What is Bon Ink Creations?
Bon Ink can be divided into two main parts, development and publishing of video games. Our development team is a small group lead by founder Jon Bon, and focuses on in-house development efforts. Our publishing side helps other development teams publish their work.
What exactly does publishing another teams work entail?
In a general sense Bon Ink helps the independent teams signed with us in whatever regards they need assistance with, other then direct development. Specifically our assistance can range from website management, group/talent recruitment, alpha and beta testing services, PR and Marketing strategies, project management, to really anything the team/group doesn't want to handle or has a lack of experience handling.
What's in it for Bon Ink Creations and their staff?
Our publishing side of things is ran primarily by lead of Bon Ink's Jon Bon, with the minor exceptions such as proof reading and editing, beta testing, and other work done by volunteers from the development side. Teams signed with us receive our publishing services for free for the trade off of allowing Bon Ink Creations to distribute the game and be credited accordingly for the publishing, provided they release their first game as a free (no-purchase necessary) game. At no point do we ask for, expect, nor would we accept(as a company) creative ownership or control of any of our signed teams games/franchises.
Will Bon Ink Creations ever release a purchasable video game?
Yes. All of our teams are working on full release games they intended to be sold for a varying amount, depending on content, playtimes, game types etc. Those who are working on purchase games have or are in the process of negotiating a term of payment for publishing those games.
What are the costs for an independent team to publish a game through Bon Ink Creations?
Generally speaking Bon Ink Creations will only accept flat rate payments for work done, and will never want any type of permanent stake in the sales of the games we publish. The cost of the flat rate varies depending on the needs of the team, such as the games over all content size, it's development period, etc. However, as a rule of thumb we expect all groups who we agree to sign, to release, or have released a full content free to play game before considering a purchasable release.
Is Bon Ink Creations currently looking to sign more development teams?
Short answer is no. Our respective plates are rather full, but we keep our indie ear to the ground pretty solid, so if you want to get noticed put yourself out there and you never know. Feel free to drop us a line and draw attention to your project, our site is fairly busy with traffic and if it's notable we might just tweet about it or even write a review.
Where can I donate?
We appreciate your interest however at this time we are not accepting donations. If you wish to show your support, like us on Facebook (link at top right of every page) and tell people about our games.
Founder and Owner
Name: Jon Bon
Years Active: Founder
Marketing & PR, Website Management, Project Management, Development,
Name: Stephanie D.
Years Active: Conception
Editor, Testing, Health & Safety.
Lead Audio Technician
Name: Shane M.
Years Active: 2011-Present
Name: Dwayne D.
Years Active: 2012-Present
Additional Volunteer Staff
Andrew W. - Game Testing
Heretic - Coding, Creative Consulting
Moonpearl - Creative Consulting
Xellophane - Coding
RPG - Graphics