This will be a comprehensive project that I will require a programmer who knows what they are doing, can do exactly what is asked, but can also think outside of the box enough to suggest a better alternative if you see one.
I am looking to create a gaming website where people can come to play online games. The reason I come here instead of buying the premade scripts available is because what I want is quite different than the scripts out there.
I will not go into a lot of detail here so if you want to know the full requirements, please post in the pm board.
The main emphasis of this project will be in the custom script and the design. I will not be needing many games for this site. I will only need about 30 (maybe less, preferrably flash) games and about 6 flash game tickets to be decided upon before or after entering a partnership together-- whichever is best. Those games will be the minor part of this project.
What I will need is a custom script with similar capabilities to arcadebuilder(dot)net's script. The features I would like to keep would be:
1. The linkback functionality where a user submits their link to be listed on the 'friends' or 'other online games' section (w/e we decide to call it) and it is only listed based on the traffic they send to us. Whereby the more traffic they send, the higher up they are shown on the list and the more often they are shown on the list. Otherwise, once active, they are shown on the 'other links' page.
2. The ability to upload the games in the Admin Panel in one page. (If you would like to see the backend of the arcadebuilder script, I will get you access to the one I have on another site I have) Basically, once the site is up and operational, everything should be able to be handled/tweaked via the admin panel as is with this script.
I will need a customized script though to meet the other needs I have for this site. For further details on those needs, please post in the pmb.
As for design and layout, I would like it very much to mirror gamesheep(dot)com's layout for both the main page and the actual games page but with a light grunge design. Gamesheep has several different layouts for their main page such that each time you reload the page, you get a different mainpage. I would like this feature as well, but with only 2 of their layouts, not all of them (I believe there are like 5 or so different ones on their site). I do not however, want the middle page from the main to the game. Ie. Once you click on the game from the main page, you should be taken straight to the game page, not to another page that asks you to click on the game to get to the game you want to play.
The games that you will need to develop will need to be branded with the site logo/name with the linkback to the site it will be placed on. All rights to the design and to the script must be designated to me so that, if I decide, I can transfer the site via a sell to another WM.
In regards to payment, I will place $275 in scriptlance escrow as a retainer to start the project. The remainder I will pay through paypal only. I will expect weekly progress reports/evidence of progress at which time I will send partial payments until the site is complete at which time I will release the escrow funds. If this is not acceptable, do NOT bid. I do this partly to cover my investment, but also with the fact in mind that you want to get paid too.
I am not looking for fast. I am looking for professional, creative, detailed, money-saving, and unique. Please do not bid some outrageous amount because you can-- but in the same token, if you can provide evidence that your work is well worth the investment, please do so. I do not want to see your portfolios of junk unrelated to the site I am looking for. I do not want to see 'it can be done'. I will remove any bids of this nature. This site will be my baby and if your work is good, I will ask you to produce more games for it.
I have very detailed instructions on what I would like to see. You will need to at least meet these requirements if not exceed them. I would prefer a team of workers as this encompasses different areas of specialties. I will respect you more if you are not just a 'yes man'-- tell me if something is not going to work or if you have a better idea or even an idea to enhance the site further. I have plenty of time to devote to this project and do not expect it to be complete within 7 days. Give me a real projection.