Sleeping Giant Games

by The Iron Tyrant

    If you're looking to learn, practice your skills, or join an industry professional and designer, look no further!

    The project is a 1-8 player real time strategy game that mixes grand strategy and RTS mechanics to create an in-depth and rewarding gameplay experience. Weather, geography, religion, government, and diplomacy can all play a major factor in how well a player succeeds or fails.

    In short, the victor will not be the player who unit spams the most. Instead, the player who finds themselves victorious will be the one who takes advantage of even the smallest opportunities afforded to them.

    The project is being done in C# with the Unity game engine.

    My part

    Hello, I am TheIronTyrant and the project lead and game designer at SleepingGiantGames. I have a background in writing and over half a decade's worth of experience designing and implementing game mechanics and themes through the tabletop medium. These skills were invaluable when I transitioned over to the video game industry and they allowed me to create a project so unique and forward thinking that it caught the attention of a veteran programmer who has since signed on as the lead engineer.

    Although the ideas and game design originate with me, the project in its entirety is open for feedback, iteration, and out of the box thinking. We're looking to grow a strong team culture where we are both quality work companions and also friends.

    (Expected) Revenue

    Right now the team is focused on building our core systems, such as a node-based scriptable object system that should make both mod tools and development iterations much faster and easier.

    That, along with building a small team to create a minimum viable product are our first goals.

    I am currently considering multiple financing paths, but the exact route or routes that we take will be determined by the team rather than by me. This is because it is all of us, not just myself, that is building the game and looking to make it a great source of revenue.

    Once we are ready to create an LLC expect to begin contractual negotiations aimed at providing everyone a respectable salary.

    Risks & challenges

    First and foremost, the team wants to build the early parts of the project with as little of our own money as possible. This is why unfortunately no one, including myself, is getting paid for the time being. There are multiple ways we could attempt to receive funding now, but they all would result in one or all of us having to put our own money and assets as insurance in case of the company failing to make loan payments. That is not ideal as it will kill the project and our chances of building something together.

    Instead, we're hoping to all work as volunteers until we get the project to a point where we can get enough funding to pay everyone an amicable salary.

    Additionally, a lot of the games core features (such as weather and governments) have the potential to be too distracting or complicated for an RTS game. However, this will be resolved with tweaks and balancing as we're positive that a balanced complexity level can be found.
      • General Programmer

      • 4-8 h.p.w
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      Function description

      The purpose of this position is to work on various programming tasks assigned to you by the lead engineer. In order to be successful you will need to stay in contact with the programming team, your team lead, and the project manager. You are encouraged to find initiative, production time saving, and performance friendly solutions while implementing the game features. However, these should be in accordance with the game design doc and green lit by your team lead.

      Requirements

      Recommended: -Working knowledge of how to use an SVN and FTP. -Ability to iterate functional UI. -Familiarity with developing AI. -Multiplayer development experience. -Experience using discord. -Website design and implementation. Requirements: -Microphone. -Working knowledge of google drive and trello. -Familiarity with game design documents. -Ability to program in C#. -Experience working in the unity game engine.

      Offer

      Initially, I offer a great learning environment with some experienced individuals and the ability to use this project in a portfolio. Once monetization is achieved I offer the ability to join the company with a small stake and a respectable salary.
      • General Programmer

      • 4-8 h.p.w
      Show More

      Function description

      The purpose of this position is to work on various programming tasks assigned to you by the lead engineer. In order to be successful you will need to stay in contact with the programming team, your team lead, and the project manager. You are encouraged to find initiative, production time saving, and performance friendly solutions while implementing the game features. However, these should be in accordance with the game design doc and green lit by your team lead.

      Requirements

      Recommended: -Working knowledge of how to use an SVN and FTP. -Ability to iterate functional UI. -Familiarity with developing AI. -Multiplayer development experience. -Experience using discord. -Website design and implementation. Requirements: -Microphone. -Working knowledge of google drive and trello. -Familiarity with game design documents. -Ability to program in C#. -Experience working in the unity game engine.

      Offer

      Initially, I offer a great learning environment with some experienced individuals and the ability to use this project in a portfolio. Once monetization is achieved I offer the ability to join the company with a small stake and a respectable salary.
      • 3D Artist and Animator

      • 4-8 h.p.w
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      Function description

      The purpose of this position is to work on 3D modeling, rigging, and animating. The majority of the work will involve creating 3D buildings and 3D humanoids. It will be up to you, as well as the art team, what textures, assets, and animations are made in-house and what are purchased. However, all final decisions must be green-lit by your team lead as well as the project manager. In order to be successful you will need to stay in contact with the art team, your team lead, and the project manager as much as possible.

      Requirements

      Recommended: -Working knowledge of how to use an SVN and FTP. -Ability to create textures (preferably PBR). -Working knowledge of how to do a 3D photoscan. -Experience modeling buildings. -Experience modeling and rigging humanoid models. -Multiplayer development experience. -Experience using discord. -Website design and implementation. Requirements: -Microphone. -Working knowledge of google drive and trello. -Familiarity with game design documents. -Experience working in the unity game engine.

      Offer

      Initially, I offer a great learning environment with some experienced individuals and the ability to use this project in a portfolio. Once monetization is achieved I offer the ability to join the company with a small stake and a respectable salary.
      • General Programmer

      • 4-8 h.p.w
      Show More

      Function description

      The purpose of this position is to work on various programming tasks assigned to you by the lead engineer. In order to be successful you will need to stay in contact with the programming team, your team lead, and the project manager. You are encouraged to find initiative, production time saving, and performance friendly solutions while implementing the game features. However, these should be in accordance with the game design doc and green lit by your team lead.

      Requirements

      Recommended: -Working knowledge of how to use an SVN and FTP. -Ability to iterate functional UI. -Familiarity with developing AI. -Multiplayer development experience. -Experience using discord. -Website design and implementation. Requirements: -Microphone. -Working knowledge of google drive and trello. -Familiarity with game design documents. -Ability to program in C#. -Experience working in the unity game engine.

      Offer

      Initially, I offer a great learning environment with some experienced individuals and the ability to use this project in a portfolio. Once monetization is achieved I offer the ability to join the company with a small stake and a respectable salary.

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