Kyokai wrote:By the way, you don't feel like helping out do you? We're always looking for some fresh blood in the project.
No, I'm sorry to say I can't, at least not directly (subtle clause there).
I'm all for helping out open-source games, but it just so happens that I'm working on a different game - Battle for Wesnoth, for which I am the lead graphics designer. I've made a bloody lot of images for those guys (to the point where it is getting a little crazy - I've probably poured a few thousand
hours into that project). I really sucked at the start, but as time's gone on, I've come up with some completely original work that I'm quite proud of, darnitall:
So, no, I can't help directly, but
, because battle for wesnoth is an open-source game, too, any of our images can be used by you guys - even just parts of the image. Feel free to take what you want - this is the true power of open-source - we can share.
Why am I here, though? It just so happens that Talaroc is a good buddy of mine in the real world. I'm just lurking, and watching what he's working on. If I can offer him any helpful advice on the way - I'm more than happy to - that's what friends are for.
Talaroc is a pretty sharp guy, and he's got "the gift," as they say. Be nice to him, follow his advice (he's got a pretty good idea of what he's doing), and you might watch him grow into your very own graphics lead.
Oh yeah - that does imply that, yes, I am a contemporary of the great neorice. He did a lot of good work on wesnoth. No, he's not coming back here, leastways not unless you guys do something amazing.
Speaking of which - like myself, Talaroc is a mac user
. The game wouldn't even run on my machine (IIRC, the server no longer works with the old version), and I doubt it did any better on his.
You might want to get him a running mac version, since it's kinda silly having a graphic artist who can't even play the darn game he's working on. He's shown surprising patience and faith on that point so far - but do not
take that for granted.