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Game Developer, Music Producer, Co-Founder of the Art-Inspired Music Contest and Pixel Day. Just some guy who loves making music, writing, making games, and helping people, and is pretty much a mega nerd. Profile picture by Shadowcat5150.

Johnny @RealFaction

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Posted by RealFaction - 7 days ago


I'm selling music I've made for cancelled games and music I made inspired by games that are good to use for them, all in a 34-song music pack for only $10! Almost half the songs are previously unreleased, so it's some old work, but stuff you've never heard from me. Whether you're a game developer who needs music, or just want RPG music to listen to, links are below on where you can get it.


Get it on BandCamp: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/game-jams-pack

Get it on itch.io: https://realfaction.itch.io/rpg-jams-pack


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A lot of it is the music I made for Coded Emotion before I pulled out. If you want to know more about why you should stay away from them, and not work for Jacob Caro, read my awareness post on my experience: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1059418



Luckily the drama is dying down, but I'm still in the process of transferring ownership rights. I really just want it to be over, but I've been mentally recovering. I've started learning RPGMaker MV and started work on the Venturescape: Bloodlines game. It's essentially the game adaptation of my Venturescape series, I will be doing the programming (as much as I hate programming, I will at least for the demo).


I've been trying to work every day with Lyft and Uber just to make enough money, so I really haven't been around much. I'm job hunting today with one of my roommates, hoping that goes well. Loving Florida, just need to get on my feet. Haven't done anything really with music lately, but will get to that soon when I can. Still gotta record vocals for 2 songs on The Other Side Chronicles, some for Kid Projekt, and a World Chorus medley project. Yikes.



That's all there is to update really. Hopefully in the next week or two, I'll have more updates. It'll either be on the new album, or the game. Love you guys, thank you for your supportive messages and kind words. Stay real. ♥


PS: My anxiety is climbing getting closer to the 2,000 fans mark. I can't wait until I reach that, I'm excited.


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Posted by RealFaction - 11 days ago


UPDATE: I cleared up a couple things in a followup video I just uploaded to my channel as well as talk about the unreleased soundtracks of the games I was working on along with the other musicians, and how you can get your hands on them for free since you all got scammed. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/zR4vHpxAdyw



The truth about Anonymous Agony (the game I was working on), Coded Emotion and Jacob Caro, the game business partner I used to work with, needs to come out. I almost took my life a month ago, and I've been quiet about this for too long, this is related. Trigger warning.



If you've ever worked for him, or been friends with him, avoid him at all costs. He's driven me to suicidal thoughts a month ago, used me and my parents for money, and not paid me for my work. Links to evidence and twitter post to retweet below. Please signal boost this, I don't want anyone else to suffer the way I did, or anyone else to work with him. He will ruin your life as a game dev.


Twitter Post (Please Retweet): https://twitter.com/MelynnRose

Evidence: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18-EI7KzApo5GBPfNgfIxdKK42RVn0k4iwlbrTRtSlFM/edit?usp=sharing

YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/vewl85il2SY



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Posted by RealFaction - 2 weeks ago


So, I'm working to apply to radio stations for internships and anything else to get me some sort of radio career, I've wanted that for years. Me and one of my roommates have been talking about doing that together, and we're going to do a live show on Facebook, and another on my YouTube channel.


So MUSICIANS, if you want me to play your music live, link me some tracks below, and I'll give them a spin possibly. Preferably, we're looking for video game inspired music, house music, dubstep, stuff like that. Thanks!



Sorry for being quiet, I've been settling down in Florida and physically stress has taken a toll on me. I haven't had any real updates since I've done nothing creative due to not having energy and working a lot just to have money, every day. Working Lyft and Uber until I have another job.


Still trying to find my identity here but loving it so far. Trying to get my energy back to get back into music and stuff. Settling down has been a process. Wish I had more to update you with, trying to find a job. What I WILL say though, is very soon, I'm going to come out with something I've been quiet about for too long, within this week.


Love you guys!


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Posted by RealFaction - June 16th, 2019


UPDATE: New Talking Real Podcast episode talking more about this stuff on top of this: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/868417


Going to talk about the game I have on Steam below, but here's the Season 1 Finale of Venturescape! The game is now in development! This episode features @JennyActs, @TommyNom, @SailorSilverStar, @MakeStuff, @Saminat, and @Adoxographist.


