Movie Business 2018 Update 3

The next update of the 2018 Edition is ready for download. It does not make too many changes, but corrects several errors, and improves the game balance.

For a complete list of changes see version history. The game you obtain it, as usual, with the subpage Download MB2.

This version also updates the set makers to 51 version that adds 169 the creators.

The main contributors allowed this update:

  • Levardos (68 of the creators)
  • andrew89 (59 of the creators)
  • Arek (36 artists)

Remember that some developers could get to the waiting room with a relative too modest filmography (or too few significant roles).

Of course, as always, I look forward to your comments, ideas, reactions and of course information about problems or errors.

If you have not heard about the Movie Business and you are here for the first time, you can also refer to the section Director's Cut and Help page, where you can find a lot of information that can help you in the early stages of exploring, this already quite extensive, games.

If you like the game I remind you of the possibility of Donations 🙂

Enjoy!

P.S To już ostatnia aktualizacja w tym roku (no chyba że pojawią się jakieś mega krytyczne błędy) i powoli zaczynam myśleć o wersje 2019 😉

MovieStats: Nowe statusy dla twórców Poczekalnia i Do poprawy

Recently a lot of you adding your own proposals of creators with MovieStats. Choć bardzo mnie to cieszy, to niestety zdarzają się przypadki, gdy Wasze propozycje nie mogą zostać zaakceptowane. Przyczyny takiego stanu rzeczy są dwojakiego rodzaju: formalne lub techniczne. Stąd postanowiłem do aktualnych statusów twórca accepted or rejected wprowadzić dwa nowe statusy, które powinny nieco wyjaśnić powodu nie zaakceptowania twórcy w danym momencie, który może jednak zostać zaakceptowany w przyszłości.

Read moreMovieStats: Nowe statusy dla twórców Poczekalnia i Do poprawy

Update 2 version 2018 Movie Business and creators of version 50

Another update edit 2018 is ready to download. It does not make too many changes, but corrects several errors, and improves the game balance.

For a complete list of changes see version history. The game you obtain it, as usual, with the subpage Download MB2.

This version also updates the set makers to 50 version which adds a 194.

Read moreUpdate 2 version 2018 Movie Business and creators of version 50

Designing experience and Movie Business

About three years ago I mentioned You about that on the portal PolakPotrafi I supported the crowfounding of book about game design by Jacek Wesołowski and the team Wonderland Engineering (Wszechświetności Engineering) entitled: Engineering games. Level design for beginners. As part of the prize, in addition to the e-book, I chose the Business. Since then, there have been a few versions of the game, in which I included part of the comments and suggestions contained in the prepared by Jack document.

Where such a surge of nostalgia? Well, more than a dozen days ago started a new project of the same team. This is again a book dedicated to designing games, this time, however, the more extensive and more comprehensive. Its title is Designing experience. Mechanisms, emotions, narration.

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Update 1 to the 2018 Edition available for download

As announced in announcement the first update to the 2018 Edition is ready for download.

The most important news and changes:

  • Analysis of films
  • The proposal to finance the film director
  • Filter by age of creators in the window of production
  • New events on the set
  • Improvement of casting algorithms in cult films
  • Optimizations of loading cult movies
  • Optimization algorithms for festivals
  • Corrected translation of the English version of the review
  • as well as other fixes and improvements

For a complete list of changes see version history. The game you obtain it, as usual, with the subpage Download MB2.

Of course, as always, I look forward to your comments, ideas, reactions and of course information about problems or errors.

If you have not heard about the Movie Business and you are here for the first time, you can also refer to the section Director's Cut and Help page, where you can find a lot of information that can help you in the early stages of exploring, this already quite extensive, games.

If you like the game I remind you of the possibility of Donations 🙂

Enjoy!

What does the update 1 to edit the 2018

The first update to the 2018 Edition of the game should appear in the next few days. Although the main purpose of the update is to improve the detected errors, improves application stability and optimization of its operation there will also be some new features. I invite you to this time a short summary of the changes and new features in the next version of the game.

 

Read moreWhat does the update 1 to edit the 2018

In the next version. Analysis of films

The movie business is contrary to appearances, quite a complex game with tons of flavors and nuances that are difficult to explain in a few sentences, which makes it especially beginner players may have trouble understanding the depending on the leading to obtain appropriate results.

Hence the new version appears option that allows you to analyze produced by You videos ... where appeared the idea and as such an analysis will look in practice, you will learn the following entry.

Read moreIn the next version. Analysis of films

2018 Edition reviews

It has been a week since the release of 2018 Edition so it's time to get to know your opinion on the latest version of the game. It is true that already got a few people a few nice words to suggest that appealed to you a taste but I'd learned a bit more detailed impressions of the game.

Szczególnie, że wkrótce powinna pojawić się pierwsza aktualizacja. Choć wygląda, że już pierwsza wersja edycji 2018 jest całkiem stabilna (przynajmniej nie otrzymałem sygnałów aby coś mocno się sypało.) To kilka błędów logicznych udało się już wykryć. Nie są one krytyczne ale dobrze by było je naprawić zanim zaczniecie je wykorzystywać 🙂

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Director's cut: a summary of what's new in 2018

This is the last straight to finish work on a new edition of the Movie Business. Until the release of 2018 Edition left little time (though still finds that require some polishing). To make You wait, according to tradition, on my personal blog He was an extensive text summarizing what you may have read in the sections on this page. Of course this information is extended with many curiosities and bear numerous pictures of the game (as well as a few things have changed in relation to the initial assumptions).

