Re: Please make more games!
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 06:37
Xudo, i agree that contributions are best discussed first.
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There is a difference between "features must be discussed before implementation" and "feature should be implemented when discussion ends".
I realize the comment was made a while back. I meant to comment on it back then but got distracted then forgot :PWuzzy wrote:More or less, yes. I think this is also a political problem, mostly. Many, many artists simply do not share our values of freedom and just insist on their copyrights like everyone else.There is a desperate lack of artists in this community.
It's much easier nowadays to find a programmer for a free software project than to find artists, especially skilled artists.
Maybe this is also simply a “marketing fail” of free software, many people think this only affects programmers (which is of course completely false).
The idea of freedom simply is foreign to most artists. The problem is not that there are not good artists, the problem is to convince them to work with us. =)
Can you be more specific?paramat wrote:Xudo, you have a very extensive and precise list of requirements for you to contribute. Some of your requirements make good sense, some make no sense.
MTGame doesn't meet all your requirements and i don't know of any project that does. I think your requirements are excessive and over-demanding.
People probably won't bother with expressing their thoughts. They just "no, I am not interested".paramat wrote:I've never known of anyone who has the same requirements.
That’s the crux with MTG: No one wants to express a vision for the game, therefore no game design document, hence little to no values nor goals. In fact it’s clearly stated from issue conversations that a plan is not even desirable. Which in itself is not ”wrong”, but it definitely makes it harder to rally certain types of contributors such as artists and designers.Xudo wrote:Having design document is not over-demanding requirement.
You know what you want to get in the end, right?
I want to see goals and values of developers community before I will do any work.
This resonates with my experience as well.Xude wrote:People probably won't bother with expressing their thoughts. They just "no, I am not interested".