Armaludis is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 whose goal is to create and publish free/libre games made with free/libre software. My name is Cyrille R. W. Chaussepied, Armaludis' founder (and sole active member at the time of writing). I'm a multidisciplinary artist and long-time free/libre software user. My multifaceted experience spans many years, especially in the fields of graphic design, game design, music playing and composition as well as website development.
The games I create for Armaludis are mainly oriented towards board games and are simple to handle, to have fun quickly without having to swallow complex rules. They are mainly played using specific cards, character cards and dice. To create the games, I also design free/libre game systems which are downloadable as well. The whole set comes with addons and, possibly, complementary editions.
The games are first published in a free/libre version, in PDF format (files to be downloaded for free) and then, depending on the means available, in the form of game box sets. For the latter, Armaludis has the necessary elements made to manufacture the boxes in small quantities. By the mean of association publishing, they are sold in limited editions and Armaludis undertakes to donate a percentage of the sales to the developers of the software used (list published in the rulebooks of each game).
To publicize Armaludis' achievements, I then carry out the communication through different media. It can be the website, graphics (illustrations, flyers, posters...), videos, music and any other type of support that seems appropriate to me. All these elements are also made with free/libre software (Trisquel GNU/Linux operating system, Inkscape, GIMP, Audacity, GNU IceCat...) and are freely downloadable.
The organization of game design workshops and tournaments was also part of the planned activities, but the health crisis stamped Covid-19 put a brake on it for an undetermined period of time... That being said, online meetings can be envisaged, according to the users requests.
If you want to exchange about games, give an opinion, or join me in the adventure in one way or another, as a game creator, player, free software user or simply curious, you are welcome! The contact page, the Mastodon page and the forums, if they are active, are at your disposal.
Armaludis is located in Pouhinec, in the Morbihan region of Brittany, France.
www.armaludis.org is published by Armaludis, non-profit association governed by the law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901, registered on 17th August 2018 at the prefecture of Pontivy (Morbihan, France), SIREN number is 851 919 829 (legal details on infogreffe.fr).
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