Open Source Crusader Engine?

Jason Ely, sound system programmer for the Crusader games, has pondered in the Crusader Facebook fan group the possibility of an open source Crusader engine.

He says:

…an engine/tools that utilizes the No Regret/No Remorse art/sound assets that lets you create your own levels/gameplay? I’ve thought about this for a number of years. … Picture this… You can use the existing crusader assets, import your own additional art/sound/music and create levels, write simple script for full missions and mission packs. And allow them to be downloaded and played by others.

Well, that’s something I’m all for! One can assume Jason still retains access to all the assets of the games and is willing and capable to provide such a product. Let’s hope it happens!