Want to post some questions and hopefully someone can help me out…
Long story short… i ve been unemployed for a while now, but instead of playing videogames all day (like i was tempted to), or settling with the first job “opportunity” that came my way, i used (and still use) all my time creating a fighting game - on paper - im not a programmer.
Being unsatisfied with the current fighting game scene (been playing for 26 years now), i wrote down every detail that would make the perfect old school fighting game.Think of it like a manual / recipe for making the perfect “1998” game with todays graphics (some of you might know what i mean ;)).
Even hired a graphic designer to design the characters (and he did a great job that exceeded my expectations).
So, after months and months of work and research i got everything down: Controls, Game Mechanics, Characters, Movelists (now working on input commands), Stages, even Music examples and Props / Scenarios for the cutscenes (work in progress).
All this info, along with a lot of pictures, added up to a printed out book of more than 230 A4 pages.
Then recently, i took that book and i walked in a big company (contrary to what internet forums advised) and got told by the receptionist that i can’t talk to anyone (not even HR). Surprisingly enough a guy outside checked out my project and he liked it. He managed to get me some time with a high ranking fellow there and we had a couple of meetings. Although they liked my work, negotiations didn’t go through successfully as they decided they won’t be making a fighting game any time soon.
my questions are these… So what now? i would have to travel abroad to repeat same procedure with a similar caliber company.
What would you do?
And… Does anyone here know someone i would want to talk to?
You have no reason to help out, or even to believe my story. But if you are like me and prefer street Fighter 2, tekken 3, virtua fighter 3 and (yes) dead or alive 3 rather than the modern, uninspired and “seasonal” situation we have going on today, then you might want to.