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Title: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Da_Duke2000 on January 10, 2010, 06:31:00 PM
I thought this topic would be a great place for us to place both; what the team could currently benefit from, as well as a nice clean slate for any lurkers or current members to offer their services.

Are you a music whiz? We need sound effects for our GUI and a few looping background music tracks.

Are you skilled in photoshop? How would you like to design our box games Promo Ad/Poster!

Do you have a keen mind? Offer to write some dialogue for our characters, develop fresh personalities all your own!

Nothing would please me more than to see a post or two here. I hope to be in touch with some of you.


EDIT: Please use the appropriate sections in the Project Assistance sub-board instead of posting on this thread, so that we can easily keep track of offers.


Title: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: ylvaon on January 11, 2010, 07:47:00 AM
I can do some music for you, no sweat. I'm a student of composition, one year to go, familiar with orchestra and just about anything else. MIDI / HQ audio, both is possible. Also: original music / Tchaikovsky arrangements, not a problem...

Dialogues / story are also my forte.

Anything that needs be done to strengthen our Loom community!


Title: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on January 23, 2010, 12:37:00 AM
Hi ylvaon, and thanks for your offer. I'd really like to hear some of your work if it's possible. Your musical background looks really interesting, and I'd also love the idea of a "contamination" between our teams.

So, if you have a website, or a myspace or anything, let me know, please.


Title: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: ylvaon on January 27, 2010, 09:16:00 AM
Here's a little selection I made for you:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=91DEQTU6 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=91DEQTU6)

It contains a variety of what I can do, though it doesn't cover all of my abilities... PDF file describing files is contained within.


Title: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on February 04, 2010, 08:26:00 AM
you have a pm ylvaon


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Esn on April 09, 2010, 01:32:44 AM
What is it about Loom that makes classical music people so interested in it? Oh wait, I think I know...

I'm really impressed that you already have Bosa helping you. I know of his work from Newgrounds.

That said, I would be willing to lend a hand with music as well. If you need a third one. ;)

I'm also a composition student. I lean to writing melodic Russian-sounding pieces, though I've also experimented with other styles. Here are a few:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/54076 (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/54076)
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/79501 (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/79501)

Here's one in a "Bach" style:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/106199 (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/106199)

I can also paint, as can be seen in this film I made a while ago:
One Quiet Winter Night (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/474831)

Please send me a PM if I might be suitable and we'll see if we can work something out. I also have a bunch of pieces that haven't been officially released anywhere.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on April 12, 2010, 06:24:34 AM
Well Esn... as you can understand, you art style, which I found interesting, can hardly be used in the Forge. But I'd like to do an adventure game with such a style though!

But let's talk about music. Oh, you don't know how much I'd be happy if we could have as many skilled pixel-artists as we have skilled musicians.... I loved Little Tree Pond. Powerfully emotional. And the other two are also good, and especially fit for a video-game, in my opinion.

I'm positive that we can found a place for your music, inside the Forge. Let's see what Duke thinks about this possibility.

 :)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Esn on April 12, 2010, 09:36:52 PM
Thanks abisso. I can do many different art styles, actually. Here's another one (http://niffiwan.deviantart.com/art/Continue-the-Animation-no-2-109333597), and another (http://www.swfcabin.com/open/1271122620) (warning, those links are weird). I think I'd do a good job at a Loom-like visual style if it was asked for. But I've done very little work with pixel art, so that's why I'm not offering to be a visual artist here.

"Little Tree Pond" probably is your favourite because it was played by live musicians, unlike the other two. That one fact makes a world of difference... unfortunately, I haven't had much luck in finding musicians since then.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: selmiak on April 13, 2010, 06:11:42 AM
I like the first swf on deviant art :D muhuhaharg


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on April 13, 2010, 09:14:00 AM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! At the risk of repeating myself, I'd love to make a game with such a graphic style!

Btw, you should stop using acids.  ;D


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Esn on April 13, 2010, 09:05:22 PM
Btw, you should stop using acids.  ;D
I consume no drugs of any kind (including caffeine and alcohol). I think it would be dangerous for me to start, considering.  ;)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on April 14, 2010, 03:55:17 AM
I've never met Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, myself, but I bet the things you paint would probably be something you could see with her "help". ;)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: pwblaine on May 04, 2010, 02:22:30 PM
sadly, my skills are incredibly limited, and i have only macs at my current house, but i do have the full cs suite, music studio, and hours and hours of free time.  when i was a kid i spent weeks extracting all the sprites from the old lucasarts games and trying to make animations.  sadly there's still no proper build of the AGS editor for mac, most my experience lies in using lassie adventure studio (mainly because its cross platform, and i already own flash) i definately offer my help as an avid fan, and supporter of everything you are trying to do.  if i can help to make the loom sequels a reality in any way let me know, i'm usually quite adept with plot, dialog, puzzle creation, and storyboarding, just not too great with animation or drawing with a mouse.  well my email should be around, and please send me some of the test graphics or whatnot to try my hand. who knows if i spend enough time i just might get good.  i salute you for all you guys have done so far.  take care, and drop me a line whenever.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Crifmer on May 16, 2010, 07:01:51 PM
Hi there!

