As a 2D artist/animator, I've been considering offering paid commissions here on the forums to fund my own game instead of using kickstarter. I've done commissions before (fan forums, deviantart, etc), and my pricing has usually been on the lower, more affordable side.
The problem I'm running into here is that animating can be time consuming, even for small sprites, and game developers usually need a lot of sprites to make a game work. Thus, I'm not 100% sure on how much would be a fair price.
I've been toying around with the idea of starting at $5 US per basic sprite frame, icon, or tile piece. Bigger or more detailed ones would be more, of course. That way, you can get all the frames needed for a basic player character for around $25 (one frame idle, three frame walk cycle, one frame jump). I was considering offering package deals as well.
So what do y'all think would be a good basic starting price?
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