Saturday, September 17, 2011

Writers Needed

Hey everyone.
I don't suppose an apology would really cut it.
But rest assured, I'm committed to seeing this thing made. One thing keeps burning me out though: writing the dialogue.
And that's where you come in.
How the conversation system works is, each character has a default ask response, a default tell response, etc.; these are what they say when the player asks or tells or gives them something that they don't have a hard coded response for. In addition, they have specific responses to specific keywords; asking the Captain about the Belisarius provokes a specific line of dialogue.
Complicating this is a binary helpful/unhelpful system, where a character's response can vary depending on their mood, and certain questions or stimuli can change them to helpful or unhelpful. There is also a method by which a person's response can be varied from game to game, further increasing the dynamic nature of Pressure.
What I need is anybody who has any talent with writing whatsoever to write some dialogue. It could be a line or two, it could be an entire character. I just need some help. Meanwhile, I'll finish writing in the ocean and the method by which the horrifiying creatures of the deep can break in.
Hopefully, together, we can make this game see the light of day.

12 comments:

  1. HOPE HAS BEEN RESTORED

    I'd actually suggest posting a thread on /v/ asking for help; the "broquest" debacle really stirred up a lot of interest, and I know a shit ton of people applied to be writers for the game.

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  2. Even in the darkness of the ocean floor, there is still light.

    So how do I do some writing? Do I sign up somewhere, or do I just start writing and send it to you?

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  3. There's nowhere you need to sign up. Just start writing.

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  4. What characters do you need? I'll get drunk and hammer out some shit for fun.

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  5. Yeah, I would love to write something; just give us a list of characters/situations.

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  6. Hey dinosaur are you still working on this? I wouldn't mind writting something but:
    A) I would need some direction, like a few sample characters and situations i should write about.
    B) I'll probably need some editing or atleast proofreading since english is my second lenguage.
    If you are interested, just tell me how to contact you.

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  7. Yea, same as what anon said.

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  8. please don't tell me this is dead ;_;

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  9. Don't you die on me!

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  10. Live damn you.

    The frame is made, this can become something great.

    Don't leave us hanging.

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  11. Get the paddles, CLEAR!

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  12. Hey everyone! You can send dialogue (Or questions, or what have you) to pressuredialogue@gmail.com
    In broad terms, I need any dialogue someone on the station might say. More directly, I need stuff the captain might say, a scientist, a mechanic, and a chef.
    In terms of situations, a basic, idle dialogue, something in an emergency, and any basic background information; the captain might mention a large creature has been seen swimming around outside recently, for example.

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