Just advertising something in here using the new Deviantart Eclipse mode.
I have a Facebook group called Nerd Conference. It's a group that's mostly dedicated to game developing, but there's also room for posting nerdy or geeky stuffs like anime/movie clips, fan art, your large collection of video games or comics or figures, and your latest buys, but that stuff is for keeping the group active because not EVERYBODY is a game developer.
I have 4 goals for this group. 1: To turn people who want to become game developers into game developers. There is a simple step in becoming a game developer, and that is to share your ideas. You can then take any course for any language you desire to use, like C++, Clickteam Fusion 2.5, Java, Unity, Unreal, anything you wish to use. You can make indie games and fan games. You can post work in progress reports, trailers, teasers, announcements, and post announcements for Kickstarters or Patreons (you can't do that for fan games, though). I also want people to collaborate with one another, as a means to make a game great.
2: To bring back the old days of video games. Primarily, the 90's. The 90's is where it's at for me, as the SNES, PS1, and Sega Genesis are big hits in the world of video games. The library of games in those 3 consoles are much larger than the libraries of today's consoles, and there's a much bigger variety of video game genres for us old school gamers to play. And let's not forget about the old arcades, like for me, the Capcom Play System II arcade games.
3: To evolve the group into a much bigger community base. Look at communities like Metroid Database, Mario Fan Games Galaxy, and SAGE. I want to make this community just as big as those.
4: This may sound like a dream, but I want to make game developers learn from us. I want to make certain things in the game industry irrelevant, like DLC. DLC has been used more often than not, and they've been used for either things that could've been into the game as an unlockable, or things that should've been into the game in the first place. Look at Street Fighter 5 for example. Street Fighter 5 had a small roster, and it extended through DLC. That is a bad move. A good example on how DLC is done right is Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and 3DS. Bayonetta and Cloud Strife, both are not from Nintendo, were announced as DLC in the past. Bayonetta was a rather mature character, much more so than Samus or Solid Snake, and Cloud's debut game wasn't ported to Nintendo consoles AT ALL. DLC should be something extra, like an extra story that's not canon, or could be canon or perhaps a teaser to a sequel of the game, or a extra special guest character. DLC should be an extra, not a necessity.
If you wish to join the group, here's a link.
RAFFLE ART FOR FUN!Hello nice to meet you I'm Ruuna, an artist that like to make an anime style art. Right now I want to make a raffle art, because I rarely to active on my Deviant so right now try to be more active. So I want to greet, meet, know and make some friend! The art gonna be an anime style with concept comes from me. So here it is:
= PRIZE =
FIRST WINNER: FULL BODY WITH SIMPLE MOTIF
SECOND WINNER: CHIBI ART
THIRD WINNER: SKETCH COLORFUL OUTLINE (IF THERE'S 50/MORE PARTICIPANT)
No example for this one yet, it based on my idea right now and want to implement