Hey, man! Thanks for your response. Since I last posted that, I actually have a very talented programmer from here on board that loves the story/design ideas I've come up with. So a little crew is starting to come together, and I'm really excited. I do have a link to something I wrote online. It is a completely different style from anything video game related, but it does show a sample of my work:,
In the above link, I actually served as director as well. I have zero experience in directing, and did it only because of limited financial resources at the time, and I desperately wanted to get my work on the screen. So, I ask not to judge it from a directorial standpoint, because I am not a director. We also had a problem with the film, where we lost the alternate angles at the beginning, and the first few minutes are all one angle, which gets pretty monotonous, and quite frankly, boring to watch. It picks up speed as it goes on, though. Just judge the writing portion, please.
I'd also like to see a sample of your work online, if possible.
To be blunt, I've received so many negative and insulting responses on these boards from people before they even knew a thing about the project, and I'm so fed up with it, that I don't care whether or not you consider what I do to be a skill. That seems to be a common thought around here about anyone who's not a programmer or artist.
Like I said, I come from the film (technically video) world, where people of all different skills get together and create a project with all of their individual talents combined into one. The screenwriter doesn't look down on the actors, the director doesn't look down on the DP, etc. Around here there seems to be an attitude of "I'm a programmer / artist and you're just some talentless guy that is lucky I'm even taking the time to insult."
While I realize there are lots of people that have ideas that want someone to "flesh them out", and while I realize the one fleshing them out does the vast majority of the work, quite frankly there are just as many programmers, artists or animators as there are idea guys. While I've had a bad start finding some, they are also a dime a dozen, so if you don't want to be involved in the project, why take the time out to respond negatively/insultingly? I just don't get it. Not to mention, I even talked about being willing to pay. Someone comes here saying they have some great ideas they would like help with, and are going to pay, and the response is that he's talentless and not worth anyone's time?
I understand there are probably a million "idea guys" that probably say something like "Yeah you're like this dude in space and you have like 19 guns and.." but this is far from that. This is a long, fully fleshed out, quality story. Every character is completed and has depth. I have some extremely unique game mechanic ideas, along with a couple that are twists on common existing ideas, that really make for a unique, fun and challenging experience. As the story is written, the entire overworld is planned out, as well as the theme/individual ideas for each of the 14 levels (4 of which being optional). It is written in a way to allow the player options that impact the story without creating too much extra work for the programmer.
Again, if I sounded insulting at all in this response, it is out of a little frustration of constant bashing before anyone knows a shred of info about what I'm planning. And, to be honest, whenever I read "Looking for a writer" and "pay" in the same sentence, that right there is enough to peak my interest to atleast LEARN about the project before insulting it. But, that's just me.
I'm not forcing anyone to be involved. It will be well worth your time if you are, though.
Sorry for the long post, everybody, and thank you for taking the time to read.