this post, I've shared my work for free for ten years, first because I wanted too, then because I was hoping I could get paid on donations, ads, freemium system or kickstarter.
    It never works, I end up in a catastrophic situation of poverty and oblivion.
    Your vision is very "fairy tale" and naive, but it's not your fault, we swim in success stories, on the net, of projects supported by tons of people and working like heaven made flesh..
    But people always forget that for one project that magically work somehow and brings miraculous cash to his heroic and humble creator, 10.000 projects, at least, go straight down the toilet whatever efforts and sweat they put into it.
    Sharing then relying on "magical donation" has 99.999999% chance of not working at all, I know it, I've been there, I've seen that a lot.
    I'm just past that, I can't do that anymore, it requires a masochism, an energy and a situation I don't have anymore.
    If I was to do that again, I'm just as good as dead.

    For help on the project, as it is, with very easy way to participate to the game, almost no one give any help. (except for a bunch of suggestions and a few guys that tried stuff)
    I don't blame them, it's hard as hell, time consuming, and anyway I already stated I got a whole lot on my plate.
    I don't judge anything, it's just a fact : as it is, it would be easy to participate, and there's no candidate.
    Sharing will not make those people magically appears, once again.
    It's a causality understanding error, I made it myself all the past decade : thinking "offering the mean" will "provoke the will".
    It doesn't. If the will is not there, you just work for nothing by offering the mean.

    That said, it would require at least a forum, which we don't have.
    Except for one attempt last year, no one was able to bring out a forum for this game (me as well).
    It should be the very first step, and the more important sign that the community is just not ready for that, yet.
    (Like SDT, that gain a forum when he has thousands of comments on each post. We barely have a dozen, for now ^^)

    Quick conclusion is : as it is, it's easier for everyone that I just receive suggestions and do the whole work, for now.
    It doesn't mean we will not get there one day, but I think for the moment everyone is happy to let me do the stuff, I don't see anyone complaining and requiring to be able to help me developping the project and fixing bugs, lol :) )

  • Mattis says:

    I know, but it's hard and the man, lol !
    Problem is I already crossed that desert, and a few times moreover.
    If it was my first time, I would have all the energy in the world to pursue the fight and defend what I know is worth every bit of it.
    But I did my share of wars, I don't have any metaphoric limbs to offer to the lions in the arena, lol ;)

    I can still bit, tough, so if you people lift me up and throw my wheelchair in the right direction, I can bit the hell out of those allegoric lions ! :)

    (you vanquish the blogspot account problem, it seems ? I'm by your side against the paypal foaming bear !)

  • Mattis says:

    KoPC IS a stand alone.

    I looked up at offbeatr.com, it's a nice stuff !
    Unfortunately that couldn't work for KoPC, for several reasons.
    Main one being their charts : no rape, no lolicon, no bestiality, no hard fetish of any kind. I'm blacklisted right away.

    But it's still nice to have share that with us, thank you !

    Even if the "real porn" aspect bothers me… it's already a big philosophical fight for me in its "take it, eat it, caution it" actual form, but I think it's even more vicious to make people pledge and fuel it like it.
    The more it goes, the more actual porn industry is breaking walls between "viewers" and "real life rapists", by taking them hostage in a mass delusion about how things are turning and what people are seeing…

    It's just like replacing little by little and with subtility false dead people in movies with real on-screens kills : people just follow like cattle, still believing it's harmless and obviously fake, and applause to killers like some kind of heroes…
    (and it's the guy who creates KoPC who speaks, here, not some uninformed and easily shocked puritan !)

  • Max Power says:

    Sorry that my suggestion couldn't help you but I still really hope that something will come through, I'd hate to see this game end when as you said there is still so much more that could be done! Gook luck and I'll try to donate when I can.

  • SpeCiFic says:

    i can honestly say out of all the mini games i mest around with you have the best one, great idea's, but still say you should give the woman bigger hips, small waist, you did do better giving them bigger asses, just sick of the Teen-age look, not into twig figures and little girls, we like to see a Full figured Woman, not a FAT woman, full figured as in, 36 Bust, 24 waist , 45 Hips, thats a woman ( especially a Milf ) you put that in and i promise you will have my donations, also had an idea of a character choice, Since i see you like putting teen-age girls, why not give us an option to be a 15- 18 year old dorky like kid lol, make his size in height shorter to represent he is a youngin, just an idea hopefully you will pick up on it but like i said im more than willing to help out just please let me see some HIPS and ASS this is 2013, over 80% of men prefer a Full figured woman over little girl shapes.

  • Mattis says:

    Don't try the "percentage number" mojo on me, my dear boy, I almost invented it ;)
    And you should know better I'm all about going original, in my games, so what you say would be a good reason NOT TO make that ;)

    Anyway, the point is all that have been pointed out since a long time, but as usual, I'm no god and no good.
    If doing those kind of "figured woman" or "kiddy main character" were easy, it would be done since months already!
    It's just difficult as hell, to evolve in the game structure and with my big personnal skill shortage and limitations.
    If you, on the contrary, feel it would be easy to pull out something like that, please, feel free to create your own game, or even just a module for KoPC, that would handle those kind of stuff with all existing poses and custom options !

    Long story short, I just do my best, dude, and I'm already struggling just to be able to work on the game, in case you haven't notice.
    So trying to put some pressure on the man when I'm trying my best to not be out of business permanently, I must say, it's a weird timing you got there !
    We don't even know if there will be another update, or if KoPC will be terminated forever, while still having a todo_list higher than the empire state building.
    So I think it's a little insensitive to just throw out game-changing ideas like that, like I'm some kind of working dog, just because you don't like this or that, and would prefer "your" KoPC. ;)

    Try to put yourself a little more in my shoes, and understand all the termoil and troubles I'm in, right now, please ;)
    Thx anyway !

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