I thought I'd give everyone a heads-up about what I've been up to for the past half-year.
There are four major projects in the works. - Pokemon . (A lot of additional art and events) - Babysitter's Club 2 . (85% done) - Guardia Forest 1 Remake . (60% done) - (A secret game) . (95% done) Progress is going very well on all of them.
... But there's a problem.
A couple days ago, I received an unpleasant phone call about my student loans. Somehow, I need to make an extra $310 each month. I have a few ideas about how this might be possible, but I'm not sure how realistic they are. So I'd like to ask you guys for some advice. These are the ideas I came up with:
Create some exclusive flash games for Flash portal sites like funny-games.biz I could re-use my game engines to create multiple games, or create new levels or episodes. Or post quick-to-make self-playing sexy stories. Also, do you recommend any particular flash portal sites in particular?
New gallery for JabArchives I notice that the Jab Archives has kind of a clunky gallery system. Maybe I should offer to make them a new one. I recently designed and programmed a website for someone as a birthday present and it came out incredibly well, so I definitely know I can do this.
New gallery for artist blogs Many artists have their own blogs, but blog-based image galleries are kind of hit-and-miss. I could create a good image gallery system and try selling it to these artists. The question is what free alternatives might be out there and how much would such a thing even be worth?
Kickstarter-style commission for pokemon art (Joint commission for Palcomix & Me) Sure, it's the biggest fad since touch-screens. But I was thinking about using it to offer a collective commission to create professional-quality art for the hentai pokemon game. After raising enough money, part of it would go to Palcomix to create the lineart, and part of it would go to me to color and shade the art. Unfortunately, this idea seems unlikely since KickStarter is afraid of anything adult.
Kickstarter for InkBunny browser addon (Like "FurAffinity Extender") There's a very convenient browser add-on called "FurAffinity Extender." which makes it easy to download images in a single click and sort them by artist automatically. It would be nice if a similar add-on could be made for InkBunny. But programming such a thing would take time a research. The add-on itself isn't adult, so this project might fly on Kickstarter.
$32 art commissions (lineart, color and shading) Like half of the artists everywhere, I could offer art commissions. 10 of these would covor my costs for a month. As you can see above, I'm a pretty good artist, and the practice would only make me get better. Also, Rapps had an interesting idea: Offer themed commissions. Maybe I could offer to draw pictures of Sally going down on Tails, and people could pay me to draw each one. Maybe I could draw pictures of Kaa going after various characters like kaaservant used to draw? I always liked his work. Considering the things I tend to create, is there anything else you'd like to see more of? I don't really have any experience with commissions, so any general advice would be helpful too.
$16 sketch commissions (without color and shading) These would take half as long and would get done quicker. Maybe the lower price would appeal to more people? I would need to do about 20 of these.
$16 colorizing commissions I could color and shade other people's art. This is one of my specialties. Is there anything you'd like me to color?
Animation commissions for your games I could take an artist's drawing and turn it into an animation for a flash game. The Legend of Krystal forum has a lot of artists and aspiring hentai game programmers. I could create well-animated walk cycles, attacks, and sex animations for their games. Each pose would need a drawing and about 2 hours of prep work. Each animation based on a pose, takes about an hour. But this idea's a little hard to explain to people. Do you think anybody would be interested? I know that Yawg once started creating a sexy Flash game with Renamon exploring the mushroom kingdom. It ran aground due to lack of programming and animation help. (I bet I could do something about that ;-)
Website design + programming for $352 Someone recently had a birthday and I redesigned and programmed their website as a gift for them. I won't say who it is though. That's a secret for now. ;-) But it came out extremely well, with a keyword-sortable gallery and many bandwidth-saving features. The site took about a week to make, so that's a fair amount of work. About 44 hours worth. So at $8 an hour, I could make another one for $350. At that price, I don't know how likely this offer is.
Website design for $96 Programming takes a lot of time... But everything else is pretty easy in comparison. The general design, HTML and CSS for a site can probably made in one day. Effectively 12 hours of time. That would be $96 at $8 an hour. But I don't know if anybody would be interested.
Write Apps for Android or iPhone The latest hi-tech fad. Tablets don't seem to have very many apps that let you create things, let alone game makers... Maybe I can change that. This will take research since I haven't programmed a tablet before.