Right. Well. I'll be pretty upfront about this.
I've been itching to make another SFM-driven Flash game for a long while, but the reality is I just can't be pissed to make all of the animations required to pull one off.
So I thought to myself, why do I have to do all the work myself? It is perfectly possible to have someone else (or hell, even a group of people) create the animations in SFM, and then I can stitch it all together and build the game logic and do all the garbage Flash requires, and make a proper game out of those animations. And so, this thread was born!
The above paragraph is basically there to convince you (yes, you!) that I am not trying to sell myself off as "the ideas guy" when I really am, and that I am not actually the "ideas guy" at all. I have both the experience and the motivation to actually pull off the programming and overall Flash aspects of a SFM Flash game. It's just the SFM part that I have neither the competence nor motivation to complete.
So what's the point of this post? Well, long story short, I want to know if any of you (yes, you!) are interested in forming a co-op with me for creating a SFM-driven Flash game. It doesn't matter if you don't have any actual game ideas - we can discuss details like that during the designing stages. All that matters is that you think you're willing and motivated enough to make the animations, and willing and motivated enough to discuss your / our ideas with me and put up with me occasionally throwing programming jargon at you.
That's it! That's all you need, if you're interested in this co-op: being both willing and able to build animations used for a Flash game! I can handle all the Flash, programming, logic, and design semantics if you don't want to deal with them. I can even deal with some simple SFM things, such as lighting or posing or camera framing or storyboarding or basically anything that isn't actually animating.
Okay, my spiel is over. I am hoping I convinced you (yes, you!) to at least consider the idea.
So what do you guys think? Anyone interested at all? Anyone got some ideas for games? Anything that I didn't address you'd like me to? Feel free to post your thoughts and concerns about the co-op idea, or some potential game ideas, even if you're not an SFM animator. Ideas are always a good thing to have, and you can never have too many! And if there's anything you'd like me to discuss or explain or expand upon, don't hesitate to ask!