Ascendancy RTS game

by Chris Schoolcraft

    The basic premise behind Ascendancy is a cross between a traditional, competitive RTS and a God Game.

    [Unity project] The basic premise behind the game is a cross between a traditional, competitive RTS and a God Game where representatives of the major elemental gods battle for supremacy. Players will collect resources, build bases and produce element-based troops to be commanded. They will also have access to special Manifest (“godly”) Powers which can be used at any time the player wishes, providing they can afford to pay the resource cost for them. Players can also capture and command neutral super-creatures called Incarnates. Coupling base expansions with fast action combat, the general goal is to destroy your enemy in a PvP setting. For the initial release we will be concentrating on the four “primary” elements of Air, Earth, Fire and Water. Players will choose their elemental race in the match lobby prior to the match beginning.

    The below pics are rendered in game engine (work-in-progress).

    My part

    Our studio, Animus Interactive Inc. pays for premium items. From licensing, trademarks, insurance, server upkeep with scaling, repository upkeep, pms, premium advertising materials, video ads, and game conferences. These costs still attribute to multiple thousands of dollars annually. But we cover that ourselves and you never worry about it. We do not ask team members to invest their own money.

    We are a semi-professional company that uses industry standard methods as applies to Game Development (Git commits, ticketing system, etc.). 50+ page detailed GDD in hand. Our game has been in production since the start of 2017 and we have made a lot of progress. We are building our own core RTS engine and the majority of the base is completed. We are not an "asset flip" - we are proud to create all original content.

    We use Discord for chat communication and Google Hangouts for video calls which you would be expected to actively use. We are a team, not a group of individuals who happen to be working on the same project. Proper communication is essential. "Lone wolf" types need not apply.

    Our goal is to develop ourselves into a full-time professional studio. Come take that journey with us!

    Current Staff:
    CEO
    Game Director
    Project Manager
    Programmer x2
    Concept Artist
    3D Model Artist x1
    3D Rigger/Animator x2
    Sound/Music Composer
    Sound Effects Creator
    PR Manager
    Community Manager

    http://animusinteractive.com/

    (Expected) Revenue

    These are rev-share positions, but we have a crowd funding campaign planned to start in a few months. Here is our work-in-progress Kickstarter page (still needs a trailer/in-game video, being worked on currently), it should serve to give you some more information about our game: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/animus-interactive/703454601?ref=361334&token=3e093857

    Feel free to offer feedback of our KS page if you want.

    Risks & challenges

    Rev-share based compensation.

    Must be at least 18 years old as a NDA will need to be signed prior to officially joining our team.

    We expect the project itself to take about a year to complete for alpha. Initial targeted date for alpha phase is mid- to late-2018.
      • Lead Unity Developer

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      Function description

      We are seeking somebody to join our established team as a Lead Developer (Unity) for our new RTS game now in production. We have 2 skilled programmers on staff already, but we need somebody with great ability in C# and a good grasp of Unity (including it's latest features) to lend their knowledge and skill to lead the charge. Unity2017 version. Our game has been in production since the start of the year and we have made a lot of progress. We are building our own core RTS engine and the majority of the base is completed. We are looking for clean, efficient code. No sloppy/hacked stuff. At this point we are just a month or two away from having a functional demo, depending on your personal speed.

      Requirements

      The person taking this role should be able to work and communicate effectively with an on-line, distributed team. Knowledge of GIT is greatly desired. This is a Team Lead position and the person taking this role is expected to act as such. We expect the project to take a year+ and are looking for people willing to commit to such a time-frame. Relatively fluent in writing/speaking English as we are USA based. Must be at least 18 years old.

      Offer

      Rev-Share based. Submitted works are the property of the company/team in a collaborative setting. Signed NDA required.
      • Concept Artist

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      We need an additional somebody to help us out with concept art for game characters and buildings in our upcoming RTS game "Ascendancy." This position allows for a good amount of creative freedom, but falls under the guidance of our Art Director. Due to the concepts behind the game, characters will be generally "non-humanoid" and have more of a "creature/monster" look and feel to them.

