I am really enthousiastic about JMonkey and Blender, and I would like to make a game with JMonkey. I am already learning about game design, story design, character design, and modelling. I already have some decent experience in drawing (evening art school) and modelling in Blender. Oh, before I forget: I also have 7+ years of experience in Java programming, so I can do programming as well!
One problem with having my own game project however is that I might not be able to finish this on my own. And I also like some bigger sense of purpose, involving multiple people. For this reason, it might be very interesting for me to team up with others, in some existing project. Concretely, I would like to participate in a larger JMonkey community project. In particular, a project that the core developers have a vested interest in (to show off features). Perhaps MonkeyZone is such a project? I would like to give it a story, characters, etc! It does not necessarily have to be my story; this again would be community driven (perhaps the title might have to change too). We could really have some JMonkey mascotte-game, in which multiple people from the community contribute art and game logic, so it becomes more than a tech-demo.This mascotte-game would be stored with the JMonkey engine, on the same repository, so they can grow together.
What do you think?