I am Ollie the Team Leader over at Nordic Games, we have chosen to use UDK as our game engine. yet none of us are skilled in using it and so we turn to these forums in hopes we can find an experienced UDK-er to lend us a hand and help us with the project.
the following is a snippet from our High Concept Document so you can get a basic idea of what we are trying to create...
32-Player game match consisting of 17th century naval battles between English & Pirates. 2 teams with 1 ship each, players are responsible for navigating the ship and by working in a team firing the cannons to sink the opposing ship.
Game will be played in 1st person view(ship navigator 3rd person) where they will be able to freely walk the ship taking on the job of aiming and firing a cannon as though they were firing a gun or leaving the ship to engage in Melee & Range battles on land or opposing ship with an assortment of swords and guns.
As you can see it is going to be quite a feat so if your up for the challenge we welcome ye aboard!
as a note: some of the functions we intend to add are quite complicated and when shown to other game developers and designers we were greeted with "holy hell goodluck guys" so we only seek real enquirers.