Looking for volunteers to develop a Dhamma game

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Looking for volunteers to develop a Dhamma game

Post by Buddha Vacana » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:55 pm

The project is about developing a Dhamma-related computer game, that gives the player the chance to explore the Buddha´s teachings in a playful manner and also serves the purpose of popularization of Buddhism.
It is a mod of an economy-based game called "Banished", which functions as the basis for our Dhamma-game, with the purpose of developing an environment that is conducive to the "breeding" of Arahants.
The game is set in Asia, 1st century BC. The player is supposed to build a settlement, provide food for the population, establish Buddhist monasteries, all of which serves the purpose of creating an environment conducive to spiritual awakening.

This is meant to fulfill three main-objectives:
1. Sparking interested in the Dhamma among newcomers, as well as veterans
2. Promoting advanced knowledge of monastic life and its environment
3. Entertainment that promotes non-violence

The particulars of the game have already been compiled (as PDF) and in the current stage we are looking for people with skills in graphics, coding or modding, who are interested in implementing the concepts mentioned in the PDF, into the actual game.
This may actually become the first Theravāda based game in the world, thereby creating not only countless merit for the developer himself, but he/she would also be able to learn a lot of Dhamma in the process of making the game.
Creative engagement is encouraged and the developer(-team) involved would be free to implement new ideas into the gameplay.

All involved in this project are working voluntarily and the final product will be for free download.

If you are interested and/or you want to get the pdf file, send me a pm.
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Re: Looking for volunteers to develop a Dhamma game

Post by Buddha Vacana » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:27 pm

I forgot to mention that this project has been initiated and is supervised by two western monks living in Sri Lanka, of whom one is in his 11th or 12th vassa.
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