List of services used in Sekai Project

13 July, 2014 (14:45) | lol blog | By: dovac

This is a quick overview of 3rd party services that we use to run day to day operations for Sekai Project.

Social Media used:
Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, and Linkedin

Social Media Management:
Evaluated Hootsuite but did not like it, trying out Sprout Social.

Ticketing:
Evaluating Zendesk

Business Services:
Email – Google Mail through Google Apps
Calendar – Google Calendar through Google Apps
Meetings – Skype
Persistent chat – HipChat
Collaboration – JIRA
Automation – Zapier

Business Intelligence:
Google Analytics and Survey Monkey

Storage:
Google Drive through Google Apps
Dropbox for external clients

Source Control:
Github for things to be eventually open sourced
Bitbucket for private internal usage

Mailing list:
Mailchimp

Promotional:
Rafflecopter

Finance and sales:
Square, PayPal, Stripe, Amazon Payments, and First Data.

If there’s any questions on why we choose specific services I’ll try to answer.

Trip to Japan

20 May, 2014 (22:31) | lol blog | By: dovac

It’s about halfway through my one month trip to Tokyo and I wanted to reflect back on what has happened during the past two weeks.

Then I realized, most of the things I can’t talk about because it is all company secrets~!

So instead, I’ll talk about who wore my Google Glass so far.

1) Tsukigami Luna (Lunatic Joker)
2) Bamboo (from overdrive)
3) Baba-sachou (Chairmen of Visual Arts)
4) Range murata
5) Leader of Zero Zigen
6) Leader of *censored* (future partner, can’t tell you the circle sorry!)
7) Leader of *censored* (another future partner, can’t tell you the circle sorry!)
8) Leader of *censored* (music circle, can’t tell you who)
9) Leader of Spicy Tails and Hasekura Isuna
10) ZUN

Those are what I remembered….there is probably more lol…hopefully one day I can talk about all the future projects planned.

enter title here

20 February, 2014 (14:45) | lol blog | By: dovac

Trying to think up titles for blogs is hard.

Trying to think up what to write is even harder.

So general updates:

In March I’m going part time for my day job so I can better focus on Sekai Project. The next few months are going to be crazy busy with all the new leads we have. I’m hoping we hit $100,000 in revenue by end of the year. Is that high? or low? Who knows, I will revisit the number when the next few projects are down the pipeline.

Currently we’re operating at a loss of over $20,000 since the company has started. That doesn’t include all the unpaid work that the staff has been volunteering their time.

I’m really glad the current team is willing to work for the bigger goals and I can’t thank them enough to join me on this wild party.

Narcissu 1st and 2nd Steam Greenlight Adventures

9 November, 2013 (17:53) | lol blog | By: dovac

Decided to write up a little post about how/why Narcissu 1st and 2nd was decided to be pushed to Steam as well as future plans. Read more »

yande.re retirement

23 August, 2013 (17:58) | lol blog | By: dovac

Before everyone freaks out, I’m not retiring yande.re. I’m retiring FROM running/paying for yande.re.

I’ve decided to hand off the site to Checkmate, a trusted member of the site. You might have known him from 3 years ago when he offered to help host a mirror for a long period when I was unemployed. Transfer of the server billing and domain name is in progress so I will not have any more input in the development of the site.

As some are aware, I’ve started my own startup (sekaiproject.com) and have been in Japan for 9 days working on getting content creators to use my startup’s platform. I’ve been successful in getting parties interested in using the platform, so I have decided to proceed with full force with my plans of crowdfunding Japanese culture and goods to the overseas market.

Without running yande.re/oreno.imouto.org/moe.imouto.org I would not have gotten the experience I needed to see that the industry in Japan really needs a new method of getting their works overseas at an affordable cost.

By allowing the fans to pay for localization, printing costs, licensing fees of various goods before a product would be released overseas, it would allow Japanese companies to enter the market with much less risk. With less risk it would mean they would be much more willing to release experimental and innovative goods.

Anyways, in the end thank you for reading this long post and I hope that when my startup is ready you would be willing to support it.