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makethebrainhappy
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Hello! I'm MakeTheBrainHappy and I wanted to clarify all of the different types of collaborations with you! This way, you'll know which collaboration is right for you to join, based off of your interests and skills. If any has suggestions for more categories, feel free to post them below!

I'm a Collaboration Owner/Leader- How do I categorize my collaboration?- This is based off of what your collaboration does most of the time. So if you make a lot of animations, then you fit under the animation category. If your collaboration does multiple things, then you may fit under multiple categories.


Animations- In an animation collaboration, the goal of the project is to create an animation, or a lots of moving characters/sprites to create a small little story. Animations are like little movies that can last 1-2 minutes.
Programming: Medium
Art: Heavy
Communication: Light
Organization: Medium
Writing: Medium


Art- In an art collaboration, many artists collaborate to create a masterpiece. That said, many artists and art collaborations occur in the requests forum, where they can create art that's useful to the community. They can also work on organizing MAPS.
Programming: Light
Art: Heavy
Communication: Medium
Organization: Medium
Writing: Light


Community- Community Collaborations are collaborations which work to betterment of the community. Many of these are sponsored by the Scratch Team, and they have various goals. A popular community collaboration is the Scratch Design Studio. There are also many community collaborations that focus on helping new scratchers. These collaborations require active, friendly, and dedicated scratchers.
Programming: Light
Art: Light
Communication: Medium
Organization: Medium
Writing: Light


Game- One of the most popular type of collaborations, game collaborations exist with the purpose of creating a game. They usually work on one main project, such as a scroller or a platformer. A collaboration account used by multiple people is not allowed, but you can use such an account for branding (see this post for more details). Therefore there are two ways to collaborate effectively. Either, every member creates a little piece, and the owner puts it together (or another member) OR Each member adds to the project by remixing it, and they continue to remix it until it is complete. These collaborations require Artists, occasionally animators, programmers, managers, occasionally voice actors, and advertisers .
Programming: Heavy
Art: Medium
Communication: Medium
Organization: Heavy
Writing: Light


Music- Music Collaborations focus on creating musical pieces. They are more commonly found in the requests forum, where they can help the community. Music Collaborations require musicians and occasionally artists.
Programming: Light
Art: Medium
Communication: Medium
Organization: Light
Writing: Light
Music: Heavy


Newspaper- This type of collaboration comes in various shapes and sizes. The main idea of a newspaper collaboration is to create and author an issue of news. These get published routinely normally every week, two weeks, or every month. That said there are many other publishing agendas. The topics of these Newspaper vary widely. Some newspaper publish about scratch-related subjects, while other's venture beyond scratch. They are very open-ended and are good for anyone who enjoys writing factual pieces. They require Journalists, reporters, artists, and management.
Programming: Light
Art: Medium
Communication: Heavy
Organization: Medium
Writing: Heavy


OS- The Operating System Collaboration focuses on creating an operating system in a project on scratch. An Operating System is what you are using to navigate and control your computer. Window, Mac, and Linux are all examples of operating systems. These projects usually include painting, document, games, camera, and occasionally cloud chat applications. They require Artists, programmers, idea creators, management, and advertisers.
Programming: Heavy
Art: Heavy
Communication: Heavy
Organization: Medium
Writing: Light


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Programming- The Programming Collaborations widely focus on using different programming languages, such as Python, C++, and Java. They create games and code with these applications to sometimes enhance scratch. These collaborations require advanced programmers and occasionally artists.
Programming: Heavy
Art: varies
Communication: Heavy
Organization: varies
Writing: Heavy


Role-Playing- Role Playing Collaborations start off a main storyline and then develop it with characters and ideas. The members create characters, and then Role Play (usually in a studio) and act out different scenes. The members are allowed to role play however they want, and this creates an interesting maze of excitement and drama. Roleplaying collaborations are not allowed to role play in the forums. All you really need to join one is a little bit of creativity !
Programming: varies
Art: varies
Communication: Heavy
Organization: varies
Writing: Heavy


Shop- These mostly populate the requests forum, and offer services, usually for free, to the general scratch public. These include reviews, art, scripting, BBCode, and a whole range of other topics. For more information on shops visit my other guide here.
Programming: Varies
Art: Varies
Communication: Medium
Organization: Heavy
Writing: Varies


Story- Story Collaborations usually begin at a central plot and then write a story based around it. There goal is to usually write a book or a longer story. They are constrained in their creativity because they must all agree about how the book flows, and it is more of a group effort. It is also all in one place where you can read it. These collaborations require Writers, Thinkers, and occasionally Artists.
Programming: varies
Art: varies
Communication: Heavy
Organization: Medium
Writing: Heavy

Thanks for reading! :D Good Luck while you are hunting for collaborations!

