How Many Developers Does it Take
By - jayofmaya
Depends on what is your definition of "small". However in general everything can be done by one person, if they're determined enough and willing to sacrifice their mental and physical health. Um, I'd go for a team with a single coder, a single 3D artist and a single musician if our definitions of "small" match. Y'all must really know what you get into though.
Thank you very much for your response, it has made me consider a few things. Perhaps we will get a solid concept down first, it's got a story and a couple of pieces of art and a few pieces of music so it's not presentable as a full concept yet. W
As for size, we're going for 12 tracks, 8 or 9 characters and 16 kart models. A basic menu and a somewhat animated map system for an adventure mode. I guess it is rather medium sized actually, but I can see why you would go one artist and one musician, clash of direction can be annoying but me and the other musician have basically the same ideas and taste so we can actually speed out the music. I seem to have taken on the role of motivator and team leader as well, so I'm kind of over seeing the art and music currently.
How soon do you want it done?
I want to say an alpha in a year and a half or so. Not sure if that is realistic with a small team.