Volley Brawl is for sale in the USC

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Re: Volley Brawl is for sale in the USC

Post by genericdave » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:08 pm

How big is the ubuntu user base anyway?

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Post by nevon » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:20 pm

genericdave wrote:How big is the ubuntu user base anyway?
No way to know. The representative from Canonical that we are in contact with told us an estimate, but I'm not sure if I remember what he said. Maybe like 2-3 million desktop users, and then ten times that on the server side? It was WAY more servers than desktops, that I do remember.

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Post by genericdave » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:26 pm

That's actually a lot more than I was expecting.

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Post by bartbes » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:31 pm

nevon wrote:Maybe like 2-3 million desktop users
How's that possible? We sold at least 10 times that!

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Post by nevon » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:57 pm

bartbes wrote:
nevon wrote:Maybe like 2-3 million desktop users
How's that possible? We sold at least 10 times that!
Well yeah, but that must have been because all of those server admins also bought it.

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Post by EmmanuelOga » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:36 pm

Since the .love package is what you get when you pay, and it contains the source code... would it be ok for the publishers if the source was hosted somewhere, say, code.google or github?

That way many ppl would have access to the game for free (it would be almost donationware) but in a bittorrent world, that can happen to any game eventually.

Probably the ppl interested in the game and/or supporting the developers would buy it anyway.

EDIT: I'm asking this as a general consideration for love games, not specifically asking you to upload the volley brawl source somewhere.
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Post by nevon » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:08 pm

EmmanuelOga wrote:Since the .love package is what you get when you pay, and it contains the source code... would it be ok for the publishers if the source was hosted somewhere, say, code.google or github?
No. Redistributing the game without our permission would be in breach of the license.

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Post by EmmanuelOga » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:20 am

nevon wrote:
EmmanuelOga wrote:Since the .love package is what you get when you pay, and it contains the source code... would it be ok for the publishers if the source was hosted somewhere, say, code.google or github?
No. Redistributing the game without our permission would be in breach of the license.
I wasn't talking about volley brawl:
EmmanuelOga wrote: EDIT: I'm asking this as a general consideration for love games, not specifically asking you to upload the volley brawl source somewhere.
So my question is if an author can publish a game through this publisher and also retain the right to post the sources elsewhere.
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Post by nevon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:16 am

EmmanuelOga wrote:
EmmanuelOga wrote: EDIT: I'm asking this as a general consideration for love games, not specifically asking you to upload the volley brawl source somewhere.
So my question is if an author can publish a game through this publisher and also retain the right to post the sources elsewhere.
Oh! I see. That's something you'll have to discuss with them. In our agreement, we've retained the rights to publish the game for any non-competing platform (so other Linux distros, Windows, and OS X, primarily), so I'm sure it'd be possible to negotiate for it. Moreover, (again, this is in our case) our agreement is only valid for a period of 12 months. After that, we renegotiate the terms or end our cooperation. So if nothing else, you could release it for a period (6-12 months) and then release the source after that.

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Post by kikito » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:02 pm

I just noticed that Volley Brawl is featured on the OMG! Ubuntu Software page for the guide to Natty.

http://omgubuntu.co.uk/natty/#software

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