Author: Fulgrymm
Date: Mar 13, 2017 12:27 PM
Category: Spaceport
Posts: 7
Has Aaron ever considered crowdfunding options to get to funds to buy back Space Empires? I'd certainly donate to that.


Commenter: DXM
Date: Mar 15, 2017 12:10 AM
Why don't you try finding out how much ca$h it would take to get the source code?
If it isn't too high a price, maybe the community could buy it & give community programmers the opportunity to take a crack at it?
Just a thought.
Commenter: bearclaw
Date: Mar 15, 2017 11:16 PM
I would definetly support this!
Commenter: combatwombat
Date: Mar 18, 2017 2:54 AM
I would bet the cost of the rights is in the 6 digit range, which isn't insurmountable but I think you would have a hard time crowdfunding it.
Commenter: Cipher
Date: Mar 21, 2017 11:04 AM
Aside from being less expensive, I suspect it would be easier to start over from scratch, seeking to clone the experience rather than the code... and what possible reason would Aaron have for wanting to buy it back?
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Commenter: ekolis
Date: Mar 30, 2017 11:10 AM
Ever heard of FrEee? :)

I've lost interest in Space Empires lately and FrEee has gotten to the point where I'm having trouble maintaining it, so I haven't done any work on it lately. But if someone is smart enough to pick up the pieces... ;)
Commenter: Cipher
Date: Mar 31, 2017 8:05 AM
That's the point isn't it? There's no real motivation to do it any more.