Yesterday I finished the first version of the ‘Secret Game’ project plan. I was bit worried where I could find an artist to make the sounds/music the game needs. I thought it would be better to have artist ready right from the beginning, and we didn’t have one. All other 3 (besides me) team members were quite easy to find.
After a night sleep… an interesting email had dropped in my mailbox. A sound/music artist had emailed me and offered to participate. Funny thing that I didn’t do anything to get him join the team. And luckily, this guy seemed to be a very talented and had some good samples to show me – with reasonable salary.
The pre-production phase for the ‘Secret Game’ is now complete. We have a team in place (5 members: 1 programmer, 1 producer (doing also programming), 3D modeler, 2D texturer and a sound/music artist), the engine is picked and a project plan is completed.
Remember: Sometimes things just happen… it’s not always necessary to actively search for a solution – the solution might appear to you when you least expect it. It’s not always needed to actively search for a team member – let team members search you. Same can happen in game ideas, marketing goals, sales pitch writing etc.