In the next version: Search engine

Movie Business (Biznes Filmowy) 2 has already so much content, that I found to be usefull to have internal search engine. Thanks to it you will be able to:

  • search for information about the movies and artists
  • you will receive additional special features not available from the normal interface
  • additional statistics about the set
  • use cheat codes

Below you will find a bit more information about each of the above options.

Read moreIn the next version: Search engine

Creators set update 43

And we have another creators set update… this time quite big. It contains 181 creators and 435 photos. The biggest contributors for this update are andrew89 and Karol. From my side, I was able to add finally some artists from the 70s and early 80s. In addition, supplemented the set of about a dozen less popular artists emerging in the cult films and cult heroes in their present.

Update will apply when you run the a new game with a default set of creators (details can be found here) – It may take quite a while.

In total, the default set of games already has 2544 creators .

New Poll: The real creators of the game is…

As we recently summarized the previous poll concerning the cheat codes in the game (yes, they will appear) time to collect opinions about other aspects of the game… New poll is about real artists in the game. I always thought, that it is one of the most important features of the Movie Business… but at last playtest before the release of version 0.9.4 one of my good friends said, that he did not pay attention to the names… only to parameters… Heavily me surprised… hence the idea to find out how you see this issue… 

The real creators in MB it is for me :

  • killer feature (64%, 39 Votes)
  • an interesting "relish" (33%, 20 Votes)
  • unnecessary add-in (I do not look at the names, only the parameters) (3%, 2 Votes)

Voters: 61

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The poll will be also on the left side of the, on the home page… I encourage you to share your opinion…

Cheat Codes

I think it is high time to end the current poll related to cheat codes in the second part of the game.

There were 198 votes. Wherein 116 people would like to have that option, 73 not, and 9 abstentions. By the way, broadening my knowledge in the field of game design, my approach to cheat codes recently it evolved somewhat ... because it turns out, it is not always about cheating ... Just do not all want / can afford the long time for playing games, and sometimes they want to shoot a few stress-free films with well-known artists, which probably reflects well on the game itself ... that no additional motivation (in the form of challenges or other "tricks") you like just to play...

Immediately reassure those who did not like such option, that cheat codes nie będą dostępne we wszystkich trybach gry, only those, gdzie nie będą one zaburzały zdobywania osiągnięć oraz innych celów rozgrywki (jak w trybie kariery czy w wyzwaniach).

Tak więc oficjalnie potwierdzam, that cheat codes pojawią się w kolejnej wersji… but there is nothing for free if you wanted to have such option that I have a task for you ... or even two.

The first question is what kind of cheat you would gladly see in the game. My guess is, that necessarily it has to be an increase of available cash. Ale może macie jakieś inne propozycje… np. słyszałem, that some people do not like animes and may want to turn them off? Let me know what else can possibly be put under general understood cheat codes / easter eggs 😉

The second task is related to the first it is slogan, które te kody miałyby aktywować… zamiast pisać np $100000000 You can use a famous quote from the movie like "Show me the money” który wykrzykiwał Cuba Gooding, Jr w filmie Jerry Maguire

And if you do not take advantage of the opportunity to give some own ideas ... well… you will be one to blame…

 

Impressions from the version 0.9.4

It's been a week since publishing version 0.9.4 of the game (and hot patch for it) so it's time to collect your thoughts and comments about this version.

However, before I go into details, I would like to say, that makes me very happy, your fast feedback about the problems. Thanks to the cooperation with you (here thanks to Bartosz) I was able to rapidly detect and diagnose the problem and publish HotFix, which solved the problem.

Cooperation with the community and your fast reactions are particularly important in the case of such projects as Movie Business, that are created by one person, that has quite limited in both time and hardware (testing on a small number of configuration). Therefore, if you find a problem in the game, do not hesitate to send a message to Facebook profile or e-mail with details (the more the better).

I also enjoyed Your first impressions and reviews, that submitted to me immediately after the release of the game. Now as you had some more time to play I look forward to more.

Read moreImpressions from the version 0.9.4

Creators set update 42

As, before the last releasem I could not focus on adding creators, update set appeared just before this year's Oscars ceremony. It contains more than 60 the creators and 170 photos. Apart from me, the biggest contributor to this update was Jan. This time the update is versatile because in it we have a bit of everything:

  • new artists (Polish and foreign)
  • a few candidates for this year's Oscars
  • new cult characters
  • the older artists that appear in the cult films
  • improvement of several poor quality photos

I'm glad , that you add your own suggestions of creators, recall however, of proper quality of images (they must be properly scaled to no have deformation made due to bad proportions).

Update will apply when you run the a new game with a default set of creators (details can be found here). In total, the default set of games already has 2395 creators .

