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Sharing my experience

crazycam99crazycam99 Paris, FrancePosts: 519Member

Hello,
I regularly work on projets for people and this was one of them. A guy called Mir Zay contacted me and wanted me to work on a game called Yolo Swaggington. He had just bought the game from an other developer and he wanted to update the game. Sincerely the game was crappy and I wouldn't even play it for 5 minutes but I still did the work as he requested as all clients are treated equally. The work was done in 7 hours and he owed me 175USD. I had really improved the game play, graphics and other aspects of the game. Mir Zay wanted me to also publish the game with my pro account because he didn't want to pay for it himself. I didn't publish it for him for 2 reasons: it is against the GS policy and I had gone on holiday for 5 days. During that period, my client got cross and started speaking to me in a very harsh manner. When I came back, he said that he wanted me to send him the project file otherwise he wouldn't never pay. I stupidly accepted... After that no more answers from him. He had disappeared. I redownloaded the game recently and saw that he hadn't used my work. But that is not my business. You can do what ever you want with the project when you've payed. I think this was a lesson, I lost 175USD and I made a project for nothing with 7 hours of my life thrown into the trash. Don't send your work before being payed.
I just wanted to share my experience with you all.
His name was Mir Zay, vis email is: [email protected] and his skype is: mirzayyy.
I am just warning you of my experience with him if you come across him one day.

Best regards,
Cameron

Comments

  • LovejoyLovejoy Posts: 2,078Member

    Always either record a video of the work you have done or show them through Skype. If then they are happy with the work, request payment. After you receive payment, thats when you send them the file.

    Fortuna Infortuna Forti Una

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,908Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    edited May 2015

    The forum rules very clearly state that any business made with other members is your responsibility. I'm sorry to hear that this happened but it's exactly why things like legal contracts are created. And yes, I do exactly what @Lovejoy recommended.

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