I'm looking for a solid background artist and animator who is willing to work with me on a rather large project. I'm wanting to put together a team and some solid concept art for the game I'm writing and do a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development. I would like to have an artist in mind to work with me before trying kickstarter so I know how much money is needed for us to stay afloat while developing the game.
The game will have the humorous feel of the old Lucas Arts games Day of the Tentacle, or Sam and Max Hit the Road. If you don't have any clue what I'm talking about when I give you those titles well... do some research if you want to be taken seriously.
The goal with this game will be to sell it as a downloadable game like Mechinarium. NOT a free online flash game, though there will more than likely be a demo that will be released. I'm currently writing the script and plotting out all the puzzles.
I have a rough story arc that spans several games (episodes), and if the first game does well then it would grow from there.
I have just incorporated my company and I'm really taking this seriously. Money will of course be tight but being a productive part of the team would entitle you to a percentage of the revenue from game sales.
So if you are a fantastic artist who isn't in high school, or going to college soon or whatever, and you are willing to help me with a project that will take several months of work and doesn't pay very well up front let me know. I would love to take a look at your artwork here on Newgrounds or Deviant art and let you know what I think.
I have a few other projects that I'm finishing up soon and the first thing that will be needed is some concept art to show in the Kickstarter campaign. Also having the ability to record a bit of video of yourself and send it to me would be awesome. SUPER DUPER EXTRA bonus points if you live near Chicago.
As a sample of what I'm looking for here is some concept art from a game called Torchlight. I find that this style, perhaps a bit more simplified will be what we will be going after. I didn't draw this art, I just don't want to post to much about the game online yet if I can help it so I'm using this as an example of the style I would prefer.
I hope to hear from you.
Here is a link to a larger version of this image.