Hello and welcome to a special update about Amethyst, a data-driven game engine written in Rust! If you have heard of us, feel free to skip the next paragraph. If not, read on!
Amethyst is a free, open-source, game engine. It is written in Rust with an ECS architecture at its heart. This combination equals fast, safe, and parallelizable. It has been in development for around two years, carried forward by the community that has grown up around it. We are taking the next step and forming an official non-profit dedicated to making this technology available for anyone.
We are happy to announce the formation of the Amethyst Foundation. It is a non-profit dedicated to supporting the Amethyst engine and its associated technologies.
As Amethyst grows and evolves, we will continue to depend on the contributions of volunteers. Until now, we haven’t had a clear way for people to contribute other than by coding; now we do! You can donate directly to the Amethyst Foundation via the form below. We thank you for any contribution you can make!
Amethyst is a pending 501(c)(3) non-profit. This means we have filed all needed paperwork with the IRS, and are awaiting final approval. This process can take between 3 to 6 months. Until a final determination is made, the IRS allows us to act as a full 501(c)(3). We do not anticipate any issues. More information can be found on the IRS site.
The second item is the creation of a dedicated community forum. As we grow, Discord is proving more and more difficult to have long-form discussions, especially with contributors across so many timezones. Critical discussions were sometimes not seen by members who were not there when it happened, and had to scroll back through hours of chat.
To mitigate this issue, we set up Discourse-based forums. Discord is still used for casual chat, but the forums have already proven to be much easier to follow. Please try to move to the forum whenever you feel something is becoming a valuable discussion.
We want to thank everyone for their continued support, and we look forward to seeing continued growth for both the community and the project as a whole in 2019!