- 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
Part 4d - Commissions services guide
IMPORTANT: The following guide is for reference only, and to form a base guideline/understanding of how commissions work
within the professional video game/digital design industry.
All information provided is based on professional advice/experience/research from current/ex-game & digital design industry member/s.
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.
All provided information does not in any way reflect the personal opinions/views of Newagemugen forums or any individual/s.
As a non-profit community, It is not the intent of Newagemugen to advocate business transactions/e-commerce, or the exchange of goods and/or services, and Newagemugen is not responsible for any such individual activities/personal agreements between its members, providing those activities do not conflict with our community rules & conditions.
If you have read and fully understand all of the above, please proceed:
The creator should supply videos/images confirming completion of the commission in working form to the client before the final payment is made and file/s are supplied.
We believe in honesty, transparency and integrity at Newagemugen and believe it is necessary to explain where commission pricing comes from, and how fairness is maintained/monitored to protect the client and the artists.
Whether you are a creator or a client, We highly recommend reading all of the information below before considering a commission.
Newagemugen uses a universal 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 this is extremely low, and almost 50% lower than 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 $22.27 USD/hr.
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, always try and sway the client to keep each design achievable within a 1 hour design.
If a particular design requires a higher number of hours to complete, always let the client know this and suggest alternatives where applicable.