Hey there! We’re excited to pilot a new bounty program for Mudlet, our free open-source project! (What is Mudlet?)

We’re giving away a total of $1,000 USD for solving various issues or implementing new feature requests. The payout for each task will depend on the type of issue and will range from 20 to 30 to 50 USD. So, whether you’re a seasoned developer or a newbie looking to get your feet wet, there’s probably something in here for you. This program is a win-win for everyone involved, as it allows developers to earn money for their contributions while also helping to improve and innovate Mudlet!

Update December 2023

All existing bounties have been increased by 4x, as well as bounty payouts for the last 7 days. That means there is $1,520 worth of bounties available to be claimed. Happy Holidays!

To get started, take a look at the issues on our GitHub that are labeled as “bounty-80/120/200“. These are the tasks eligible for payouts. If you’re interested in tackling any one of these issues, just leave a comment on the issue to let us know that you’re working on it. If you’ve got any questions about how things should be done – please ask! We’ll happily answer in the issue. If you need to compile Mudlet, we’ve got a handy page that explains how to get up and running quickly. That said, it’s not only about code – some improvements are about better docs, too!

Once you have completed the task, just submit a pull request (PR) with your changes. Our team will review your work and, if everything looks good, we’ll pay out the appropriate amount. It’s that simple!

Please note, we have the final say in all requirements and quality will be favored over a quick fix. Additionally, in case multiple PRs are targeting the same issue, the decision will be made on a case by case basis.

We’re excited to see how this pilot program goes and what new innovations come out of it. We’re looking forward to seeing all the great contributions that come out of this bounty program. Happy coding!

What is Mudlet?

Mudlet is a platform with which you can play multiplayer, pure-text online games – called MUDs, precursors to today’s online games. There are thousands of unique worlds online – download Mudlet for free on Windows/macOS/Linux, join one and enjoy!