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Making a team?

lukey5227lukey5227 Posts: 111Member
Making games in GameSalad is a tough job. What makes it easier is working in a group. I'm hoping to get together in a a COOPERATIVE and NICE group that can have lots of fun making games!

I can do some graphics design, but my main area is coding. The functionality of a game is important, but to get people interested, you also need to make good graphics and sounds which I don't have.

I'm hoping to find TWO other people who can help with sounds, graphics, and maybe some coding (not all three at the same time, don't worry :P).

This is not a "paid" job with all the "You code this for me, I'll give you $$$. Its more "Lets make a fun group and if we end up making a good enough game to sell, we'll all split the profit". If you feel like working with me and another and making some awesome games, email me at [email protected]. Have fun!

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  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,815Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    Can you post something you've made (could be a published app or a gamefile or a gameplay video...) so that we can get an idea of your skill level and/or expectations?

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  • WildThing630WildThing630 Posts: 107Member
    I can do some cool sound effects, maybe some music..

    im not a very good artist but i have a few apps right now available
  • bazookaBenbazookaBen Posts: 318Member
    i'd like to know some of your past work. would be fun!
  • lukey5227lukey5227 Posts: 111Member
    edited March 2012
    Unfortunately, I don't have any "Past Work" for the following reasons:

    1) When I'm in a project, I start to loose thoughts for ideas or make too many ideas.
    -- This can be fixed by being sure in the group what needs to happen

    2) I don't make an awesome idea, leading to a no fun game, leading to no fun coding.
    -- 3 heads is better then one. Making a good idea will be between three people.

    3) Lack of ability to create graphics and sound. Without any graphics, I can't get a feel of the game while I am coding and eventually start to loose interest.

    Suppose I had the graphics for the game "Tiny Balls". I would probably be able to make a duplicate with enough time. (I could probably... definitely make a duplicate of "Space Panda")

    I have had experience with GameSalad. I also love math, making me want to try it more. This is one essential part of programming.

    Speaking of programming, I've programmed before GameSalad, learning most web codes (PHP, HTML, CSS, Java Script, etc.)

    Although I don't have much evidence with any kind of games or other things, I really love GameSalad and want to make some amazing games with some new friends!
  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,815Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    @lukey5227 I think it's a great idea to team up for a project. I am working through the idea of teaching my next class (7th & 8th graders) as a "build an app" class where we start from scratch, work through the brainstorming and design process, code and test, code and test some more (etc.) and then finally release an app into the wild. That's in contrast to what I've been teaching, which is just a "let's learn GameSalad so that you can complete this template and customize it to your liking" in groups of 1-2 students.

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  • AsymptoteellAsymptoteell Posts: 1,362Member
    I think forming a team with some other people is a great way to make games if you don't have much experience, can't make great art and music, and just want to have some fun, but may suggest asking some people you know to make a team with you? I feel like that way you all can make games and learn about game design without needing to work around the issues of payment or issues on the internet. If people email you about this, and you do end up forming a team, then that's great, and I'm sure you'll all have a lot of fun, but I feel like with a lack of experience, and no promise of payment, this might not be the best way to go about finding a team.

    In any case, good luck to you, Lukey, and may all your salads be full of pixels, and may all your games be full of lettuce.

    Asymptoteell
  • lukey5227lukey5227 Posts: 111Member
    @tatiang Coincidentally, I'm in that same age group. Though, I do spend tons of time on the computer (probably too much) playing games and programming.

    Normally, AGE GROUP does NOT matter. After playing many, many games, I can tell (from my point of view) what are lame games and what aren't (ex some of the templates included, just some walking around and thats it).

    Brainstorming is the biggest job and is probably more work then the actual coding. Being able to come up with a GOOD idea and then figuring out all the small stuff before you code. You just want to code right away but its easy to get messed up all the time if you do that.

    Starting from scratch is usually the best way to make a good game. The only time I use the provided templates are as "help" or "tutorials" on how to do certain things.

    I hope your class does well. Usually, age doesn't matter when creating games. Its experience.
  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,815Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    @lukey5227 Very well said. Age doesn't equal experience, that's for sure. I hope you find a good team to work with. I think it can definitely be done IF you don't all have expectations that are too high. Think of it as an experiment... can we make an app together and have some fun doing it? If you're successful, then look at round 2 as... okay, we did it and now let's see if we can move forward and add to that so that our second product is better/more enjoyable. It would be great if/when you do this if you create a blog or other way of documenting the process. I think we'd all benefit from that.

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  • ShadowMoonShadowMoon Posts: 146Member
    @tatiang somewhat true. If you want to form a team, make sure everyone contribute amount of work equally. and.. also make sure the people work with you are reliable.
  • lukey5227lukey5227 Posts: 111Member
    @tatiang @Clock I once partnered up with a friend to make a game salad game. He only seemed to fool around and couldn't be trusted. It could be that you need the solo experience of GameSalad before you can understand others' commands/things to do and follow them? Discovering how to do things while working on a big project with others isn't the best. Of course, if you're stuck with them in a classroom for an hour :P
  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,815Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    @lukey5227 Oh yeah, sorry, I neglected to mention that this class would only be open to students who had been through my standard GameSalad Game Design course.

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  • ShinplasterShinplaster Posts: 45Member
    @lukey5227 Hey, I've been trying to join a fun group to make apps with but haven't found much luck. I have an app already on the app store and such but I just like doing it for fun. Respond please if there is still room? or interested. Just throwing out there i'm only 14 and have a lot of time to dedicate :)
  • DigitalSausageGPDigitalSausageGP Posts: 5Member
    well, you can join my group.... :D

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