Animal Forest is a role-play enforced 2D MORPG. Which basically means all out of character chat must be done in OOC (Out of Character) channels and all in-character chat must be kept in the non OOC methods of communication. Even though your character is anthropomorphic, your character has no idea what a computer is. You only know what is in the game world. I ask that you be creative. I've seen people go so far as creating religions and cults in the game.
Basically Animal Forest is like other typical MORPG's in the sense of the stat system. One difference though is that Animal Forest has no NPC's (Minus the teachers in The Hall. The Hall is the safe zone of the game where new players spawn. The only interaction those NPC's have though is that they teach your character skills). The game is almost completely player run outside of The Hall. Combat is purely Player vs Player. You also don't die when your health reaches 0, you are knocked out for a period of time. During this time, other players can loot your items. There are 77 Skills to learn in Animal Forest. Skills such as languages, combat skills (armed and unarmed), crafting skills, and even skills to increase your effectiveness at climbing trees.
I don't want to go into too much details as the Readme/Help link is below.
If you want to read the read me file (Which is heavily incomplete, but has valid information to get you started):
If you strictly just want to download the client from here:
Fair warning: Due to the no NPC things, without the players, the game is a little boring!
On to the second point of my post: Looking for 2D Artists and Java Programmers!
Although I can not offer you anything monetary. I can promise you this will boost your resume. Or if you're a beginning Java Programmer, I'm also a valuable resource to learn from and ask questions.