I am looking for the bored developers of the world to help me with a project I have in mind. I say in advance that I will not be paying anyone anything, so if you are looking for money, sorry, I don't have any.
I enjoy coding, so I will be helping code this project. However, this being the first game I've developed(I have edited others, but I suppose they don't count), I don't know where to begin. I suppose I should list what I can do, then what I certainly need help with.
I am a php coder at heart, but that will be of little use here. I have dabbled in java, I have made entire game mods in Torque, and I have recently started looking into Ogre. I can't seem to get any of the C languages to work for me. I enjoy the Lua used for ArcEmu.
I certainly need desperatly a consultant, and graphics guys. I can't make good looking graphics if my life depended on it.
Really, I suck at convincing people to listen to me. I can start with the story of this, hmm?
Of course to make games, you have to play them. I have played Minecraft, Rigs of Rods, Blockland, Clonk, Feral-Heart, Stranded 2, BF2(series), WoW(I also run an ArcEmu server, and script things for it), to name a few that create this idea.
What I want to do, is pretty much shove all these games in a blender, and pour out a really great game. This game will probably be java based, but if you know a better alternative to do what I want, I'd be happy to look into it.
It will be a kind of MMO-sandbox-rpg-FFA-civilization-shooter blend. It's gunna be a hell of a mess to make, but in a few years when it's done and presentsble, it will be awesome. It will be as sandbox as Minecraft, as player made as Minecraft, Blockland, and Clonk, as fun as all the above games.
Players will be able to plant, grow, cut down, and harvest from trees, Dig into the ground and rock, collecting the dirt and other materials. They willl be able to create settlements in the ever expanding(based of player number, I suppose) untamed land. THey will be able to take the matrials they collect to build many, many things. Ships to go to sea, houses to live in, walls, weapons, stationary weapons. It will be more modern than other games I've seen do this type of thing. Such as being able to build a garage, and feed that garage a ton of metal(it will make the screws itself, saves time :)), a little leather for the seats, and you have a jeep.
More details can be shared when you sign on to this project. I pray I get some exprienced devs to help make a dream game reality.
I will be posting this on many forums. List of other places so far: Here.