Jarmund (624853) writes "Balisticfox.com has an interesting article about the small indipendent game studio from Singapore, Nabi Studios, the creators of Toribash. However, they are currently remodeling their business-strategy to something really interesting: Good players can earn money from playing the game. The game itself is free, and for each win the player gets a certain amount of a virtual currency called ToriCredits. These credits can be used for purchasing cosmetic upgrades and eyecandy. The thing is that ToriCredits can also be bought for real money, and this is where the earning comes in: Players are allowed to sell the credits they earn to others, and keep the profit themselves. The game is available win32, mac as well as linux." Link to Original Source top
zaunuz (624853) writes "What happends to unfinished software, mainly consisting of bits and pieces of perl-code, if the company you wrote it for goes bankrupt? This might be the case where i currently work. For the past year i have been in charge of a fairly big project, but due to poor economical planning higher up in the system, it is quite possible that the company will die before me and my team are finished. If this happends, we would like to continue the project on our own, since it is fairly close to completion, and it would suck to just scrap what we've invested so many hours and cups of coffee into. The creditors are most likely to be the new owners of the code, however, do the creditors care about unfinished code? Afterall, first they'd have to understand what it does. After they've done that, they'd have to finish it themselves. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation?"