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Recruiting a team for your game? - SethWillits - Dec 1, 2010 07:03 PM
Have a great game idea? Need to recruit a team to work on it?
Game programming is a difficult and laborious process. Unless you are offering paid positions, the chances of finding a game programmer to work on your project for free are about the same as winning the lottery. The simple truth of the matter is that game ideas are cheap; everybody has one. Game developers aren't super geeky coders with no ideas and lots of free time just waiting to be directed, so unless you're an established game developer with a proven track record of shipping games, it's unlikely anybody will ever respond to your plea for free labor. The "promise" of profit sharing is not motivation enough to get someone to work on your idea for free in the mean time.
Consequently, in order to be taken seriously, you absolutely must present yourself in the most professional way possible and have already undertaken a serious amount of work.
Here are some things which MUST be in your post:
Some things you absolutely do not want to do:
And finally, some harsh realities you should prepare for:
If this happens, you have two choices. You can either slink off into the darkness and never show your face again, or you can get your hands dirty, learn to code, and make the game yourself. The latter, of course, we would be happy to help you with.