A friend of mine (Lukas Reitze) and I recently started a project with the creative name "Cyvasse Online".
Our goal is to build an open-source web implementation of Cyvasse (and maybe mobile apps and / or a native desktop version later) including an online multiplayer mode. Beside that we also want to build up a community about the game. And that's why we are writing this post
But first things first. Here's a quick overview of what we have done so far:
We bought the domains cyvasse-online.com and cyvasse-online.org and have started setting up a web app there. Currently it only shows a note about the existence of the project, but later this will be the place to come to when you want to play Cyvasse against friends or strangers around the world via the net, or to contribute in the forum by discussing rules, recent matches and so on.
As of our plans, the game will have the following features when finished:
- Allow you to play the game with different rule sets
- Chat with your opponent
- Logging of the game progress + the ability to save logs for later analysis
The whole project will be community based. There are many ways you can help:
Code: If you have experience with object oriented programming (preferably C++) and game programming, we would be happy to hear from you.
Design: The design of the web site should of course reflect the fact that the game originates from A Song of Ice and Fire. The design isn't that important at the moment, but if you are interested in web design and maybe also have prior experiences with it, feel free to contact us.
Bug hunting: It may take a while until we publish a first version of the game online, but from then on you can help by reporting issues you find on GitHub. You can also send in patches or make Pull Requests there as the code is completely open source.
Feedback: If the other ways to contribute aren't your thing, you can still be of much help through giving us feedback, bringing in ideas or just spreading the word. If you know someone who could be interested in the project, link them to this post.
I'm Jonas Platte, 17 years old, student. At the moment I do my A level exam and will start studying computer science later this year. I'm doing the programming.
Lukas Reitze is 20 years old and is doing his apprenticeship as management assistant in informatics (first of three years) at the moment, after he did his A level. He initiated the project and does the project management.
If you have any further questions, feel free to ask! Besides replying to this topic, you can reach us per mail at [email protected].
Edited by Jonas Platte, 25 May 2014 - 11:05 AM.