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Need Art & Tech Directors & more for an innovative ARPG where your actions affect the entire game

Project Title:
Natural Balance

Description:
An online ARPG where the activities of every player in the game world affects the global energy balance of an entire server region. Complete a quest, pray at a shrine, kill an opposing faction, use the transportation system, and other actions all increase and/or decrease associated pools of energy. When there is too much of an imbalance in a pool, events occur for everyone. And since players can have characters on both sides, it creates a never ending struggle that produces unscripted results to support long-term replayability. All of this while progressing through a story and end-game content.

Includes:

  • Global energy system - maintain a natural balance, or not
  • Deity Relics - Truly unique items
  • Raids - A version for an ARPG for taking on the gods
  • Initially 2 playable Factions, each with 4 Races
  • Simple “packages” or full control for assigning passives
    • the standard features that make an ARPG an ARPG

Team Name:
Tocino Games (unofficial)

Team Structure**:**
Steve Busko - Project Creator / Lead
TBD - Art Director
TBD - Technical Director
TBD - Marketing Director (once demo reaches alpha)

Previous Work:
Development Manager (EA) - Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
REFERENCE: https://www.mobygames.com/game/windo…koning/credits

Talent Required:

  • **Art Director **- Leader for all of the art (2D & 3D) for the project

  • Unpaid, offer to provide an equity stake or royalties

  • Demonstrable UE4 development experience is preferred for this position

  • **Technical Director **- Leads the UE4 programming - Focus on C++, but Blueprint and backend (json, Node.js, MySQL) experience is a bonus

  • Unpaid, offer to provide an equity stake or royalties

  • Demonstrable UE4 development experience is preferred for this position

  • **Marketing Director **- Marketing and community management

  • Not currently needed, but accepting requests in case of interest

  • **Concept Artist **- Produce concept art

  • Currently unpaid, you maintain full rights/ownership until we can compensate

  • **Creative Writer **- Expand and improve the existing history and story elements

  • Currently unpaid, you maintain full rights/ownership until we can compensate

  • **3D Modeler and Level Designer **- Not currently needed, but accepting requests

NOTES: All positions must be able to speak / read English and be able to use Discord for voice communications. All art positions must also provide an art portfolio. A strong passion for ARPGs is a HUGE bonus. Additional details of the game will be provided to team members who are selected.

Contact:
Natural Balance Discord Group - https://discord.gg/FRUSG3C

Key Game Development Tenants:

  • To develop a top tier ARPG that maintains the core essence of an ARPG, but designed with a better balance of features
  • To address many of the shortcomings of similar games
  • Add unique gameplay features to help with replayability
  • Flexibility - accessible to novices but challenging to the experts
  • Polish matters

Next Development Goal:
Produce a polished, working demo to be used to seek funding.

  • The core energy system has a working, networked prototype along with one in-game example event spawner.

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Thank you for your time!