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Tom Sloper

Member Since 20 Jan 2006
Online Last Active Today, 06:41 AM

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In Topic: Good place to find a 2d grahpics artist?

Yesterday, 09:59 PM

Can anyone here recommend a place where I can find a 2d game artist to help complete a mobile
game I've developed?   I'm not necessarily looking to hire someone, but I am looking to find
someone to team up with.   At this point, the game is completely functional and just needs a
graphic artist to replace all my horrible programmer art.   :)

The best way to go is to hire someone - pay him or her real money.
To look for artists for pay or for free, try the Classifieds here on GameDev.

In Topic: Need mentorship from a veteran programmer

18 May 2016 - 09:44 PM

Hi, It might help to get some experience with Xbox, Playstation or Wii on your resume somehow. That was the first thing I noticed about your resume.
Good Luck!

It's impossible for me to get a hold of PlayStation/XBox Dev Kits and publish games on my own. If I had got an internship at a company i would have gotten a chance to work on Console projects and understand their architectures.

Ignore that advice. That poster just joined the forum today, and that was the very first post from that poster (six minutes after joining). Most of us know that it's next to impossible for a student to get hold of those devkits. It's highly questionable advice.

In Topic: Process of audio dev for games in 80's-90's?

18 May 2016 - 07:38 PM

Hand-coding the music was necessary for the 8-bit consoles (2600, Vectrex...) but the more
advanced the hardware got, the more automated the process could be. I remember my music guy
making midi files that could go straight to the programmer for use in the game.

In Topic: maybe it could, possibly, this pass, do THIS sort of thing, for now

18 May 2016 - 08:49 AM

That kind of weak design is basically asking you to do the designing for them

Agreed. The designer isn't sure, and is hedging. When I've been unsure like that, I've
said that the feature should be made flexible so it can be easily changed. I've also worked
with a designer who would poll the team before designing a feature.

dsm, you say you'd rather be told. Would you like to be told to do it one way, then be told
to change it later? I don't think you'd like that. But a designer can't be certain all the
time, so why don't you just discuss with the designer - sounds like he/she/they is laboring
in a vacuum.

In Topic: Need mentorship from a veteran programmer

17 May 2016 - 09:17 PM

I'm not sure though if cover letters compulsorily have to accompany a resume in the US

Highly recommended to provide, along with the resume, a "cover letter" (which these days may be
the email conveying the resume to the employer). Not compulsory.