@Hiradur that was the original plan, yes, to have a fully pi-d experience. However, honestly, it may be easier just to have the servers hosted on a proper server system that isn't pi. Ooh, that one looks interesting. I'll take a look in a second and see if I can sort it out.
@JackJT8 Oh my god, thank you. That's really helpful. If you really want to help, I do need some support getting this out there, as I'm bad at publicity-wise things. And someone needs to be the face of this, as for the past few days I haven't checked this thread due to sitting programming. But massive thanks for that link, it's really informative and helpful, now I can have a checklist.
Progress update so far, I'll post a blog entry in a minute: I've got some work on an engine going. Just sorting the single player experience before the server-wise stuff as it's needed to have something to test when connecting. But I can render some basic graphics, and move a character. I made a square come up when clicking on a certain green blob, which is nice, but have hit a block server-wise as my current setup has no way of handling a server. I'm probably going to have a cluster of RPi 2s, if the pis host it.
We need a launcher system for it, too.
List of people needed to have something vaguely usable beta-wise within 6 months:
Graphics designer (2D) * 2-4;
Graphics designer (3D) * 4-6
Developer (engine) * 2 (not including myself)
Developer (server) * 3
Sound designer * 2
World designer * 1 (not including myself)
Resources to have something playable:
RPi Cluster capable of taking the load (I need to estimate what we need for this still), with lots of storage.
Server system (connection, hosting everything for the game except stuff downloaded by the player)
A client for the players.
A launcher for the players
To get these we'll need to buy pis (obvious, unless someone has a ready-made cluster with a fast Internet connection that can be donated for 24/7 use), server based off https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing
(MMO Network Structure, thanks again!), an engine for quests, server connections, etc, graphics, sounds.
Next update in a few days. Anyone interested in helping with any of those roles? If you PM me an email address or email firstname.lastname@example.org
, I'll email you back. Thanks.
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