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Kai Jensen

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Im sure most people who are into Real Time Strategy games have heard of homeworld 2(has a 9.7 critic score . Ive been waiting for awile now for homeworld 3 and theres been a good amount of buzz about relic developing it but it hasnt come. So I would like to put together a team to develop it. The game would include

Three-Dimensional Space

Those 3D swarms looked pretty cool, but the game essentially took place on a flat plane. “Homeworld 3” needs to feature some real depth to its combat so that the game is more than just a polished, graphical update to the original game.

Customizability

The story of “Homeworld” was a pretty gripping experience enhanced by the hard choices you had to make as you progressed through the game. At some point, you had to choose between ion-based technology and missile technology to define your fleet’s armaments. This small detail gave the player a sense of ownership over the fleet as a whole. The game fell short of allowing you to fully customize your ships, so that’s one thing that “Homeworld 3” could stand to deliver.

Reboot or Sequel

Does it really matter if the game’s a true sequel to “Homeworld 2” or if it’s a complete reboot of the franchise—taking place in an all new setting with all new characters, races and a backstory. After all, the galaxy’s a pretty big place. A new “Homeworld” doesn’t need to be a storyline follow-up to such an old game. I’d ask rhetorically if anyone remembered the events of the second game, but I’d probably get a whole bunch of responses explaining the story’s entire plot, so I’ll refrain from doing just that. With a franchise as old and abandoned as Homeworld’s, there’s no better way to rekindle interest by making a whole new game.

Online Persistence

Single player-only games are soon to be a thing of the past. Discounting RPGs, of course, most games benefit from having a strong online component, be they shooters or strategy games. “Homeworld 3” should be no exception. It would only benefit from having a strong online component that pitches players not just against each other in mortal combat but in battles that affect the fate of the galaxy. Total Annihilation’s short-lived “Boneyards” system comes to mind. Though I think I’d settle for a system just like the battle.net in “Starcraft II.”

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With so few real-time strategy games on the market these days, I don’t think it would be an overstatement to say that the time is right for a game like “Homeworld 3” to surface. What would it have to compete with, besides Relic’s own Dawn of War II series and Starcraft II? Barring the fact that they’re all RTS titles, scarcely anything could compete with the game.

For my team I need:

3 Designers

4 Artists

10 Programmers

1 for Physics – the programming of the game engine, including simulating physics, collision, object movement, etc.

1 for AI – producing computer agents using game AI techniques, such as scripting, planning, rule-based decisions, etc.

1 for Graphics – the managing of graphical content utilization and memory considerations; the production of graphics engine, integration of models, textures to work along the physics engine.

1 for Sound – integration of music, speech, effect sounds into the proper locations and times.

1 for Gameplay – implementation of various games rules and features

1 for Scripting – development and maintenance of high-level command system for various in-game tasks, such as AI, level editor triggers, etc.

1 for UI – production of user interface elements, like option menus, HUDs, help and feedback systems, etc

1 for Input processing – processing and compatibility correlation of various input devices, such as keyboard, mouse, gamepad, etc.

1 for Network communications – the managing of data inputs and outputs for local and internet gameplay.

1 for Game tools – the production of tools to accompany the development of the game, especially for designers and scripters.

4 Level designers

4 Sound Engeneers
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A couple of things...

1. Any attempt to develop a game using someone else's IP - without first securing a license for that IP - is likely to be shut down by the owners of said IP.

2. This forum is not the place for recruitment posts. See the Classifieds section if you want to build a team.
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