Venturescape Episode 11/Season 1 Finale


Video/Artwork Version: https://youtu.be/fGIPv0nhWYc

Newgrounds Audio Version: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/868226




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I'd like to thank the following people for making Season 1 amazing (my staff, actors, and people who let me use their music):


@lampabot @holikrep Mycah Garcia, Tezuka Shuu, Sam Guggenbiller, @JennyActs, @TommyNom, @SailorSilverStar, @Saminat @AikaIntongVA @MarissaLenti @Seymour @MysticSkillz @markafoi @TrinaTan @MakeStuff @BrizzyVoices @Ceevro @ADR3-N @seriousbethy @Syrupmasterz @DMargretTurner @ForgottenDawn @Troisnyx @LawnReality @johnfn, @I0TA @arbelamram @MetroPiano @Phonometrologist @Azhthar @CloakedSoup @Phyrnna @ATheatricalSongBird


Thank you all so much! Now you can binge watch the full season whenever you want! We'll be making announcements regarding the game such as deciding what we're going to do about casting, I'll keep everyone updated!


Season 1 (Video/Artwork Version): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM_ItXF6mgdqiGdjmP1ZpepTf3BjRgwIN

Season 1 (Newgrounds Audio Version): https://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/9076bec75d496c58f9e6c4aa0b52b9b1



Anonymous Agony/Game Project Now on Steam!


Me and my friend's game, Anonymous Agony File #1, is finally on Steam! It's only $5, so tell your friends, but be SURE to check the trigger warning at the bottom of the store page so you know what you're getting yourself into. It's a dark game, very mature stuff. Enjoy!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1081840/Anonymous_Agony_File_1__Contamination/


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Moving/Music


I'm going to be busy packing and making preperations now that Venturescape and the game are up and done and out of the way, I can finish vocals on the 2 songs left on The Other Side Chronicles, and hopefully submit it to Itunes before I move to Florida on Wednesday. I haven't been the best, but I'm recovering. Thanks for the support guys, love you all.


PS: Before I go, my close friend Halie is going through a family emergency due to a landlord not giving proper details and the full story is at the link but sharing the link even if you can't donate anything will help a lot, thanks. https://www.gofundme.com/xnm78-family-moving-emergency


See you all soon, this is the last post I'm making before I'm moving. Will post video footage of the trip at some point.


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Posted by RealFaction - June 12th, 2019


Me and my friend's game, Anonymous Agony File #1, is finally on Steam! It's only $5, so tell your friends, but be SURE to check the trigger warning at the bottom of the store page so you know what you're getting yourself into. It's a dark game, very mature stuff. Enjoy!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1081840/Anonymous_Agony_File_1__Contamination/


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Posted by RealFaction - June 10th, 2019


Livestream went well, thanks for coming guys! If you want to hear the 14-minute preview of clips of new music I can't release yet but have been working on, check my discord, it's an exclusive and won't be released to newgrounds or youtube (partially because it's 14 minutes, and because it's special).


I'll have to do another livestream sometime! If you want to join my Discord server, here ya go: https://discord.gg/dyBdfvF In the meantime, I'm going to be working on packing for Florida and finishing up The Other Side EP songs, while STILL trying to fix this d....elightful game :X. We're close, I've figured out what's causing a lot of the problems, at least. Sending another build tomorrow, been testing for hours all night. x_x and so it continues.


That's all for now, love you guys, thank you for the support during this hard time.


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Posted by RealFaction - June 7th, 2019


I'm getting my head back on my shoulders, thank you all for the overwhelming support. I love you guys. This Sunday, June 9th, at 3 PM Eastern time USA, let's hang out on my youtube live stream on my channel RealFactionMusic (live stream will be here when I'm streaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujx7u99Xzcg), you can chat with me and you'll get to hear a looooong 14-minute (almost) preview of a lot of the stuff I've been working on, including stuff that's not done yet.



A lot of the new songs I haven't finished though set to release farther in the future, I haven't put in that. I won't be releasing the preview on Newgrounds or YouTube, but it'll be a stream/Discord server exclusive (Server link: https://discord.gg/dyBdfvF). However, in the soon future, I'll try to give a preview of The Other Side Chronicles if I manage to finish vocals before I move to Tampa on the 19th with my friend Chris, so that's a new thing that's happening.



I've been taking it easy for now, haven't done much with music, trying to recover mentally and emotionally, but I'm getting better, and getting back into the swing of it. Also, been trying to figure out how in the bloody hell to get the game project to work on Steam. It's been giving me and my business partner trouble. Thanks guys, stay tuned!


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Posted by RealFaction - May 31st, 2019


Break.


