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Old 06-26-2013, 01:31 PM
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Default Putting together a team for time management/sim game (with a twist!)

Hi guys,

I'm aware that everyone has about 100 ideas for a game but I have been working on a concept that I think deserves to be made and could sell well. I have been involved in app development in the past but without any coding abilities myself.

I am a doctor specialising in tropical medicine, I have worked around the world in some of the poorest countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. During my time working in field hospitals deep in the jungle I have seen the importance of resource management, but also in the immense satisfaction that comes from seeing a new piece of equipment or new batch of drugs revolutionise the care you can give your community.

I think this translates perfectly to a time management slash hospital sim game. Picture a patch of land deep in the jungle and you are given a simple husk of a hospital surrounded by a community with various needs.



In this scenario you work for an NGO that rewards your success with additional funds or items to expand your hospital. You can use funds to buy new equipment, hire new staff, set up new clinics for new diseases and so on.

The initial playthrough would be story driven by various events providing challenges and opportunities, such a local warlord and his rebels rolling through town, disease epidemics etc. Meanwhile your progress translates to live stats such as life expectancy, maternal mortality etc.



I propose that the game have a pixel art appearance with the characters and plot points provided by overlaid comic art, and as complex as it all sounds would be as simple to play and understand as any time management game but with added scope and a genuinely educational ambition.

I would also like to sell this app and for it to generate enough profit to reward everyone involved, as well as a portion being donated to an organisation such as the Red Cross.

So if you're an artist, musician or programmer interested in being a part of this team, just let me know!
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:08 PM
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Would be interested in getting a Kickstarter going to help fund the work too!
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:49 PM
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I would be interested in helping! I do graphic/web design, and I can provide websites, logos, graphics, etc.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:03 PM
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I have done music for some hit games, including Zombieville and Battleheart, and worked on a time management game last year. Drop me a line here or through my website (URL below).
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:30 PM
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I would be interested in helping! I do graphic/web design, and I can provide websites, logos, graphics, etc.
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I have done music for some hit games, including Zombieville and Battleheart, and worked on a time management game last year. Drop me a line here or through my website (URL below).
Hey guys,

I am still very much interested in making this project a reality, thanks for your interest, I would love to work with you both!

That leaves a programmer!
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:07 PM
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Hey guys,

I am still very much interested in making this project a reality, thanks for your interest, I would love to work with you both!

That leaves a programmer!
You should learn to program then!
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:26 PM
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I could do PR & community manager work!
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:18 AM
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You should learn to program then!
Sometimes I wish I had done programming instead of medicine!

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I could do PR & community manager work!
Great to hear from you, will keep you posted
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:27 PM
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Does anybody know what would be the best way to find a programmer for such a project?
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:05 PM
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Sometimes I wish I had done programming instead of medicine!

Well you have the brains then!
Time to learn to code.

Unless you are paying... you are unlikely to find a skilled programmer that will stick with such a project.

Having lead many teams like this the BEST thing you can do is learn to code and drive the project yourself.
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