For years I have been a lone wolf, making games in the dark. Today I throw away my secret ways.
I toss aside the mask of the misanthrope and now beseech ye all for assistance in matters most dire.
I have been working on the same game now for over a year on and off. I keep getting to a similar area, a similar amount of completion. Then I quit. Every single time I rebuild it. I rebuild it better, but every time I start over. I say 'no more'. I am tired of two weeks of solid work and extreme progress. I cannot do this alone anymore, I need people, I need help, I need a team.
I am sure many of you are wary or unwilling. My post count is low... but I assure you my morale is high. I may not be as good with this as some, but I can do some pretty great things. I have years of experience being mediocre at indie game making, and I plan to get many more years of experience with this fun hobby. However, I will change one thing. This time I will finish the fight. I will complete something. Whether it be one level of combat or a full game. A playable demo will be finished in the time of one month. That is the dead-line I give myself. That is the dead-line I give my team.
You may be questioning my talk of a team, and I am too, but I need assistance. This is not a small project. I am sure one man could do it, but I am not he. I am lazy. I am not the best at everything. I will accept nothing but PERFECTION. Which is why I call out to you, my friends, allies, citizens of scirra.com/forum, I need your aid.
I can event program just fine for pretty much everything I need to do, I sometimes need help, but that's usually just to see small errors I don't notice. No, what I need help with are the following things: I need an animator, I need someone who can do/sprite scenery, and I need some help with AI.
Animator- I need someone who can do good work. Better than me, at least. I am decent, I will give myself that, but I am not good enough. I am too lazy to get all of my animations done, I need someone who can do it well.
Things I need done:
-Humanoid characters, somewhat stylized. I have the designs all done, so all you need to
do is sprite/animate them.
-Guns. Once again, I have the designs done. I just need them sprited. I have some sprites
done if you want to use those and improve them.
-Explosions, Effects, Vehicles. One person doesn't need to be able to do ALL of this. I just
do need it done.
Environment Spriters- I pretty much need all kinds of environments done. The game takes place on Mars, so pretty much a bunch of orange and brown stuff. Some flora. I need really beautiful space skyboxes.
AI programmer- I can do some really basic stuff. I might need some help for some more advanced stuff. I am still working on designs and enemies so I don't know exactly what I need, but I do know I will need help.
No. I am not done yet. I assume you want some sort of info on the project I am inviting you all to join me on. It has been a huge part of my life for many years and has been many different things before evolving into what it is now. I have been designing it and shaping it for a while. It is almost complete inside my head. I want to finish it in game form. Basically it is a shooting game employing a semi class based system similar to that found in Team Fortress. I don't want to give out too much info... uhh... it takes place on Mars. You are a mercenary. You work with teams of mercenaries. You are being paid to protect a small research facility. It is attacked by what you and your team assumes are pirates. You follow them to the center of Mars itself to discover something no one expected. But me. I made it up.
I will check back here for posts, but if you want to contact me personally before I read this for any additional info I have many different ways you can do this.
Email: frij0les at live.com
Phone: 615-708-4253 (US, Tennessee)
I am making a game. Want to help?
I thought I would have more accounts to list. Oh well. I hope someone is interested in this. I kind of lost direction the more I wrote.