Hello, I am looking to start a new GNU project.
It is based on fighting robots in a player VS Player teamwork environment. If you are interested in helping to program or do art please check out this link.
Really, I will just set up a full time server and have people play it. I was thinking it might be good to go after some donations so that I could pay some Open Source Programmers or Artists for making the program really cool like Blender does with its movies but this is not a big goal of mine. In the end it is just a creative project of mine because I love to fight robots. LOL.
While it’s fun to start out just developing a game for free, a ‘successful’ game implies a business, like it or not. You’ll need infrastructure etc. etc. You will need to monetize the game ‘somehow’ just to support it.
So I guess I was asking ‘what your aspirations are’. And to be direct - any developer getting involved would be wise to have a written agreement. i.e., game gets huge, game turns profit, original developers get nothing, it happens.
(sorry, not trying to be negative, though I did just watch ‘The Social Network’, lol… I’m just trying to extract a bit more info from you is all)
I have yet to see this. What examples do you have? I have seen small and I have seen moderate but never huge with an open source game.
I don’t agree unless it gets big enough to tax my server. I have not seen this happen with any open source indi games. Have you? I wish it would though! My model is Planeshift.
I have yet to have anyone do even one line of code. I have had LOTS of people email me about different projects but almost none ever did any work. Because of this I feel quite safe in just writing it as open source for now. IF it should start to take off, I would be more than happy to share the profits and reward the people involved. I would also be happy to have written contracts to that effect but I think enforcement of these contracts might be very hard for anyone involved because it is likely international.
No problem. I would love to have the problems you talk about with this project!