I've been mulling over a project for a while, but it's not something I can do alone. It's Dragon Quest related which is why I posted it here. Although I write software for a living, coding games is completely different. I'm the guy that can write all the code for say the battle system, but I couldn't animate a stick man if my life depended on it. Anyway, I'd like to see if there's any interest in starting up a community project. I don't want to say too much more right now until I see what the interest is like an what kind of skill sets we have around here. Right now I'm only looking for people that actually know how to program and do 3D animation. We'll eventually need someone for music among other things, but I'll worry about that later. Also this project will not be something to make money off of, but rather gain some experience and provide something special for the community for fans both new and old to the Dragon Quest series. Let me know if you're interested and what kind of skills you have and we'll go from there.
EDIT: I guess I should mention that my primary language is Java. I've worked with C/C++ but it's been a long time. The nice thing about using Java is that it would be quite easy to make an Android port. I've played around with a few free libraries like libGDX which can also be used for an iOS port. http://libgdx.badlogicgames.com/
Dusted off the black sheep the other day and started a new game. I forgot how hard and unforgiving this game is. It is however, very satisfying once you accomplish something. I seem to have a habit of getting game over right before a palace boss or an item like the hammer. The hammer was a real piss off because I could see it but the axe wielding maniac finished me off. I finally managed to get the hammer and beat the second palace though. Hopefully the third palace doesn't ruin me.
222 deaths. That's how many times I died to beat the game on the first play though. Some characters lasted seconds, others had pretty good runs. If anyone is looking for a really hard game that's just as hard to put down, I highly recommend Rogue Legacy. The controls feel great and you can do some pretty amazing stuff when you equip a lot of movement runes. It can definitely be frustrating, especially when you're not getting an equipment unlocks, but overall is really fun and really addictive.