Welcome to SF Journey Creations Dev's Wiki For the Computer Role Playing Game
Go to the Stars!
You are granted temporary life merely by being born to the galaxy: birth. However, just as a new-born baby needs the protection of its parents and people need to form communities in order to manage the challenges of nature, so, too, must you form communities in order to ensure survival. Any single character will eventually become captured or killed if kept isolated from a friendly community. The end of life need not come. Journey to the stars!
This Wiki is dedicated to designing the best Science Fiction Computer Role Playing Game for players of the old RPG "Traveller" and others who wish to have a truly plastic SF world to play in and design in. In this Wiki we are have two designs happening at the same time. One design is the design of the "First Contact Adventure" and the beginning of a Galactic Canon for the game universe. The Second design is the software that will run this adventure and allow for many other adventures to be created both within the Canon and without it using a simple HTML or other web interface. This is a sort of universal science fiction tool kit for game masters to work with players in a hard science fiction MMORPG setting.
This project is most likely using the New Open Source GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3). Perhaps we will have a different license for content so that GMs can make money from their adventure running, but also donate general content. Maybe players could sign up and pay for a GM lead adventure.
For more info about the programming go to our SVN pages and discussion pages here: https://code.google.com/p/perspectiveproject/
The great people that play our game and tell others about it.
Player: Imagine flying a spaceship with your crew from a first person viewpoint. Each player character has a job and skills that are needed: Navigation, Weapons, Health, Landing Parties, Science, Commanders, Captain. You explore this small section of the galaxy on your quest. You get to a planet and, like Google Earth, you fly down to the surface where, like Quake or Second Life, you can walk around and interact with others from all over the real world. You meet people and form teams. You find missions or "Tickets" and go after them with all you skills, IQ, and wits to win honor and promotions from your commanding officers or from your Guild, Corporations, or Government— maybe all 3 or others, too. Maybe you are a loner and just go off and find a lost city of the ancients and gain great wealth. Imagination is the only limit.
The Masters of the Universe, guiders and writers of the stories.
You can make spaceships of great size, with 3D floor plans, weapons, armor, real physics in battle, fleet tactics, "Billion Dollar Squadrons." You make your own Planetary System, your own City, your Own House, and add it to the whole of the Galaxy! True flexibility is the key, tools so that the artist can fly, tools so that the story teller can thrill, tools so that you can do what you want like in the real world! You can design an adventure in the system and lead your player group through it.
Players that write up bug reports and suggest new features and improvements. Anyone can do this, you don't need great skills or to be some computer genus. Beta-testers are our greatest resource! They give up their time to find our bugs. They give us new ideas. They tell others about our software and they are our best users and often our fans.
These are the great men and women that make our art, write code and or help with other tasks that make our game come to life. We will help newbies to become good devs. Please start helping today!
We need people to make worlds, cities, characters, ships, solar systems, and anything else you might think of a universe like this having. We also need people to do the art, the math behind it and the programming.
The system is being made with Panda3d. Will are writing mostly in Python and perhaps doing some bits with C or C++. This game will run on both Linux, Apple and MS system as does Panda3d. If Panda does it then we do too.
For Art we will use Gimp, Inkscape and Blender3d. Both are free software and work with Linux and MS and Apple. If you need help with either, then we will train you, even if you are a total beginner. Naturally you can use whatever software you want if it can make the files that Panda3d needs.
Anything else can be done in Open Office formats.
Required reading for our devs and artists. Feel free the skip the parts that the author marks as OK for skipping.
Pages For The Game Canon
Paper RPG Books
Douglas' chaotic rambling or pages For The Game Design
Basics Of Good Game Design
Development, Beta Testers and Other Good Ideas
Early Game Design Notes
Space Travel and Future Tech
Weapons VS Armor
Life, aliens, animals and characters
Database Object Design
Star and System Design
Player and GM Data Design
Bank of The Galaxy
Auction House Of The Galaxy
Property Registry Of The Galaxy
Basic Game Interface For Characters
Game Master: Major Domo
Wiki Pages on the To Do list:
Donations Page (if you have lots of cash, support a full time staff and don't forget this wiki! :-)
None Playing Character Design
Tickets or Quest Design
System Design and Galaxy Design
Ship Fighting System
Land Craft Design and Fighting??
Character and Animal Fighting system
New Members and Promotion
All images and content in this Wiki (SF Journey Creations) are Copyright (2007 Douglas E Knapp) with permission for use with this project only unless noted otherwise.
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