27 aprile 2018 • Notizia

Monolith Soft alla ricerca di personale per il loro prossimo progetto

Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Xenoblade Chronicles X2 o altro?

Con Xenoblade Chronicles 2 ormai uscito nei negozi, è normale che una compagnia come Monolith Soft sia già al lavoro con il loro prossimo progetto. Una lista di requisiti lavorativi pubblicata sul loro sito internet potrebbe infatti darci una qualche idea su cosa potremmo aspettare dal loro prossimo gioco.

MANAGEMENT/SUPPORT
Manager

Duties: Progress and management of game production

System Administrator
Duties: Maintenance, management, and introduction of in-house systems such as server troubleshooting, introduction of new servers, PC trouble correspondence, equipment management, order management, etc.

Web Designer
Duties: Perform site creation in general and update work such as updating the company site and creating pages for PR of each titles (planning, composition, designing to coding)

Business Staff
Duties: General support, accounting, etc.

PROGRAMMER
Network Programmer

Duties: Client-side implementation, adjustment with the game side, formulation of communication with host and exchanging by P2P communication

Character Control Programmer (Action Part)
Duties: Implementation with an emphasis on response. Adjustments with planners and designers. Implementation of NPCs, enemy AI behavior, ???implementation of the mechanism on the map???
Remarks: Those who can pursue fun times in the game, knowledge of Maya (3D computer modeling and animation software). They will give preferential treatments to people who are familiar with physical behaviors as well as those who are experienced in developing action games.

UI Programmer
Duties: Implementation that emphasizes operation feeling and user experience, and adjustment with planner and designer for that
Remarks: They will give referential treatment to those who are experienced with localizations and cultural know-how.

System/Framework Programmer
Duties: Hardware, platform SDK abstraction
Creation of drawing engine, effect engine, etc.
Middleware evaluation and incorporation
Remarks: They will give preferential treatment to people with optimization know-how in multicore and knowledge of shaders.

Tools/Environment Maintenance Programmer
Duties: Support creation of useful tools for development
Data flow optimization
Building environment for automatic testing and debugging information collection.
Assistance for analysis of collected data

Technical Director
Duties: Grasp the progress of the entire programmer of the team
Directionality of implementation contents and determination of priority
Adjustment work between sections

PLANNER
Battle Planner

Duties:
· Preparation of proposal and specification sheet
· Planning, design and construction of battle system
· Planning, design and construction of character growth system
Under the above specification, AI setting of character and enemy
Qualification requirements: Those who can understand and understand specifications and progress of other sections, and can plan, design and build battle contents

Map Planner (Level Designer)
Duties:
· Preparation of proposal and specification sheet
· Design of game direction, world view, field map according to contents, dungeon map

UI/UX Planner
Duties: Preparation of proposal and specification sheet
Visually and efficient transition design of UI using Flash etc.
Creating a purchase order to a designer based on specifications

Scenario Planner
Duties: View of the world, set characters and write scenarios
Writing literary settings such as culture, language and industry in the game world
Remarks: Those familiar with movies and dramas, able to write concise and visual sentences
Those with extensive knowledge not bound by genre
We welcome those who can visualize the scenario in the head thinking about the scenario.

Event Planner
Duties: Preparation of proposal and specification sheet
Design of resident in town and design of quest according to scenario contents
Implementation of the quest designed above

Planner (Action part)
Duties: Creating specifications for characters and actions
Battle, planning rules, designing, building
Qualification requirements
Experience developing an action game
Remarks: Those who have plenty of online game knowledge
Medieval and fantasy knowledgeable people
Those who have abundant knowledge of foreign trends, popular culture and entertainment

DESIGNERS
Main Character Designer

Duties: Game character design
Art Direction
Qualification requirements: Person who is passionate about character design and game production
Those who can produce attractive characters that will be the face of the work, taking into account the planning intention of the game
Those who can give art directions of the whole game while centering on character design

Character Modeler
Duties: Game character modeling work
(Characters, Mecha, Creatures, Accessories, etc.)

Map Modeler
Duties: Making map data of game (display model, collision model)
Asset placement work in house tools

In-game Animator
Duties: Game animation data production
Creating animation transitions using in-house tools

Game Effect Designer
Duties: In-game effects creation
Qualification requirements: Gaming effect creation experience
CG movie production experience
Those who are interested in VFX such as movies and have a deep knowledge

Character Designer
Duties: Setting picture creation work for making game character data
(Character, costume, creature, mecha, weapon, accessory etc)

Concept Art Designer
Duties: Concept art in building map data, setting picture of building etc etc, creation work
Qualification requirements: Those who can create conceptual art by imagining the view of the world of the game
Who can draw setting pictures necessary for raising buildings etc. to game data

Event Animator
Duties: Camera layout of game event scenes and character animation preparation work

Event Production Staff
Duties:
· Direction of the whole game event
· Contents supervision, voice supervision, sound supervision, supervision of promotion picture
Supervision of connection with playable
· Event section creation progress management work
· Schedule management, in-game flag management, etc.
Qualification requirements:
People who passionate about video production of games
Direction of video, people with experience of drawing storyboards
Experience in using video editing tool
Those familiar with the production of movies and animation

UI/UX Designer
Duties: Game software UI, UX, menu design & design work

Event Effect Designer
Duties: Real time event effect creation
Effect creation, compositing, editing work of movies

Technical Artist
Duties: Tools development work for belonging projects
Tool development & support service used throughout the company

La compagnia guidata da Tetsuya Takahashi è infatti alla ricerca di nuovo personale che possa aiutarli per sviluppare un sistema di combattimento che incorpori un sistema di crescita/level-up dei personaggi. Allo stesso modo sono anche alla ricerca di artisti che siano in grado di creare un cast accattivante, vengono inoltre menzionate nelle richieste per questo ruolo la capacità di sapere ideare dei mecha.
Non meno importante è infine la ricerca di qualcuno che abbia esperienza con i film e le opere teatrali, così come che possa creare un mondo ricco di culture, lingue e industrie. Ciò è molto interessante, visto che solitamente nei vari Xenoblade è sempre stato lo stesso Takahashi ad occuparsi di questo aspetto riguardante la trama e la costruzione di un mondo di gioco coerente.

Probabilmente ci vorrà un po’ di tempo per sapere quale sarà il prossimo progetto della software house, ma è inutile dire che non ne vediamo l’ora.


Fonte: GoNintendo

Videogiocatore incallito, a volte si scorda di essere il capo di Nintendoomed, nonché l’addetto alle pubbliche relazioni del sito. Quando non ha nulla da fare si occupa di progetti pazzi o di recuperare giochi e console vecchie, le quali ovviamente non toccherà mai. Per due volte ha trollato l’internet, ma queste sono altre storie che non andranno mai raccontate. Lo trovate anche su Facebook e Twitter (anche se quest’ultimo non lo usa mai).

Autore: Filippo "Flippoh" Corso

Videogiocatore incallito, a volte si scorda di essere il capo di Nintendoomed, nonché l'addetto alle pubbliche relazioni del sito. Quando non ha nulla da fare si occupa di progetti pazzi o di recuperare giochi e console vecchie, le quali ovviamente non toccherà mai. Per due volte ha trollato l'internet, ma queste sono altre storie che non andranno mai raccontate. Lo trovate anche su Facebook e Twitter (anche se quest'ultimo non lo usa mai).