The Creators Directory is a means of you, as an audio professional providing services to the gaming industry (a Creator), can have a presence on our site. The goal being to help you find additional business, to assist smaller developers who are starting out with Wwise, and to help build a community of Creators to work with to constantly improve the Wwise software, and the Wwise development experience.
Simply create your Company. For many of you, this will be yourselves (My Name Audio) and that's fine. Upload your logo (to the specs provided), select the primary and secondary services you offer, and the rest of the information in the form. Once approved, you'll be added to the list.
There is one big one – at least one member of your Company must be Wwise-101 certified. We want to make sure that the teams in the Wwise Creators Directory do indeed know Wwise to a certain degree, and this is the method of validation.
You can invite other members to join. Simply put in their name and email address, and the next time they log in to the Audiokinetic site, they'll be able to accept the invitation by visiting their Account page (click on their name at the top of the site). There will be a notification jewel next to their name to alert them of the invitation. They'll then be added to your Company.
Only the 'Organization Administrator' can do this. Generally, this is the person who created the Company entry in the first place, though the role can be reassigned by contacting us.
No, definitely not. We are simply trying to help developers find you. Currently, this means that they would look in the directory, search for the location, or services, or languages, or amount of experience. The resultant list of Creators is then sorted by their Creator Score. The Developer can then visit your site, where they can find the information on how to contact you and then it's up to you to win them over!
We wanted to make sure that the system wasn't spam-friendly. Having a method where we either exposed your contact email clearly, or allowed contact to you via a form could have resulted in inappropriate communication and spam.
This is a points system that runs behind the scenes. Points are allocated as follows:
Over time, we hope to add more methods of earning points. These will generally be focused around things you can do to help the community!
The Project Number that is displayed as part of your entry is calculated from multiple sources. Note that this is an absolute figure, so titles cannot be double-counted if they meet multiple criteria below:
We definitely encourage Creators to take ownership and credit wherever possible. This is largely dictated by your contracts with the Developers, but fight for that right to be publicly acknowledged!
Aside from earning you Creator Points, there are other benefits
As above, we strongly encourage you to contact the Developer about getting invited to the project. We can do that for you, but the Wwise Project Leader can also do this.
There is no direct fee for joining the Creators Directory. The only monetary cost is the Wwise-101 certification exam.
Absolutely. Certain fields are flagged as requiring approval (generally, anything that is public-facing, and is user created). This includes the company description, website and company name. Just like with the original Company creation, this would come to us for approval, and once approved, the changes would take hold. However, during that time, your listing would still be available on the site.
Currently, we are in the process of populating the database. During this time, the URL for the Directory is active, but 'hidden'. It is not currently linked from anywhere on our website. This beta phase is expected to last until a certain number of Creators have been added. We definitely want to make sure that there are a wide variety of people and teams in the system before opening it up for developers to check out.
Also, during this beta period, the requirement for Wwise-101 certification is waived. Upon creation, we will manually 'certify' you and your team members. Soon, however, we'll be migrating the Wwise-101 course to our website and account system. At this time, we will set a deadline for certification. After that date, any Creator teams who then have zero certified members will still exist in the directory, but will not be publicly visible.
For older games, you can send us the list of games that you worked on. If you have proof of this (credits screen, for example), this helps as well. In some cases, it may not be possible to add you to an older game.
For games in development still, you can contact the developer to be added via invitation.