Almighty Video Game Designer - Chapter 111 - Expand Overseas?
Chapter 111: Chapter 110: Expand Overseas?
It was late at night.
Horrific screams can be heard from the second floor of the experience store.
“What the! Give me storyboarding skill books!!”
“My goodness why is it an animation book again!!”
“I want to go to the second level! Stop messing with me and give me that storyboarding skill book!”
If the experience didn’t have good sound-proofing, his neighbours probably would’ve called the police on him.
It had been a month since Warcraft went online, and the official sales stated that he sold seven hundred and forty thousand copies, meaning that Chen Mo got nearly forty-one million RMB into his pocket.
As there was a large portion of sales that came from Thunderbolt Gaming Platform, a lot of his profits went straight to him without giving cuts to the official app store, which was why it was higher than expected.
This was also one of the positives of having your own platform.
The number of sales did drop in the last couple days of the month as there were limited numbers of RTS players, but Chen Mo had managed to make a decent chunk of change despite that, coming close to breaking even in the first month.
This wasn’t surprising as Warcraft as a classic. Games like these are in limited supply, and Chen Mo wasn’t quite satisfied by a performance like these.
It was difficult to predict how many more copies he could sell, but Chen Mo felt that his previous estimation of twenty million was a bit too conservative.
After receiving the money, Chen Mo spent them on spinning as he tried to max out all his skills to enter the second level.
In the end, the more money it spent, the more it hurt to spend.
Mainly because Chen Mo’s designer skills were already full, therefore every subsequent book had to be converted into credits. Every single skill book he draws meant that he was losing seven thousand RMB. It was basically robbery.
Among the special skills, Original art, 3D art, animations and so on were not maxed out yet, and he still needed two hundred and fifty five books.
According to the 5:3:2 ratio he calculated before, including the fact that he could draw duplicate skill books and refunding those skill books for credits, Chen Mo needed to make at least another eighty of these draws.
All these draws translated directly to money! Although Chen Mo had the funds, he didn’t want to spend it like this.
After another few more draws, the rate of improvement slowed dramatically.
With the fact that he was still quite far away from level two, Chen Mo hesitantly decided to call it for now.
That’s it for now, I’ll think about this later.
The only good thing that came out of it was the special equipment.
Half of those were Memory Playback Potions, and everything else were Reaction Speed Serums and Hand Speed Boost Potions.
Holding back his pain, Chen Mo consumed all the special equipment.
What use do these things have?
Based on the name Reaction Speed Serums improve your reaction speed, and Hand Speed Boost Potions improve the speed of the hands. These were things that were important to professional video game players.
Other than playing games, these things were meaningless.
What is the meaning of this? Is this a sign from the heavens for me to repay society?
Chen Mo was stuck in a tough spot, wouldn’t it be a waste of all this Reaction Speed Serums and Hand Speed Boost Potion if he didn’t play games?
Chen MoWent to sleep with the painful thought in mind.
RTS players didn’t know about what kind of nightmare they would be facing in the future…
There were several video game media who wanted to interview Chen Mo during this time, but Chen Mo declined all of them.
Chen Mo also gathered a lot of fans on his Weibo, now having more than a million fans, he was considered a decently famous designer.
Despite their image of him, Chen Mo was actually quite humble about this, not posting anything on his Weibo for a month and declining every single interview. Many fans were suspicious that maybe he took the money and disappeared.
It wasn’t that Chen Mo was being humble, he just wasn’t used to seeing good things said about him.
Hmm, I think scammy games are more my style!
Chen Mo’s ratings on the Illusion Game Engine had grown explosively.
Chen Mo: Videogame Designer (B-grade)
Level design: 77
Story Writing: 85
Original art: 77
3D art: 46
Monthly Resources Quota: 0KB/180GB
Every single attribute saw explosive growth, and Story Writing grew explosively to a score of eighty-five.
Chen Mo finally became a B-grade video game designer after releasing a classic like this. Of course, his abilities were better than some of the good for nothing A-grade video game designers. But as Chen Mo was still so young, the officials didn’t consider raising Chen Mo to an A-grade videogame designer right away.
However, Chen Mo didn’t care about arbitrary titles like that. He felt that the ratings within Illusion Game Engine were completely meaningless and he had his own scores for the games he released.
Chen Mo woke up at the same time as usual the next day.
There were already people waiting outside the experience store before it had opened. It was completely full ten minutes after it opened.
After Warcraft became popular, Chen Mo’s experience store also gained plenty of attention. Nearby players chose to visit his experience store to play Warcraft instead of nearby internet cafes.
Chen Mo planned on playing on one himself, but he decided against it as he wanted to visit the internet cafe anyways.
After dealing with a few fans, Chen Mo left the experience store.
At this moment Chen Mo received a call from an unknown number.
“Hello?” answered Chen Mo.
It was from someone he’d never heard from before, “Hello, are you Mr Chen Mo, designer of Warcraft?”
Chen Mo cleared his throat, “Yep, in the flesh.”
After two seconds of silence, the caller said, “Hello, I’m calling from the overseas department of Meteorite Technology. I’m calling today to discuss opportunities with Warcraft.”
Chen Mo was shocked, Meteorite Technology?
Meteorite Technology was quite a famous company in China. They focused on translating Chinese games into other languages to ship overseas.
Their services included translations, release, overseas approval processes, so there wasn’t much the designer had to do.
Chen Mo was actually thinking of an overseas distribution company, and this time they came at the right time.
It wasn’t surprising as Warcraft did so well in China. It already had potential of beating Legion Conquest, and the Western Fantasy theme would also do very well in the western market.
Therefore, companies like these have also seriously considered getting the rights to distribute Warcraft overseas.
Chen Mo gave it some thought before replying, “Alright, we can talk about it. How about we discuss it in person in the experience store tomorrow.
After deciding on the time, the caller left the call filled with joy. Getting to Chen Mo before other companies did was certainly an opportunity they never expected.
Chen Mo didn’t put too much attention on this matter as he felt that based on Warcraft’s quality, it wouldn’t do bad no matter which company did it. Knowing that, the only thing to consider was the pricing.
After grabbing a can of drink from the experience store, Chen Mo headed towards Fates Internet Cafe.