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Matt Boothman

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20th April, 2006 at 22:42:04 -

Muz was posting the other day about click dying, and that conversation ( http://www2.create-games.com/forum_post.asp?id=151895 ) got me thinking. Why couldn't there be a massive click supergroup, with loads of people in? Often click groups start, get about 4 members and sort of, die. It happened with the click group I was in before, and it happens all the time. That Muz post, along with this ( http://www2.create-games.com/forum_post.asp?id=151898 ) has brought me to offer you a proposal:

The Proposal:
- We start a click group, a supergroup, which is amalgamated from existing click groups, individuals, whoever wants to join. Obviously not everyone could join, for example LIJI.
- Create a website, with a proper domain (no freewebs) made with php or asp so we can have a database with members, games, previews etc. We could get an unlimited bandwidth/space host so that there'd be no running out of space or any annoying messages.
- Have a Vitalize arcade on the site, with highscore boards.
- Call it something cool.

The Advantages:
- People have a place to host all their games.
- People's games will be well advertised because the site would be well visited and linked.
- Group projects could be easily created and overseen. There'd be no trouble in getting lots of people working on a game, and communication would be easy (via forums, MSN addresses).
- Certain people could have different roles, like if someone was really good at GFX but rubbish at coding they could focus mainly on making GFX. Obviously these roles don't have to be stuck to.
- Beginners at klik could learn off the more experienced of the group.

Now paying for the hosting and domain could be done with a mixture of donations and members paying a small fee. But if we get a unlimited host for 2 years it costs about 80/$120, which isn't that much if you consider how many people this project could gather up.

Now obviously if no-one wants to do this then it would be implausible starting anything.

So my question to you is:

Do you agree with any of this, and would you (or your group) be willing to participate? Is there anything you would change?.

Actually that's two questions; never mind. Please add anything you can to this topic, except penises. Also admins, please don't move this to the Solitaire Club, nobody reads that!

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20th April, 2006 at 22:48:20 -

There's a very easy solution to this.

http://lbi.freewaretop40.hostingposts.com/

 
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20th April, 2006 at 22:51:28 -

Aye, it would be *like* that, but in my view it would be a totally democratic thing, that is everybody gets to choose the name and stuff like that.

 
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20th April, 2006 at 22:52:14 -

I also support this idea

 
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20th April, 2006 at 22:54:24 -

I think this is a pretty good idea, but I'd like to suggest there be multiple levels of the group. For instance, tier 1 for the elitists, tier 2 for the competent, tier 3 for the others... or something like that. So people can at least get reconition for their work, and not be brought down by something not as good.

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20th April, 2006 at 22:55:32 -

If there's a group someone needs to be over it all. Everyone in the group vote on a leader other than themselves. People in the group can propose games they wanna make and members can decide if they want to help. Also maybe have ranks where people work under each other, again based on the group voting who they think would be best in the division. If you plan on the idea working there needs to be something stable and organized so the group doesnt fall apart. I wouldn't mind joining if the idea works.

 
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20th April, 2006 at 22:58:19 -

Not so sure on the ranks part - surely this would create elitism and snobbery?

 
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20th April, 2006 at 23:04:07 -

Yes Noodle!

I'm in favour of this idea! It sounds ace, cool, fab!

Alas, it will require the utmost dedication and commitment from all those who express an interest to create and maintain such a team.



 
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20th April, 2006 at 23:06:41 -

Well I mean obvious things. If you do graphics, be ranked under the graphics department in the group. Same as for coding and so on, and maybe have semi groups out of the main group if one part makes their own game series.

 
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20th April, 2006 at 23:12:05 -

Maybe no ranks... how would we decide on who gets in and who doesn't? Strict test?

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20th April, 2006 at 23:15:35 -

Only problem with working in groups is:

+ Time differences
+ Disagreements
+ Laziness

I've experienced this in TDC online game team - the project has stayed still simply because of people being lazy or not having enough time. But then again there will be more people in this group, so more chance of not having lazy members I guess.

 
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20th April, 2006 at 23:21:18 -

There'll still be individual projects, and DC mails... there should be leaders to solve disagreements.

 
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20th April, 2006 at 23:23:11 -

I'm worried this idea might lead to a click community rather than a group

 
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20th April, 2006 at 23:24:47 -

Yes, it's true these problems occur, but these could be solved by discussion/compromise. The time difference thing could be sorted by working with people mainly of your timezone, and if someone's being lazy without good reason then somebody else could do that part of the game. Obviously if somebody never ever completes a game then we would think twice about letting them join yes?

Good point though Flava, what's your opinion about it?

 
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20th April, 2006 at 23:26:07 -

A community without n00bs?

Edit: So... no leaders in the group, but individual leaders over group projects?

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