The reason I use the GPL for software that I personally write is because I want you and everyone else using the software to be able to use the GPL and contribute back.
I love the public domain, but you know who else loved the public domain?
He plundered the public domain so hard that the culture almost snapped in half.
Had the Brothers Grimm had a CC-BY-SA license (and used it in perpetuity) you'd be able to make a fairy-tale cartoon without some Disney lawyer getting itchy.
@00dani Yeah, it is important to check if the individuals behind a game are good people.
My point was more that indies aren't as exploited, where AAA publishers are inherently exploitative.
It was more meant as a post summarizing my general attitude towards indie vs AAA games, not an endorsement of every indie game. Bad people can make indie games, but AAA companies are always run by bad people.
The casualties of the Culture War walk the earth around us like zombies, ghosts of the disintegrated relationships with our friends and family. The writhing corpses whose social media accounts lay muted in our feeds like a potter's field of unmarked tombstones stalk through the streets with freshly scrubbed cortices, radicalized into fabricated realities through dopamine induced digital slavery. This war won't even let us mourn.
Here's an article I wrote on #HiveTime's finances and shipping a pay-what-you-want game. Read on for a whole bunch of words on a topic I despise: money. It's got numbers, fancy charts, and a brief description of a pair of cursed jorts🐝 #gamedev #indiedev http://cheesetalks.net/hive-time-finances.php
"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"
"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"
"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"
"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"
What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".
Question for non US people
Did you know we give all adults a number that determines what cars you can buy, where you can live and at many companies if you can be hired. This number was secret until we sued for the right to see it. In response companies made a secret second number they dont have to share that they can use for the same things.
The things that make the number bad include not having credit cards, not taking loans. To have a good number you have to have and use credit but not more than about 25% of the credit you have.
Most Americans think this is normal.
day 12: "moebius" (suggested by @cidney)
Interesting fact about the möbius strıp ıs that it actually only has a single surface. That wasn't the issue through. The execution issues mostly stemmed from the fact that flat paper as thin as it is, is NOT a 2-D surface. :D
Forgot to say last time but still accepting prompts on mastodon. :)
Does anyone have suggestions "problematic" SFF books or authors? Stuff that, if you walked into someone's house and saw their books on their bookshelf, would be a red flag that this person might be unsafe, but still have plausible deniability.
(for something I #amwriting)
Day 8. "Fiery Sun" and Day 9 "Tiger" (both suggested by @cidney)
the latter managed to involve reference images, if you can believe it.
I am still accepting prompts via mastodon. :)
Made a quick 16-color point-and-click adventure game for #LDJAM called "Dryad's Quest"!
Former tech worker and UX unicorn; current indie game dev.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!