I'm taking a little bit of a break to collect my thoughts, due to the shock of what has happened....I'm having a hard time processing it. Things....have changed. My friend who was going to be my roommate has been acting like someone completely different the past week or so, not the caring guy I met and known the past 8 years like a brother.


Why?


There has been irresponsibility and lack of consideration, regardless of my loyalty and dedication. That's all I'll say about it. Good business partner, but that's what we'll stay. I have been emotionally shaken too many times this week because of it. I will not be moving to Florida.



The Shifting Plates


It really breaks me to say that, because I have had no ideas of what to do with my life. I'll still work on the game, but I am about to lose my main job, due to planning for Florida and agreed on a final work day due to withdrawing to Florida, which has now changed. I've been working Lyft every day just to put food on my table, and gas. It's been very hard.


Lost.


Florida, game design, all that was my last real idea, what I considered my "last hope", potentially. I don't know what to do with my life anymore, I feel lost, like I'm at a dead end. I really want to write stories, get them out in games, animations, the works. That's where my heart is. I love making music too though.



Where I live.


Louisville has lack of opportunities for someone like me, it's hard here, and you end up with greasy, horrible, condescending managers who make you wonder why they put these highschool bullies in charge, instead of real team leaders. I will NEVER work for someone like that again. It's only extreme stress, regret, lack of self-respect, and depression. Never slave your health over people who don't value you, easily replace you, and don't care if you drop dead on-site.



But, I Would've Missed People.


This town has lots of horrible, crazy drivers, miserable people, but amongst the chaos, I've met some really kind souls, like my co-workers. I love them, they're my family. I would have missed them, and my family. There's more cons than pros in this city, don't get me wrong, it's turning into something much worse due to the recent changes in the city, LOTS of BS here, but it has it's nice things. I don't like most of the people, though, city's got too many people.


Where to Go From Here?


I don't know what to do, I'm lost, but I need an opportunity, I'm looking for jobs, but I don't know what to do, what I'd be good at. Someone suggested copy-writing but i think you need classes for that yeah? I don't know, I kind of wish I could be like Jim Varney and pull an Ernest, be an advertising mascot guy some character that advertises for people with puns and crazy voices. He and Robin Williams inspired me greatly growing up in that regard, it's why I voice act, and act in general.


But where to go from here? Other than keep making music, I don't know. I'll keep working with my business partner unless he drops me, then I'll have to make Venturescape on my own, but I need a main source of income. I've tried following my dreams, it's really hard...I'm trying to figure out what to do because of lack of money and my mom is moving to Michigan to live with her fiance...



I'm Stuck.


So...I'm open to any suggestions, any miracle opportunities that will save me. Help? I'm taking a small break to collect my thoughts while I look for a new job....I guess. I wish I could only know what I did to deserve all this....this had potential to be a great thing, if he would have let it. This is why I am hesitant to get close to people.



So, About That Music...


Due to the stressful week, and dramatic change of plans, music will be on hold until I figure out what I'm going to do for a job and financial stuff, unless by some miracle more people buy my latest single on BandCamp to keep me afloat, or donate to my Ko-fi.


I was really looking forward to all this....sorry guys. The Other Side Chronicles will not be coming out June 8th, it takes a decent chunk of money to put it on Itunes, and I don't even have everything done due to the ways things have turned out because of someone's lack of consideration and causing things to be difficult when they should have been simple, I wasn't asking much.


I'd like to think the album would come out in August at this point, or sooner, but I have no idea when things will get better. I have to emotionally heal from this, so it will be a bit of time before I can work on music again. Maybe a week or so. I need all the support and comfort I can get right now. Sorry guys, love you all.


-- Johnny


Posted by RealFaction - May 24th, 2019


Just released my new Piercing Lazer metal single "Death Over Life" featuring Katja Macabre with the music video below! The single is from my upcoming new EP split off a concept album i've worked on for 4 years as a tribute to @Back-From-Purgatory, "Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1" (coming September).


It's on BandCamp, Itunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and other places! Click the highlighted words for each link. Buying it would really help support me right now with moving (more so on BandCamp, I get money faster). I'm moving to Florida (a week from Tuesday), The Other Side Chronicles will be delayed a couple weeks. Enjoy the new song! Katja did an amazing job!


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkDsjXF1xKI&feature=youtu.be



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Posted by RealFaction - May 16th, 2019


AS LONG AS WE STAND, WE'LL ALWAYS BE DAMNED.  STRONGER AS WE STRIVE, THIS DEATH OVER LIFE. WE FALL UNTIL WE RISE. 


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