Mak Corp To Open Online Store
Mak Corp has announced a new plan in their long list of sim racing related activities as the group is planning to launch an online store for sim racing content.
Similar to what can be found on sites selling 3D models, artists will be able to sell their work for various simulations, receiving 75% of all earnings.
Since such a shop is a potential legal minefield, Mak Corp will require proper license documentation before products can go on sale. Aside from selling other artist’s material, Mak will also be providing their own licensed cars in the store.
This dosen’t mean the end of their free-modding activities as the team stresses their plans to continue and release free mods. You can find the full statement from the team below:
Full Mak Online Store Announcement
Greetings fellow MAK-Corp Supporters.
Today we are happy to announce that we will soon be opening our new online shop. The new shop is being made with a few purposes in mind and one is to help strengthen and grow the modding world by offering artists and modders the ability to sell their mods (licensed and own design) through our shop and acquire a commission of up to 75% for each sale.
Modding has become a lot more time consuming and tougher for many artists who are striving to make a living with what they love to do, MAK-Corp aims to offer such artists a base to be able to sell their work so these artists are not lost to the community and so that the community can continue to acquire top quality add ons for their favourite games.
Artists who desire to sell their own designed cars or tracks in our shop will receive 75% of each sale of their products giving an unprecendented % to the artist which is higher then any other 3D selling website on the world wide web from the starting point.
By doing this MAK-Corp can help artists make money while providing great quality content to the community.
Artists who sell on the MAK-Corp store as vendors will be required to abide laws and their work will be subject to approval. Licensed content will not be sold in the shop unless proper license docuementation is provided to show that the seller has the necessary licenses to sell the content in the packages.
Artists are encouraged to design their own cars with their own branding to which can then be sold on our shop sharing the artistic qualities of the artist to the entire community.
Car Add-ons will cost no more then 5 euro per car and there will be packages combining cars and series in a more cheaper price. Buyers who spend over a specific amount will be given vouchers and coupons as well as special gifts throughout the year.
Track add-ons price are yet to be determined. There will also be a host of other services such as skinning services, modeling services, rendering services and other services which various artists will provide through our shop. MAK-Corp already has a full list of artists who have joined from around the world as independant developers to develop and release their products in the shop for the community to enjoy at an affordable price.
Licensed cars will also be provided by various artists and MAK-Corp who have acquired licenses for such cars. Some are more well known where others are less, but we hope to provide more exposure for all licensed content as well as all artistic content from the various artists and vendors who have joined as well as those who may decide to join in the future. We are pleased to say that UnitedRacingDesign run by Alless has joined and will be selling the T5 Series Aura T5 and Bayro T5 as pictured above. You can visit UnitedRacingDesigns at http://alless84.wix.com/unitedracingdesign
Add-on content will be sold for various games such as rFactor, rFactor 2 and RACE07. Other games are also being considered to be added in the future as well as expanding to new release games in the future. This is something that is yet to be determined and will be announced as we get to those stages. Artists will be free to sell their packages on any game they choose and MAK-Corp may provide a service to add those cars to other games for players of those games if there is high demand.
If you wish to acquire more info about the shop and how to become a vendor and if the services you can offer can be applied to a product in the shop, then please contact us via messaging us here on facebook or emailing us at shanakar[at]live[dot]com
We hope the community will support this so we can provide a home for modders and artists in general to have a base to sell their content at for the community to enjoy. We look forward to opening the shop very soon.
PLEASE NOTE: MAK-Corp will continue to also provide free mods such as the Classic Cars mod and the F1 2008 mod. We won’t stop providing free mods nor will we make any of those mods pay for mods as they are not licensed content. This shop is intended to help artists and modders as well as provide new things for the community to enjoy as well as helping those artists and modders to acquire some money for the hard work they put in. So please do not mistake this as our mods going pay to play, as that is NOT the case.
What do you think of the idea? Is this a possible way into the future of modding or will this bring unwanted attention to the modding community? Feel free to share your view in the comment area below!