Olofson's LD22 game
Free, open source licenses are underrepresented at game jams and contests.
This weekend's Ludum Dare ends in a few hours and it already counts 754 entries. The following authors mentioned open source licenses in the context of the compo/jam:
- roschdal plans on "releasing the game as open source on Github"
- Riley Adams's project is already there (GPL3)
- Agon's code is as well ("LICENSE: TODO")
- mcc released LD code as open source before, maybe it'll happen again?
- Olofson's (of Kobo Deluxe fame) failed submission is available (under LGPL)
- Furyhunter submitted a jME game (Not sure but seems to be GPL)
- kragniz's GPL game requires pyglet and pymunk
- lorancou made a HTML/Canvas game called lonekitty (GPL)
Here are some non-submission projects discovered on Ludum Dare:
A *lot* of other submissions use GitHub but have no license info. :(
I found above projects using this advanced Google search. Hopefully, there will be more results in a few hours, which would mean another blog post.
Here's a quick list of ideas how free licenses could get more attention in such events.
- Organizers could recommend free code and asset licenses
- Developers could offer porting non-cross-platform submissions in exchange for release under free licenses
- Participating developers, who already use free licenses, could advertise these in blog posts and announcements (more)
Let us know of any freely licensed game jam/competition entries which we didn't cover!