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JacobRollin
JacobRollin Rollin Bros. Founder
Feb 23 2013, 3:50pm Anchor

I have been working on an idea for a PC/Mac program which will allow indie developers to recruit/find people to fill positions with ease. Users will be allowed to register for free and put their skill sets in their profile. People can use search filters to find certain skills or paid/un-paid offers along with many other things. That is only the basic things the program will allows users to do, but before I got too caught up in the project, I wanted to ask everyone here at ModDB if a program such as this would catch their interest.

Would you use this program to fill positions on your project or would this be too much of a hassle to deal with? Give me your ideas, what you like about the idea, what you don't like about it. All comments are welcome.

Feb 23 2013, 11:25pm Anchor

well, in my own opinion, I think it would be too much work for nothing.. we can kinda do this on the indiedb forums already
if it was included in the present indiedb though that would probably work

Feb 24 2013, 1:32am Anchor

Does the program has any other special features which can set it apart from the traditional way of recruiting members? If it doesn't then I have to agree to what Guibone said...

Guiboune wrote:well, in my own opinion, I think it would be too much work for nothing.. we can kinda do this on the indiedb forums already
if it was included in the present indiedb though that would probably work
Feb 24 2013, 3:36am Anchor

If anything it would need to be a web-based and integrated to as many sites/communities possible and pre-apply site-specific filters to offer more relevant information. A dedicated program would not make much sense as I have a feeling many of them prefer social / job-listing sites.

JacobRollin
JacobRollin Rollin Bros. Founder
Feb 24 2013, 3:51am Anchor

Thanks for all the inputs on this guys. I'll see what I can do with these ideas and maybe if I come up with something worth working on I can try to do this.

Edited by: JacobRollin

Feb 24 2013, 6:02am Anchor

I'm all for something like this. God knows it's tricky putting a team together to begin with, so any way to streamline that process would be amazing.

JacobRollin
JacobRollin Rollin Bros. Founder
Feb 24 2013, 1:17pm Anchor

Yeah, it is quite challenging putting a team together with everything available now. You have to go through forums or profiles and contact people through e-mail or PM's. The trick to making something like this work though is to make people want to use yet another service they must register for. Things like ModDB would be great to have integrated because it's the largest indie community available on the internet (that I know of). I'm working on some ideas and hopefully I can get some progress on this program. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread as well for suggestions from the actual indie community and what they would like to see in the program. I would be very useful if all is done correctly.

Also, like somonels said, a web-based system may be preferred for some people. Possibly the option to use either the website or program may be possible. Just an idea.

Edited by: JacobRollin

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Feb 24 2013, 2:00pm Anchor

I don't see how it could possibly work if it weren't a web based system. If it's a web based system, there are loads of them already - unless you can somehow offer something that normal recruiting boards do not.

JacobRollin
JacobRollin Rollin Bros. Founder
Feb 24 2013, 2:33pm Anchor

@ambershee Could you send me some links of other website that offer recruiting boards for indie developers? I'd like to review them so I can try to work on something that isn't already offered. Thanks.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Feb 25 2013, 3:58am Anchor

IndieDB (obviously) - Develteam (new), GameDev.net to name a few off the top of my head - there are loads of them out there.

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