Hotfix that is new version 0.9.4.35519

As usual. when you throw a game on the deep water the problems arises. This time, Bartosz found a bug related to bad counting player-created scripts. The problem is with medium severity, appears occasionally (only Bartosz it reported) but I suggest at the earliest opportunity update the game (because, as it appears you will not be able to create a scenario). By the way, I fixed a couple of small things (what you can see in the version history.)

As, I it treats as a hot fix, the game doesn't force you to update, and the new version is marked with the number 0.9.4.35519 (last digits are imporent) and dated for today. I invite you to download page

Version 0.9.4 ready for download

As promised, just before the next Oscars ceremony, I am pleased to present another version of the Movie Business 2 with number 0.9.4. But before download a few words of introduction.

As usual, a summary of the most important changes and innovations introduced in this version can be found at version history, a more detailed description of the new functionality you can find in the post on my personal blog.

Read moreVersion 0.9.4 ready for download

Director’s cut: A summary of what's new in version 0.9.4

There is very little time to release the next version of the game . As usual I want you to invite to my personal blog to get the most important news, changes and modifications, that will appear in the version 0.9.4 soon. This is a summary of what you could read on the project blog over the past several weeks. Though there are additional information which has not been published and the new screens from the game.

This entry is added to the Director’s cut and for now I invite you to read it in the post entitled What's new in version 0.9.4 Movie Business 2.

In the next version… The relationship and chemistry between the creators and producer

Today functionality, which it was suggested by several people but I must admit, that for which I have considerable doubts as to whether it should have to appear in the game. After all I did an experiment and I implemented the basic mechanics. Talking about relationships and chemistry between artists.

What are these new concepts in the game world?

Read moreIn the next version… The relationship and chemistry between the creators and producer

Director's Cut: Cult movies

On the occasion of the entry of the cult films I mentioned, that, in the context of the cycle Director's Cut I'm going to describe to you could the formation of this new functionality. Because the subject is quite extensive, I decided to dedicate an entire separate entry on his personal blog. It is now available at this link also included in the section Director's Cut.

I wish you pleasant reading!

In the next version... Paintings, Cars and Exhibitions

In the Movie Business in addition to production of movies, from the very beginning there was an opportunity to spend cash on luxury. In the first part of the game it was the cars, immovables and even airplanes. In the second one, there are auctions where you can buy works of art. This functionality, Judging by the trophies earned by players, do not enjoy a particularly high interest. I must admit, however,, that my "mission" is to create a game, which also has educational value. In the case of X. muse is to get known with perhaps less popular but important and valued, or simply iconic creators (probably you have noticed, that set of the creators in the game is very wide: from teen idols, iconic heroes from tv series, by the biggest stars of Hollywood, the legend of the film till creators of the mainstream cinema. and independent productions).

Similarly, I would like to play in educating other fields of art ... specifically painting. Yes, finally (because this feature was, of course, planned from the very beginning) paintings will be visuallized by photos. So you can see what you buy at auction. Perhaps this will encourage you more to this type of investment.

Read moreIn the next version... Paintings, Cars and Exhibitions

In the next version… Cult movies

Currently in Movie Business you can find cult characters or known characters played by specific actors in real movies. In the next version it is time to go a step further and introduce cult movies. What they are and how they will look in the game, you'll find out in the rest of this post.

Read moreIn the next version… Cult movies

In the next version. Production with investor

Another problem, who is trying to resolve in the nearest version is a quick bankruptcy player at the beginning of the game. It is often the case, that after two failed productions at the very beginning of the game, the player does not have the ability to rebound from the bottom, What can be frustrating, especially for those who are just starting their adventure with the Film Business. One solution to this problem is to introduce deals executive producer about which I wrote before. Today about another option "production with the investor".

Currently in the Movie Business player in financial trouble, in desperation, can use the help of the mafia. However, this is a last resort, that does not necessarily allow you to escape from the problems (and may cause the dig in the next ... in the end mafia sooner or later will ask about their money). The new version will allow for more civilized approach to the problem, namely the ability to seek investor , that will partially finance the production. Here's how it will work.

Read moreIn the next version. Production with investor

In the next version. Post-production visualization

Movie Business is not a game in which you will find too many fancy features. By "fancy features" I understand such features, which do not affect in any way enhancement of game mechanics, and these are only the audiovisual gimmicks. Hence, the game looks like it looks like… In the new version I decided to enhance it with a “fancy feature”. It will be the visualization of special effects. How it will work?

Read moreIn the next version. Post-production visualization

In the next version. Production report

One of the more frequent complaints relation to the game, ranked mainly by beginners, is its randomness. Randomness by itself is not a problem but the fact, that often the Player cannot see the consequences of this randomness (apart from the final assessment of the film). Such a situation occurs e.g.. during production of the film, when there are many calculations and some of them depends on some random coefficients. While some of them are visible to player (such as. star rating of the performance of a creator) the others are nowhere shown.