Last edited by makethebrainhappy (March 24, 2017 23:59:17)

ZLGames
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

This is awesome, I've reported it to be stickied.

The one thing I would change is that writing collabs usually have very little to no programming. Also, you should make the banners you provided links to the collabs, that way Scratchers can see what some types of collaborations look like. Other than that, it looks awesome!

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the_force
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

*add more glue to be stickied*

Last edited by the_force (Jan. 16, 2017 23:43:17)



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makethebrainhappy
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

the_force wrote:

*add more glue to be stickied*

Thank you!

ZLGames wrote:

This is awesome, I've reported it to be stickied.

The one thing I would change is that writing collabs usually have very little to no programming. Also, you should make the banners you provided links to the collabs, that way Scratchers can see what some types of collaborations look like. Other than that, it looks awesome!

Well, that depends really on how they publish there material. I knew* a writing collaboration which used to publish its products in elaborate designs. But that's besides the point xD.

I need to ask the ST if I'm allowed to link them, or if that's considered advertisement. Thank you for the suggestions
Paddle2See
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Hello! Nice guide - thanks for taking the time to put it together. I would like to clarify one point though - it is only accounts shared by more than one Scratcher (outside of family members) that are no longer permitted - see this topic for a full explanation. You can still have an account dedicated to your collaboration - just make sure that it is owned and operated only by a single collaboration member.

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makethebrainhappy
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Paddle2See wrote:

Hello! Nice guide - thanks for taking the time to put it together. I would like to clarify one point though - it is only accounts shared by more than one Scratcher (outside of family members) that are no longer permitted - see this topic for a full explanation. You can still have an account dedicated to your collaboration - just make sure that it is owned and operated only by a single collaboration member.

Thank you! I fixed it!

Question: Am I allowed to include links on the images to their respective collaborations?
Monkey_Legend
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Congrats on getting another sticky

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jromagnoli
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makethebrainhappy wrote:

Paddle2See wrote:

Hello! Nice guide - thanks for taking the time to put it together. I would like to clarify one point though - it is only accounts shared by more than one Scratcher (outside of family members) that are no longer permitted - see this topic for a full explanation. You can still have an account dedicated to your collaboration - just make sure that it is owned and operated only by a single collaboration member.

Thank you! I fixed it!

Question: Am I allowed to include links on the images to their respective collaborations?
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loganl09
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Where is the shop?
makethebrainhappy
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Monkey_Legend wrote:

Congrats on getting another sticky

ML

Thank you!

jromagnoli wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Paddle2See wrote:

Hello! Nice guide - thanks for taking the time to put it together. I would like to clarify one point though - it is only accounts shared by more than one Scratcher (outside of family members) that are no longer permitted - see this topic for a full explanation. You can still have an account dedicated to your collaboration - just make sure that it is owned and operated only by a single collaboration member.

Thank you! I fixed it!

Question: Am I allowed to include links on the images to their respective collaborations?
How many stickies do you have?!!?!?!? :b

Calm Down. I only have 2 stickies

loganl09 wrote:

Where is the shop?

It is under the “requests” forum
ovolo
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Rpg?

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Co49
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Very nice guide makethebrainhappy. I see that you have included Pro Invent Inc!

P444
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Nice! One question though, how did you get a screenshot of my unshared HexaOS?! o.O

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makethebrainhappy
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

P444 wrote:

Nice! One question though, how did you get a screenshot of my unshared HexaOS?! o.O

It must have been in a forum
coolie101
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

How do you collab??
-Nameless-
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Great guide!


The_Wheatley_C0re
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

Bump
DisasterPug
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

coolie101 wrote:

How do you collab??
You have to start a project that could be anything from the sprites you will use to part of the game and people in the collab remix the most recent remix by someone in the collab till it's done

-Fornax-
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Different Types of Collaborations ➨ A Guide

nice post! brilliant for new scratchers! if only they could feature discussions hmmm xd

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