Ahoy mates! This thread is intended to outline exactly which roles are available in the Hearts of Oak development team, as well as keeping track of who does what and showing where we have vacancies. The team will be split into separate groups, each specialising in particular areas, to make sure everyone knows what each other is capable of. Below is a list of the groups and individual roles' descriptions (the names of each role are in square brackets). Members added to each group will be listed beneath them. If for some reason you are part of the team but not listed here, please let me know. • Coordination and Management - [Coordinator] - Members willing to take on a management role in the game's development, ensuring that all teams are working together efficiently, and compiling content when necessary. Members: Brynn MacPherson, Hylie Pistof, Captain Armstrong, Post Captain, Armada • Creative Support and Brainstorming - [Creative Support] - Members contributing in-depth ideas and concepts to the brainstorming threads. Members: Pieter Boelen, Hylie Pistof, HundertzehnGustav, Captain François, Sir Morgan's Revenge, Haereticus, Admirable Mike, Edward Kenway, LikeAnEagle • 3D Modelling and Animation - [3D Artist] - Members with experience in Maya, 3DS Max or similar, who can create high-quality models for various parts of the game. Includes modellers who also produce their own textures and animations. Members: Armada, Captain Armstrong, SuperDurnius, AndyK, JohnV, ZarethPL, LordDrow, Damski62, Boosh, Haereticus, Gareth, Alex Connor, Mirones - [Animator] - Members who can work with modellers to help bring their creations to life in the game. Includes those who can work with the UDK Matinee interface to produce cinematic cut-scenes. Members: Damski62 • Terrain Sculpting - [Terrain Sculptor] - Members able to generate vast, realistic landscapes for the game. Members: JohnV, GallowsPole, Lord Hayden, Harley, RumRunner1720 • 2D Texture Artists - [2D Artist] - Members with experience in Photoshop, GIMP or similar, who can produce high-quality textures for models and user interfaces. Also includes those proficient with the UDK Material Editor, who can produce realistic shaders. Members: AndyK, SuperDurnius, HundertzehnGustav, Haereticus, Legendary_Spider • Programming - [Programmer] - Members with suitable programming knowledge, who can help to develop the game's behind-the-scenes code functions. UPDATE: Now includes those with knowledge of the CryEngine or Ogre3D engine; NOT the UDK. Members: Hammie, Hazardooster, Kirill Novozhilov, danduk82, RusMolot, BelThorne, ChichesTH, Captain Murphy • General User Interface Developers - [GUI Developer] - Members with experience in creating flash content or similar, who can create various GUI elements for the game. Members: CSHM, Abrevlan • Music and Sound Effects - [Music and SFX] - Musicians, composers, sound effects artists and voice actors who can create appropriate sounds and tracks for the game. Members: Chas, Paden James, jmooremusic, TKP, Ckukla, rgarber, Taydeer, Thomas, Lord Hayden, Legendary_Spider, Flannery, Ovro, LikeAnEagle • Quest Writers - [Quest Writer] - Members with a creative flair who can come up with exciting storyline concepts, and work with the other content creation teams to make these ideas come to life. UPDATE: Work has now commenced on drafting out the game's first storyline. Please report to the Storyline Writing forum once you have been granted team status. Team coordinator: Luke McReady Members: Jack Rackham, Acknuth, Sir Morgan's Revenge, Dario • Quality Control - [QC Advisor] - Members with extensive knowledge or expertise in particular subject areas, who can offer support and advice to the content creation teams. Please specify your area of expertise in your signature. Members: Post Captain, Luke McReady - [QC Tester] - Members testing Alpha and Beta versions of the game, to help iron out bugs and ensure various features work as intended. Members: NONE - This post will not be open until we release the first version of the game. • Game Promotion and Advertising - Members who can promote the game's development through various media, both to deliver news updates and to help recruit more developers. Members: Thagarr, Pieter Boelen, Armada, Admirable Mike, Edward Kenway If you wish to apply for any of the above, please do so by starting a thread to introduce yourself and your intentions. You may apply for more than one role. Some existing members will be placed within these groups to start with; if you want to apply for another role or do not want to be included in one, please say so in this thread.