I'm Andrew, founder of www.spiltmilkstudios.com
. We released Crunch: The Game http://www.spiltmilkstudios.com/?page_id=11
and Hard Lines http://www.spiltmilkstudios.com/?page_id=13
on mobile last year, and have 2 games (Smash the Block and Lazarus) in development for release this year.
Smash the Block info: http://www.hookshotinc.com/smash-the-brick-crashing-the-crowd-fund/
Lazarus dev diary & gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC8DC1BF4430026E0Lazarus needs your help!
It's a no-stick shooter (or a top-down 2-stick shooter, using your fingers), for iPad, using UDK as the engine. Our current artist had to drop out, and we've got just under 2 weeks till the deadline for the EG Expo and Gamecity submission dates. We were just about to re-do all our art (or rather do it properly) and the whole team is currently working on the project under a profit share agreement.
If none of that puts you off, then we're looking for someone capable in either 2D or low-poly 3D. We'd ideally like it to be incredibly manga-esque, or anime-styled. A new version of the classics like Xevious, Darius, and anything by Masume Shirow.
Blazing Star: http://www.shmups.com/reviews/blazingstar/2.htm
Darius Burst: http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm64/tragedy623/reviewed%20games/db1.jpg
Some honest truth.
None of this situation is ideal.
I know most artists here won't like the idea of this. But: I'm hopeful our track record speaks for our commitment to this project.
It's also worth saying we're confident that we'll sign the game with a publisher (or see decent success on release if self-publishing) - I'm already chatting to some important people about the game.
Finally, myself (design) and the other Andrew (code) plus our musician are all on a no-pay-till-it-ship-or-gets-signed deal. It's not great, but it's the best way to remain independent and make the game we want to.
Moving beyond this date, we'd like to keep working with the person, obviously, and the rest of the project would be a LOT less pressured. This is an exceptional circumstance.
If you think you can help, let me know - I genuinely think this would best suit someone with not much experience but plenty of talent. You'll get some remuneration eventually, and it'd be great exposure. We're too well known to take advantage of you!
PS: Sorry to do this as my first post. Needs must.
Might as well fire in the required assets here, so people can have a good idea of the scope. It all helps.
1 x player ship
8 x enemy ships
1 x bullet
1 x tiled background image
1 x logo
2 x explosion
2 x powerup containers
2 x powerup shot fx
3 x character portrait (face only, 3 expressions each – happy, surprised, excited, with mouth open and closed for each one)
All in a Masume Shirow, Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, Evangelion style. Hyper-Japanese.