Wednesday, 3 September 2014

We need programmers

VoidSpace and the Universe Project has an extensive open-source component. Open-source developers will have access to a separate repository of code which contains a number of our fundamental frameworks on which VoidSpace is being built. There are a number of different tasks that can be done by an ODP member, and not all of which are programming related. For example, we currently need someone to investigate TideSDK to see how it works and how to use it. If it appears to meet our needs, we will then use it to create native desktop deployments for VoidSpace.

Everyone who has significant contributions through the ODP will be granted access to the game for free, it is the least we can do for your effort!

Programming work

For the programming side, we use Java for both the client and server. Even though the client doesn't use Java directly, we employ GWT which allows us to compile our Java into Javascript so that it runs on a browser. You don't necessarily need GWT experience to be useful as an open-source developer, so please don't let that hold you back! We also have a limited need for Html/CSS/Javascript developers who can help us with development of the main website.

Marketing work (non-technical)

We are also working on putting together a marketing team to help us with getting the word out. Some examples of marking work include: 
  • Using Searches to find new gaming or cryptocurrency related sites 
  • Keep track of research done through Google Docs so that anyone else can pick up where you left off
  • Contacting journalists and websites to see if they have any interest in VoidSpace
  • Creating posts on Reddit, Gaming forums, Cryptocurrency forums, Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts for VoidSpace. Each post would then be credited to your account so we can keep track of how much work you've done for us.

Feel free to have a look at our task tracking system which we use for both core and ODP developers. This can give you an idea as to what the individual tasks tend to be like if you are interested in getting involved.

There is always something to do, big or small, so if you have any interest in helping us build this project, just contact Nik at