I'm a huge adventure game fan, and huge Loom fan, and I was thrilled to hear about this project.

I'd love to offer assistance if you need it...  I'm no artist, and keep in mind that I've only sort of dabbled with AGS so far, but I'd be happy to help with scripting.

I can also do dialog, and I'm an actor getting into voiceover work, so I'd be very happy to do voices for you.

Good luck with the project!  Let me know if I can be of help.

-C


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Da_Duke2000 on May 16, 2010, 11:38:08 PM
Welcome to the forum!

When it comes to voiceovers, we'll start up a topic for that when we reach that point :).


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on May 17, 2010, 06:05:49 AM
Welcome onboard Crifmer. Your help offer is appreciated, but scripting, at least for now, seems to be the least of our concerns.

But I'm sure you have hopes and ideas and suggestions to give us. And if the scripting starts to become too much for me to handle it alone, I'll count on you! :)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Da_Duke2000 on May 17, 2010, 09:34:33 AM
And as always, we need commited spriters. So scour the net! Recruit! Blackmail!

Whatever it takes!


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on May 17, 2010, 02:03:57 PM
Yeah! Spread the word guys! Even if someone isn't the right man to do something (let's say, graphics!), it doesn't necessarily means that he doesn't know one.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: icomeanon6 on September 06, 2010, 12:27:19 PM
I just played the tech demo, and I'm most pleased to see that the spirit of Loom's gameplay is being carried on in a manner that's appropriate for the Blacksmiths.  One thing I noticed though was that the script had a number of grammar mistakes throughout.  I fancy myself a decent writer, so I was wondering if you were interested in an editor/proofreader.  You guys seem to have the creative side under control, but I'd love to help with the polishing.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Da_Duke2000 on September 09, 2010, 02:58:59 PM
Welcome to the boards!

Thank you for joining, and for your offer to help. Grammar ninjas are always welcome. I'm sure we'll utilize your assistance with both the dialogue, and the other components. I also got your personal email, thanks.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: ddrenai on September 23, 2010, 04:20:12 AM
From what i read i can see that you need ideas for game dialogues. If you could be more specific about this,maybe i can help in some way. Who am i supposed to contact in order to talk about this?


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on September 29, 2010, 06:23:05 AM
Contact Duke, he's the almighty boss here.  ;D


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Marlene55M on October 10, 2010, 04:22:15 AM
Hello to everyone, I'm new to this place. When you're ready for voiceovers, I'd be in as well, so I will check regularly for updates.


http://www.youtube.com/user/Marlene55M (http://www.youtube.com/user/Marlene55M)



Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Alex on December 31, 2010, 06:14:34 AM
Welp, missed this thread for some reason. I'll quote the relevant parts of my post in the "introduction" thread:

Quote from: Myself in the "introduction" thread
I'd love to help you guys in some way with Forge, but I don't really know in what way. While I am a pixel artist (not a professional one, though), I've never sprited in any style similar to the one used in Loom, so I can't say for sure if I can be of help.

I will try out the Loom style, and post results here (or wherever you want them to be posted...)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Da_Duke2000 on December 31, 2010, 11:33:17 AM
Welcome to the Forum! I'm glad to see some posts from you, and I'm glad you enjoyed LOOM after just playing it. If you find the time, pllease email me if your interested in contributing. I would love to talk more on the subject, if you have a gallery that would be even better.

I hope to talk soon.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Unai on January 13, 2011, 09:27:34 AM
Hey guys!

I just discovered this game so couldn't check the demo yet (give me a few hours), but everything I saw so far looks great!

Even if I'd be more than happy to help with scripts... truth is I just started reading AGS documentation, so I don't have  any real skills yet.

I have some programming background, so most things look pretty simple and my idea is to create some simple games first, then we'll see.

So... where's your help offer Unai? ok, ok... I'm spanish, and would be glad to translate the game to spanish for you. There it is!

I'll keep an eye on you guys!



Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Alex on January 13, 2011, 11:06:11 AM
Ah, yes, if you want translators, I'd be glad to help you with that. My native language is Swedish, and I dare say that I am pretty good at translating.

By the way, I sent an e-mail to you, Duke, some time ago, but you never responded. Did it arrive safely? :)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: ED on April 11, 2011, 08:49:06 AM
so i want to offer my help. I'm happy to take up any job that needs to be done.

