The project is basically a 3D Java based real time strategy game. I would hope the game would be similar to games like Settlers 4 / StarCraft / Warcraft 3 but with a unique layout and maybe an improved control system. The project is still in a pre-alpha stage where only basic elements have been investigated. The structure of the game is still in a planning stage so any new recruits would have a big say in the design and implementation of the project.
At the moment this is a freeware endeavor as we are hosting the project on SourceForge as open source. My opinion is that this project is for fun and should give a good learning curve for future projects. I would hope with a strong team to produce something professional.
J2SE, Xith3D and XML. That’s probably a good start for now until the requirements are finalized but I’m sure the list of required libraries will increase. There has also been interest in including mobile device technology to allow some sort of plugin into the RTS using a mobile device. There maybe a possibility of this depending on the skill set of the developers.
Programmers - I think for a project this size we need about 5 programmers in total. We currently have 2 including myself so an additional 3. Programmers should have a good knowledge of the Java language (some 1.5 knowledge would also be beneficial). Knowledge of 3D game programming would be great but isn’t required as this is meant to be an education project to build understand of how to write a 3D RTS game.
Artists - A lot of work needs to be done on 3D and 2D graphics both for menu systems and for in game. We are looking for anyone available to design menus / characters / buildings / scenery or even just art work for the project. We currently have a 3D designer interested in the project who is modeling a few ideas as well as a 2D designer who currently designing the games logo.
Concept Writers - We currently have a basic plan for the game and a small story to link together a single player but I’m quite happy for new members to have their say and change elements in the game as long as the overall group agrees.
Current Game Story
Current Game Basics
Currently there isn’t really a team structure. I started this project last year and one of my course-mates joined the project a week after I pitched the idea to him. If any, I would say I was leading developer so all questions should come to me.
The project is currently hosted on SourceForge. The code held is a test frame for some ideas I have had on how to develop the game. It is currently only 2D stuff but I was trying to develop a working back-end structure without worrying too much on how the front-end will display it.
I’m on MSN messenger (Email: choco_anzak AT hotmail DOT com). Please contact me (William) on this address.
I'm always happy to hear feedback or questions. I'm not interested in questions about why I want to use Java or why an RTS style game.