I was sitting at my desk last night, lights off, computer on, and my fingers tapping aimlessly against the keyboard thinking, “I NEED to do something different.” I’m a writer. I’ve always been a writer, and as a starving writer, my goals are constant. But the road to achieving those goals is a bit … difficult to walk on. Everyone is doing it now. Writers are becoming authors, selling books, and whether they’re successfully making a profit on them or not… they have accomplished more than I have.
But my mind doesn’t just stop at books.
Don’t get me wrong, my dream is to someday see my name on the bookshelves, but like I said, everyone’s doing it. I need something different. Something more innovative, something people will look at and immediately want to try.
I need to make video games.
I need to make stories interactive.
I need to make people LIVE in my stories.
But I know I can’t do this alone. I’m proposing a challenge to anyone willing to accept. You don’t have to be some college-accomplished kid with a pile of papers proving your qualifications. You simply have to be a lover of games, a team player, and well… some experience would be nice. I want to tentatively make a company of gamers making small-time games, with the idea of expansion sometime far into the future (there’s no time to dwell on that now).
Check out RPG Maker online (or any other program), test the trials, see if you can develop games (because this is the most important factor). There are other talents needed, but all of those talents will simply waste if no committed developers are in the mix.
Here’s what I’m looking for:
FAQ/Technical Support (for finished games)
Youtube Videos/Screenshots (for finished games)
My idea is to create classic-themed games with a breath of new life. Incorporate old and new to create something engaging and inspiring. Develop story-lines with living characters, consequences, emotions. Create the games WE want because we know those are the games that others crave for.
If you already have experience developing games (especially with RPG Maker) and are interested in becoming a vital part of a team, please let me know (send me your games as well. I’d love to check them out). This is a newly bloomed idea, but it’s an idea that I know can be grown into something amazing if we all work together.
Keep in mind that there is NO PAY involved in this. Simply a need to collect determined and creative minds in an attempt to develop something spectacular for the gaming community. Who knows what the future could hold!
Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested or if you have any questions. Make sure the subject says Game Development so I don’t delete it as spam. This is an idea to be played by ear, but I look forward to the possibility of being a part of a unique team. Let’s make some dreams come true.