There are several ways how to help the ArcanumAlive project grow and progress.
If you're an experienced C++ programmer, Lua coder, 2D/3D artist, music composer, voice actor, game designer or website designer, then you are very welcome to join and help us with anything you want. We're looking for people who would like to join the ArcanumAlive's main development team to collaborate on the OpenArcanum project, and any other related projects on this website.
Please note that before you're allowed to join the team, you must prove yourself by completing a few minor project-related tasks and by providing some references or samples of your previous work. If you're specifically interested in the OpenArcanum project, please make sure that you read the FAQ & Project overview topic first.
Don't worry about lack of tasks, there are plenty of things that can be done. If you are interested in helping out, then please ask in this topic.
If you're either a beginner game developer or you simply don't have the time to work continuously on any larger projects, but you still want to contribute, then please consider this option.
-You can contribute by making or searching for a new game content for the OpenArcanum project. If you're interested, then please visit this topic: New content - Info, rules and tips.
-If you have any ideas and suggestions for improvements to Arcanum, you can post them into OpenArcanum - New ideas topic.
Note: Everybody who will contribute is going to be properly credited for the work.
There are three ways how to donate, which differs in what you want to donate. We're accepting these kinds of donations:
You can donate any old (or new, but no longer used) software that you bought and you think that it can be useful for a game developers*. It can be a digital download license, or psychical package (CD's) license, in which case, the shipping will be paid by us. If you're a company and you get the software for good prices, you may also donate a brand new software.
*Here is a list of a useful software:
- Autodesk 3ds Max, MotionBuilder, Maya or any other 3D software, such as Milkshape 3D, DAZ Studio, POSER, etc.
- Adobe Photoshop or any other image editors
- Sony Sound Forge, Vegas Pro or any other audio and video editors
- Microsoft Visual Studio or any other IDE that supports C++ language
- Any version of MS Windows and Mac OS
- Any older PC games, from which we can get inspired
If you've ever created or bought any 3D models, textures, images, audio samples or anything else game-related, and it was left unused or you no longer need it, then you can donate it and we will definitely try to find a use of it.
There is also an option to make a money donations, especially if can't donate in any other way. In this case, your donations will be used for:
- Paying web hosting bills (~$200 USD a year)
- Paying off the most productive developers and contributors
- Unspent donations in given year will be then re-donated to the local animal shelter (Located in Czech Republic)
In this case, your donation will be used for purchasing a dedicated server for the OpenArcanum project, so we can host a multiplayer game 24/7. This way, there will be always at least one server online, which means everybody will be able to play online at any time. Only the actual server is currently needed, we have fast connection for free already. No monthly payments, we are going to be independent from the start.
Message for students and underpaid hard-working people: Please keep you caps and buy your boy/girl/friend a flower or a gift. We can pay those bills from our pockets when the time comes. You don't have to put yourself on a diet because of us
In all cases, you'll receive a Coin or Ware donator status at these forums, plus you'll be noted in Special Thanks section of OpenArcanum credits, along with former Troika staff.
If you have donated already, then please let me know by sending me a PM.