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What is the Guild of Writers?
The Guild of Writers is a community of artists and programmers working to create or learn to use existing assets and tools for the open-source CyanWorlds.com Engine. It is a collaborative community, working toward the common goal of building new and exciting Ages. The Guild was formed on the basis of collaboration. We take great pride in our accomplishments and strive each day to create great things and outdo ourselves.
The Guild as it stands today has evolved from a previous modding and Age creation groups. It is as diverse as the Uru community, and that diversity is one of its strengths.
- Using Blender with PyPRP, which targets Uru: Complete Chronicles and Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.
- Using 3DS Max with the Cyan Worlds Max Plugin, which targets the most recent version of the CyanWorlds.com Engine.
If you aren't a 3D artist, there are opportunities for writing, sound design, and texture creation. You should join the forums and find a group to collaborate with.
- Playing the ages offline, to explore them on your own PC after manual installation of interesting ages.
- Playing the ages online, where you can meet other explorers and usually do not have to deal with manual age updates.
If you need help with the setup, join the forums and ask for support - but please remember to give a detailed description of what you did, what happened and what you expected to happen instead.
Supporting the artists is a dedicated team of software developers. Developers are free to work on whatever guild-related projects they like. Currently, the Councilor of Technical Direction suggests that new developers Contribute to the Guild of Writers fork of the CyanWorlds.com Engine. Also, a list of KI features being disscussed for future development can be found here.