Update: We are no longer seeking developers as of August 1st. 2018.
Thank you to those who offered help. I am very much pleased with our small little dev team and looking forward to working with each and every one of you! To those of you who were still interested, I am sorry but we will not be looking to expand our team beyond what is currently being worked with. A few exceptions may be made to this for people who reached out ahead of time before the closing window (you will be notified if this includes you). To everyone else, look forward to more updates now that things are moving along at a steady pace!
Even with all the work that's been done in terms of setting it up, Velkacis is still in it's early stages. There is no set date for the opening due to things out of the owner's control, bugs and glitches which need fixed by UD before it's even an option. In other words, it's going to be awhile before things are completed.
The benefits of this are that its a relaxed process right now and there will be very little pressure for you to get things done right away unless someone else is relying on you (in which case you need to be communicating with them- failing this is basically the only way you will end up removed from this position), but the downside is that there's basically no guarantees for payoff currently.
The developer role is NOT an administrative role, however you will be placed on the chat 'Helper' rank to indicate your involvement unless you request otherwise. You can expect to work together with others in a lax environment for the time being. I would especially love to collaborate with each of you personally when its possible for me to do so.
What we're currently looking for:
- General management/organization, especially forums and webpages
- Lore and storywriting, planning events around the lore, etc.
- Artwork, especially poses and rooms
- More ideas!
- Must have an active account on Chatlands.com and be prepared to create an account on our forums (members who are accepted for the developer role will receive an invite)
- Must be a member of our Discord server as it will be used for working with others much of the time.
- Artists should be able to work with the standards of the official art which is already provided (doesn't have to be a perfect match, some style variation is to be expected, but we will lean on one another a bit to make it cohesive!)
- Must be capable of working well with others and keeping peace at all costs, we have 0 tolerance for drama and misbehaviour.
- Must be at least 16 years old per Chatlands TOS.
Terms and agreements:
The 'dev' role is a temporary position and you will not be guaranteed a position on staff, although if things go well, when everything is set up our developers will have a shot at applying for staff before any other group.
I cannot provide any kind of payment for your work (although I wish I could), compensation for your effort will include recognition on our site on our donors list (once its up it will be accessible straight from the homepage), and if you wish, a link to your website can be included as well for all to see. If you would like to work out some sort of trade we can discuss it, but I cannot guarantee anything.
You will retain full rights to any work you provide to Velkacis, including artwork and writing. You may resell anything donated to Velkacis, however if you do please let me know so I can be aware of it beforehand! I would prefer to keep Velkacis unique but right now I'm mostly just looking to get things off the ground so it isn't my primary concern.
If anything is branded specifically for Velkacis I prefer you at least change it enough so that it isn't a direct rip off. For example if you repurpose art of an NPC, change or remove the colours and such so that its less obvious. Also due to the fact that the concepts for our pose set species will be original (based off of refs I designed), I again would ask that you alter the features to be less recognizable/more generic in the event that they are resold.
Please begin by stating your username on Chatlands, Discord tag, and age. State a little bit about yourself. It can be interests, hobbies, or anything! Are you familiar with working environments such as administration/development? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? What are you most interested in helping with? If you're an artist/writer, would you share some of your work? What is the best way to get in touch with you when you're needed? Did you read and understand all of the terms and do you agree to them? (If not, let me know and we can work things out on an individual basis!)
Applications for this position now closed. Any more submissions beyond this point will be ignored.