My name is Aviv and I am a contributor to 0 A.D.
I'm posting here to find out if you could write a post reminding the community that we're looking for new contributors. We are working towards our first playable alpha release and we hope to get one finished by this summer, and we would love to have new contributors join the effort.
0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. It's a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D.
This ambitious project involves state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound, and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.
The game has been in development by Wildfire Games (WFG), a group of volunteer, hobbyist game developers, since 2001. The code and data are available under the GPL license, and the art, sound and documentation are available under CC-BY-SA. In short, we consider 0 A.D. an an educational celebration of game development and ancient history.
Contributing to 0 A.D.:
We're looking for the following types of contributors:
- OpenGL Programmers
- AI Programmers
- Gameplay Programmers
- Sound effect specialists
- Texture artists
- 3D artists
- Web developers (jQuery, PHP, MySQL)
Read this for more information about each opening and for instructions how to apply.
Edit (April 2, 2010): The latest version of 0 A.D. is available for download here for Windows, OS X and Linux.
Also, let me know if you have any questions, suggestions etc. Thanks!