Solarus is developed by a team of Zelda-lovers on their free time, as a hobby. It begins back in time, in 2002 to be exact, when Christopho, the creator and main contributor of Solarus, created a website for its first game : Zelda-Solarus, still active today. It was a way to promote the first version of Mystery of Solarus, which he made with RPG Maker. As time passing by, the website and its forum grew, and began to be a place not only for French Zelda-like game makers, but also Zelda-lovers since it was also a general Zelda website with walk-through, reviews, resources and news. Christopho decided to rework its first game in C++, and Solarus was born. So it was decided that the engine needed a website for itself. Today, both websites co-exist.