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Does anyone know of any good open source games that need or want some help?

I'm increasingly interested in getting into game programming. Since I'm in Maryland there are several good game studios around, and I want to be able to take advantage of that--especially now that I know a couple people who work at them (though they're artists, not coders).

I do have some graphics programming experience, but not particularly for games. Rather, back in high school I worked my way through the Graphics Programming Black Book. It's a great book and very educational, but pretty outdated now. And I haven't touched game dev since then.

I do realize that many studios need programmers for other stuff too such as backend server programming and writing tools. And I can certainly do that. But I still suspect I'd have a much better chance of getting hired if I had some game experience to show off too.

So I'm trying to think of a project I can get involved in. The only thing I have in mind at the moment is Stepmania, since it's the only open source game I actually play myself. But I'd be interested in other suggestions too. They don't even necessarily have to be open source--if anyone knows of any independent game projects that need help I'm interested.

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lucky_otter
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
The Humble Indie Bundle mostly went open source a while back. Could look at improving one of them. Not sure what's happened with them since then.
hyuga
Oct. 26th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Looks like all of them but World of Goo have released their sources. It's not clear whether they're actively in development, per-se. But still worth looking at for learning purposes. Thanks!
lucky_otter
Oct. 26th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
I think WoG was a last minute addition to the bundle.
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