      Requirements

      Able to produce quality concept art that shows the same object from multiple directions so that our 3D model artist can take over. Knowledge of Unity helpful. We expect the project to take a year+ and are looking for people willing to commit to such a time-frame. Relatively fluent in writing/speaking English as we are USA based. Must be at least 18 years old.

      Offer

      Rev-Share based. Submitted works are the property of the company/team in a collaborative setting. Signed NDA required.
      • 3D Rigger and Animator

      • 8-16 h.p.w
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      Function description

      We need somebody to help us out with rigging and animating game characters and buildings for our upcoming RTS game "Ascendancy." We have people who produce concept art, 3D models and textures. We also have an animator currently on staff, but he needs some help with the work load. Due to the concepts behind the game, characters will be generally "non-humanoid" and have more of a "creature/monster" look and feel to them.

      Requirements

      Understanding of bone rigging and animation for 3D objects. Knowledge of Unity helpful. We expect the project to take a year+ and are looking for people willing to commit to such a time-frame. Relatively fluent in writing/speaking English as we are USA based. Must be at least 18 years old.

      Offer

      Rev-Share based. Submitted works are the property of the company/team in a collaborative setting. Signed NDA required.
      • Networking Developer

      • 8-16 h.p.w
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      Function description

      We are looking for somebody to take charge and help develop the multi-player aspects for our game. Game is developed in Unity.

      Requirements

      The person taking this role should be able to work and communicate effectively with an on-line, distributed team. Knowledge of an Agile Environment, Jira and GIT is greatly desired. We expect the project to take a year+ and are looking for people willing to commit to such a time-frame. Relatively fluent in writing/speaking English as we are USA based. Must be at least 18 years old.

      Offer

      Rev-Share based. Submitted works are the property of the company/team in a collaborative setting. Signed NDA required.
      • Narrative Writer

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      Function description

      Looking for somebody who can put together a narrative and design for a single-player campaign in our RTS game. Also, design/write a "bestiary" of sorts for each of the units within our game. Wide latitude for creative freedom is given, but works under the direction of the studio Game Director.

      Requirements

      We expect the project to take a year+ and are looking for people willing to commit to such a time-frame. Very fluent in writing/speaking English as we are USA based and the initial version of the game will be in English. Must be at least 18 years old.

      Offer

      Rev-Share based. Submitted works are the property of the company/team in a collaborative setting. Signed NDA required.
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    rayan issa 3 weeks ago
    hello there iam ryan 18 years old if u want i can help iam a level desginer and and help at texturing and make nomral maps and i of cours i can make 3d models
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    Chris Schoolcraft 3 weeks ago
    Hello there. Would you happen to have any sort of portfolio you could link me to please? Happy New Year!
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    Sammy Gbadyu 3 weeks ago
    Out of curiosity, is the game about one cultural myth or is it a span of a few / many)?
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    Chris Schoolcraft 3 weeks ago
    Hi, thanks for the interest. Our game is not based on any real world mythos. We plan to have 4 elemental factions, but are currently just working on completing 2 of them.
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    Antoine Chaumin 3 weeks ago
    Hi, I'm a student gameplay programmer and I'm searching for a project to join but as a student I can only help at part time. Is that a problem ? It seems you have very good artists, the visuals are really enjoyable ! Great job ! :D (I'm french but I understand english without any problem)
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    Chris Schoolcraft 2 weeks ago
    Hi Antoine, Would it be possible for you to send me a more specific listing of your general skills and experience please? Thanks! Email is cschoolcraft@animusinteractive.com
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    Raihan Erviansyah 1 week ago
    Hi ! I'm an architecture student and also a level designer ! if you are in need of a level designer, im happy to join :) My Portofolio : instagram.com/ray_ark
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    Chris Schoolcraft 1 week ago
    Hello Raihan. We are not currently looking for a level designer but I will still pass along your link and keep it for our files. Thanks!

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Chris Schoolcraft

Liverpool, United States
  • RTS
  • Game
  • Unity
  • Indie
Lead Unity Developer
status: available
6 requests
Concept Artist
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2 requests
3D Rigger and Animator
status: available
3 requests
Networking Developer
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Narrative Writer
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