Hi guys, I live in Zambia (Africa) and I’ve been developing my game for the past 7 months, I recently decided to slow down and may even halt development for a few months in order to raise some funds due to luck of proper equipment & money to pay bills,
(I’m using my neighbors keyboard at the moment so I definitely need some new equipment) I posted about this on my twitter a few nights ago and I was contacted another ue4 developer who proposed to help with a bit of funding & to help sell my game for a few things in return,
What his offering me now.
1: To purchase necessary equipment required to complete my game. within a reasonable prices
2: To help get my game on steam greenlit, of course there’s no guarantee that the game will be greenlit but the fact that I live in Zambia means that I can’t even register for the greenlit program even if I have the money to.
3: To share all assets his purchased & and will purchase from the unreal engine market place across all our projects (I don’t know how legal this is)
What he wants me to give him
1: For now he mainly wants me to help him create maps for his first person multi-player game.
2: Finally he wants a long term partnership, where he gets 25% of revenue profits on games I make, and I get 25% of profits on games he makes.
I’m not sure how these partnerships go but 25% sounds like a big number to me especially when I think of how Epic Games only take 5% of revenue for using Unreal Engine.
Frankly the main reason I’m even considering this is because living in Zambia makes it really difficult to sell my game on any website because doing anything that involves buying or selling things online is arguably impossible. Banks here will decline any outgoing or incoming electronic payments there’s no paypal either, we do use visa/credit cards but can’t purchase online with them. So having someone who can help me overcome this problem would be useful, I know that partnering with the right people can do a lot of good for any project, so I don’t want to refuse the offer without giving it enough thought, but for sure I have to approach the matter with caution to avoid getting screwed over. So what do you guys think, assuming it’s for real (I don’t have many reasons to believe its not) does it sound like a good or unfair deal?
These are some clips of my game, his project is still in the very early stages development so there isn’t much to show. Thanks in advance for reading through.