I've used Basecamp professionally and I like it. Now I'm looking for something similar, but I'm not quite ready to plunk down 20-25€ per month on something I'm only using with a couple of other people, and very likely not ever making any money doing it. We're making games together and need to maintain momentum when working remotely.
Does anybody have any recommendations? It doesn't have to be a bespoke team tool if it can do multiple discussions, calendar, to-dos and (crucially) a wall type function which collates all the updates in one view.
I don't know, maybe even a private forum might work, but it seems like a major hassle to set one up and keep it hack-proof. I've ran a couple of SMF forums before (years ago) and, well, it's a pain.
I tried Freedcamp, but it was just nowhere smooth or intuitive enough. I could install something on my own server if it came to that, but rather wouldn't as I'm not a wizard with all them databases and whatnot.