Link to this entry, of course, has been added to the Director’s cut and now I invite you to read a long text about What's new in editing the movie Business 2018.

In the next version… Gossips

To increase involvement in the game at the instigation of one of the players (greetings to Kacper) I decided to enter the item that you may not have too much the importance of practical but makes the game seem “life of its own live”. This element is gossips.

Gossips their separate Panel on the home page of games in which it will appear different messages about the world.

Read moreIn the next version… Gossips

In the next version… Improved artificial intelligence (AI)

In the last few versions, despite the emergence of new mechanic, computer players are driven by artificial intelligence does not use them. Embarrassing so to make up for the backlog and slightly expand the game in this aspect. Fortunately, I was able to spare some time to expand the logic, you will use the computer players. So here is a brief overview of the changes in this aspect of the game, which significantly influenced the entire game.

Read moreIn the next version… Improved artificial intelligence (AI)

In the next version… Universes

When in the Movie Business have emerged sequels part of the players was a bit disappointed that they ran out of space on the universes and the ability to make crossover. Do not put them as types of sequels because, in my opinion, this is a slightly different case. An additional problem was logic, that would hide them, because how the universe would affect the profits of movies? The problem was distribution of accents, when in the production mix for example. Heroes 4 completely different series, of varying popularity, fans etc. The assumption that increased to automatically base fans is too easy, because each player would do in the movies regardless of whether it makes sense or not…

Read moreIn the next version… Universes

In the next version… Tutorials

The movie business every moment gains the rail option, and becomes more and more complicated. One of the users of Reddit (where sometimes I put information about new versions of the game) drew attention to the fact that the game does not have any tutorial. I admit that from my point of view this is the element with the lowest priority, because personally, I prefer to spend your limited time to develop games, and not documentation. Unfortunately, the reality is that the issues of tutorials to no end can be omitted. Today, when games for pennies or completely free is a whole bunch and it's cross-platform, when someone finds a niche game, creator has mostly only a few minutes for the new player interest in its production. In addition, when the game is so poor graphically how the movie Business by far harder to require players to spend they enough time to learn its nuances or horror of horrors to read the documentation (which after all to help for game exists and contains quite a lot of interesting details).

Hence I made the decisions that a stopgap tutorial would be useful, however, in the game.

Read moreIn the next version… Tutorials

In the next version… Events during production and producer decisions

Another, at first glance, a small modification that will appear in the new version of the game is to change the approach to evaluating the developers that occur in the movie. So far all of the enumerations associated with the determination of how well individual developers have done their job (enumeration performance) were made at the time of release. Now the most important element of which is the assessment of performance artists will be made at the very beginning of the production. This small change and has tremendous consequence and creates completely new possibilities. It's probably the biggest revolution in the game since the introduction of writing games.

Read moreIn the next version… Events during production and producer decisions

In the next version. Licenses or rights to the movie

In today's world the importance of play, licenses, about specific artifacts (pop) culture. They allow you to create movies that are based on the idea. The concept of license (in the sense of rights to films) will appear in the next version of the game.

Read moreIn the next version. Licenses or rights to the movie

Over 3000 artists or update 48

To ostatnia aktualizacja twórców w tym roku. Jednak bardzo istotna. Dzięki Waszemu zaangażowaniu i aktywności sprawia ona, że oficjalny zestaw twórców przekroczył barierę 3000 osób dostępnych w bazie gry (dokładnie 3092). Gorąco chciałem podziękować wszystkich, którzy przyczynili się do pokonania tej bariery.

Today's set update brings 239 creators and 483 zdjęć .

Najwięksi kontrybutorzy tej aktualizacji to:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • andrew89
  • Arek
  • Bohusz

Aktualizacja nastąpi po uruchomieniu nowej gry z domyślnym zestawem twórców (szczegóły znajdziecie here).

A przy okazji życzę Wam Wesołych Świąt!

P.S. Życzeń noworocznych jeszcze nie składam, bo w tym roku planuję jeszcze jeden wpis 🙂

In the next version… Contracts

Options contracts jumping somewhere in the ideas of the players, however, there was no justification for its implementation from the point of view of mechanics (it was hard to put them together with some other elements from the world of the game). With the advent of the sequels some began to grieve over the fact that they do not always all the developers were available when they wanted to make a follow-up to his blockbuster. At this point the option began to take the meaning I had to find a sensible way of integrating a the mechanics in the game.

And here I guess. Along with the next version there is a new option that allows you to sign the contract with the chosen developer. Contracts will be subject to the following rules.

Read moreIn the next version… Contracts

Update on the creators of 47

Today another update. You will find it 134 creators and 371 zdjęć .

Najwięksi kontrybutorzy tej aktualizacji to:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • Tomas Av
  • robbert
  • andrew89

Aktualizacja nastąpi po uruchomieniu nowej gry z domyślnym zestawem twórców (szczegóły znajdziecie here).

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

 

PS Soon there will be new interesting information as to what the next version of the game.

Updated 46 developers

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

Najwięksi kontrybutorzy tej aktualizacji to:

  • Balša Milijaš

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

Updated 45 developers

As promised today another update. You will find it 132 creators and 278 zdjęć .

Najwięksi kontrybutorzy tej aktualizacji to:

  • Balša Milijaš
  • Tomas Av
  • andrew89 

Aktualizacja nastąpi po uruchomieniu nowej gry z domyślnym zestawem twórców (szczegóły znajdziecie here).

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

Ponieważ wciąż niektórzy z Was bardzo aktywnie dodajecie twórców pewnie wkrótce pojawi się kolejna aktualizacja. Oby tak dalej 🙂