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Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Parsec Goes Open-Source
11:15 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

The Parsec project team has announced that after years of internal development, this space shooter will be made open source. This is an effort to alleviate some of the pressure on the members, who up to this point have been working on it in their spare time.

The cross-platform game runs on Windows, Linux, as well as the Mac OS X. The hope has always been that it will one day bloom into a full massively multiplayer online freeware game, and now with the help of the Parsec community, it might attain this goal.

The site notes the source should be available by May of this year. Here's more on their intentions:

This release will be the last official release of the original Parsec Project. It had been our intention to achieve a full-featured release including Internet game play in 2002. However, we were always doing this in our spare time, and since it is taking us too long to reach our original goal, we do not want to keep the Parsec community waiting any longer and have thus decided that it is time to change Parsec's development model to an open source approach.
Stay tuned for more on the Parsec project, and if you're a developer with some free time, consider giving this new open-source title a look.

The Parsec Project

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