BTC Chapter 12 : Red Letter Game

Edited: XiaXue

X-N: for emoticon i will use “[ ]” for short

It was during the evening, on the roadside food stall, the two of them were eating skewers together.

Zhu An asked “Are you really set on starting a business? Lu Zi, I am not looking down on you but it’s true that it is too difficult to start a business now.This type of company is just like a bottomless pit. How much money you are going to spend on it in vain!”

Lu Zixin nodded: “Of course I know, I have already thought about it.”

Zhu An raised his glasses, and his eyes were showing hesitation. He said “I feel that you should think about it again. Your money can be enough for you to play by yourself, but If you were to start a business, it’s may not be enough. Once you encounter something in the early stage, you might no be able to recover the funds…”

“I know what you said! But I also have my own cards, don’t too much about negative things, are you coming or not?” Lu Zixin stared at him sharply.

Zhu An is feeling really tangled. He and Lu Zixin have known each other for a few years, so he naturally knew Lu Zixin’s character. He is a person who will do what he wants, when he was in the college he has tried all kind of part-time jobs, and even tried to do some small businesses.

Regardless of the failure or success. Zhu An admire Lu Zixin approach to life, because he could not, and doesn’t have that kind of courage and determination.

Recently, Lu Zixin had made another big event, earning millions from the Blue Hole Game Company. In his opinion, it was simply a god-like event.

Now that Lu Zixin was proposing to start a business, and was even willing to invite him to join. If he joins, he must resign from his current job, and he will only be able to turn back within two days. If he doesn’t join, he will not be able to maintain his friendship with him, but most importantly he was afraid that he would miss a big opportunity.

Lu Zixin did not speak and gave him time to consider. Zhu An remained quite for a long time, he said “I know my own skills, if I do not make changes, I am probably going to be work to the bone for a lifetime. Brother, I will join you in the adventure!”

“Haha, follow me, cheers!” Lu Zixin smiled.

“Cheers!” The two clinked, and the stirring wine spattered on the table, igniting a flame called Ambition.

The next day, Zhu An submitted his resignation letter. This did not cause any waves at the Death Game company, since people such as Chai Mao he had been too busy to care him. Since Zhu An took the initiative to resign, he would be dismissed a few days in advance.

“Aren’t you going to obtain tenure soon? Why did you resign?” asked an old employee.

Zhu An smiled and said “Lu Zixin is ready to start a business, and I am going to work with him!”

“What? He wants to start a business? Why?” The employees of the Death Game Company looked at him curiously. A few days ago Lu Zixin surprised them for a while. Now he is  starting a business?

Ding Yu also secretly turned her attention to the other side, only to hear Zhu An said: “It’s also a game company, and he is willing to invest millions!”

“Hoho, he has courage!” An old employee laughed. He was not very optimistic, and his peers also knew how big the game competition is now. Without strength and resources, doing business is just a form of seeking death.

“What a waste of money!” Some said feeling sorry for Lu Zixin.

“Maybe he can do it?” Some though.

“Little Zhu, I have been doing this for more than ten years. I have seen more people losing money in business and the result was death, to say the least, it’s not a good and reliable way! You still have a long way.” Some people advised.

Zhu An didn’t say anything, he transfer the job then pack up and left.

In the evening, returning to the rental house, Zhu An was being preached to by his girlfriend, because he had never discussed it with her before.

Zhu An’s girlfriend, Xu Bing, came out with him at the same university and is currently a small employee in a real estate company.

“You said yes to him, don’t your realize that he is being impulsive? what business are going to do? and what about the salary ? If the company doesn’t succeed, what are you going to do? Did you ask him?” Xu Bing asked with her hands on her chest.

She looks average, but has a strong personality, and she is always worries about him.

Zhu An was feeling some guilt and said: “No, but he is talking about taking the company in a big direction, and I  don’t think it’s bad.”

“What were you thinking?” Xu Bing said. “Seeing that you were about to get a tenure in the Death Game company,  and yet you started blindly following other people. He has enough money to toss, but can he afford to raise your wages ?”

“I believe Lu Zixin, he has the ability that I don’t.” Zhu An said.

“Cut! I don’t see it.” Xu Bing said, “Now you have already resigned, and I will not talk nonsense. A month later, if you still can’t get anything done with him, you better hurry up to find a new job!”

“Is a month enough? It’s hard for even to get started.” Zhu’an whispered.

“I don’t care, Zhu An, I have been with you for a few years. Now that I have graduated, and we are both under great pressure. My mom is still asking about your business, now that house prices in Jiangcheng are so high, how do you want to buy a house and a car?” Xu Bing asked.

Zhu An was not convinced and said: “I certainly want to! But when will I be able to achieve it with the wages from the Death Game company? I will work with Lu Zixin, you just wait!”

“I am waiting!” she replied.

The next day, when Lu Zixin saw he had dark circles under his eyes.

“What? Didn’t sleep well?” Lu Zixin asked.

“Hey, yesterday with my girlfriend…”

“Youngster, you must control it, Ah!” Lu Zixin shook his head and sighed. “Youngster don’t know that the sperm is precious, when you turn old and look toward the hole but it’s empty, you will shed tears!”

“Screw you.” said Zhu An.

After joking, Lu Zixin said: “Now, I was busy with many thing. Now are you going to rent an office, the area has to be almost the same as the Death Game company’s. If you want to talk about the rent, it’s best to talk today, because I will be busy registering the company and recruiting people. If there’s something that happens, just give me a call.”

“No problem.” replied Zhu An.

They needed to find an office, office equipment, staff to recruit, etc. They had been working hard for a few days before they were roughly settled.

The office is in the high-tech zone and is in the same office building as the Death Game Company, which is unfortunate. Staff for technology, art, sales, marketing, customer service, operations, accounting,and etc.  altogether add up to total of 13 people.

To be honest, such a configuration of people simply can’t make mobile game possible. However, there was a time constraint so Lu Zixin wasn’t able to recruit more people. He stated that he had already finished the game, and he could also serve as the technical director. As for the rest of people, they are responsible for daily operations, and then slow recruitment, which should be given enough time.

Red Letter Game Company, was the name of the company created by Lu Zixin. The Red is from the Red Queen name, because she gave him the programming language skills, so her name was used to commemorate and the Letter is naturally from his name.

In the office, Lu Zixin was interviewing the operations manager. A good game is not only to be well-made but also easy to operate.

In this regard, Lu Zixin was not good at it, so it was necessary to find professional people.

“Sorry, the experience on your resume does not match what you described. What we need is a person with work experience.” Lu Zixin looked at a young man in front of him and refused.

The man was angry and said: “I am from a top university, you have such a small company, I was almost too lazy to come”

After that, he slammed the door.

“Damn, mentally retarded!” Lu Zixin whispered, he commissioned a talent agency to introduced many people there. But the quality was not very good, either with no experience, no strength, or that they look down on a small company interview.

“General Lu, Liu Tong is coming.” Outside the door, Zhu An knocked on the doorway.

“Please come in!” Lu Zixin cheer up, this Liu Tong was not pushed by the intermediary, but he was looking for a talent to recruit, and was recommended by the small headhunting company.

Liu Tong, male, 32 years old, is a very energetic age group. He has worked in a large game company for more than seven years before, specializing in game operations and he is skilled in business, even the headhunting company gave him a good evaluation.

For various reasons, he left the company, and has been unemployed for more than two months. He has not found a suitable job yet. This time, after an introduction by the headhunting company, he agreed to visit Lu Zixin company.

However, the higher the personnel requirements the more he has to hire him, so he would have to show his strength to him.

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