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Can I sell a game made with OpenGL?

I love creating games, and I've always made games using OpenGL and not with game engines such as Unity or Unreal. Can I legally sell the games I made with OpenGL?
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If a game is made for Windows or MacOS, and sold for profit, is Microsoft or Apple entitled to royalties, even if it's sold on a different website?

I.e. sold on some website some game developer made, and NOT sold on Apple Store or Microsoft Store. 2) Also, for any game made and sold for their platform, does Apple or Microsoft look at the game/...
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Allowing a secondary market for online content

Many games with an online component, allow players to buy various kinds of content. As far as I know, none of them allow a secondary market where players resell purchased content to other players. ...
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Could you create a game for an older system (say, SNES) and sell it with an emulator as well as the game?

I was looking into development for the SNES in assembly, as programming in assembly is my hobby. I then had the thought: what if I could sell my native SNES games for modern use (on steam, bundled ...
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Will the inclusion of LGBT characters in my game detract from possible sales? [closed]

As we all know, the inclusion of LGBT characters has been a mighty controversial topic in recent film and literature (Beauty and the Beast probably being the premier example). Some love it with every ...
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Is a game's world-wide visibility in app stores affected by the publisher's country of residence?

I've noticed on Apple Store (and I assume on Google Playstore too) I find different games and apps in France than in the US. Does this mean if my company resides in a small country and I register my ...
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Why do game developers develop games for exclusive contracts?

There are several companies that develop their games for one console only (Playstation or XBox). Why and how are they doing this? Shouldn't there be more sales when they publish it for PC/PS/Xbox? ...
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Are release dates to be kept in secret or announced? [closed]

Some game developers, such as Squad (devs of Kerbal Space Program) and Ludeon (devs of RimWorld), do not publicize release dates for updates or do not have any. (Their games are still under ...
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Does the gender of a game's protagonist affect sales?

Most protagonists of games are male. I imagine the conventional wisdom is that this is because We live in a patriarchal society, especially when it comes to game development, and The target ...
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How to decide how much to charge for development?

So two other friends and I are a very small game dev studio. So far we haven't released a game but we have 2 games almost ready to launch. A bigger studio saw our work and now they want to work with ...
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I need to sell an almost-complete MMORPG project. How can I do that? [closed]

I need your help. We have to sell MMORPG at an advanced stage. The game has a unique engine, written on the need for the game, graphics, sound, map editor, web site etc. As it happens in the play ...
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What income models are available for Xbox games?

There are number of income models available for different games on various platforms - income from ads, paid games, paid DLCs, microtransactions and so forth. What sources of income are available for ...
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How do you decide upon the price for a game?

I hope this is the right board for the question. I have this idea for a game, programming Skills with C++ and a licensed Engine. I already made a prototype of the game as proof of concept and a few ...
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Desura sales experiences

Does anyone know of (or have) an experience selling an indie title through Desura? How does it compare with other typical indie game distribution avenues?
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Is the Humble Bundle reasonable? [closed]

I love the humble bundle. They are getting more and more generous, now including Pack #3 with Pack #4. I am so confused. Will they last? Are they doing ok? They're putting so much out there, and ...
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Where can I find sales figures for PSN Minis?

I work for a small game studio that develops games for iOS and Android currently. The engine we are building will be portable and our upcoming game is quite ambitious. Therefore we are considering ...
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How do I price a game that sells internationally online?

If I have a downloadable game or in-game item that I need to sell for a fixed amount in all countries, how do I work out how to set the price? My local currency is UK pounds. Would I come up with a ...