In recent months there has been a concerted attempt to find help for current and new projects that seek to benefit the community. But with the legal battle over AmigaOS 4 still ongoing, attention has been diverted away from the positive efforts dedicated Amiga users have embarked on. Amiga Flame would like to briefly outline some of the community-based projects in the hope that more users will play an active role.
The Downloads section on the Amiga Future website provides Amiga gamers with dozens of hit games like Behind the Iron Gate and Beneath a Steel Sky. They are looking for someone who wants to take care of the Downloads section - writing system requirements and a brief description for each software package in German and English.
The team behind Amiga Guide, a new Amiga magazine is especially interested in getting in touch with English native speakers who have an interest in IRC chatting with Amiga freaks from all over the world. If you feel you have time spare to help then contact them.
Amiga Magazine Rack seeks to provide a useful resource for the Amiga community to look back at Amiga magazines, especially the game reviews and coverdisks. The task ahead for the team is huge but if you have any cover scans, page scans, disk images or have indexed reviews for magazines they do not have listed, then get in touch with the team.
APC&TCP are seeking programmers to speed up some projects in development like DigiBooster, Flyin High, SeaSide, PBD, and Pulsator. They would like programmers with good or very good knowledge in 68k assembler, C, and even C++. Interested parties should contact them for further information about the projects and payment.
Gunnar von Boehn has been working for a number of years on an Arcade Games Construction Kit that will “allow non-programmers to easily create shoot-em ups in virtually no time”. To finish the kit and a 2D shoot-em up named 1944 they need the help of a skilled GFX artist willing to devote sufficient time and energy.
The Phoenix Project is a non-profit team of Amiga developers aiming to port various free or dismissed applications or games to AmigaOS 4. Ongoing projects include Firefox, Emperor, VLC, Transmission and others. If you are a developer and would like to play a part in the Phoenix Project then this is an exciting opportunity.
Alinea Computer is working on a range of projects such as an AmigaOS 4 version of ArtEffect. The company needs a software developer who has good knowledge in C or C++ for Amiga and experience with the GCC-compiler. They also require someone for graphic and media design who should have good or very good knowledge in picture manipulation, 3D, or vector graphics.