+batari Posted September 25, 2009 Share Posted September 25, 2009 Something you need to keep in mind is that on Atari, artists are not needed. I don't see the original post you guys are referring to, but a lot of artists come to these forums with a sort of "What? You don't want my ideas and art? Pshhh, fine then!" attitude. The people on this forum can do everything that's needed, and do it well, on these homebrew games. The only reason to get involved in Atari hobbydev is because of a consuming passion for the specific platform, and even then it probably won't be enough because, again, the people here don't need artists. Or ideas. They're swimming in them, and it takes time and passion to make these games. If you're just interested in collaborating on some homebrew games, you'd have a much easier time in something like the NDS scene. Only try to find work on these boards if the Atari platforms are very important to you, and in that sense just getting the opportunity to contribute to a game should be far more important than any credit, cash, or anything else that could come from the experience. The atari platform can never be more important to an artist as it is to a programmer, so it's very easy to push artist's away by lording all over it. Atari back in the day never hired artists to work with programmers anyway because they were too cheap. Now you say artists tend to have attitudes for not being wanted? Too many out there, eh? Must be the economy. Actually that is not correct at all. Atari hired a whole bunch of artist to work with the programmers. Go look at the pages for each game here on AA and many of them have the artist next to them. There are even more but some of the games just don't have the artist listed. Allan Are you sure the artist wasn't for designing the label, box art and promotional materials? I'd be surprised if they had pixel artists back then, especially since the sprites were usually not impressive and often looked like they were designed by programmers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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