Wanted: 2D Character Artist for Android / iOS Game Development

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We are a small non-commercial game developing team that designs mobile games for Android and iPhone platform, and are currently looking for a 2D Character Artist to complement our team in our current project, a little pass-time pizza cooking game called "PizzaParty" for Android and iPhone.

PizzaParty is a fun, fast-paced game in which you take on the role of a pizza chef at an Italian restaurant and have to speedily prepare pizzas. Under the pressure to deliver in time, you still strive to create the most rich and beautiful pizza the customer - or you - could ever imagine. Will you be able to find the perfect strategy to get the highest tip from your satisfied customers?

Tasks Description:
  • 2D Character Design: Design of avatar characters, with interchangeable facial features such as a variety of eyes and beards, accessoires such as hats or sunglasses, clothes etc. - no animations required
  • Icon Design: Icons for achievements
  • User Interface Design: Create a user interface to display list a of highscores and achievements. Create a user interface for avatar customization where the user can "dress up" the avatar

Our team currently consists of two software developers, one artist and one musician in the late 20s to early 30s, each with a professional background in their respective field. Since our artist is taking an educational break we are looking for a skilled replacement, someone with a light spirit who shares our passion for creating games and would be interested in helping us to finish this game.

The game in question has actually already finished a closed beta stage and is about 90% complete, however we still wish to add some new features (such as a customizable avatar and achievements) before the final release and thus require a bunch of new graphics as outlined above. We expect 2-3 months of remaining development time until the project can be finished, so there's still plenty of chance to bring in your talent, and also the prospect to continue working together on potential future projects

Since we develop this game mostly as a hobby, we have no specific plans for monetization yet and thus can make no promises regarding financial compensation. Should the project however yield any profits, such as ad revenues, they will be divided among all contributors.

If you're interested, please feel free to send us a link to your portfolio to computerhead[at]googlegroups[dot]com, or just get in touch if you have any comments or questions. You can visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PizzaPartyCommunity. Also, you can take a look at screen shots and art work here:

[Image: MainMenu.jpg]
Main Menu

[Image: PizzaCreation.jpg]
Creating a pizza

[Image: GameOver.jpg]
Game Over Screen

[Image: CookVariations.png]
Variations of the cook avatar

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have.
Have a you a nice day!

The PizzaParty Team
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As some of you requested, here are a few more examples of the kind of avatar items that we are looking for (approx. 80 items desireable):
  • Eyes: angry, small, closed...
  • Beards: goatee, chin curtain, mutton chops...
  • Hats: night cap, baseball cap, space helmet...
  • Props: sunglasses, headphones, gold chain and watch...
  • Clothes: tailor-made white suit, pirate uniform...

Also, a few examples for achievements that require a nice-looking Facebook icon for sharing with your friends (approx. 70 achievements):
  • Pizza Mastery: Complete X pizzas.
  • Waste Your Time: Spend X hours decorating pizzas.
  • Gotta catch 'em all: Unlock every recipe in the game.
  • Mmmmm, Bacon!: When creating a pizza, reach the ingredient limit just with bacon.
  • The customer is waiting!: Finish creating a pizza 1 second before the time runs out.
  • Where No Man Has Gone Before: Reach the final difficulty level of the game.
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