Thanks for the tips, although I already am trying to learn some stuff and make a prototype of the game. Just code some basic things.
Also, I'm not asking for donations in money, I'm asking for donations in skill.
Not asking for monetary donations?
I'm thinking either kickstarter(unlikely), or donations. The most likely route is trying to use not that much money. I mean if we make our own game engine, we already don't need that much. What else to pay for? Does steam charge? I know I'm kind of an idiot on this subject. I would appreciate a few pointers, if you have time.
Also do you have any freaking clue what all is involved in making a game engine? Do you know why most developers just reuse an existing engine for their games? Because its cheaper than making a new one.
If you're aiming for a graphics heavy game, then Cryengine 3 would be perfect. If you're aiming for an engine that a lot of people here might be familiar with then the Gamebyro engine would be perfect.
Here is an example of a small dev team that has their act together can accomplish:
Take note of how they're advertising their game, and what you're going to need to be able to have to show before people would even consider donating money. If you aren't prepared to do at least this much then you should drop the idea right now.
And you still haven't explained what your credentials are, how much experience & education, show some examples of mods/projects you worked on, etc. If you're still a kid in HS, then I'd take the idea and put it on a shelf somewhere until you've gotten your degree in Computer Science, and have worked a few years in the industry. None of those guys working on Kingdom Come Deliverance are scrubs, they're all highly skilled and experienced.
The proper way to advertise your credentials (if you got any):
My name is "Insert name" I got 10 years experience in C++, and I worked on "insert projects here":
"Post a link to your website and facebook"
"Post links to your work"
"Post references from other professionals"
"Post links to mods you've worked on"
So yeah, if all you got to contribute to a project is a vision, then you better be willing to pay money.
Edited by Beriallord, 19 May 2014 - 08:22 AM.