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#1 AlexGoesLow   Members   -  Reputation: 104

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

   Hello all, my name is Alex. I am new to this forum and new to game development, but this is what I have wanted to do with my life since I was a little kid and first got into gaming. 

   I'm 20 years old, a dreamer, and spend all day everyday thinking about ideas for games/playing games/trying to come up with a way to turn my dreams into reality.

  I have so many ideas for games, everything from platformers to MMOs to casual games. I just.. have ideas. All the time. And although it's frustrating because I cannot seem to put them to use in the form of making a game, I do realize it is a great thing. Because when I do finally get my break and enter into the industry, even on the smallest scale, I will have so many years of ideas and ambition built up and ready to release into the world.

   I know getting started in this industry can appear easy and quickly become much more daunting. But I wouldn't feel right if I didn't try. I have been trying to find local help that would be interested in starting a devteam to put together something, but where I live there aren't many people interested in this industry, nor putting in the time and effort. 

   So here I am, reaching out to all of you. I would love to learn. Create. Inspire. I would love to put myself to work. When I think of myself making games I see myself as more of an Environmental Artist/Level Designer then a programmer. I have made an attempt to learn coding, and I realized that I couldn't code an entire game. I understand that I will have to learn at least the very basics of coding, and I am more than willing to do so if that is what it takes.

  I do not have much experience, I have dappled with UDK and would like to think I am alright at level design with it, at least for being a novice. I have also used RMVX and could do pretty well with it. Although, unfortunately, without a team or a project to work on I have not had extensive use in either. 

  I know it may be a lot to ask, but I would love to join a devteam for a project. Even if it is just to learn. Of course I do not expect any form of compensation, just the satisfaction of learning and having something to show for my hard work. I may not be able to contribute much more than ideas or input at the beginning, but I am a fast learner, hard worker, and am very motivated to do this. 

  If ANYONE has ANY project, big, small, commercial, hobby, anything that they feel they could squeeze me into, I would be very appreciative and give it my all. I don't know how many of these sappy posts you guys sift through a month, so this may come off as just a helpless plea for charity, but to me this is very real, very sincere, and truly what I want to do with my life. 

  If you have a project that I could be part of, please message me on here or contact me at alexgoeslow@gmail.com

   Thank you very much for taking the time to read this!



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#2 Casey Hardman   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2252

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

The forums aren't really for recruiting or offering your skills for a team.  The Classifieds are for that kind of stuff (scroll over the Classifieds button at the top of the page, then click Hobbyist Projects).  You can find hobbyists who are looking for specific kinds of people, or make your own post on it offering whatever skills you have.

 

 

I have made an attempt to learn coding, and I realized that I couldn't code an entire game.

Why not?  With the tools and languages available, I'm sure you could at least code a small game.

 

 

I understand that I will have to learn at least the very basics of coding, and I am more than willing to do so if that is what it takes.

Good.  If you want to be a (good) game designer, you should have some knowledge of every field of development (mostly art, sound, and programming).  You don't have to be an expert with them, but at least beginner knowledge helps to let you know your limitations better.


Edited by Sir Mac Jefferson, 10 February 2013 - 05:14 PM.


#3 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 10178

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

I know it may be a lot to ask, but I would love to join a devteam for a project. Even if it is just to learn. Of course I do not expect any form of compensation, just the satisfaction of learning and having something to show for my hard work. I may not be able to contribute much more than ideas or input at the beginning, but I am a fast learner, hard worker, and am very motivated to do this.

If ANYONE has ANY project, big, small, commercial, hobby, anything that they feel they could squeeze me into,

 

Alex, I'm closing this thread because this type of post is inappropriate in the discussion forums.  The Game Design forum is for discussions about designing games.  Not for offering your services, whether paid or not.  You have to use the Classifieds, same as everybody else. 


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