I'm currently designing a project to create a new text-based, turn-based, online browser game / real time strategy / multiplayer crime game. It will combine aspects of the classic board game Risk, but on a more street level scenario such as Grand Theft Auto.
It's much simpler than it sounds, and doesn't require any animation, 3D or much else fancy. What we do need is solid engines which will work, to calculate chances of winning, gambling engines, economies etc.
I have most of the project planned out, and have a graphics designer onboard already.
My background is not development but in IT, i work as an Infrastructure Engineer, supporting financial services with their high-availability server back-ends and systems. I also have experience with hosting and websites, having previously owned several profit earning sites from ad revenue, and a website hosting site.
I'm not creating a game because i want to play it, i want to create the game to
a) Build a piece of history
b) Form a team & engine platform for many future releases
c) Turn it into a business and monetise the game
I'm looking for a lead developer to help build the game's engines, my thoughts are in PHP but open to suggestions. I have hosting and domains already bought.
I have lots of experience in servers and systems, SEO, websites etc. However my coding skills are limited to basic HTML, and scripting needed for work.
My role would include
a) Content development
b) Marketing / Strategy
c) Business / Monetisation
d) Organisation, project management
e) Funding costs
There is huge potential for high revenue generation from such a game, so the position of lead developer / partner would of course be subject to a revenue sharing situation.
If you are interested, i would love to talk to you. Ideally you will be based in the UK or in a timezone similar, however i am open to everything.
Please message me on here.