This thread exists to assess whether you are a compatible fit to work on the Epoch Games team. Now, if you'd like to know the history behind Epoch Games and this project, you can read the following (under the first spoiler in this thread). It's not required of course, but it should hopefully give you an idea of what some of us went through working on MERP and our dedication towards working on Althas (I myself have been working with a couple of these guys as far back as 2009):
Spoiler for The History of Epoch Games:
The following traits listed below (under the second spoiler in this thread) are what we are looking for in all applicants:
Spoiler for Epoch Game Member Traits:
There are also several requirements for all applicants:
- Skype: You must have a Skype account and must be able to access it regularly. Skype is our team's main form of communication. It is where we have team discussions, team meetings (every other Sunday: although not required to attend, our very good to join), and also for interviewing applicants. If you for some reason can't use Skype, or even don't have enough time to be on it even semi-regularly, then you probably aren't a good fit to join our team. Keep in mind that video (webcam) nor microphone are required to use over Skype (in fact, none of us on the team use webcam or microphone).
- Email: You must be able to provide an email address you access at least semi-regularly. We use email primarily when announcing Team Meetings, or in cases you are not able to access Skype.
- English: English is the language we use to communicate on this team. Although we have team members from across the world, you must be at least semi-proficient in reading and writing English.
So, are you still interested in joining Epoch Games?
If the answer is yes, then I encourage you to post an application (look under the Application Process thread for more details). You will likely be asked to interview with an Overseer in one of our departments, as well as myself most likely. Keep in mind that there are some positions that are a far higher priority than others, which brings us to the list below.
Immediate Roles Needed
3D Animator/Rigger: Although we have an animator on our team (MEB), he's a very busy guy. We could really use someone with decent animation and/or rigging skills (or even someone with novice animation and/or rigging skills that is willing to learn). Must be able to work with 3DsMax/Maya/MotionBuilder.
3D Modeler: We are looking for someone with a high skill level in modeling in 3DsMax, Maya, ZBrush, Blender, or any other 3D modeling program. Especially if you possess skill in modeling humans and/or creatures.
Graphic Designer: At this time, we need someone to assist with art for the game's 2D UI (User Interface). Currently the UI is planned to be fairly minimalist and will only show important vitals (such as Health) that can vary. We could also use a Graphic Designer to help with PR (Public Relations) material. Must be proficient with Adobe Flash CS5.5 and up.
Level Designer: We are looking for someone with experience landscaping (the placement of objects in decorative fashion) in UE4. If you have not had prior experience with UE4, but have had experience with landscaping with modding tools such as Skyrim's Creation Kit or the like, that can be acceptable as well. As we are a volunteer group, all Level Designers must pay for their own copy of UE4. This may change in the future.
Public Relations: We are looking for someone who has a knack for advertising, good online communication skills, and has a firm grasp of the English language. Your tasks would include looking for potential applicants to fill up roles needed on the team as well as advertising the game.
At this time, we are not looking for Writers nor Voice Actors. This may change in the future.
Last updated: 7 December 2014
Feel free to still apply for a position not in this list (unless otherwise noted); just know that the position[s] listed above are a much more immediate need on the Epoch Games team then other possible roles and will likely be easier for you to receive a spot on the team.
Hopefully this has been helpful for Applicants and Contributors. Feel free to post any questions you might have (either in an application thread, PM, etc).