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tomiga
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18/12/2018 5:06 pm  

I have got some requests from players related adding new festivals to the game. To say the true I was not going to extend the game in this area as I think the current festivals give good overview of film festival in real world and each of them is unique in the game. I would not like to have too much festivals as too many awards would lead to situation where almost all films would get some award or one film would get most of them. The more detailed explanation you will find also in FAQ section.

Nevertheless if you really feel that some of the festival is needed please name the one and explain why it should be included and how it would differ from the currently existing festivals in the game.

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19/12/2018 11:00 pm  

More and more creators. Actors, directors, camera, composer, etc.

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Television, streaming, DVD and International sales of your film. When your films ends its box office run you have a box that opens where foreign producer wants the international rights to your film. Or you can add an executive tab to your assistant and it is all handled by them and they sell the rights and report back saying "I sold the international rights to Bright Films for Terminator 2. You will get 30% of the profit for the next six months." You can do a similar with TV & DVD.


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20/12/2018 2:51 am  

MTV Movie Awards exclusively for popular and commercial films, I don't think there's an awards for these.

Golden Globes because why not.


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20/12/2018 9:50 am  
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More and more creators. Actors, directors, camera, composer, etc.

To say the truth for creators I count on you. Currently the games has really big database but of course it will never has all the creators from IMDB 😉 And as I have limited resources personally I do not put much effort for adding new one (I prefer to put it into game developement). So add your proposals and

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Film Business Editor in English

The current offline Editor is already not working with newest version (or at least I didn' test it). So currently the only option to add the creators is MovieStats. There is some idea about build in the editor in the game but it is far feature as there is some not trivial problems to solve (related to handling of set updates)... so for near feature there is no plan to improve here anything.

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Television, streaming, DVD and International sales of your film. When your films ends its box office run you have a box that opens where foreign producer wants the international rights to your film. Or you can add an executive tab to your assistant and it is all handled by them and they sell the rights and report back saying "I sold the international rights to Bright Films for Terminator 2. You will get 30% of the profit for the next six months." You can do a similar with TV & DVD.

Sorry but I do not want to include streaming / DVD / TV... some reasons behaind it was explain in FAQ (please check this section). DVD is already included in profits (adding it as separate feature does not add anything to the depth of the game - or at least I do not see any benefits from gameplay mechanics).

TV - I am not fan of TV so not planning to do TV Business (and this is completly different beast than film business - other rules/algorithms too much work comparing to benefits).

Streaming... I do not want depnds too much on technologies which changes a lot... and again I do not see any gameplay benfits behind it.

BTS your topic was more to ideas section not to this thread 🙂

Please try to answer to the specific topics and other ideas put in separate streams...

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20/12/2018 10:03 am  
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MTV Movie Awards exclusively for popular and commercial films, I don't think there's an awards for these.

This is intentional. To say the truth my intensions is make Movie Business a bit educational game. Thus there is a lot of indie / artistic creators in the game. Thus I want to promote more independent movies than blockbuster and idea was that player should try to make more ambitious films. Awards are some kind of prize which should be granted for such players who makes films a bit more ambitios than average... If you make blockbusters you have money but not prestige 😉 (see Michael Bay 😉 It is fine to earn mony but respect you will not get by this 😉 and this is the reason why commercial movies cannot get awards in Movie Business 🙂 The general idea of awards was to promote more ambition production and players who made some effort to produce more complicated movies then action or comedy movies.

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Golden Globes because why not.

Golden Globes often are treated as small Oscars... when you look at the history of awards very often winners of Golden Globes also won Oscars... so from gameplay perspctive it didn't add any benefits... just another festival with characteristic similar to the existing one...

Including more festivals has few gameplay problems (some of them I mention in my orginal post). Additional if I put too many festivals, in every month you will have few disturbing windows with it... I think in long term it may irritate some players.

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03/01/2019 10:46 pm  

BAFTA, Independent Spirit Awards, yes Golden Globes, Writers guild(scripts), ASC (operators), Producers guild(producers)

The more awards the better in my opinion I don't mind being recognized as an amazing film producer. 🙂 Smaller awards don't need to be submitted to, they could just popup in news that you're nominated or that you won and you'd get a small publicity/box office boost. Might be too much work but being able to run 2 windows at once would be nice... for example a dedicated news window seperate from the game could eliminate some hassle and clicking, as well as having scripts else where etc


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04/01/2019 8:14 am  
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BAFTA, Independent Spirit Awards, yes Golden Globes, Writers guild(scripts), ASC (operators), Producers guild(producers)

There around 4000 of festivals on the world. And over 200 concerned as majore one

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_festivals

There is no sens in adding them to Movie Business "just because". Everything needs to have it purpose and current festivals were introduced not by accident. They are align with current mechanics in the game and show some overview of all Film Festivals over the world.

Concerning the festival dedicated to separated topics (scripts/operators) there are already categories on Oscars/Cannes. If you want to introduce additional festivals dedicated only for this categories how they would differ from prizes gathered on those festivals. There is not too many ways to influence those aspects of film making in the games so finally one film would get most of the awards in such topic just because it was the best in this area.

Awards for the producers itself maybe not a bad idea... but again it can only work if you play with more than 4 players. In other case it would be too small competition and if you are the only one nominated you will always get it.

For the other ones.

Golden Globes as I wrote this festival which is very similar to Oscars it make no sens to duplicate it. By similar I means it supports similar type of the cinema. In Movie Business the same films would get both awards.

Independent Spirit - it is idea similar to Sundance both of them are festivals which supports independent cinema and not so popular creators.

BAFTA this is English version of Cannes 😉

Short explanation why current festival exists in Movie Business

Cannes - this is one of so called BIG THREE festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice) as these are European festivals it promotes ambitious cinema

Oscars - it is simple - while this is not the most prestigious festival in the world definitely it is the most popular... it just must be in the game 😉 (this is festival which promotes mainstream movies but with high budget and production properties - high level of studio/needs to have operator/composer in cast)

Sundance - this is festival for independent movies and it supports young creators at the beginning of their careers.

New Horizons - here you can find very ambitious and strange productions. This festivals promotes new horizons in language of cinema as films are very strange they do not fit for mainstream audience.

Warsaw Film Festival - this is archetype of festival which just promotes good mainstream movies but not necessary with biggest budgets

Razzies - of course we need some award for bad movies 😉

Additionally some of the festivals has some unique categories. Like Oscars is the only festival where FX are praised.

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The more awards the better in my opinion I don't mind being recognized as an amazing film producer. 🙂

Sorry by this is very naive approach... 😉 I know that it is amazing for film producer but you do not get awards for free (ok most of them - Razzies are for free 😉

The more important is what is the aim of film festivals and awards from game design perspective. Definitely it will not be fun if you will get 5 awards every month for one movie... And adding more festivals will lead to such situation. Getting the awards must be unique experience... it is something special.. and new version of the game will even emphasize it.

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Smaller awards don't need to be submitted to, they could just popup in news that you're nominated or that you won and you'd get a small publicity/box office boost. Might be too much work but being able to run 2 windows at once would be nice... for example a dedicated news window seperate from the game could eliminate some hassle and clicking, as well as having scripts else where etc

There is two festivals where you do not need to submit the film. But this is enough and was introduce to show players that some festival exists (to get know the player with such mechanics). Of course each awards impact the popularity of the movie and influence the prestige of the producer. This is another reason why I do not want to introduce too many of them as game balance will changed.

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Harvey Weinstein
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04/01/2019 11:54 am  

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