Currently searching for an engine. I had Unreal 2 but not what I thought it was going to be. At the moment I'm looking at Leadwerks Game Engine. Very good looking and sandbox editor, but does require C++ coding to make scripted events and pretty much everything in it.
I have a friend from school who also sometime postes his photoshop work on here. Youngbucks he codes and is doing his own game too. He has A LOT accomplished, if you guys would work as a trio to finish it, I can talk to him and me might agree with it. But up to him if it's ok with you guys. I remember him saying he needs a player module or some shit like that. Lol