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Skilled people who love games wanted!

Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:46 PM

Skilled people who love games wanted!


Let's start from the beginning.


You have a skill, be it programming, drawing, coding, or making noise.
You also have a passion for video games, in both the creating & playing sense, &...
You want to combine these two factors of your life into one, yet you lack the versatility of knowing all the disciplines needed to create a video game-
Hell, you may even know all the disciplines, yet you lack the creativity needed to dream-up & fashion into working-order something that people would be willing to pay for... let-alone like!



That's what I'm here for-

To form a team of people who have the combined skills to create a video game & fine-tune them to corrolate & create said video game through the use of each-others abilities.


The available main positions are as follows:

Programmers (1-4ppl):
Good, clean code is the hallmark of any game that is true to the concept. Without working code, there would be no game.
As a programmer you will be coding the game & the accompanying website + anything else that has code (simple as that).

Required:
Can demonstrate their abilities.
Can write in at least one language- C++ & XNA is preferred however if you can prove that you can do your job just as good if not better in another language- present your case!
Can write at least basic A.I. scripts, collision detection, player input, website coding, multiplayer functionality (lan, direct ip, dedicated server)... & anything else code-based that makes a game tick.
Can do all this without infringing upon Copyrights. -Unique & original work only. (Though with open-source code the line is a bit blurry- to be discussed if it comes to that).

Bonus Points:
Can do other jobs from this skills list or misc. ones not mentioned.(Be specific)
Can code for consoles (XNA comes in handy here).



Artists / Animators (1-4):
Artwork is what catches the eye of the player- be it an eye-sore or eye-candy. As such, just like the coding; it too can either make or break a game.
As an artist / animator, you will be drawing all pictures & artwork for the game & accompanying website. This job includes sprite & map design.

Required:
Can demonstrate their abilities.
Can understand & draw what other people describe to them & ad-lib where needed.
Can draw & inject own style & creativity into artwork without persuasion yet at the same time can stick to given guidelines.
Can draw on the computer- graphic tablets are recommended for fast development but not needed if you can prove otherwise.
Can draw sprites, characters, effects, weapons, maps, & also knows what needs doing to get all said features at a state where all that is left is for the programmer to code user input etc.
Can work fast & effectively whilst still producing high-quality work. Programmers cannot code characters that are non-existant or missing their walking sprites!
Can do all this without infringing upon Copyrights. -Unique & original work only.

Bonus Points:
Can do other jobs from this skills list or misc. ones not mentioned. (Be specific)
Can model & create objects, characters etc. in 3D.



SFX Engineer (1):
I believe that games, no matter how small, require a distinct sound-track & some decent sound effects.
Although music for small-scale games isn't expected to be fantastic- the better it is, the better for the overall success of a game.
As the SFX Engineer, you will be responsible for all game music, including weapon sounds, voices, etc. You will also be responsible for creating sounds for the game website or anything else that makes even just 1dB of sound.

Required:
Can demonstrate their abilities.
Can create & edit sounds through the use of various programs.
Can find & locate sounds / voice talent etc. as needed.
Can create sounds that fit the style of the game, which includes weapon & special move sounds, button SFX, background music, opening & closing credit music.
Can write voice scripts for characters- you gotta be funny!
Can do all this without infringing upon Copyrights. -Unique & original work only.

Bonus Points:
Can do other jobs from this skills list or misc. ones not mentioned. (Be specific)
Can use Sibelius or other similar scoring programs.
Can play 1 or more instruments to a high degree that would allow for some unique, recorded music.



Required of Everyone:
The ability to read & write in English to a high-standard. (I don't want our work being slowed down due to one programmer not understanding what we want done).
MSN Messenger or the willingness to get MSN Messenger, for the purposes of one-on-one discussions, team meetings etc.
Secrecy- as I'm sure you'd all understand, leaking information, alpha's, beta's etc. to anyone, even to just a close gaming friend, can destroy what the game had going before it... gets going... let-alone any possible hype.
Dedication- Although we will be approaching this as a "hobby group" (for lack of a better description), we will still be making the game to a general deadline. From experience, it pays to be act more organised & professional regardless of the situation you are actually in...
- Remember; the better the content & the faster it comes out, the faster we can get our return (in whatever form that may be).
- So if you're not up to dedicating about 2-3 nights to the game-making process per week + 1 formal group meeting every 2 weeks (which is insanely laid-back & casual as it is)... then think twice before you apply. It's not as much work as it seems!
-2-3 nights per week is just an approximation. If you're good at you're job, you'll be using less time than that...


Rewards from joining the team:

I'm sure you're all wondering the cliche "What's in it for me?". Nice.

Here's what's in it for you:

Although this team is essentially starting off as a group of people doing a hobby together, there is always the possibility of going "legit" & creating a studio.
As such, although this team will, for at least the first game or two, follow under the "hobby" sign, I still fully expect to make money from the games we create. (Sweet, sweet moolah!) These details will discussed more when you join the team.
Also, we cannot forget that from joining the team you will get your name in the credits!
In a nutshell, you get your name in the credits, a bit of pocket-money (according to success of the game), an awesome game to put on your resume & an overall feeling of accomplishment...
Once again, you do want to make a game... don't you?

I would also like to point out that although I am forming this team around hobbyists, producing a game of a decent (if not high) calibre is hard & does require a certain level of talent & developed skills. That is the reason behind me choosing who joins the team, as opposed to accepting anyone.
For those who don't fit the bill for the above positions or are unsuccessful at applying, not to worry! I will post QA Testing positions for Beta etc.


To apply, send an email to neither.wolf@gmail.com, with an accompanying cover letter & a demonstration of your abilities in an attachment- ensure it can be viewed by anyone (especially if you're using a special not run-of-the-mill program), as a demonstration of your talent that cannot be viewed leaves alot to be desired (baad!)


My name is James, & I hope to be hearing from some of you soon!

Note: I will not be replying in the threads where I post this- so if you're after a position do not post a reply / comment etc. Email it through as mentioned above.

Peace...

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Re: Skilled people who love games wanted!

Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:32 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, this seems more like an advertisement for a job than a Corner Cubicle topic...
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Re: Skilled people who love games wanted!

Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:40 PM

View PostAchi113s, on 5 May, 2009 - 10:46 PM, said:

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SFX Engineer (1): ...



I seriously read this as sex engineer. I was like "MAN!!! WHY DIDN'T I KNOW ABOUT THIS DEGREE?!?!?!"

ROFL!!! :P
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Re: Skilled people who love games wanted!

Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:56 PM

Email mei cant program anything but i do have an idia of how you program i know a little bit of how to program i am a computer technician i can fix servers networks and a computer if maby i can be of another use to you i also like games i know most of the computer bianary code and how it works get back to me on this one plz thanx

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