The antidote for improving the current situation is "production report" published after the production is finished and show in detail several so far not visible pseudo random decisions , that ultimately affected the final result of the film.

This report is intended to facilitate understanding of the player why the movie came out so, and not otherwise. Not always the production report will contain some information – sometimes it can be empty (this means, that there was not undesired random elements in addition to the performance artists).

Such a report could come in handy in the future, When new features appear ... but more on that in next episodes.

 

New chapters of help to the game

Work on the next version of the game are going pretty smoothly. Last informed You in advance of your expected functionality Executive Producer. Information about the next news will appear after the new year. However, you do not bored by Christmas I have for you a few new chapters help to BF2. Perhaps not everybody is aware of the existence of aid, therefore, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the. Can some of the items in the game will become better understood and will help you contact with the title.

All texts can be found in section Help.

Of course, if you have any comments or questions to the form of help let me know about it.

In the next version… Executive Producer

All followers of social network (Facebook / Google ) official profiles of the game already know, that next version is coming. Today it is time for the first details related to next release. The first one goes so called, Executive Producer.

The idea of executive producer appeared inspired by the comments from the author Level Design for beginners Jacek Wesołowski. He drew attention, that MF2 doesn't allow for safe experimentation. Wrong decisions at the beginning of the game will result in a rapid defeat and discouragement among the beginners. Remedy for it was introduced recently short films ... They are cheaper to produce what in practice means taking less risk. Unfortunately, it looks like, that this idea was ultimately not good enough in practice.

Read moreIn the next version… Executive Producer

Creators set update 40

After a long break, time for a little set update. It contains 58 creators (new or updated) and 64 photos. The largest contributors to this update are Durve, Tomas Av and robbert. The update will occur when you start the game with the default set of creators (details can be found here). In total, the default set of the game already contains more than 2330 creators .

Fixes and updates - version 0.9.3

I am pleased to present you the versions 0.9.3 Movie Business 2. This time, it contains mainly fixes (in the majority of) minor bugs, modifications of certain algorithms, updates the creators and reviews as well as two visible function for you. The possibility of shifting roles in the scenario and using real quotes from movies (the database contains few hundreds of famous texts).

Detailed information about the changes can be found in version history and you obtain as usual from the page Download MB2.

Have fun.

Creators set update 38, the Oscars one

There is another update of the creators set. As another Oscars ceremony is coming it contains more than a dozen creators who were nominees this year for this award, and which was missing in the game. The whole update contains 67 creators and 149 photos (including several cult characters). The largest contributors to this update are Slowik (that added quite a few Polish artists) and Filip.

The update will occur when you start the game with the default set of creators (details can be found here).

New layout

The current theme of the site though it was very functional slightly deviate from the today's Web standards. So I decided to refresh it slightly. For a quite long time I was looking for a template, that would be as functional as the original. In the end I managed to find one, that meets my expectations. So here I am pleased to present a refreshed official Movie Business game page.

In addition, the English version of the home page, available at moviebusiness.tomiga.net has also been modified to contain redirects to the main section of the page.

As usual, any comments and feedback on the new layout is nice to hear.

Video Tutorial: Cult characters

I am pleased to present to you the first in the history of the Movie Business video tutorial to the game. It is dedicated to Cult Characters. The 10 minutes video I am telling you about what cult characters are, how to use them in your own films, and how to add new one, with the use of the site MovieStats.

As a part of extension of MovieStats the new option appeared, that allows you to add your own cult characters for a particular actor or actress. This video shows in detail how to do it.

Video is recorded with a commentary in Polish but there are also subtitles in English. In addition, all examples have been presented with the English-language version of the game and MovieStats so material will be useful for all who do not speak Polish.

This is the first such material for the Movie Business, so, let me know what you think about it. If you like it maybe in the future there will be more videos about other aspects of the game.

In addition, after watching the video, you can run the game. Yesterday's version 0.9.2 contains more than 200 cult characters added by me. So right away you can try out this mechanism in practice. The MovieStats search engine has been extended. To allows check whether a particular cult character is already in the game. I hope, you will be tempted to add also your own favorite characters.

Teaser or be aware, that something happens

Fact, of appearing few weeks ago the new version of the game does not mean, that since then I already have a holiday. It will come for this when it gets warmer… For now, I am working on some new features in MovieStats, and a little surprise. Here is this little teaser...

And now something completly different, It's been a few weeks since the release of v 0.9.1 so, I will gladly listen to your comments on it. When I am looking for your productions, I have a few thoughts and ideas of what could be improved in the next version. Let me know in the comments or on the forum what you like, and what requires still some amendments or changes.

In any case, you should know, that something is going on and expect more information soon...