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Looking for an artist for iPhone/iPad game (profit share)

04-03-2010, 07:05 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 313
Looking for an artist for iPhone/iPad game (profit share)

Hi,

I am an iPhone developer with 5 games in the store (3 full games and 2 lite versions). Until now, I have been doing the graphics myself, but I am ready to take my games to the next level. My games have been getting relatively good reviews, but my sales are still a bit too low, and good graphics are what sells iPhone games IMHO.

The game I would like to make now is a relatively simple rpg that focuses on the battles. I can give you more details if you are interested.

Just to show that I actually can pull this off, here is an old flash rpg I started making but never finished because my art skills are not good enough (I think it looks allright though) : http://mudloop.com/rpg/
Don't mind the dialogs, they were all just temporary

What would be needed :
- a number of different background settings (either a big image or tile-based)
- 5 main characters with a number of animations
- a number of different animated enemies
- title screen, menu's, in-game menu's and gui stuff
- some items and bonuses

I know that is still pretty vague, but the amount of backgrounds and enemies would be something we would have to discuss.

As for the style, it could be anything - pixel art, 3D, hand-drawn, vector-based, ... But I would prefer to make the game scaleable to iPad, so maybe pixelart wouldn't be the best choice, unless you are fine with drawing the assets at two different resolutions.

You can contact me by pm or at "info at mudloop dot com" if you are interested (or use the contact form on www.mudloop.com)

Thanks!

Sven Magnus
04-05-2010, 08:48 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 754
how will the profits be shared

04-05-2010, 10:21 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 313
It can be discussed, but I think I would split it 50/50 (or if someone else would get involved doing the music, it might change a little).
04-05-2010, 11:11 AM
#4
how long is this project going to take?

how many characters are you planning to have?
how many tiles?
is there a design document already in place?
04-05-2010, 05:10 PM
#5
Hey Mudloop, in my opinon the graphics in your rpg demo and your other games look good. And 50/50 seems like too much to me. In the past I've hired freelancers from the conceptart.org job forum, I got great art for a fixed amount. Not to say that I think profit share is a bad Idea, I'm doing it with an artist on one of my current projects, I just think 50/50 is too much.

My iphone game isn't getting many downloads either, and it's free. I think what it really comes down to is marketing rather that good art. Having a fun game helps too

-Angelo
04-06-2010, 04:00 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 313
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Originally Posted by Breakdown Studios View Post
how long is this project going to take?
That depends on the scope, and the scope is something I am willing to discuss with the artist. I think I will need about 4 months to finish the coding part (since I do this in my spare time).
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Originally Posted by Breakdown Studios View Post
how many characters are you planning to have?
five or more, and a lot mroe monsters
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Originally Posted by Breakdown Studios View Post
how many tiles?
I would like 4 or more "locales". How many tiles they need is up to the artist, it just has to look good.
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Originally Posted by Breakdown Studios View Post
is there a design document already in place?
Sort of. Contact me if you want my first draft.

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Originally Posted by Yobonja View Post
Hey Mudloop, in my opinon the graphics in your rpg demo and your other games look good. And 50/50 seems like too much to me. In the past I've hired freelancers from the conceptart.org job forum, I got great art for a fixed amount. Not to say that I think profit share is a bad Idea, I'm doing it with an artist on one of my current projects, I just think 50/50 is too much.
I'm glad you like my art. But my main problem is that my graphical skillset is limited, and I can't draw the same thing twice (so animation is a problem).

I know 50/50 is a lot, I just want to make it worthwhile for the people I'm working with. If a game makes me a lot of cash, it will be for a large part because of the graphics, I'm sure, so that should be rewarded.

I am now talking to a number of people to see if they are willing to do the project, but anyone who is interested can still contact me.
01-24-2011, 10:50 AM
#7
I think maybe I can help. Here is my website.

http://www.digitalarmada.com