I Want Your Face -- Yes,
YOURS -- For a
Game I'm Making
want your face! Yes, YOURS!
Want to be IN a computer game?
I'm making a computer game, and I need a lot of photographs of
I need young people, old people, middle-aged people, children, babies
-- every age group. I need all races and
need a few pretty people, a hell of a lot of ordinary-looking people,
and some fairly unattractive people.
In other words, I need YOU!
My game is set in the US, but the thing about the US is that people
from all over the world have moved here and made this place their
home. So no matter where you live now or what you look like,
someone in America looks a lot like you. Plus, the game will
set in a university town, so in addition to American citizens, the game
will also have characters who are foreign students studying
Really, no matter what you look like, I can use you!
I'm a beginning independent game developer, and I have NO budget, so
unfortunately, I can't pay you.
IF I manage to finish the game, and IF it meets my standards once it's
done, I MIGHT try to sell it for around $5. But it's possible
that I won't manage to finish the project or that I'll decide that it
isn't good enough to release as anything but freeware, possibly even
that it isn't good enough to release at all. And even if I
it, like it, and try to sell it, it's extremely, overwhelmingly
probable that no one will buy it or that I'll sell a handful of copies
for a tiny amount. If I, myself, make a penny per hour for my
work, I'll be surprised. :-)
BUT, if I use your picture, I'll give you a free version of the game
if/when it's released. I
wish I could offer more, but unfortunately, I haven't GOT
But I figure that by giving you a game, I'm giving you the right to
call yourself a professional model. If you got paid (even if
in a game that costs $5), then you're a
pro, right? :-)
Pictures might be used as is, but it's quite likely that they'll be
"comicified", like this:
If you're willing to let me
take your picture, I'll need you to
sign a Model Release,
basically say that you know that I intend
to use this picture in a computer game, and that's okay, you signed up
You can find the Model Release in rtf format (read with WordPad) here, or in PDF (read with Adobe Acrobat
If you'd like to be in the game, then please see the Model Details
page for instructions
about what pictures to send and where to send them.
So, want to be in a computer game?