Here is an update on the information of the project. Copy and pasted from another forum, lol. Look here if you want to know more details.
I'm Ben (or pichuscute). I'm starting a unique 2D RPG game that will be developed for the purpose of eventually licensing and selling the game. I have got a small team of 3-4 together, but we are currently lacking someone else to help with pixel art/spriting/animation.
Who we currently have on our team:
Nick (Music/SFX/Voice Acting/Management)
*We have also had offers for voice actors if we need them in the future, and may be including someone to help with concept art.
What we need:
We need a spriter/pixel artist who can devote a good portion of their time and energy to work on this project. If you can draw concept art, it would be a big plus, but this is not necessarily needed. An example of the kind of art style we are going for is here: http://takam.files.w...011/05/area.png
The project itself will be a turn-based RPG in a fantasy feudal Japan setting. The story will revolve around a church that plays a major role in everyone's lives (think the Dark Ages), but has gone corrupt (which you find out throughout). However, the main character will be involved with the church for the majority of the game. The character will begin as a samurai/crusader-type who works for the church. During his travels, he will begin to find more bad than good caused by the church and will help the people the church has hurt. The game will be dark and focus on many serious topics, such as death, religion, and other philosophical topics.
The world will come alive in many ways. As stated before, the setting will be a fantasy feudal Japan-like world. This world and everyone in it is run by a large church that controls everything. During your travels, you will come across people and villages in need of help due to problems caused by the church and it's minions. These problems will be largely based on reality i.e. The Dark Ages and many state religions. The world itself will have a variety of fantasy settings, but will take place primarily on a mountainous island much like Japan. It will include mostly small village areas but that will not be all it has. For example, the church will be particularly flamboyant in design and size compared to everything else you will see.
Currently only the main character, who I will refer to as player, will be important enough to include here. The majority of the characters in the game will be confined to their homes and villages while you will work, for the most part, alone (think MushiShi's episodic structure, but in a video game). So, player will be a young samurai who works for the church. This is a revered position by the culture, so he has gotten it, much to the pleasure of his family and his village. Player, however, feels pushed into this position and is doing it for his family more than for himself (the family will get benefits). But, nonetheless, he believes in the church very strongly, so he is happy to do it. The character's personality shy, kind, honorable, and generous. He likes to help people more than anything, and will always help someone in need. This will play a large role in the development of the story and every character in game.
Other characters have not been finalized, but the focus will be primarily on just the player anyway. (A protagonist, although will exist in a general sense, will never actually be revealed, due to the anti-climatic nature of the game's ending).
Anyway, I'm sorry if the story sounds a bit like rambling, but general idea is there. So, if this sounds like something you would want to be involved with, let us know via PM, or better yet, e-mail me at: [email protected]