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Steamgear - A Massive Robot Day Game Collab

5/8/12 by RedHarvest
Updated 5/9/12

( i, like many others, was bummed i couldn't contribute to Pico day so i really want to get something in for this holiday and show NGs some support! - and i was thinking, with a massive collaboration like this, it's even more fun to get more people involved!)

Once, for robot day, with the help of some INSANELY talented artists/Musician (1 haha), I was able to start up a pretty awesome movie collab >> RAGEOUS 7 << so I'm going to try another robot day collab..this one even bigger than the last

This is a very simple and BROAD concept i have come up with for robot day - sort of a fantasy steampunk/western robo platform style game ( a la megaman, contra - esk in gameplay style) This concept has a lot of developing still to happen so nothing is set in stone! (i just find to have an idea and jumping off point really moves things along to start) and I am hoping to assemble a MASSIVE team of people who are interested in making a really cool game for robot day. I know steampunk is done to death...but...i still think its cool and haven't come across many games with it. (i have a more expansive plot idea that i will share with the team when we start spit ballin' ideas)


[ I'll be serving as sort of the producer/facilitator for the group & will be filling one of these rolls]
So without further adieu - Here are the positions that will be available for this game (open to ANYONE! )

-Programmer [ probably the most important part- -no programmer, no game! ]

-Level Designer [ you will decide what will make this game challenging - **no artistic ability required** just a great sense of what makes these kinds of games fun and interesting. (here is a link of what the level designer will need to be providing SHITTIEST LEVEL DSN's just an example...) so things like layouts, traps, enemy placements - - all things that will need to be handled by you!

-Character sprites[ this will be a lot of work but you will be making basically every functioning character/enemy/boss ect...and probably the actual platforms and solid objects as well] (i'll either doing this or the UI depending on the interest and who fits best where)

-Background Artist [ though the artist above will create the ground - the distant backgrounds are what can really add atmosphere and beauty to games **no animation skills needed** (although animated backgrounds could be awesome too!)

-Menu's and UI [ health bars, level clearing screens, pause screens, intro menus, ect ect..]

-Cutscene Animator/artist [ This will be a lot of work - once we settle into what the REAL story is, it'll be your job to create cool cutscenes to help the game feel even bigger and tell the story ] this could also just be more of a "motion comic" kinda thing if someon is more from the art portal world and wants to join!

-Voice Actor/s[ games with voices are always cooler - -granted these will be more of humanoid voices but.. never the less voices will be needed! ** you should probably have the means to make your voice - - robo-ish** ] all together though, who knows where the voices will go.

-SFX [ whether you are great at scouring the internet for awesome sounds or create them yourself, we will need plenty! ]


So there it is! - - I am very aware that it might only take a team of about three people to fill most of these rolls, but I'm more interested in this idea for the collaboration and how much i love working with other people - -So if you wanna join in the fun -we've got about two months, but i'm figuring that with the roles being a bit more spread around - it shouldn't be TOO much time off anyone's plate

so just throw a post in here if you are interested and what role/s you are interested in (or shoot me a pm) and I'll announce what the full team is gonna be this weekend!

Lets have some fun and make something awesome for Robot Day!

Steamgear - A Massive Robot Day Game Collab


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Let's rock this game, Red!

5/12/12 RedHarvest responds:


Hey let me know if you need some help with the game with the level designing via PM ok?

5/9/12 RedHarvest responds:

you got it mate!

I wouldn't mind hopping on as a programmer. :P

5/9/12 (Updated 5/9/12) RedHarvest responds:

hey - i know you!!! you made that game on the front page right now that i fucking CAN NOT's way too hard

Sick idea man! If i wasn't doing my exams right now I would so help, but continue starting group projects like this - people like you are what keep Newgrounds brilliant!

5/9/12 RedHarvest responds:

yeah man - Collaboration is key! thanks for the kind words

Could I help in any way?

Possibly Backgrounds or UI/Menus?

5/9/12 RedHarvest responds:

i'll indeed let you know if there's a position for you when the newspost runs the old course of the front page!



Sounds like a winner to me! Can I do some music for this?

5/9/12 RedHarvest responds:

got ur pm : )

On second thought, I might be busy... :I

5/9/12 RedHarvest responds:

haha well no worries man!

Well ok if you want me to design it shoot me a PM.

I would love to join this in some way! I don't know what you would want me in, but if you need any animator, I'm up for it



I would -LOVE- to be apart of a large collab. I'm a new voice actor and wanting to put what I'm able to do out there, Hit me up sometime and give me an example of what you want.

5/9/12 RedHarvest responds:

It'll depend on what the roles are as the game starts to come together so i will let you know if you fit any of the particular roles once they are created!



If I wasn't trying to find a place to live right now, and a full time job...
I'd join this. I'd LOVE to get involved in this some how :(
damn moving out of home.. to a different country. *shakes fist*
Next year I should hopefully be getting involved with every event I can :3

5/9/12 RedHarvest responds:

we will all see you then, good luck with your move!

I could design the levels if you want, but it depends how many levels do you want designed? and by when?

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

well for who ever ends up doing them - the number of levels will probably be heavily depending on how much the coder can do in the time frame - so we will have to see on that one -

Steamgear looks awesome! I hope it turns out well :D

But i have sad news. You know that one show I hired you for, "Candle Cove"? I've had to cancel the cartoon because the guy who wrote the original story, Kris Straub, doesn't want me doing it. I was trying to contact you sooner, but I couldn't do so till today, and I thought that this was an appropriate way to do so. 3:

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

thats ok man - shit happens, life happens. best of luck with the rest of your projects!

I'd love to help with voicing if you'll have me lol

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

cool! i'll check out your stuff and we'll see what voices we start to need as the plotline takes more shape



'Rageous 7-2 for 2013? ;)

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

haha that'd be epic man



I may be able to help with SFX or or levels.

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:


How many levels/zones will there be?

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

i'll shoot you a pm ; )



i'm submitting a small entry for NATA but I'd love to help out with cutscenes if you need an extra hand and I might be able to dabble in some character sprites. Trying to make this a very productive summer before being swallowed up into school again.

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

cool man, i'll keep you in mind - - got any art or animation stuff i could check out? didn't see anything on your profile!

I wish I knew the first thing about game programming. Doing cutscenes might be something I could help out with, and actually have some experience with lol.

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

yeah man programming is insane...i salute any who can do it - - but yeah man, i'll keep you in mind if you're free when the time comes -

Wow!!! That logo is awesome....... I wish I could help you but I dont hav any experience doing collabs and currently I'm trying to polish my animation skills...... Wish you a very good luck with your project... :D

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:




ill do sprites or cutscenes if you need em.

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

awesome man, Dinoshift was so cute and fun! haha



I would join but im too busy with NATA, sorry red;P

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

no need for apologies! - best of luck with NATA, can't wait to check out your entry

I could do it maybe.
But I have other projects at the moment so I'll see...

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

be sure to let me know man! we accomplished some crazy things in that week we made smackdown haha



Well holy cow! The logo you whipped up already looks awesome :D
I'm pretty busy right now though, and probably will be straight through robot day, so I'll just be wishing you luck for now. So good luck!! I'm sure it'll rock!!

5/8/12 RedHarvest responds:

ahh - too bad man, thanks for the good wishes though, & glad you like the logo!