- Please click here to read before proceeding:
Before reading this guide any further, it is PARAMOUNT that you carefully read, and fully understand all information provided in parts 1 -3 of our Newagemugen Beginners guide to Commissions.
If you have not yet read these, please read them via the links provided below:
Part 4a - Introduction to Mugen commissions
Part 4b - Copyrights vs Fan Art
Part 4c - Commissions vs Profiteering
IMPORTANT: The following guide is for mugen commissions conducted on Newagemugen forums only.
MUGEN commission prices will vary depending on the creator/website and their individual skills/services.
Please ensure you have investigated all possible options before committing to a single commission/artist.
If you have read and fully understand all of the above, please proceed:
Maybe you've Seen some of our other commissions and now want one for yourself.
Maybe you lack the time/skill/motivation to build the ultimate mugen creation of your dreams.
Whatever the reason, we've got you covered - Requesting a Mugen commission is simple!
All you need to do is create a thread in our MUGEN Active Projects & Commissions section here:
will respond and work together with you to help build your dream Mugen creation.
Here you will be able to ask any questions, get price quotes, and find out everything you need before approving your commission.
- Mugen 1.1 screenpack creation & design
- Mugen 1.1 Lifebar Creation & design
- Mugen 1.1 individual menu screen & animation design
- Mugen 1.1 regular portrait/custom portrait creation & design
- Mugen 1.1 stage creation & design
- Mugen 1.0 to 1.1 Screenpack & stage conversion
- Vectorized 4K UHD artwork restoration and image rendering
- Other misc non character-related digital art work
- Logo design / music album art / Youtube thumbnail/banner art
- Most things graphic design related!
Due to excessive workload, we currently are not undertaking any of the following commissions:
- Anything IKEMEN related
- Mugen full character creation & coding
- Character spriting
Newagemugen uses a univeral pricing method from the graphic design industry.
This method is known as the "freelance graphic design cost calculation method".
This is the universally accepted method used by freelance graphic designers when quoting jobs for clients.
An Example of this method can be found here: https://designpickle.com/graphic-design-cost-calculator/
Via this method, the total cost of your commission is calculated using 3 variables:
Variable 01 - Hourly rate
Variable 02 - total Number of Designs required
Variable 03 - Total Number of hours required per design
The formula is: COMMISSION COST = VAR01 x (VAR02 x VAR03)
explanation of our commission pricing system to help you make the best informed decision on your project.
Is this expensive? Good question. Glad you asked!
You will find that our rates are extremely low, and almost 50% lower thn the USA standard industry graphic design rate.
But don't take our word for it!
To give you an idea on international rates, check the examples below:
The official Canadian Hourly rate as of 2020 was $26.17 USD/hr
The Official UK hourly rate as of 2020 was $22.00 USD.
The Official Japan hourly rate as of 2020 was $27.48 USD/hr
In the graphic design industry, the term "design" is used divide a large project into sub-parts that need to be created individually.
In the case of specific MUGEN commissions such as screenpacks/fullgames, a design would refer to each individual menu/select/intro/vs/fight screen, or any interface/menu screen that is required within the project.
The number of designs required will vary depending on your commission type, and the complexity of your project.
When discussing the project, you must specify everything you require require so the designer can calculate how many designs are needed to complete your request.
For example, a fully complete Mugen fullgame/screenpack is a large commission that could require up to 19 designs or more.
- Click here to see a list of possible Mugen Screenpack designs required:
- Pre-Game designs:
select screen designs:
5. Portrait template
6. character select slots
Pre-fight screen designs:
fight screen designs:
10.single mode lifebars
11.simul/tag mode lifebars
12.team mode lifebars
Post fight screen designs:
18.game over screen
By default, when doing your initial quote, we charge all designs out at the base rate of 1 HOUR per design.
For example, if you required 15 designs, without working out the no.of hours required per design, we can calculate the absolute minimum cost via our formula as follows:
hourly rate x (no.of designs x no.of hours req) = Commission cost
$18 USD x (15 x 1) = $270 USD.
When discussing your project, we will always try and sway the client to keep each design achievable within a 1 hour design.
We will clearly advise you if a particular design you require will require a high number of hours to complete and suggest alternatives where applicable.