Author Topic: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)  (Read 13885 times)

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Offline SypheDMar

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Re: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)
(Hell, even Nintendo allowed Project M to exist unmolested.).
Since this is no longer the case (PMDev was forced to disband after receiving a legal threat from Nintendo), I want to point out that (essentially) the shutdown of Project M was the turning point for Nintendo ignoring mods to C&Ding them. Fortunately they only seem to pay attention to released fangames and mods as opposed to those in development, whether because of resources or intentional.

 

Offline asyikarea51

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Wow.

Even if I could contribute, by the time I actually opened up the necessary accounts and the like, I'd be damn well broke and it would have all gone to waste, lost in a battle to a richer rival by then.

Well my worthless cents' worth, I damn well do support the idea of someone buying the FS IP for the sole purpose of keeping it free/libre forever, or at the very least for some of the reasons the SCP coders have stated, but this world isn't a freedom fantasyland... recouping costs is more than clear enough...

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Offline Singh

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Re: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)
For what it is worth, I have placed my bid in.

0% chance of success, but it was an exercise worth trying.
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Offline JGZinv

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For what little it's worth, you did a good job Singh.
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Re: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)
For what it is worth, I have placed my bid in.

0% chance of success, but it was an exercise worth trying.
No success without at least trying, eh? Thank you Singh! Would have loved to see some crowdfunding action here but I guess the deadline was just to class for this kind of action.

Just wondering, would this deal cover the rights for distribution of FS1 and FS2? I don't think it did when THQ bought and sold the IP since the publisher/distributor of the FS games has always been Interplay.

 

Offline CT27

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People here have been worried about Derek Smart hypothetically getting these rights.

On another thought, what if Chris Roberts hypothetically decided to buy the rights and try his hand at Freespace?

 
Re: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)
On another thought, what if Chris Roberts hypothetically decided to buy the rights and try his hand at Freespace?
Good gods no !
This gets about as many nopes as Smart.

 
Re: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)
In all actual honesty I would be much more scared if Derek got it because I can definitely see him suing us out of spite.
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Offline Mikes

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On another thought, what if Chris Roberts hypothetically decided to buy the rights and try his hand at Freespace?
Good gods no !
This gets about as many nopes as Smart.

Why doesn't HLP start a Kickstarter and sell JPG Spaceships to fund it? Would have a hundred Million in no time, right ? ;-)

 

Offline Spoon

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In all actual honesty I would be much more scared if Derek got it because I can definitely see him suing us out of spite.
I think current derek wouldn't. He seems to have mellowed out a lot.
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Offline Trivial Psychic

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In all actual honesty I would be much more scared if Derek got it because I can definitely see him suing us out of spite.
Kinda like the Donald Trump of the PC gaming industry then?
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Offline Singh

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As anticipated, my bid attempt failed. No real surprises there.

However, unsure who were the successful parties. We'll have to find out in the next couple of weeks I believe.
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Offline JGZinv

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Gamasutra probably would be the most likely to know.
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Offline asyikarea51

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Hey Singh, it was worth a shot, the fact that you actually had a chance to try, that to me does at least mean something.

Probably me being cynical, but no matter who is the big name who gets the rights now, I don't see how any of them can be trusted that easily. Gaming is just so corporatised to the max nowadays.

Going off on a hypothetical tangent here, I don't know what would, say e.g. a Chinese or Korean buyer do with those rights, but if it went to another US company like Bethesda (FNV > FO4 in my opinion) or GBX (umm ok the whole HW:R situation, I don't know and am too lazy to think too much about it, plus I'm a terrible HW player) or EA (omg NFS 2015 felt so damn empty at the end! 8-gear cars with horrible ratios and a VERY frustrating car handling model) or Squeenix (ZOMG DXMD INGAME STORE etc etc etc) some other bigshot... ughhh  :banghead:
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Offline jr2

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Re: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)
If they were smart they'd do some other spin-off, hiring both :v: and some modders here to contribute.  You can call it FS3 without it being a sequel involving all teh answeres!!11elevenone. 

Example, another situation entirely in which the Shivans either don't play a part, or they're just part of another plot which doesn't involve another incursion. Say, a small group of Shivans that can cause major havoc, [see FS1], and let's also say a terrorist group managed to manipulate an isolated group of Shivan survivors, and it just happens to coincidentally raise support for a politician's position who is getting reelected, now is it coincidence, or is the politician in league?  Opponents to the politician disappear mysteriously.  But then in the end, it's actually said politician's opponent doing it, to make the opposition look corrupt!  No one is ever prepared for Spanish Inquisition Grammar Inquisition Inception  whatever, you get the idea.

Yeah, scatter brained idea, but Batts would be able to do something amazing with it, and :v: would have the resources to make it polished (the community could too, but RL gets in the way so it'd be a long time..)

 

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So it's the 17th (here, at least.. barely... ;) )... when do we find out who won? ;)
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Re: Interplay IP being sold (including Freespace)
So it's the 17th (here, at least.. barely... ;) )... when do we find out who won? ;)

Or lost, depending on whether or not their purchase nets them in the black or red
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