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Can I submit my original monster to Kaiju Combat?

Yes!  Please review this thread on the community forums for a step-by-step overview of the process.

How much does it cost?

Initially our collaborators pledged $500 to get their character ideas added to the game.  But with our new sponsorship & voting process character submissions are FREE!  Nobody can gain an advantage by spending money.

What do I get if I make it to the progenitor stage?

You get gameplay concepting and visual concepting of your monster.  Things are brought to the point where your monster is ready to be built in-game.  Actually getting your monster to become a playable character requires that it make it through the content selection process for a specific release, which is up to the votes on the design forums.  Sunstone Games, LLC. does not in any way guarantee that our monster collaboration will ever become a playable character.  (Obviously we hope it will, but we need to protect ourselves legally)

What does "gameplay concepting" entail?

This means we discuss how the character will play, what sort of strategic decisions will be important to them, etc.  We'll use those discussions to help finalize the character's physical attributes, speed, strengths, and so forth.  We'll also describe & name any weapons, special attacks, or unique abilities of the character.  All of this will eventually be written up, along with a bio, on that monster's official design page.  When the design page goes live we'll also create an official design thread for that character that you can participate in.

What does "visual concepting" entail?

Matt Frank will create pencil sketches, and eventually make a large concept pencil sketch for the wiki page.  Once that official concept sketch is complete, Matt will create the orthographic "turnaround" sketches necessary to transform your character into a 3D model, and will also create a final "Hero" sketch of your character in full color.

How do we arrange these meetings?

We usually do them over Skype.  Standard procedure is to have 4 one-hour meetings, plus some e-mail exchanges.  The first meeting is between you and Simon Strange, where you discuss your goals.  The second meeting is between you Simon and Matt Frank, where we nail down visual goals.  The third meeting is between you Simon and Matt again - where Matt presents some sketches and we decide on an official name for your character.  The final meeting is between you and Simon, where you write the history and backstory for your character, as well as pick names for all your unique attributes.  (Update - after more than 30 collaborations, we'll point out that there really is no "Standard procedure."  Every collaboration is unique.)

Can I see some examples?

Of course!  Check out our existing collaborations at the Kaiju Combat Monsters page.

What rights do I have to give up to my monster if I collaborate with Sunstone Games?

Before we begin the process, we have a simple contract for you to sign with us, which defines the rights of the monster we collaborate on.  Sunstone Games, LLC. gains exclusive rights to use the monster in video games, and non-exclusive rights to create promotional materials featuring the monster.  You retain all other exclusive rights.  That means comics, novels, movies - anything you want to use the character for is 100% yours to profit from.  The only thing you CAN'T do is sell the character to another video game.  (And if you get approval from Sunstone Games, even that is fine.)

When will my monster collaboration happen?

We are working through our collaboration queue as quickly as possible - we should be able to give everyone at least a rough idea of when their collaboration might start.

Guest 514 - days ago 
What if you can't skype?
Guest 514 - days ago 
yeah I've worked more with Simon for more than 5hrs already, not to mention the fact that commissioning an original completed pc of art work from Matt Frank would probably cost you several hundred to begin with.
Guest 514 - days ago 
Will the Skyping require video chat, or will it be voice only? (I have never "Skyped" before so just wondering...) Reason being is that I become a nervous wreck on anything that requires eye contact :(
Guest 513 - days ago 
the skype does not require you to have video, only voice
Guest 512 - days ago 
I have an idea for a monster. In fact I have three monsters. Umbra, a dragoness who uses shadows (her design is in lack of a better term, Nightmare Moon from MLP:FIM if she were a dragon) Naiga, a dragoness who uses fire embued with lightning and Mizuka, a female oni (who looks a lot like Godzilla minus the back spikes and has silver blue scales) who controls water and is most powerful when the moon is shining on her.
Guest 512 - days ago 
A monster with MLP features? NO WAY! Its already infected half the internet with its crude nature!
Sunstone Games 511 - days ago 
Several posts ranting about My Little Pony have been deleted. Not because they are off-topic, or because discussing MLP is forbidden - but because the posts used discriminatory language which is not tolerated in the comments.
The Dark Hulk (Guest) 511 - days ago 
Wow 0.0 now THATS what I call taking action! Forbidden? Nice job! Finally, a design wiki which takes priority in ensuring the wiki doesn't get taken over! (I'm not trolling, honest, I am GLAD!). Thank you so much SunStoneGames! I am in your dept!
Guest 511 - days ago 
In The Dark Hulk's defense, Bronies do like to annoy people and I think that they do it just to get on peoples nerves. they are like that
Drifloon95@aol.com+(Guest) 507 - days ago 
It would seem I am unable to afford $500. I'm 17, and I will just say this: Consider The Leviathan. No one has made him a Kaiju, and he is in every religion in some form. I fell in love with Disney's Atlantis depiction. A mechanical lobster war machine? Seems like a combination of Seatopians, Mu, and Humanity on a joint JSDF project. I'm done, just paid $5, but give it some thought, huh?
Guest 502 - days ago 
I have a question for Sun Stone Games regarding the Progenitor Kaiju prizepack. When the description says "Yes, You still get your... copy of the game," does that mean a single copy of one release, or does it mean every K.C. release ever, as included in other prize packs?
Sunstone Games 502 - days ago 
@Guest - Progenitor Kaiju get a copy of every release. Every tier above $75 gets a copy of every release. For being awesome!
Guest 499 - days ago 
this game looks awesome
Guest 486 - days ago 
Is it too late to contribute new monster concepts to the game? Also, if I pledged $100 to the game, do I need to pledge another $400 for him/her to be considered?
Sunstone Games 486 - days ago 
We will accept original monster ideas until December 21st. After that, they will be closed until further notice.

If you sponsor your monsters - the community can vote that monster into the list for collaboration. If you pay $500, you can simply purchase a collaboration slot for sure. (Very few are left!)
Guest 485 - days ago 
No more quadruped kaiju? An ancient wolf-like god would be nice, IMO.
Guest 2 (Guest) 479 - days ago 
i hope we not to late for $500 monster i already created a new monster for Kaiju Combat.

1."Sapphirah" a three headed Sapphire Dragon is mutanting by Sapphire Crystal energy and using to fight the enemies.

2."Shododile" a Shadow Crocodile created when an insomniac underwent a new human treatment.
Guest 478 - days ago 
are there monster types that your not gonna make? From what I have heard there isn't going to be any snake monsters or tentacled monsters because the wrapping animation would be difficult to make for every monster.
Guest 478 - days ago 
there may be snake like kaiju but the wrap will be unincluded is all so an alternative will have to be established.
YaVaho155 (Guest) 475 - days ago 
So: if I have an idea for a monster AND have developing skills as a 3D modeler, texturer, rigger, and animator, could I just become part of the development team instead of doing the whole backing (for which I was terribly late since I heard of this project just now)? Can never have enough free workers on your team, I'd think, and it would be cool to put on my resume and portfolio :D Of course, I'd be happy to produce work that wasn't concepted by me as well :)
Sunstone Games 473 - days ago 
YaVaho - if you're honestly interested in providing work for Sunstone Games, you should contact us at the official game forums.
dayton50@live.com+(Guest) 464 - days ago 
what if you have an idea for a monster but you are not a good artist?
Sunstone Games 464 - days ago 
Join the forums - lots of excellent artists there have been helping people realize the vision of their Kaiju.
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