I am looking for help with a project I've been working on during my off time for a while: a remake of the Sonic Arena 2 online RPG.
- The game -
The original game was made in the XtremeWorlds engine by the NoMoreBlue and unceremoniously closed its doors in 2012 due to unkown reasons. 8 years later, the game's original fans are still up and about, wanting to somehow re live Sonic Arena 2. This project aims to remake the original game from the ground up, following in its footsteps while straying from its more confusing design choices from the time.
The project is being worked on in the Intersect Game Engine and aims to up the visual fidelity of the original game, flesh out its original mechanics and rewrite the story in a way that new players can be introduced to the game easily.
- Who we're looking for -
Currently the project is at a standstill due to dwindling free time on my end and inability to find others willing to help work with the game. As such, we are looking for people who are willing to really dive deep into the project to help flesh it out with art assets (tiles, sprites, maps), music, story drafts and experience / level progression. An informal design document is currently being worked on as an outline for devs to get a feel for what the game should shape up to become over time.
We are specifically looking for:
- Will I get paid? -
Unfortunately, no. I do not have the funds to properly hire professional developers for this project. The most I can offer is my unwavering faith in you and a (purely virtual) hand shake.
- Current progress -
As of the time of writing, the game is still in its initial development stages. Area progression is being planned, enemies and level balancing is being experimented with, art assets are being drawn and mechanics being thought out. It's very much a machine with several cogs attached but only a single, disconnected, spinning one. This has been a pet project of mine for a long time and as much as I like to entertain the idea of finishing this all on my own with my two hands, this will clearly be a project which requires the effort of multiple individuals to come to fruition.
- What about you? -
I will keep working on the game regardless of how many developers decide to join the project. I've been the only one making sprites but not tiles, importing assets, designing maps, balancing enemies and creating equipment so far, and I don't plan on stopping. Most of my time is dedicated to creating character sprites and mapping out areas with a woefully limited RPG Maker tileset.
- Can I help? -
In order to apply to help with the game, either message me on Discord at Jon#2538 or leave a reply below with:
--development area of interest
--any prior experience as a dev, if applicable
Your application will be reviewed and I will send you a private message here in the forums confirming or denying your application.