I don't know if a thread like this exists, and if it does, I apologize. ^_^;;
I was just wondering... I'm currently at work on a visual novel, and I'm in need of background art, character art (might be able to provide this myself, but...), music, layout art, animators, and, well... voices. However, I'm only 16, and I don't really have much money to spare. I won't be able to pay for any of these things.
I'm worried, because a) I won't be able to share the profit with others, since I want this game to be free, and b) if I can't pay anyone, I'll end up with a low-quality product.
So, tell me; is it worth investing your talents into a project, even if you don't receive monetary compensation?
I mean, I can see people offering their services to me for free as long as they don't have to work too hard... but I'm making a visual novel, and a lengthy one at that. There's a lot of dialogue, a sizable cast, and many different moods, situations, twists, etc. I'll need access to lots of resources. Are there talented people out there that would be willing to go to all that trouble to produce a free game and not get paid?
I don't need a reply to this specific situation. I'm interested in hearing your opinions in general.