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Showing “Please buy” screen to pirates [closed]

I recently saw this and this, and that got me thinking When publishing a commercial game without DRM, would it be a good idea to upload a slightly modified copy of the game that shows a screen like ...
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Kinect Commercial Licensing

As far as I know, in order to publish a Kinect game on XBOX console, you need a commercial version of the Kinect SDK. The problem is, I couldn't find a reliable source to research about the subject. ...
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Where can I buy freely redistributable (creative commons) game assets? [closed]

I'd like to know about any 3D asset shops out there that specialize in game assets and, most importantly, license their assets under an open license like Creative Commons or similarly permissive. We ...
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Who has the rights to the party game Mafia / Werewolf?

Who has the rights to the party game Mafia / Werewolf? Or is it public domain, meaning anyone can do an implementation of the game and release it as a commercial product? Update 1: According to this ...
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Can I use the ENet library in a commercial game?

I have some problems understanding ENet's license. It's not the zlib license as far as I know, but it seems like it's not GPL either. I'm not a native English speaker and I can't understand what the ...
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Are commercial javascript games sensible?

So I love javascript as a language and how it is able to be run anywhere. I'm gonna enumerate my concerns: Does it make sense to make money from javascript? I mean, the second I publish my game ...
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Graphical quality of open source vs. commercial games

I'm new in Game development. I have researched many open source games. But I have not met any open source game which has high quality graphics, comparable to these found in commercial games. What is ...
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Popular commercial middleware? [closed]

What are some popular commercial middleware? I know havok and fmod are extremely popular. What are other popular commercial middleware?
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How viable ogre3d is for a commercial project? [closed]

Well, I don't really what else to add to the question, since I don't really know what competitors have that OGRE doesn't. Of course I'm talking game rendering quality here, I don't really think there ...
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Using a particular font in a commercial game

I'm working on a game I intend to sell, and I want to use this font. The license says: "You may NOT copy or distribute the font outside of the licensed household, company, school or institution. ...
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What's in a name?

How does the name of a game relate to how popular it becomes? Have there been studies around this subject? Are people influenced by the name of a game?
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Legal issues for a “fangame” of a commercial franchise?

I've played around in the past of the 2D Flash fan-made version of the popular Valve game Portal. It has basically the exact same mechanics, but as a 2D side-view flash game. Lately I've toyed ...