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    Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Mmh, it seems it hasn't been mentioned here yet... So here I go:

    A survey was started to explore the potential of open source gaming business. It consists of 20 detailed questions about how you would fund games and what acts of commercialism you consider moral for free software. Time to fill it in!
    Note: Don't forget the age! (set to 0-9 by default)
    http://tinyurl.com/opensurvey
    http://freegamer.blogspot.com/2009/0...ng-survey.html

    Come on! Let's get at least a 1000 participants!

    edit: enhanced the note about the age.
    Last edited by KIAaze; March 29th, 2009 at 08:28 PM.

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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Darn, you were faster

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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Faster? hey, I waited more than a day!
    Actually, I even thought somebody would post this here immediately. ^^

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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Filled it out.

    Some quesstions were lacking, but my stance is - if there's a valid reason why they need the money, and the team communicates it properly, I don't have an issue with supporting finanically.

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    Talking Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey


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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Some quesstions were lacking, but my stance is - if there's a valid reason why they need the money, and the team communicates it properly, I don't have an issue with supporting finanically.
    Good one We could cover that as a meta question in the forum discussions though. Thus, discuss!

    I for one wouldn't mind to spend a few bucks to help a bigger project, or even a solo/duo project; as long as it's good and thus fun to play, I may consider to help the project financially a bit. Although I don't mind getting a boxed DVD with a poster and stuff either

    Steam-like advertisements (during the online loading screen etc.) seem like the best and least-annoying method of earning a few bucks to me. Isn't the GoogleAd API open anyway?

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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Filled it out

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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Filled it out
    What arrests my attention...
    is the fact, that this space is inhabited.

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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi View Post
    Some quesstions were lacking
    I'd be interested to know which ones exactly. Some people commented that the contribution questions weren't clear enough because there were too many factors which weren't being considered when the question was asked.

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    Re: Open Source Games Funding Survey

    Basically ones with an "I would do blah if fah", but for me "fah" wasn't really an issue.

    ie even the first one:


    I would spend money to pre-order an open source game I was interested in if I got a DVD box with cover art and a DVD inside *

    I'd pre-order an oss game anyway...

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