What the hell ill take a stab at this again.
Artist here checking around to see if there are any interested parties in co-developing an RPG with me. Before you hang it up, understand that i know what youre thinking.
Recently ive gone through a few concepts and prototypes with another engineer who i highly respect but unfortunately sounds like he may be wrapped up with work work for quite some time. We considered sidescroller/platformer of several themes and mechanics. ive considered some other top down concepts... they wound up looking something like this. http://spriteart.com/junk2/forest_flat_persp_3C.jpghttp://spriteart.com/junk2/techno_mock2.jpghttp://spriteart.com/junk2/tiles_rock2b.jpghttp://spriteart.com/junk2/worlds_end2.jpg
(these images are a little big to link directly without detracting from the point).
Unfortunately, many of these concepts require either a ton of hardcoding or a very healthy list of tools support to create. We found the time required to make those tools took too long to keep us motivated.
This is where ive settled into an RPG concept. Its something that is feasible to create in both an art and code departments. Music is also very important here but im not worried about wasting a musicians time just yet with no product.
Aside from the workload argument, i largely loathe how most RPG's are put together these days.(admittedly i hardly play anything anymore, so pardon the broad brush)> Theres too great a focus on plot and dialogue and not enough on exploration and intrigue.
So ideally im looking for an engineer/programmer/wizard to team up with me to help bring my strange concepts of what the ideal RPG should be to life. I have no final direction on specific plots or characters or love trysts at this point nor do i care to anytime in the near future, as im really hoping to try to breathe life into the concept with a more organic approach.
My ideal teammate would be, most important of all, a motivated engineer with a decent amount of time on their hands that isnt tied up in 3 other projects simultaneously and really wants to see something through and *gasp* get to MARKET. This is not intended to be a learning project. RPG's shouldnt require advanced tool support, but if you enjoy that sort of thing that could certainly be useful! Im much better suited to work with someone who enjoys putting in polish where necessary to make things nice! so if you like to just get stuff done and over with, i might not be a good fit for you.
If youre wondering at all what the prospective RPG might look like, im in the middle of creating a mockup for it. Its not finished yet so dont judge it too harshly for being so sparse. Ill be more than happy to explain to you my approach to creating assets for this game if youre quite interested in working with me.
without further adding to a wall of text, heres an image.
please either respond or PM me if youre interested and we can find out ways to chat otherwise from there.
thanks for reading! i know reading is such a torturous inconvenience these days