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magnifico
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Hi,
im a game programmer, and i want to develop an online computer game.
Im looking for a game designer to help me to develop a strategy game, that can be played on a massive basis, online.
I know how to set up servers, develop server side services, i can use some programming languajes, and i know also some 2D and 3D engines to develop games.
I need someone that can have a good idea about a strategy game, (more or less original), and make a set of rules, help with the aesthetics of the game, etc, so we get a complete game , fun to be played for hundreds of players at the same time.
I have more ideas about the type of game, and mechanics.
The game can be a strategy game, a role playing game or a card game. The game will be persistent (the player connects and the world is more or less as he leaved the last time), i want a game system that can make fun playing many players at the same time.

I have seen on other computer related forums, and they only are interested on shooters and action games, thats why im looking here.

If anyone is interested or have anyquestion please post here a reply.
thanks!

tomi71
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magnifico wrote:Hi, im a game

magnifico wrote:
Hi,
im a game programmer, and i want to develop an online computer game.
Im looking for a game designer to help me to develop a strategy game, that can be played on a massive basis, online.
I know how to set up servers, develop server side services, i can use some programming languajes, and i know also some 2D and 3D engines to develop games.
I need someone that can have a good idea about a strategy game, (more or less original), and make a set of rules, help with the aesthetics of the game, etc, so we get a complete game , fun to be played for hundreds of players at the same time.
I have more ideas about the type of game, and mechanics.
The game can be a strategy game, a role playing game or a card game. The game will be persistent (the player connects and the world is more or less as he leaved the last time), i want a game system that can make fun playing many players at the same time.

I have seen on other computer related forums, and they only are interested on shooters and action games, thats why im looking here.

If anyone is interested or have anyquestion please post here a reply.
thanks!

Sounds interesting and if you would like to use my prototype I am willing to discuss about it. So far it´s a game for 2-4 people but I don´t see why it couldn´t be transformed into a multi-online game as well (sure would need some rethinking :)

If you are interested here is everything about the game (prototype) including rules:

http://picasaweb.google.com/tomi71

I of course have all the graphics here already made up (animal bits, continents, cards etc etc.) since it´s my design.

Are you thinking about your release as a commercial or a free game?

magnifico
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some more info

well, some more info about my post and what i want:

- i want to make a commercial game at the long term, if i get the game so fun that the players are willing to pay to play, but i dont want to charge too much. At the moment, i know its difficult to develop and run a successful online massive game, so first, there is no money involved, only some cost and i will pay them (software, web and server hosting services),
perhaps i can pay some money, not much, for the game design or for graphics.
Im not talking much about money because there are a lot of technical and game play issues to develop, before we can make the game run ok.

- The game i want to develop is a persistent online massive game, it is different than a board game on many things, but i think you game designers can do both them ok. Indeed, the game will be long, without a end or "victory conditions", full of subgames. Also, it should be able to be played by lots of players at the same time (possibly not on the same location or map or submap), but if there are few players online, it will be fun too. The players can leave the game ant anytime, the game continues with other online players. When the player returns he will automatically get the things or achievements he got before on other game sessions. I suppose you as game designer know board games as also an online game like ultima online, lineage, world of warcraft, or everquest (these are role playing games, i prefer something more strategic, or cards based)

- sometimes a board game is not playable because it needs too many tokens,or too many players to be fun, or needs a "game master" to hide information of the game to the players, or some difficult calculations every combat turn. These are situations in wich a computer acting as the game master is very useful, so if you have designed such a game, perhaps its a good game idea, if used as a basis for the game i want to develop.

I hope these thoughts help you.

Thanks!

monkey man
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I have a great game that fits

I have created a game that fits all of your catagories

Email me at
threemonkeygames@gmail.com

Wes

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Hi! I am very intrested, I

Hi!
I am very intrested, I have several game ideas, mostly strategic board-games.
I also know some about pc games in general, and a strategic persistent online game is one of those things I would like to play the most.

