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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this!