Jean-guy Leconte Posted October 21, 2014 Share Posted October 21, 2014 Hi guys, I have been on this forum a while now and I am final ready to contribute and wow do I have a big one. My project is large in scope and requires someone with vision and skill that won't give up and will see the big picture. My goal is to create a new gaming engine that will be used to skin multiple player collectible card games. First let's talk about why I want to build this project. I have designed several games from initial idea to final completion. Some of these games had success and were able to make enough money to sustain themselves but facebook's changes pretty much killed the virality and those games died out. Here is a quick list of games I worked on:Derby Challenge (offline) - Multiplayer horse racing game where you edit your horse and race. Cartel kingdom (offline) - Farmville clone focused on selling drugs where you plan, harvest and sell drugs.Sports book boost (offline) - Sports Betting game where you bet with friends on real sports but for play moneyMafia Warfare - Mafia themed multiplayer collectible card game where you collect cards, grow their strength, evolve them.Mastermind.li - Online risk clone where you play online vs up to 8 people and try to take over the world map.Webslingers.ws - Multiplayer collectible card game where you draw your own cards and try to control different cities. My role in all of these projects was to not just come up with the ideas but develop each part of the process and actually work out how to make it fun and profitable. I am looking for a new technical partner that will help realize my new project. This person should be technically sound in html5 and understand how to create multi-player synchronous games. The framework used isn't too important to me as long as its HTML5. Here is what I bring to the table:I have learned from all of my mistakes and failures, but I am dedicated to be successful (I will create the blueprint for the project and manage the different partsI will define the core loops and how they will be used to make the fun through work / reward cyclingI will define the meta game to ensure that there is a proper long term goal to the game that will push people along pre-planned tasks and goals that will always give them something to do.I will define the monetization strategy and determine how best to make money with the gameI will define the email auto response campaign to promote virality and earn new players The biggest challenge when it comes to collectible card games are the followingArt - I have access to over 1500 cards in 3 sizes already pre done and ready to be used for the first gameMarketing - I have worked online marketing for over 10 years and know what it takes to get users for testing and grow a game through virality.users - I have a db of 105k collectible card players that can be emailed to start off the game. What about money!I know that most of your are thinking, I don't want to do this because there is no money involved. I am a believer the best projects are the ones where dedication is the most important cost. I am father of 5 children (aged 5 to 12), I work 50 hrs a week on a major website but I know that I will spend at least 40 hrs a week on this project or more for as long as it takes to get it done. Let's talk equityThere will be a payoff to this project and sharing the wealth will be fun, I am offering 20% of the business to the lucky guy that decides to work with me. Here is why I am offering 20%, I am keeping 40% for me, 20% will go to the guy that owns the cards, 20% will be sold to raise money once we have a product that is decent product. Why collectible card gamesCollectible card games are great because they offer great ways to sell digital products, they are a know product and most guys now have played, pokemon, yugioh or magic. The market for collectible card games is gigantic and there is always room for a new player. Here are some examples from kickstarter - Shift - - raised $21k with a goal of $7kWar of Omens - - Raised $32, goal of $30kElement Soul CCG - Raised - $938, goal of $400HEX MMO - raised $2.2M goal of $300kSHINKUKAN - raised $20k goal $20kEminence - Raised £52k, Goal £50kFaëria - Raised $94k, Goal $70kMoby Dick - - Raised $102k, goal $25kAlteil Horizons - Raised $59k, goal $40k Now the goal isn't to start with a kickstarter campaign right away but to develop a project that will be worthy to be financed through a kickstarter after it has reached beta. Let's finaly talk about the gamethe engine for that I aim to create will allow us to build a battle engine for collectible card games of all kinds. It will be divided into two parts. One the meta game, this part is what needs to be done and how the game can be won. the meta game is key to pushing players along and giving them a clear goal. Part two, the battle. The battle will be quick and done fast. In mafia warfare we developed an engine that allowed us to play through a whole battle in less than 20 seconds. We copied this system from one of Zynga's old game called warstorm. Fast battle allow us to ensure that gameplay sessions can be as short or long as the user decides. So what's your choice ?Well if you have read through all of this then most likely I have gotten your attention and you want to know more. The important part to consider is this, if you are truly interested but not decicated than I know I won't be able to work with you, I work only with those that see the goal as not a task but something to dedicate yourself to. I have been living and breathing this new project and I want my partner to also have this level of dedication. The success of this project will depend only on dedication and hard work, nothing can stop a dedicated and positive person. If you made your choice then contact me today and let's get started ! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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