Having people join your team
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Hi again. I made a team but I didn't see a tab or anything that said 'get people on your team' or something like that. So how do i ask someone to join my team?

Posted on 2014-05-07 21:39:06


Heh, traditionally you make friends and decide to work together.

That feature was kinda a throwback to the VERGE Community of 17 years ago. I think you might be the first person to actually use it ,_,

Posted on 2014-05-08 02:09:19


Interesting. Yeah, I asked two of my friends if they wanted to make a video game with me and they were interested so I sent them the links to this website so they could check it out, make an account, and we could make a game. I myself am working on a game alone and I'm halfway done with the maps, and have barely worked on the characters. But I have no idea how they would be able to join my team. Also, can you please explain to me how the entire team thing works?

Posted on 2014-05-08 19:24:59 (last edited on 2014-05-08 19:31:52)


Sadly, M_Dragon, I don't think there's a whole lot to explain -- Grue can correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe you get any benefit out of having a team. There are no forums or mailing lists or anything. Like Grue said, I think you're the first one to actually use it. :)

Posted on 2014-05-09 02:31:45


Oh...So you can't make a game with friends or anything unless you are all at the same computer at the same time? Then how did you guys all work on Sully? Also, whenever I actually "create" a team, when I turn my computer on again, the "team" is not saved. But if I were to create a website for my "team", then wouldn't we be able to exchange ideas through that? Because I think I could use wikispaces or write my own HTML to do so.

Posted on 2014-05-09 19:00:23 (last edited on 2014-05-09 19:03:27)


I got it! I created a wikispace that has a discussion page where my team members and I can exchange code, maps, and characters and discuss the makings of a video game! here is the link: http://maximumjoy.wikispaces.com/home
just copy and paste it in your searchbar to get there. Also, only members of Maximum Joy (my team) can be a member of the wiki. Also, you have to be invited to view the wiki which means I will have to invite you.

Posted on 2014-05-09 20:16:06 (last edited on 2014-05-10 22:26:28)


A wiki is a great way to keep your ideas organized!

As far as working on the game together, you'll have to figure out some way of sharing the files among the computers that you're working on. This can be as simple as sending them to each other via email, or uploading files to a shared FTP or something. You'll probably want one person in charge of getting everyone's changes working together, which can be annoying but is very important. If you don't have more than one person working heavily in each area (for example, if you've got one person writing code, one person doing story development, and one person doing art, and you don't stray into each others' territory too much), you might be able to get away with this without too much trouble.

If you think you'll end up stepping on each others' toes, though, it's probably best to figure out some sort of real version control system. This means having a server somewhere that is running software that keeps track of your files for you, and everyone in your project can get or modify the files as needed. This gets a lot more complicated; if you're just starting out and think you can manage without it, it might make your lives a little simpler to just ignore this for now.

Of course, if you already know how to use Subversion, git, or Mercurial, you're ahead of the game and should just use your favorite one of those. :)

Posted on 2014-05-10 03:39:57


OK, sounds good! I think I will talk to my friends and have us specialize and we can upload examples of what we've done to the wiki. Also, I think that I will be the person in charge who says what to work on next because I have had more experience and am familiar with a few more things in verge. Once again, thank you for the help Kildorf! :)

Posted on 2014-05-10 12:50:17


Good luck with the game! Make sure to post screenshots or demos when you've got something to show off. :)

Posted on 2014-05-10 15:14:36


If you want to see one screenshot, feel free to copy and paste the website link to check it out! but you might have to get a wikispace account first...I didn't feel like wasting more time making a website from scratch... but the wiki has a screenshot and some basic pages.

Posted on 2014-05-10 22:25:47


I'd love to check it out, M_Dragon, but you made the wiki private, so I can't see it without being part of your team. ;)

When you've got a few things you really want to show off, I very much encourage you to put some in a public place and post them here on the forums though. Don't worry about it right away, though, just work on the game! :D

Good luck to you and the rest of your team.

Posted on 2014-05-11 19:08:54

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