Today, we on the Resistance and Liberation Mod team need turn to the community for help; help to ensure the longevity and continuance of this mod. As many of you who have followed RnL over the years is likely aware, the team is always looking for skilled developers to donate their time to the betterment and eventual completion of RnL. However, over the last several years the RnL team has struggled to fill a much more difficult and important position, that of Lead Developer.
Over the six years that RnL has been in production, nearly one hundred different developers have contributed to this mod. Each and every one of these contributors deserves our thanks. Just over a year ago, a group of dedicated community members helped to beta test the mod, and with their help the developers were able to provide six releases in less than five months. Since these releases, RnL has been plagued by a series of issues. Some of these issues have been resolved, while others still require attention.
During that active release our community members were invaluable, helping not only identify bugs but layout how they could be recreated. Their assistance allowed the team to quickly tackle bugs and move forward in production. For this help and their continued support, the community has our most heartfelt thanks. Unfortunately since the beta 1.5 release, many of our most active contributors have succumbed to the demands of real life. Without an active development team and more importantly an enthusiastic and motivated Lead Developer, there is little hope that RnL will ever see completion.
We therefore implore the community, if you feel you are capable or know of anyone who can help contribute to RnL please head over to our sign up page and submit an application. Not to sound melodramatic, but the continued development of RnL does depend on new talented members joining the development team to assist, and take the reins from those past contributors who are no longer able to help.
The positions that need to be filled are as follows:
1. Lead Developer – A motivated and enthusiastic individual to take the reins and provide creative direction for RnL. As this is a very important and sensitive position, candidates should have some sort of relevant experience. This position will provide excellent experience for anyone pursuing a career in game development, and will make you generally loved by the community for being awesome.
2. Coder – There is need of an experienced coder who can look at and tackle the multi-fire bug that has plagued the mod and alluded coders. The programmer should be familiar with C++ and past experience with source coding would be beneficial.
In addition to the positions above, the development team is always looking for skilled individuals to fill up positions in the team. So, if you feel like you're up for it or know anybody who would be interested in contributing to the mod then see www.resistanceandliberation.com/join for more details.
On to other news.
Concerning the release of the open beta 1.6. The team has worked hard adding the finishing touches to the patch. Due to the limited resources especially in the coder department, the release has been postponed quite a few times already. The current team is however aiming for a Q2 2011 release.
Still, to achieve that, there's still few large bugs and issues to solve which might postpone the next patch even more. So keep your fingers crossed, the team is trying to deliver you a next version as soon as possible.
If you follow us on Twitter then you are already aware of our continued media tweets. Knowing full well that we can't post a press release and not show some sort of eye candy, here is a render that even the twitterers haven't seen.
For our last bit of news...
RNL was released on Desura earlier this year. Desura is "a community driven digital distribution service for gamers, putting the best games, mods and downloadable content from developers at gamers fingertips, ready to buy and play." You can visit RnLs profile on Desura here and give it a go. If you haven't tried out Desura yet, you can download it at www.indiedb.com .
That will conclude this news post. Thank you for your attention and we hope to return with Patch 1.6 shortly.