You want to improve your C++ skills and at the same time participate in an open source game? Then you are in the right place! OpenClonk is a 2D multiplayer-action-tactics-magic-settlement-shooter-skills game with 3D elements, often referred to as a mixture of "The Settlers" and "Worms". More about the game: http://wiki.openclonk.org/w/About
What you need:
Ideally some basic understanding of 3D computer graphics
What you get:
You learn a lot about graphics engines and game programming
The good feeling to support an open source game :)
I think your project sounds amazing! Could I join the team? I am a C++ developer that is learning other languages, such as C# and Visual Basic. I can work on the project in my free time. Thanks beforehand!
We are glad to have you in our team! Basically, the same applies for you as for Lakshmi. Introduce yourself (of course this is no must :)), choose a task and contact the mentors.
Every help is appreciated!
It is perfectly fine that you don't have so much time, we're happy about every contribution. Since you have experience in DirectX, this might be a good task for you:
But of course the choice is yours. I saw that you already introduced yourself, so, feel free to contact a mentor or post an idea in the forum.
I hope you will like the project!
Wow, guys, that's amazing! 5 people in just one day! I honestly didn't expected such a great response. And of course, welcome to the team, ModShop! None of the current team works full time or even every day. We do not force anybody into anything, work on the project if you have time and if you want to! :)
Hey everybody - small word of clarification from an actual OpenClonk engine developer. Firstly, the GSoC page is somewhat outdated. At this point in time I would strongly advise against trying to implement DX, as graphics is currently a heavily moving target. I think a better project would actually be something like figuring out bottlenecks in the new OpenGL mech rendering implementation, in case somebody has expertise there.
In any case, I would suggest to anybody with interest to have a look at our game first and build an opinion on what you would like to work on. Then please feel free to contact us on the forum or IRC, so we can talk about the details.
can i please join this project? i have experience in Java, C++, C and i have used the SDL and SFML libraries in C++. Past projects include small databases and a bit of graphics. I would like to participate because i am really eager to improve my C++ programming skill.
I'm glad you're interested. Please inform yourself in the forums
To quote PeterW:
In any case, I would suggest to anybody with interest to have a look at our game first and build an opinion on what you would like to work on. Then please feel free to contact us on the forum or IRC, so we can talk about the details