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If you are a community member of the Wildfire Games' forum, you might already had noticed that a new modding team is being formed, which consist of a few old modding teams. The merge process being almost finished, we discovered that we could use a few additional hands to help us in modding several aspects of game, with the ultimate goal the create an enormous mod pack targeting 0 A.D. in an as large as possible timeframe. Yes, indeed, this is a quite ambitious goal, but with your help I (and with me the rest of the Council) am sure that we will manage to achieve it! Let me now explain in what area's you could help us out. We are currently looking for persons capable of fulfilling the following jobs: Researchers, 3D artists, programmers, Scenario designers, Playtesters & balancers and finally 2D Artists. Researcher: A game falls or stands with information. Without, it is impossible to create a historically accurate game like 0 A.D. aims to be. Therefore we need people who like to dig in history and come up with information, plans to get that information implemented in the right way and finally provide references for the artists around. As already said, we like to get a large timespan so you will get acquainted with all kinds of history and learn lots of it. 3D artist: In case of 3D artist we have two kinds of jobs: Animators: Animations are needed to get a dynamic moving game. Imagine a game with only static puppets moving around! No one wants to play that! We need therefore people who like to animate all kinds of objects, including ships, animals and units. Modelers: Beside animators we do need persons creating the 3D object itself, before it gets animated or textured or something. Modelling a variety of objects you need to follow the references provided by the researchers (or get them yourselves if you like to do so) and get it usable for the other team members. Actually you provide a fundamental base for the game to get playable. Programmer: Modding includes programming. Therefore we need additional programmers capable of JS-scripting in various aspects of the game. Think of programming completely new gameplay features but also creating technologies, auras, modifying templates and creating Random Map Scripts and possibly AI scripting. It even is allowed to create your own glsl shaders if you like to! Scenario Designer: Of course we like to feature some scenarios of our own specifically created for our own projects. It is also possible to create Random Maps in collaboration with the programmers. Playtester / Balancer: To get a nice, playable game we need playtesters. They are there to improve the game's playability and eventually come up with ideas for gameplay features in collaboration with the researchers. It is also a possibility that it is needed to adjust some stats yourselves. For this you'll need a basic knowledge of XML (which is very easy to learn I can tell you). 2D artist: 2D artists can choose between various assignments in the following areas: Conceptual artist: Being a conceptual artist you'll pick up references and create concepts for it to be used by the 3D modelers. It is also allowed to search for references yourselves or collaborate with researchers in doing so. 2D designer: 2D designers take care of the UI. Think of designing new buttons, drawing wallpapers and everything you like to do to improve the GUI and create a lot of other art. The list has now come to an end. Nothing is prohibited and everything is permitted in our Council (sort of). If you feel that your function is not listed above: feel free to ask if we need you. If you feel you're not skilled enough to apply: we are there to help you improving your skills and get them good enough for you to be part of our team. If you do not exactly match a jobs description: no problem, we can use every hand to help us, also hands that are not able to (or do not like) certain parts of the jobs. On the other hand: if you might want to fulfill more than one job, you're welcome. To summarize: Everyone who is interested, whether he is capable or not, unable to spend much time or not, is allowed (or even better: asked) to apply! To apply, send me a PM or reply at this topic.