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Hi There H5G.

 

Im looking to get a browser game developed, its a RISK Style game, which will be twisted quite a bit, it will support multiplayer of hundres of players.

 

I would like, possibly a Game dev Guru to have a chat with either over skype or email, to get a better understanding of what my requirements require of me, and most important, where do i find the guys to make this.

 

To give a better understanding of the look and feel of the game, i can give this example: atwar-game.com im looking for something close to this, but yet far from (because of my twists) :)

 

 

Not sure what comes next, but thats why im here, and seeking advice. 

 

 

Regards

Jesper

 

 

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Usually people don't like idea guys.

You need to ability to create it yourself or the money to pay other people to create it.

 

What I'm trying to say is that people won't join your project because your idea is cool, ideas are worthless without the power to make them real.

 

If you want people to join you, you need at least to have a working prototype of your game; and even then people won't like if you are giving ideas while others work.

 

The other way is paying them, contract people to make you game. You can even work by they side, but people won't usually work for free.

 

I would like, possibly a Game dev Guru to have a chat with either over skype or email,

 

That is called a consultation and it's usually pretty expensive. Think about it like contracting a specialist that gives you advice about your business. In a normal business that is pretty expensive, and in video games it's as well.

 

 

For getting your team assemble:

For coders you can look in this forum in the Jobs sector or search Stack Overflow for people with high reputation and contact them.

For graphics you can use Deviant Art. Keep in mind that usually there are two types of artists, the ones that are more graphics designers (GUI, interface and all that thingies) and the more traditional (characters, backgrounds, etc...).

For music, sound effects and voice acting have a look here.

 

Good luck.

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Hi Deban

 

Thanks for your time. I get that feeling yes, that idea guys isent that welcome :( However, i fully understand that this isent a free project where people jump on to make my idea for free.

 

We have a budget of $3000-5000, graphics are done by myself, and no audio is required in the initial stage of this game. I do have a detailed explanation of this game, which i can show to the guys interested. Its not really a money maker idea, its a passion of mine which i want to see come alive.

 

Website, forums and promotions/advertising is also done via my company, as thats what we do :)

 

I am very good at project management, my company have handed out more than 200 projects to indian developer teams trough freelancer, and initially we also looked there for game developers, but there aint many there sadly. Thats why i came here.

 

I will try take a look troughout this forum, and if people wants to speak with me regarding the project, feel free to contact me, also any tips or advice on what to avoid, holes to walk around, then please help, as i am really very new to this area :)

 

PS: I forgot, i do have 1 coder actually, who have created several Mafia type games, thou he cannot handle this alone.

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That sounds awesome.

 

It looks like you actually can make it real. It's really rare that people come with ideas and actually have the resources to be able to make them.

 

About recruiting.

You can post an ad here.

As an alternative, you can post in general game development forums, like here, here and here.

 

Remember to give as much information as you can. You probably need to ask someone about the technical details.

Some examples are if your game will be 2D or 3D. What engine/frameworks are you using. How much liberty the programmer is going to have vs how much his code needs to be adapted to a system. Possible roles and responsibilities.

You can ask most to your coder, he should tell you what he needs from other people to help/complement him.

 

Anyway, your best chance is getting your hands dirty and instead of waiting for offers, go and actively search people and offer them the job. The best place for that is Stack Overflow because of the reputation system (you can think it like a score system that measures the knowledge) or this forum. This forum will be a little more difficult, as the likes is not that great measure system, hence you need to get your hands a lot more dirty.

 

 

Good luck making you dream game.  :)

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Thanks a lot mate, that means a lot, i have already gotten my hands a little dirty :D hehe

 

Me and a game developer have started the initial steps of making the UI and basic layout of the game. This will give us a much better understanding of how we can make this game function with the least amount of functions/features, so that we can get a live working demo ready, for testing and feedback. Then we will take it from there.

 

The game dev im working with have several mafia/gangster like games created, so we have a big list of playtesters available aswell.

 

So things are looking good for now, i will defitnally check out stack for coders which you suggested.

 

I will return once i have more to show :)

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Hi everyone

 

Well its been quite a few months. We initially started on this game back in September, but since then, we have had quite a ride. We have had developers come and go. At the moment its just me developing, and its going extremely well, and have had a lot of progress.

 

I actually had to delete 80% of our code, as i changed the core of the game, the map. Previously we had a very ressource hogging solution, which did us no good. So i desided to go investigate more, and try various solutions, and game up with using SVG path data, and that made a HUGE impact on our development speed.

 

I have now had more progress over the past week, than we have had the last 3 months, so im very excited. On top of this, a friend of mine which is a software architect, designed our database, and gave us detailed diagrams. This made progress even easier..

 

So full speed on this project, ive not lost passion!

 

Some of the completed features are:

  • User registration
  • Map creator (This makes playable maps from path data, and you can pick how many factions you want to be on a map aswell as there starting positions. Once happy, you create the game, and it will become available for everyone to join.
  • Players are able to join servers/games, aswell as join the factions on the map.

This in itself was some major features, and from now on its gameplay mechanics im working on. 

 

You can my website here, but its not completly finished: http://zerorisk-online.com/

 

Here´s a few images of it so far: ( Yes the left icons is SC2, and temporary, while waiting for our GFX artist. :) )

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