Baker+ encourages every machinima creator to inform themselves of Baker+ procedures and requirements before submitting their production for distribution to Baker+ to avoid misinformation and/or rejecetion because of it. All frequently asked questions should be listed on this page, however, if you feel a question is missing, feel free to reach out to us either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by opening a Ticket on our Discord.
We welcome all Machinima Creators and encourage them to request distribution on Baker+. It is better exposure to everyone as your content does not get drowned by the masses of YouTube content. If you would be interested in having your machinima on Baker+, send a mail to email@example.com or reach out to us via our Discord!
Baker+ is willing to distribute any type of machinima or genre so long it fulfills our Submission Requirements and has a certain level of quality and professionality. The most popular games for Machinimas on Baker+ are Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V and expectedly Hytale when it releases.
During the process of getting your production featured on Baker+, you will be asked to provide any and all materials that help to feature and promote your production. That materials include a press kit (see next FAQ for explanation), any trailers, teasers, clips for your production, the movie or episodes themselves, an outline, synopsis and brief description of your production, production credits and any other material that you may find helpful!
A Presskit is a collection of material that will be used for promotion of your production. Presskits usually include any posters (movie/character), thumbnails, production stills, behind the scene content (stills, clips), trailers and clips. Baker+ will be given permission to use these materials independently for promotion across all platforms.
Yes, while we are aware that certain games are only capable so much for machinimas, we have clear and strict quality requirement that every production needs to meet to be considered for distribution on Baker+. These requirements can be found on this page!
No, per our submission requirements, we only distribute shows that are completed. Baker+ can release individual episodes on a release schedule (e.g. one episode per week) or all at once at the desire of the creator. The reason, Baker+ only accepts completed series is that we do not want to have an unknown waiting time between episodes. Applications for distribution may be submitted when the production is near completion (i.e. at the end of post production), so that negotiations can be completed and the production be released at the desired release date.
Yes, upon acceptance into distribution on Baker+, you will be sent a Distribution Agreement to the terms negotiated previously. That agreement needs to be signed. Therefore creator’s must be at the age of 18 or have a legal guardian that can sign that agreement on behalf of them.
No, while it is beneficial to make your machinima in English, it is not required to be distributed on Baker+. If the spoken language, however, is not english, english subtitles must be provided for all episodes/movies/trailers/clips.
You can find and download Baker+ Logo designs under this link. However, any production must not be named a Baker+ Original or advertised as such, if it’s not the case. A show is not simply a Baker+ Original, because it’s distributed on the platform. Baker+ Originals are productions created by Baker+ (in cooperation with film teams). To produce a Baker+ Original, a pitch to the Executives must be made and accepted. The logos may be used for promotional art or posters (e.g. Streaming now on Baker+) and similar.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang. The game was created by Markus “Notch” Persson in the Java programming language. Following several early test versions, it was released as a paid public alpha for personal computers in 2009 before releasing in November 2011, with Jens Bergensten taking over development. Minecraft has since been ported to several other platforms and is the best-selling video game of all time, with 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active users as of 2020.
In Minecraft, players explore a blocky, procedurally-generated 3D world with infinite terrain, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools and items, and build structures or earthworks. Depending on game mode, players can fight computer-controlled “mobs“, as well as cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world. Game modes include a survival mode, in which players must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, and a creative mode, where players have unlimited resources. Players can modify the game to create new gameplay mechanics, items, and assets.
Minecraft has been critically acclaimed, winning several awards and being cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. Social media, parodies, adaptations, merchandise, and the annual MineCon conventions played large roles in popularizing the game. It has also been used in educational environments, especially in the realm of computing systems, as virtual computers and hardware devices have been built in it. In 2014, Mojang and the Minecraft intellectual property were purchased by Microsoft for US$2.5 billion. A number of spin-off games have also been produced, such as Minecraft: Story Mode, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Earth.
Minecraft provides opportunites for Modifications to allow the creation of Machinimas, however, unlike GTA V, these modifications are not from Minecraft, but from third party creators. The most popular mods used to create machinimas are the Blockbuster Mod, Aperture Mod, Chisel & Bits Mod and many mods that allow more designs, blocks and similar to bring in more detail into the production.