I have about 3years experience in classical animation, the old fashioned pencil and paper and it sounds like you need a lot of spriter's.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: selmiak on April 11, 2011, 12:55:57 PM
This sounds too good to be true. Why not show some samples of your work here? Or PM it to Duke :P


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: ED on April 11, 2011, 01:30:01 PM
Unfortunately I'm travelling around the world at the moment, and only have a laptop and drawing supplies so don't have any of my actual animation with me. Don't know how helpful I'll be but I have plenty of time on my hands and am willing to do whatever I can. I can show you some of my still work if that's useful? I've already emailed Duke offering my help.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: selmiak on April 11, 2011, 01:46:27 PM
Sure, why not :D
And Duke will tell you more details.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Da_Duke2000 on April 11, 2011, 11:45:23 PM
Thank you for filling in the gap until I got the chance to reply selmiak.

I too would love to see any work you have done, feel free to send me anything you might have kicking around :D. Be in touch.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: MPinillos on May 01, 2011, 11:26:58 AM
Hello, I’m so glad to be part of this community. I’ve joined here the 1st of January. From that day, I’ve visited this web each day, and I felt that I could do something to help you on this brilliant project, but because of studies, I couldn’t.

First, allow me to present myself: I’m Manuel Pinillos (Manuel Martínez de Pinillos Pérez-Estudillo, for more details xD), and I live in Seville, Spain (Europe). I’m a big fan of Loom since I was 6, when I played with Amiga. Well, I’ve been very interested in the world of Loom… I know all the details of the game, I’ve played all the versions (Amiga, Pc-Cd Rom, Fm-Towns…) and I’ve done a lot of things to the Loom community:

- I’ve created 3 Wikipedia articles (in Spanish) about Forge, The Fold and the “Trilogy of the Great Guilds”:

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forge (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forge)
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fold (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fold)
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Trilog%C3%ADa_de_los_Grandes_Gremios (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Trilog%C3%ADa_de_los_Grandes_Gremios)

- I’ve translated into Spanish the Loom Hint Book, which includes the “script” of the Audio Drama, which was released only in English and Japanese:

http://loomforgethefold.blogspot.com/ (http://loomforgethefold.blogspot.com/)
http://www.mediafire.com/?50c0mx9l6bthip3 (http://www.mediafire.com/?50c0mx9l6bthip3)

- I’ve uploaded the Game Soundtrack of Loom to Youtube, including the Audio Drama (All in one video, not divided in parts):

http://www.youtube.com/user/ManoloPinillos#g/c/DF0B9639209FD32C (http://www.youtube.com/user/ManoloPinillos#g/c/DF0B9639209FD32C)

- And I’ve painted of portrait of a supposed master Bobbin Threadbare, and I’ve uploaded it to DeviantART:

http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=bobbin+threadbare#/d3ep6kl (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=bobbin+threadbare#/d3ep6kl)

Now, when I decided to provide on this project, I questioned myself: “Well, what can I do for them?” And I can do a very important thing: I can TRANSLATE it into SPANISH. I think that a game translated would be used as a support claim to Spanish and South-America (Argentina, Mexico…) people, and many of them would help us in this project.

Well, all this would be if you want. See you!

Ps: Sorry if you don’t understand some phrases. If you don’t understand any phrase, just tell me ;) and I’ll  improve my English level ;)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Da_Duke2000 on May 06, 2011, 10:23:50 AM
Thank you for your efforts in expanding the Loom Fandom on the internet. What I'd really want to know more than anything is;
Did you really paint this?:
http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z (http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z)

Its fantastic! If you did make this, I have a project for FORGE that I would love your hand at.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: MPinillos on May 07, 2011, 06:10:30 AM
Thank you for your efforts in expanding the Loom Fandom on the internet. What I'd really want to know more than anything is;
Did you really paint this?:
[url]http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z[/url] ([url]http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z[/url])

Its fantastic! If you did make this, I have a project for FORGE that I would love your hand at.


Sorry, I didn't paint this. It's the only drawing uploaded in deviantart by myself which isn't mine. However, if you need someone to paint, tell me! ;)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: airangel on September 15, 2011, 04:53:01 PM
Hi everyone.

I'm a spanish computer engineer. I would like to collaborate on the project. I have a Master in videogames Design & Development too.

Although I have never used AGS, I think it won't cost me to know the software and the programming language.

I can do some things with Photoshop and characters pixel art too.

I'm also a professional writer and screenwriter, so I can contribute to script stuff if needed.


Regards!
Ángel.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on September 22, 2011, 04:30:46 PM
Your offer is really appreciated airangel: you seem to be quite versatile and I'm sure we can use your skills. I've PMed you.

