During the year of 2006 I was involved in several online gaming projects at the capacity of assisting in game design. Most of these online teams follow poor organization and planning, as well as lack of communication. The absences of these elements lead to their downfall. I was fortunate enough to learn from their mistakes, gather a great deal of information from research, and observe the progress of other teams.
With an established foundational knowledge of project management and game design I’ve created a simple game design document. From late 2006 to late January, I’ve worked on this design document while gathering potential developers. The development team, during that time, experienced numerous personnel changes. Graphics designers weren’t meeting deadlines, and programmers are consistently missing in action.
I need a team of dedicated people who will do their best to see that this game project is entirely completed. I need someone who is serious about their work and place this game project as their top priority.
This is a small cross-platform puzzle game that I hope will be published online. I particularly need a c++ programmer experienced with Ogre3D (or similar graphics engines) and a 2D artist/graphics designer. The development timeframe is 4 weeks (about a month; this is entirely possible if the team works as much as possible on the project). And the pay for each position is as follow:
C++ Programmer : $30/wk. (4 weeks; $120 USD)
Graphics Designer/Artist : $15/wk. (4 weeks; $60 USD)
It is important to note that I'm on a limited budget. But also, that I plan on designing two other games this year aimed for the online game market. So the long-term stay with my game studio will guarantee much greater pay down the road.