Hey Kharen, thanks for joining! On the programming side of things, we're using C++. That's not exactly a "simple" language, but if you want to get started, or improve your skill, there are countless tutorials online. There's even a good quality eBook which you can download for free: http://mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html#DownloadingTheBook As for ideas, we'll have different discussions about different aspects of the game engine from time to time. The best way to help on that front is to chime in when the discussion is going. Or, if you feel and idea will really get going, make a new topic about it. The IRC chatroom for this project will also be good once it becomes active. Artwork is something we really need, as it's something we're lacking at the moment. Even on a 3d game, a lot of 2d are is needed for areas including, as you say, menus. Do you have a place to display your art so I can get a handle on what sort of stuff you do? Thanks for getting involved!