About OpenSuspect

One amongst us is not like the rest

OpenSuspect is an open source online social deduction game, like mafia.

OpenSuspect aims to be easily modifiable, however, our first maps are going to be focused around cold war themes.

This project is in very early stage development. Interested to get involved? We’d love to hear from you. Join us at #opensuspect:matrix.org on a Matrix client (element.io). If you need tech support, use our troubleshooting channel.

OpenSuspect is licensed under the GNU GPL v3 (see LICENSE.txt)

About the project

The OpenSuspect project is a team endevour of many volunteers. Our members work on the project in their spare time, often after work or school, so we don’t have a rushed development schedule. Many of us regard the project as valuable experience in not just software development but also in team work. Our most important goals during development:

However, we also understand that a game needs a direction, and some problems are easiest to solve in a top-down fashion. Therefore, we agreed to implement a team structure, where each team have their responsibilities, and are organized by an elected team leader. The project is guided by the council containing the team leaders and a few elected project coordinators, who set the goals together. For the current teams and leadership, check the CONTRIBUTORS file.

About the game

The main aims of the game:

Our goals for the alpha release

Our plans for further releases

Implementation of our goals

The exact way the abovementioned goals would be reached is part of the ongoing discussion in the community. Some points have been finalized, some are still being debated.

Before contributing to the discussion, please, make sure you read through our quickly evolving documentation to see which topics are still up for debate.

Requirements for contributors

After cloning the repository, you need git-lfs to handle asset storage and other large binary files.

Please join our NextCloud instance under the same username, you use on Matrix, where most of the coordination will happen.

Important Matrix (Element) rooms for contributors: