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No announcement yet.
200k more until 1 mill and source code given for several indie games
The source code is open source, the data files are in fact not. But, since it most likely intrerests many in here, this is the latest update of the site:
Humble update: open source extension (5/11/10)
The Humble Indie Bundle experiment has been a massive success beyond our craziest expectations. So far, in just over 6 days, 113,230 generous contributors have put down an incredible $1,024,807. Of this, contributors chose to allocate 31.04% to charity: $318,058 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play Charity. I have made a page for the full breakdown including credit card fees in a JSON format here (json).
Now it's our turn to give back. As of 5/11/10, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, and Penumbra Overture pledge to go open source. We are preparing the sources right now and will be releasing them ASAP. We spent last night preparing Lugaru and it is almost available now. The code is still a little rough (no Visual Studio project yet, for instance) but hopefully with the help of the community we can rapidly make it more accessible to everyone.
Note, the games will be "free as in 'free speech', not as in 'free beer'": see each license for the full, finalized details as they come out very hopefully this week -- stay tuned. It is the underlying code that will be made available to everyone.
Feel free to continue donating to charity, to the developers, or any combination thereof below. We will still be distributing humble bundles to anyone who contributes.
Perhaps there needs to be more information about the code so Svartalf can look into getting the game in good shape on Linux. If the physics engine is indeed closed then the code will need reworking for a more open engine. Also perhaps even get the rights to the data files negotiated as well
Bah. I thought we're getting the game in a playable state, not just the code. I can write the code myself if I want to (and looking at it makes me think I would be better at it too).
One would think 1 million bucks would be enough to make part of the game at least free beer :-/ They generated a lot of PR with this move, even though it turns out its nothing special, *and* got a crapload of money out of it.
the data assets (art, sound and etc.) are available in the mercurial repos... you can compile the game out the box I think. RealNC why don't you buy 5 games for a small amount of money? you get the games already working, if you feel the need to play right away...
@RealNC: yes, they are available in the repo, at least from what I've grabbed from the repo.
@Svartalf: they did an excellent work by anticipating... But one question remains... If Penumbra is owned by the Frictional Games, why Wolfire did convince them to release other indies' games src code? Did they all merged together, to form a big Indie gaming company?