Almighty Game Designer - Chapter 80
TL Note: (Title means something like someone who likes to brag, lie or talk irresponsibly. Or well, a fast talker.)
Chen Mo said, “Uhm, you know that 《I am MT》 is complete free, right? Even if you don’t spend a penny, you can still continue playing it everyday. There is no problem to play it until the game is close.”
Han Lu thought for a while, and nodded as this was indeed true.
Chen Mo said, “This is clearly a free game, so why does the players spends so much money? In fact, I am a transmigrator, and I use this game to control the minds of the players and have them willingly topup.”
Han Lu, “???”
The atmosphere turned awkward for a moment.
Chen Mo smiled, “Sorry, this joke is a bit too cold.”
Han Lu wiped the sweat on her forehead, “It’s fine, it’s fine. When you told this cold joke you were very serious, and I got careless and didn’t get it.”
Chen Mo said, “Obviously, I can’t be a transmigrator nor control the minds of the players, right? So there’s only one explanation for why the players spend money for a free game.”
“That is, they have a deep love for this game and felt my sincerity through this game, and so they are willing to topup in order to support me, and hope that I can make a more and better games in the future.”
“In this regard, I have always bear in mind the love of the players and never dare to slack off, and I will definitely develop a more interesting games in order to repay everyone.”
Han Lu’s mouth twitched slightly, “Er, If I remember correctly, at the beginning, you said that you were resting recently?”
Chen Mo nodded, “That’s right. However, I will always remember my dear players.”
Han Lu felt like going crazy. This guy is talking full of BS in his mouth!
She felt like that she wouldn’t get any valuable answers at all.
Since it all came to this, Han Lu can only brace herself and ask.
“In order to heat up 《I am MT》, you also invested in creating an anime of it, and also a website, ‘Azeroth Universe’, which is dedicated to introduce the settings of the game, and its content is very rich.”
“However, 《I am MT》 doesn’t use most of these settings, is it because it was limited by the games’ type? Or this settings is just a gimmick from the beginning?”
Chen Mo said, “It’s a secret. Everyone can look forward to it.”
Han Lu asked, “That is to say that you have plans to continue developing the whole world of Azeroth, right?”
Chen Mo said, “I have not guaranteed that. I just said that it’s a secret and everyone can look forward to it.”
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The interview lasted for nearly two hours, and at the end of the interview, Han Lu felt that her thoughts had been completely messed up. Fortunately, the recording pen recorded their conversation, and she also noted some of the contents of their chats.
Feeling that she couldn’t get anythine more, Han Lu got up and said her goodbye.
“I have troubled you today.” Said Han Lu.
Chen Mo waved his hand, “Don’t mention it. Thank you very much for telling all the players what I really think, so that everyone can feel my love for the game and my sincerity to the players.”
Han Lu, “…bye.”
Han Lu left Chen Mo’s experience shop and felt a bit dizzy.
What’s wrong, I feel like I’ve been cheated…
Before coming, the chief editor had repeatedly told Han Lu to ask about the secrets hidden behind 《I am MT》, such as the profit-making secrets of free games, Chen Mo’s creativity, which are all the highlight, and writing those in the drafts will cause a sensation.
Even if she couldn’t ask these secrets, she needed to at least try to ask some of the real thoughts of Chen Mo, for example, about him being more concerned in profiting than the feelings of the players, or that he deliberately provoked the psychology to compete between players, and so on.
Content like this can also create contradictions and topics.
In the end, Han Lu found that she had not fulfilled any of the task of the chief editor.
The secret behind 《I am MT》? Nothing!
Chen Mo’s real thoughts? Nothing!
This guy just started talking nonsense. Love for the game? Sincerity to the players? Persevering on his dreams?
Talking nonsense without even blinking! Han Lu even doubted whether Chen Mo has a schizophrenic!
“Forget it, I can only write it just as what Chen Mo…”
Han Lu has a headache as she looks at the contents that she noted in her small book. She had a hunch that this should be the most complicated draft that she has ever compiled since she started her career.
Chen Mo smiled as she watch the distant back of Han Lu, trying to set me up? You are still too young.
Why would I tell you about something like the profit-making secret of 《I am MT》? If Chen Mo really said it out, wouldn’t this interview gonna give all the game designers a free “how to swindle” lesson once it is published?
Of course, Chen Mo also knows that even if he doesn’t say it, the game designers of this world will sooner or later work out the profit-making making secret of card games, and it will even soon usher the same card games that flooded his previous world.
But Chen Mo doesn’t care, and even if these people can figure out the tricks of the card games, they will take at least a few months and by then, Chen Mo wouldn’t do these kind of lowest-level first generation card game.
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3 days later, the interview of Chen Mo came out and was released on the Horizon Game Channel with the title “Interview with Chen Mo, the game designer of 《I am MT》: Diligently Creating Happiness”.
There is a passage in it that says that.
“When the author got asked about why he is so confident in 《I am MT》? Chen Mo replied, ‘My creed in designing game is to diligently create happiness. Being able to make such a good game is all because of the love for the game, the sincerity for the players and persevering on dreams.’”
There are many similar content, as Han Lu just basically faithfully noted Chen Mo’s answer.
This interview really got popular, but not in the same way as what Han Lu predicted.
After seeing this interview, players have left their comments.
“You can’t believe even a single punctuation on what Chen Mo has said!”
“Dligently Creating happiness? or to create happiness with our salary!”
“He used to have a good conscience when he did 《Plants vs Zombies》, but now he’s completely exposed! He’s a bastard!”
“Who did this interview? Are the reporters and editors have no brains?”
“Even though Chen Mo is completely talking nonsense, but the editors still seriously wrote it down and published!”
“This is too funny that my tears came out. Is today April Fool’s Day?”
“Chen Mo is diligently creating happiness? This is the best joke of the year”
“I really underestimated his shamelessness!”