Artist(s) and game developer - Join forces?
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Printed Date: 23 May 2013 at 6:09am
Topic: Artist(s) and game developer - Join forces?
Posted By: maxl
Subject: Artist(s) and game developer - Join forces?
Date Posted: 28 May 2012 at 7:49am
I am a long-time lurker of this forum, pixel art admirer and game developer. Every once in a while, I see pixel art projects started which are destined to become a game in the end. Unfortunately, many of those projects get abandoned half-way through, even if the project "members" have already produced a big amount of graphical art. This kinda makes me sad..
I am on the other side of the medal. I am constantly looking for freely available graphical resources to use in my games. I've already switched to making my choices on which game to develop next solely based on whether there is enough graphics art available. But good art it is still very hard to come by.
Isn't there a possibility to join forces in some form or another? Don't you pixel artists have many creations lying around on your hard disks which you would like to see come to life in form of a game? I would gladly use any existing art and turn it into a game, even if it's just a little short one. I am open to work on (and have experience with) many different genres: RTS, platformer, shooter, ..
I will neither offer nor request any money, I'd like to focus on the fun instead, as I'm doing this in my free time.
I'm mostly an Android developer, but I also develop for PC and Mac. As a demonstration of my abilities as a game developer, please refer to http://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=IMakeGames - https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=IMakeGames which contains my two recent games, Planet Wars and Jungle Mayhem. (Note how both use freely available art).
Maybe we can create something fun together! Thank you for your time!
(I don't think of this as a job offering, hence I put it here. If you disagree, please move it to the appropriate forum, thanks!)