EDIT: This has gained some attention so I made a discord specifically for it, if you would rather use that to communicate then ill message you the link (it wont let me post it)
Hey there everyone! Hope everyone is having a good day so far! This is going to be a pretty long and detailed post so let me apologize for the novel first and foremost.
I have been playing ZC quests for a long time, When this project first started back in the day I was super excited because it allowed peoples creativity to take front and center in the designs of custom quests and game ideas in the realm of Zelda, and lets face it...we all love Zelda, so whats not to love about the idea of ZC? I used to scour the forums for any new projects available to give them a shot and even post some ideas here and there to help make them better if help was sought after. Unfortunately life got in the way of my questing and I had to step away form the community for a long time. Ive been gone for so long that I completely forgot all login info for my old account and had to recently make a new one (hence the low post count).
I have ALWAYS wanted to create my own quest, the idea of making my own Zelda like experience was always something I was interested in doing, so I took some time to check out the forums for help with the engine and watched some tutorials and learned how to do some basic things but when life came a knockin I had to put that on the back burner in order to pay bills and all that jazz, but I would always have that longing in the back of my mind for making one of my own. So I started writing a basic story idea to go along with it, id always come back to it to see if I could improve on it and make it better and I finally think that now that I have the time and enough of the idea complete to make a solid quest id get back into it. I forgot how to do many of the things i previously learned with the engine, and even with the free time that I do have, I just dont have the excess amount of time to really learn the minutia of ZC and its newer features. In response to my dilemma I figured id reach out to the community to see if anyone out there would be interested in working together on the "quest" idea I had. I really want to make this into its own full featured game, but as I know next to NOTHING about programming in something like game maker, and always had a love for what this community does with ZC, I think it would be a cool thing to make it a reality through the very engine that started my passion in the first place. I just need the help to do so.
So here is my proposition to anyone who might be interested in making something awesome: I would provide the story of the quest (which the basic idea is already completed, minus some filler stuff needed) with an obvious openness to new ideas if some are provided that improve on the original idea (im always open to new ideas). EVERYONE who works on it will obviously be given equal amount of credit, and if something good comes of it and it somehow gains some public traction outside of ZC (if it doesnt, im fine with it too since I really just want this to be done and to do something cool to say I did it for myself, however there is a further plan to all of this that has been thought out for a VERY long time) they would obviously be involved in any further projects that came of it. I would help with the musical side of things as well, I used to tour in a signed metal band for around 8-10 years and throughout the years ive gotten alot of awesome contacts and friends involved in studio sound engineering and have all the lovely plugins to compose some great music (ive also been a producer of sorts to 4 studio albums and many single tracks released). I would help with world/level/dungeon design and, if possible, puzzle elements. I used to make DnD scenarios and DM for a group of friends every weekend for around 4 or 5 years so scenario design and concept/story elements is kinda my specialty, im a writer at heart (albeit, not a professional one) and graph paper is my best friend for designing dungeons so I would not mind in the slightest helping with that aspect of the design. The goal is to make a love letter to the series, a game that I would want to play over and over myself that is up to par with the various ARPGs of yesteryear that alot of the gaming world needs more of (IMHO).
What I would need is this:
Someone well versed in tileset design (this includes people that do their own pixel artwork, or people who are good at hybridizing tilesets already available to fit a cohesive design) to help design and get the look of the quest/game, Its important that the final product that people can play feel like this is its own world. Whoever works on this will have FREE REIGN over the artistic style of the game, as long as it fits with the overall idea and tone of the story, and of course someone who is capable of using some creative criticism to help make it better (if needed).
Someone who has a good idea of the capabilities of the engine itself. I have some ideas about workarounds if certain things cannot be done, but not every tutorial or video about ZC is really in depth so the actual depth of the engine and its capabilities is unknown to me at its extremes. I would need someone who can balance the ideas I have for mechanics (Which I in no way are dead set in if they cannot be done) to make the game feel like its its own experience and be done well enough to make the people playing it have a fun and fresh enough experience.
Anyone who might think they would have something to contribute who are serious about making something great. Its VERY important to me that whoever gets involved, for whatever thing they get involved with or whatever amount of time they decide to donate to the cause, wants to help me make this a better experience for everyone. Not only do I want to have a good time with the quest/game but I want others to feel the joy I have in playing it, even if barely anyone ever sees it.
If you are interested at all, then please message me. Ill be leaving the forums open so that I can respond to anything as fast as I can. I hope this isnt taken as just some random dude (which admittedly to you all it would seem) who is spouting smoke about making another quest project that will never get done, because this is something thats super important to me as an individual...I feel like I need to do this for myself, or ill never be happy with myself for not trying, I just need a little help doing it, and im not at all afraid to admit that.
I hope everyone has an awesome day, and keep making quests everyone...many of you may have no idea of how much joy they bring to people.
Edited by metalnerdmikey, 17 July 2019 - 12:22 AM.