I have been working on a MMORPG for a few years, client, server, artwork, quests, and i did a quick&dirty install of the server on my raspberry pi B+ 2, and guess what, it works!
And it's even pretty fast.
But it is a PITA to work on a MMORPG as a single person, so i am looking for volunteers, who would like to help to make the game better.
To do so, i offer to release the source code and data of client, server, artwork, map editor to the raspberry pi community to have a MMORPG for the raspberry pi.
The game itself is 2d with some animations, both client and server are written in C, the client uses SDL libraries for graphical stuff.
Tools like a map editor do exist, even a whole world for the game exists, the game is already playable.
Volunteers needed are:
o Programmers who know C (and SDL libraries for the client) to improve the client
o Programmers who are willing to create an app for tablets or even smartphones
o Programmers who are willing to create a browser client for the game, whatever technology you prefer, java, HTML5, whatever
o Artists who improve the artwork
o Story writers/quest writers
At this point of time, i dont want to release the source code of the server already, because i want to get people to work on the game itself and create a community, not several groups of people who run their own server, do some changes on their own and the community itself won't benefit from that.
Maybe i will release a binary version of the server, which runs on the raspi first, so ppl can try to set up their own server for testing purposes, and then later release the source code.
Well, thats stuff we have to discuss, just my thoughts atm.
To have a look at the game, which i have right now up and running on a cheap virtual server, look here:
Download the client and start it and you can have a look, how the game runs on my vServer.
And, if you are an artist, you get already all that graphics stuff you can improve
If you want to connect to my server running on a raspberry pi, change tgatb.cfg, change the host= entry from host=the-green-leaf.de to host=thepipersrealm.ddns.net and feel the power of a raspy B+2
For me, it is really a little bit faster than the vServer, use the #ping command to check the speed of your connection to the game server.
Any volunteers, opinions, questions?