Welcome to the board too.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: MPinillos on October 06, 2011, 03:13:47 PM
Thank you for your efforts in expanding the Loom Fandom on the internet. What I'd really want to know more than anything is;
Did you really paint this?:
[url]http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z[/url] ([url]http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z[/url])

Its fantastic! If you did make this, I have a project for FORGE that I would love your hand at.


Sorry, I didn't paint this. It's the only drawing uploaded in deviantart by myself which isn't mine. However, if you need someone to paint, tell me! ;)

Anyway, why not? I can't paint amazing paintings like this http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z (http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3acz1z), but I can paint realistic portraits like these http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c03ao (http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c03ao) http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d38c7pr (http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d38c7pr), cartoons/caricatures like this http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c02ml (http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c02ml) or even coats of arms like these http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c0dik (http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c0dik) http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c0dxy (http://mpinillos.deviantart.com/#/d4c0dxy) . So I would be grateful if you allow me to make paintings for you, either character design or box game poster.

To sum up, I can help you drawing anything you demand me or translating the game into Spanish.

See you!


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on October 07, 2011, 03:43:44 PM
Thanks MPinillos, this is exactly the spirit! Anyway, I'll use the next days to create a detailed to-do list and let you know. I surely could be interested in the coats of arms for Chapter 3, and maybe in the Portraits, but I surely don't need help for the Boxart, which is 90% done already.

Cheers!


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: MPinillos on October 08, 2011, 06:22:15 AM
Thanks MPinillos, this is exactly the spirit! Anyway, I'll use the next days to create a detailed to-do list and let you know. I surely could be interested in the coats of arms for Chapter 3, and maybe in the Portraits, but I surely don't need help for the Boxart, which is 90% done already.

Cheers!
You're welcome ;) Ok, thanks for the chance!

See you!


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Alex on October 08, 2011, 09:03:13 AM
Thanks MPinillos, this is exactly the spirit! Anyway, I'll use the next days to create a detailed to-do list and let you know. I surely could be interested in the coats of arms for Chapter 3, and maybe in the Portraits, but I surely don't need help for the Boxart, which is 90% done already.

Cheers!
Oh? Who's the artist? And what will the boxart be like? Loom-ish but with gauntlets?


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Argyle on October 14, 2011, 03:08:05 AM
Thanks MPinillos, this is exactly the spirit! Anyway, I'll use the next days to create a detailed to-do list and let you know. I surely could be interested in the coats of arms for Chapter 3, and maybe in the Portraits, but I surely don't need help for the Boxart, which is 90% done already.

Cheers!
Oh? Who's the artist? And what will the boxart be like? Loom-ish but with gauntlets?

It's gorgeous, and that's all I can divulge.

*goes back to keeping on top of business* :(


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on October 15, 2011, 12:54:41 PM
Wait a minute Carl AKA Argyle... did you do that? Or you're just teasing as you've seen it, you bad guy? :D

Anyway, I remember more than one person contributed to that wonderful piece of art (I'm teasing too, right now), but I'll have to ask Duke for the names.

And, by the way, Alex: your guess may not be too far from truth. ;)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Argyle on October 15, 2011, 04:03:34 PM
I didn't make it, no no. I've just seen it and helped with edits and touchups, but it was never decided upon for the finalizations.


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: Alex on October 15, 2011, 05:04:05 PM
Heh.

So, will the cover be revealed along with the demo's release, or earlier? :)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on November 06, 2011, 07:41:48 AM
Along with the demo, as it's more or less already done. Just needs some fine tuning here and there. ;)

But please let's continue using this thread for its purpose: "Want to join the Team? And whats needed..." ok? ;)


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: always adventure on December 18, 2011, 09:50:40 AM
I cannot help with graphics, animation, or music, but I can help with dialogue -- if you still need help with that.

I designed a fan-game called Star Trek: the Continuing Voyage a few years back www.startrekthecontinuingvoyage.com (http://www.startrekthecontinuingvoyage.com), so you can take a look at my work and see if you think I could help with anything.

I have done a fair amount of writing, some of it is published on the web.  My wife has a degree in film and took classes in script writing while in college, so I would certainly be able to get her input as well.





Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: abisso on December 21, 2011, 04:27:07 PM
Hi AlwaysAdventure, and thanks for the kind offer. I'll check the game to have an idea of your skills and let you know. But as I tell to anyone, any help in the dialogue section won't become necessary very soon as dialogues for the demo are already 100% complete and those for Ch.2 are almost done as well.

Stay with us in the meantime, though. Have a cup of green tea and join the crew on this cruise in the sea of sparks and metal!


Title: Re: Want to join the Team? And whats needed...
Post by: always adventure on December 25, 2011, 11:42:29 AM
Well, let me know if you do need any help at some point.  Your Loom project is definitely the most exciting yet, and hopefully it will be the one to succeed.

My wife has some interest in voice acting as well, I don't know if you need any of that, or how professional it has to be, but let me know.