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Old 01 January 2013   #1
Smile Looking for 3D (student/volunteer basis) to join a team for two up-coming contests

We are a team of student programmers and artists who are looking for other interested individuals who would like to join us in creating a MMO prototype for several up-coming contests. We are all local to Orange County, CA, USA (Santa Ana College and Chapman University), and for one of the contests we are required to restrict our membership to either the Orange County area or the surrounding areas, for example southern LA county adjacent to Orange County. We are hoping to enter Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Game contest for 2013 (two different deadlines for two different selection points, 3/24/13 and 4/14/13). We are also fielding our entry into the IEEE Game Contest for Orange County but while we know the judging will take place 4/27/13, we do not yet know when submission is due, though I would guess probably beginning or middle of April.

Although Microsoft's Imagine Cup has a cap on total number of team members what can officially represent the team at least in terms of representation at the US Local and then International finals, the IEEE contest has no such limit. Furthermore, we intend, if successful in developing our prototype, to launch a Kickstarter campaign in order to actually launch the MMO. Thus, we are open to additional members joining, keeping in mind, that only a subset of the total contributing members will actually represent the team if selected for Rounds 2 and 3 of the Microsoft Imagine Cup (Gaming). However, all prize monies and other tangible rewards excluding travel support for the US and International Finals, will be distributed within the team for the benefit of the entire project (keeping in mind our goal to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign).

As mentioned, there is no member limit for the IEEE Orange County Game Contest, nor would a limit apply to development efforts should we have a successful Kickstarter campaign. Not only is this a great opportunity to be involved in the entry for two up-coming and significant contests, but this is also an awesome opportunity to build your portfolio in terms of concept art, 3d art, or game programming, furthermore depending on the outcome of our Kickstarter plans, this could also be a tremendous chance to be a core member of an up and coming MMO that could potentially be a strong revenue generator.

Again we are looking for STUDENT Artists (or individuals who are recently graduated as we are allowed a certain percentage of non-students for the IEEE Game contest) and to assist in the production of the MMO prototype (an incidentally programmers as well, should you know any that might be interested). We are all currently local to Orange County so would prefer other Orange County residents for the sake of the Microsoft contest, also, as stated only Orange County residents/students are eligible for the IEEE Game Contest (or those from surrounding areas), thus most likely non-Orange County residents will be automatically disqualified. However, if you are strongly interested and live outside of Orange County, please contact me and I will research further to determine the possibility.

For artists we need 3d character modelers (3ds Max), 3d character texture artists (Mudbox, 3ds Max, etc), and animators (3ds Max), we also need strong illustrators for the creation of concept art, We actually already have people who are fulfilling these roles, however because we are attempting an MMO prototype, the sheer volume of models, textures, and animation is truly staggering so the more the merrier. Again - student artists or those who have recently graduated or so (this will be entirely volunteer).

Incidentally, regarding programmers, we are working in UDK, thus you would need to be familiar with programming in and for UDK. I am actually leading the artists, not the programmers, and thus if you are a programmer who is interested in joining us, or know a programmer who might be interested in joining us, I would actually connect you with our lead programmer. Again - students or recent grads or similar.

Thanks and sincere regards,

Daniel Kauwe

EDIT:

to avoid major confusion regarding the purpose and composition of these contests, THESE ARE STUDENT CONTESTS PRIMARILY FOR STUDENTS.

thus we are really only looking for other students, and thus we are not compensating and that is not how student contests work.

i mentioned the Kickstarter campaign as an added dimension, essentially pointing out that we have plans, should the game prototype work out well, to attempt a Kickstarter campaign. this is not unreasonable as one of the finalists for the IEEE Game Contest last year did exactly that and raised over 20k.

Last edited by dkkauwe : 01 January 2013 at 11:36 AM. Reason: clarification of project
 
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