To tie people into a persistent world where they can come and leave as they like is simpler for a rpg then an strategic game I think, because with a strategic game the persistent online world quickly tends to be a glorified lobby.
That's exactly why there ain't many and alot of these games play with time limits for building etc. like Travian, Evion etc.
But I am ready to change that and come up with somthing innovative to by-pass the known problems.

Drop me and e-mail and tell me what kind of ideas you had and what you would like to see, then I will tell you what kind of mine ideas fits yours and hopefully we will be making a game together afterwards then.

My e-mail; Jordy_54@hotmail.com

JackWriter
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I'm your man

Hi.I happen to need a programmer like you since i'm not an experienced programmer like you.I have various game ideas and I assure you that it will be fun and original that is if you are interested.To make sure that i'm the right person for you,give me your email and I'll send you my game concepts with their stories in it.Trust me it's worth it.If you want something else let me know.Thanx.

DanielQQ
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Hello

Thanks, and good luck!

joelx1000
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if u need ideas or a story

if you need help with a story im great at making stories no matter what the subject is are looking for maybe fictional or historical i can do both and are looking more sci-fi or more ancient or maybe present i can do characters story anything to do with the fictional aspect of the game i can do, i dont have any other work with games but i am currently creating a comic with my cousin, the only problem is that i am currently recovering from an operation and i am only 17 if you dont mind working with a "kid" i dont know your age but i assume you are an adult even if you dont need a story i can do jokes like the comic relief for the game i am trying to get into the game industry and it would look great on a resume and this would look good on a form for university, the other problem is location i live in Australia but i can be contacted by my email Pegleg1993@hotmail.com

i would not care if this project made money or not i would just be happy if people played the game, i also have some connections with some "internet celebrities" so i could also do advertising and my cousin could do a music video he is very good at doing music videos so with me on the team you wouldn't just be getting a good story but an awesome promoter.
if you are interested in me location shouldnt be problem its just the story i want to do you can contact me by my email at Pegleg1993@hotmail.com
i am looking forward to hearing from you in the near future

IcePrince
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In need of programmer

I am a game designer. I have many ideas... At the moment I am almost at the end of programming a multiplayer trading card game, which I hope to bring me income when fully released, but I am not very good programmer. Please, contact me at mm3gaming@abv.bg.

Harris Dvores
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game designer

Hi,

I am an experienced game designer. You can see more than twenty of my games at http://www.harrisdvores.com/games.html.

I used to be a licensed programer for Apple, but after I wrote PORTFOLIO (nominated for program of the year in 1983), I chose not to keep up with programming. Over the years, I have received many requests from people who would love to play my games on the internet.

You can write me at: Paladiagames@yahoo.com if you'd like to discuss possibilities.

Harris

qwert
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huh

well im only create board game with similar rules like Risk.
So far i create 8 maps(max player its 8),and they active(130000 finished games), but its look that you want to create something like Travian,Evony.
Well im not your man.

brewsster
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programming

I have a patented abstract strategy game that is designed to be both a board game and computer game. The patent covers both forms of the game. Am interested if you are to talk further.

thart@acsalaska.net

magnifico
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Hello,

well, some time has passed since my last post, and i have seen some new messages recently posted,

thansk for your ideas, help, support,
im still at early development stages, i have tested a couple of game server, and some libraries to develop the client side program. I have almost completely discarded using 3D graphics, and i will be happy with a 2D interface.
The game idea is still too rough, and i need to think more about some issues so the game is really fun to play, same for newcomers and seasoned players,
but really now im more on the programming problems
i will post more as i advance on this project

royalfa
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a 2D game

I have a game in development and I hope soon make the forth test of the mechanics. Is a trading card game that can be transformed in a 2D viedo world game.

Contact me if you are interested. I have the rules for the card game with some mechanics but I think a lot about making it as a video game and can write a "picture" about it.

Roy

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