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CCSF 2012 Help Wanted   
Jessica

Jessica
United States  

 visit Jessica's website: Discover Albia
  9/4/2012

There are many projects in the works at the moment, all in anticipation of the CCSF 2012! With so many things to work on, a little extra help is often needed to finish up releases in time. I wanted to create a topic where developers can come together to seek out or offer help in different ways. I imagine many are already working on other projects, CCSF-related or not, but anyone with a little spare time would be most welcome!

Feel free to post with a description of the type of person or people you need to finish up a project... Or, if you have some extra time, describe your skills! I'm hoping to bring together at least a few project groups to get some releases finished up. It's a great opportunity to work together for this year's CCSF! And yes, consider this the beginning of my panic mode, because there are less than two months left. Ha ha!

STATUS: Closed
POSITION: Web Site Designer
DESCRIPTION: I'm happy to put together a site for the CCSF 2012, but I would be very thankful to any web site designers who might have some extra time! I have some ideas in mind, though there is some creative freedom. This is something that has an earlier deadline than the rest of the CCSF: It should ideally be completed by the first or second week in October. This puts a little pressure on anyone interested in helping out, so please keep this in mind. Like I said, I'm planning on putting this together if no one steps forward within the next week or so. I just know there are more talented web site designers out there!

STATUS: Closed
POSITION: Graphics Artist
DESCRIPTION: I would love to have someone with great graphics skills work on some CCSF images! The main images I'm after are for the different worlds. Before you run off thinking that sounds too complicated, I'll happily settle for images of planets, sort of in the style of Spore. There are some other possible graphics to create, though these are the most important at the moment. I may also be looking for professional-looking images of some of the Creatures species... Contact me for more details if you have experience with creating these sorts of graphics!

STATUS: Open
POSITION: Breed/Sprite Maker
DESCRIPTION: I've been in contact with Nev about her awesome breed in development! The good news is that this has been switched from a C2 breed to a C3/DS breed! Naturally, this comes with some extra work. Nev is looking for someone to create a visual sprite checklist so she can work on crafting each image for the different poses. This person, or someone else, is also needed to assemble the sprites. This is a great opportunity to work on an amazing project! If I knew how to do this, I would have jumped on board immediately. Want an idea of the finished product? Click Here!

STATUS: Closed (Grendel Man)
POSITION: Geneticist
DESCRIPTION: Nev is also looking for someone to help out with creating a unique genome for her new C3/DS breed. An example: "Would it also be possible to make it a norn that is happy around plants and flowers, and gets angry when it sees a critter being hit?" My guess is that this breed will not have a million different changes, but Nev will obviously have the final say! I might add that I highly recommend basing this genome off of the CFE Norn genome.


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Yomegami
Sanely Insane

Yomegami
United States  
Manager


 visit Yomegami's website: The Realm
  9/4/2012

Did someone say "geneticist?"

While I've my own projects to work on, but I'd be more than willing to lend Nev a little hand with her own breed if she needs it. If that question is relevant to the breed, then I can say "yes" to the first part and "no" to the second (at least, the latter's impossible without the critter being specifically coded to do so).


~ The Realm ~
D.L. Yomegami's Creatures Blog


 
Ghosthande
Prodigal Sock

Ghosthande
United States  

 visit Ghosthande's website: Breeders Beware
  9/5/2012

Hmm, I thought the CCSF web site was going to be hosted by Don, since she already has a really good system set up for it which would negate the (lengthy) process of making a site from scratch. Have plans changed...?


 
Jessica

Jessica
United States  

 visit Jessica's website: Discover Albia
  9/5/2012

Nope: Don is going to host the site, but I figured there would need to be some CSS and actual site design involved. I haven't heard anything else from Don, though, so maybe I'm assuming incorrectly. But the past CCSF web sites have all been different, so I figured there wasn't just one template file. What's been done in the past?

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ylukyun
Patient Pirate

ylukyun

Manager



  9/5/2012

I would guess there is some sort of templating system in place. I seem to remember Don mentioning something about this at one point.
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


 visit Laura's website: CC Chat
  9/5/2012

Don usually makes the site herself, as well as host it, or rather she has most years. I know she did last year. [nsmile]
 
Jessica

Jessica
United States  

 visit Jessica's website: Discover Albia
  9/5/2012

Well, that changes things! I wasn't aware of that, and haven't heard anything to suggest that Don would be creating the site. I guess Don will be the one to comment about this! Just want to be sure that she'll be available to do it again this year. Thanks for the information!

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sam999

sam999


 visit sam999's website: Speculative Evolution
  9/6/2012

I found this tutorial and thought whoever decided to do the planets might find it helpful.

P.S. Also, this.

 
Jessica

Jessica
United States  

 visit Jessica's website: Discover Albia
  9/6/2012

Thanks so much for those links, Sam! Those tutorials are awesome... Didn't even know they existed! Hopefully this will make it easier for someone looking to help out with this, unless they're already versed in this type of stuff. I might have to try this out someday!

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Jessica

Jessica
United States  

 visit Jessica's website: Discover Albia
  9/7/2012

STATUS: Closed
POSITION: Two Testers
DESCRIPTION: C-Rex is hard at work on a music sampler to be released during the CCSF 2012! He currently has one tester, but he is seeking two more for feedback and actual testing. Jump on board to help out with a very unique release this year! Remember, two different people are requested to help out.


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Don

Don
United Kingdom  

 visit Don's website: AmberCreatures
  9/11/2012

I can skin the website if you want, and if you have a theme/image in mind I can use that :)

Don
AmberCreatures


 
Jessica

Jessica
United States  

 visit Jessica's website: Discover Albia
  9/16/2012

Thanks, Don! I definitely didn't see this message until today, so I apologize about the delay. I'll get in contact with you via PM this week. Thanks again!

I just wanted to check in on the status of the other positions. Have you taken on the geneticist position for Nev, Grendel Man? And consider this a little nudge to get the other positions filled. Just about a month and a half to go!


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Yomegami
Sanely Insane

Yomegami
United States  
Manager


 visit Yomegami's website: The Realm
  9/16/2012

Yes, I have. Nev's been rather quiet lately, though.

~ The Realm ~
D.L. Yomegami's Creatures Blog


 


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