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Are there any coders interested in collaborating with a writer?

03-02-2009, 12:50 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 68
Are there any coders interested in collaborating with a writer?

I am just curious if there are any coders with interest in developing a game (probably RPG style) with me. I'm a writer interested in iPhone development. I have coding experience, but unfortunately my computer won't run the iPhone SDK, so I'm looking for other ways to get involved with development.

If there's anyone willing to co-develop a story-heavy game with me, let me know. It just seems like many iPhone RPGs right now are either old ports or action-heavy, story-lite affairs. It'd be nice to see a well-developed storyline on an RPG made for iPhone.
03-02-2009, 01:23 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 208
Have a look at my sig.

I'll contact Ryan (the Dev) and ask him if he can use your skills.

Fed up with all the casual games on the iDevice and in need of a new twist to the RPG genre? You can have an influence on the game with your ideas! For more info have a look at: Thread on TA / The Dev's Blog
03-02-2009, 10:02 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by Jaytee View Post
I am just curious if there are any coders with interest in developing a game (probably RPG style) with me. I'm a writer interested in iPhone development. I have coding experience, but unfortunately my computer won't run the iPhone SDK, so I'm looking for other ways to get involved with development.

If there's anyone willing to co-develop a story-heavy game with me, let me know. It just seems like many iPhone RPGs right now are either old ports or action-heavy, story-lite affairs. It'd be nice to see a well-developed storyline on an RPG made for iPhone.
Hi Jaytee,

Butters alerted me to your post, and I would indeed be interested in talking to you about the game I'm working on, to see if your storytelling might find a home. I think you are spot-on with regard to content, it's kind of amazing how little original IP is being developed for the iPhone, so many titles are just ports (albiet, some wonderful ports that I fully enjoy) or rehashes of existing titles.

My game (working title: Spellwars) is not a traditional RPG, so if you are specifically looking for that type of epic, square/enix style of game-storytelling it might not be a good fit. I don't see the game as being story-heavy, so you may need to find another project to get that part out of your system. That said, I am very interested in developing the world and stories within the world of Spellwars, and there is all sorts of room for storytelling, and I am a huge believer in the value of storytelling. The game has the need, and I'm sure you can fill it if it interests you.

The landing page is being designed as we speak, hopefully it will be up tomorrow or wednesday, but for now you can read what's at these links for a general idea of what we are doing:

http://rcloudsoftware.wordpress.com/...ect-spellwars/
http://www.rcloudsoftware.com/spellwars (my makeshift landing page placeholder)
http://www.tenfingersclub.com/2009/0...loud-software/

There is a lot more information in the Ning group, which is invite only at the moment for project contributors. If you decide to get involved I'll be happy to extend an invite.

Thanks
Ryan

Founder and CEO, R.Cloud Software
iPhone Apps: Digit Defenders, iLOLZ, Create-a-Cartoon Face,Create A Valentine
Currently Developing: Spellwars
Game Development Blog: rcloudsoftware.wordpress.com
03-04-2009, 07:52 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Jaytee, would you be interested in collaboration on the written story? I'm no coder so unfortunately i can't help you out there.

After reading about spellwars it sounds and looks like an interesting concept i too would be interested in pitching some ideas to help develop the world and stories of spellwars.
03-05-2009, 09:32 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 68
I guess this is also as good a place as any to mention that I am also an amateur musician. Some of my work is available on http://www.myspace.com/jtfosterchildren
03-11-2009, 07:22 PM
#6
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I guess this is also as good a place as any to mention that I am also an amateur musician. Some of my work is available on http://www.myspace.com/jtfosterchildren
hey, your stuff is good...