So I promised a few people in multiplayer Sins of a Solar Empire that I would post this, for any who are interested(please Private Message me on these forums with your response):
So, you think you want to make a game?
I am looking for aspiring or professional: Artists(Anyone), Programmers (any type), Designers(Web, Game, Graphic, Other), Composers, Musicians, Economists, Marketers, Statisticians/Mathematicians, Bloggers, Physicists, and Motivated, Specialized Dreamers of any sort. Oh, and Lawyers.
You should love and have played a lot of video games.
That's right, I've been spending most of my time off founding a company. Its mainly founded on hopes and dreams, like most Indy's. Feel free to flame all you wish, I'm only expecting a few genuine offers. This is a long term slow growth development cycle that will only receive pay IF or WHEN the game ships. We will be accounting for final contributions to the game to earn a direct % royalty payment.
There are many plans in the works, my local team is currently at 10 solid people and 8 "up in the air" types after 2 weeks since recruiting began. I'm in an area where there is very little competition with other game companies, an area with a very strong art community and almost no creative projects. So, suffice it to say that we have 6 3d artists already on board. The business model doesn't require a local group, so that is why i'm reaching out into the internet on my favorite forum to see if there are any interested people.
The game concept idea has been carefully crafted over 5 years, and like all game ideas, it is terrible. That being said, I'm up for the 5-10 year production cycle that this business model will require to make this terrible idea into a great game. With this model you will be able to work your regular 9-5 job and you would choose how much time you wish to put into the project. You will be able to work on the project anywhere in the world that you have the engine installed, with a good internet connection. If things go as planned you MIGHT be able to earn some rent money for completing tasks. However, to be absolutely clear, this is not a for pay opportunity, it's for dreamers with the ability to make things happen.