Helloo, I’m Sawyer aka Soybeen, developer of Booga Booga. I’ve been to the Accelerator program 2 times before. I’m looking to lead a team.
Booga Booga was my Accelerator 2018 project, so I have warm feelings towards the program. I would be open to the idea of bringing a team to work closely on Booga Booga with me if I were to attend it for a third year. For the team, I want to recruit up-and-coming talent rather than people who already have active projects or commitments. I am looking for well-rounded people who have experience but want more, and people who can not only take good direction, but those who demonstrate independent problem-solving skills and personal initiative.
As team leader, I would plan the division of labor based around your skills. There is a lot of fundamental work that needs to be done on a game like Booga Booga, but even more room for innovation, so an open mind is necessary.
Since Booga Booga is already a well-established game, our time at HQ would be spent two ways; either designing new gameplay features, or optimizing existing ones. For example, our first task would be optimizing the game for Mobile, and making the game available for play on XBox during the first month of the program. Our second task would be designing NPC villages to behave like real players, so experience with programming and AI are fantastic.
Personally I am a well-rounded solo developer who has an intimate understanding of Roblox Studio and Lua. I have an entrepreneurial mindset, and will attempt to bring out the best of your abilities. I’m receptive, communicative, and I enjoy teaching, so I encourage questions.
When it comes to the type of person I’m prospecting for, I value some skills higher than others.
If you have experience with AI, character rigging, and NPC programming, you’re golden.
If you have experience with user input, and optimizing UI for all platforms simultaneously, you’re golden.
If you have experience with designing and managing flexible data storage systems, you’re golden.
Booga Booga speaks to my development style, but if you are interested in joining the team for the duration of the Summer Accelerator program, I will need to know more about yours. Send me a DM with a brief portfolio if you’re interested.
Good luck to all