For those interested in getting experience with working in a team environment as well as make new friends I decided to create a community project. I will go into detail below, if you're interested in participating please read the following.... however if you have comments or suggestions please use the other discussion I created linked here.http://forum.orkframework.com/discussion/3974/collaboration-within-group#latest
Ok, what is a Community Collaboration Project?
This is a non-marketable project where multiple people/groups build game systems within a set of guidelines. There are no funds, and no ownership of anything with in the project. Credit will be given for all who participate no matter the amount they contribute.
What is the project?
It will be a RPG (kind of a given), with a start & end. The rest will be ironed out during the early stages.
Stage 0- few weeks to a month - Getting Started
This is time I will allow for others to join, give people a chance to get in from the start.
Stage 1 - three weeks - Put together game doc
This will be the time when the group and I (or me) create the game's start and finish and general things.
Stage 2 - three months - Develop Game
Need a firm development time so for something like this I say 3 months should be plenty, this is new for most people.
Stage 3 - one month - Stop Deveopment and Everyone Test
During development (Stage 2) there will be some testing, but with constant build updates the bulk of the testing will need to be done after, in case we need to develop more
Stage 4 - two -four weeks - Fix any bugs
I would hope we find few bugs or issues, but just in case it's good to have some time.
Stage 5 - two weeks - Discuss together about the state of the game
At this point we should have a complete game, with little to no bugs (some are sneaky), but as a team I want to spend two additional weeks to see if there are any changes or small additions we want to add. This stage I wouldn't do with a marketable game, but in something like this I say why not.
Stage 6 - one month - Decide if Finished or Not
Did we have other updates?
YES - then we use this time to create them and start back at Stage 3, however skip Stage 5 this time.
NO - then that's it, we provide the game link and allow people to play the final game, and for those who want to see who we did it we link it like the game tutorials on here.
So that's the time line, keeping on track will be great for getting a feel for normal game development. The last piece is some rules to keep things organized and set standards.1- Free/Self Made Assets
For now, need to consider things, may use some other assets and strip them out later
2- Totally friendly
I didn't make this for people to argue or intentionally damage ones work on the project. Every choice will be debated as a group, unless permission is given no one is to alter anyone's work. This is for fun, lets have fun.
3- No political/religious real world things
I think everyone's allowed to have there own beliefs and views but for this project lets remain neutral.
4- Only Ork Member's
A given but you need to own a legit copy of ORK, will most likely require proof to participate.
5- Have fun and don't stress
Just have fun, if you start a level or something and can't finish don't worry just let me know. If you allow me I can delegate what you started to be finished or we can scrap it.
Ok lets finish up this long post, if you're interested you can post here or message me. Remember you must have a legit copy of ORK. Thanks.