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Wadjet Eye Games => Emerald City Confidential => Topic started by: NicolasBahamondes on October 15, 2012, 06:46:50 PM

Title: Start a Petition to PlayFirst to give back ECC to WadjetEye
Post by: NicolasBahamondes on October 15, 2012, 06:46:50 PM
I think the idea of PlayFirst to focus only in the development of Mobile Platforms is so bad: They're leaving too much PC/Mac users without support. Also, they're bringing some PC/Mac-only titles to their extinction, and I think ECC could be one of them.

Dave deserves the rights to keep the sources of ECC, if PF doesn't need it anymore. My idea is to start a petition (Using Avaaz-like online tools) directed to PF, asking for the rights of the game be returned to Dave Gilbert. No more. No less.
Title: Re: Start a Petition to PlayFirst to give back ECC to WadjetEye
Post by: SirPrimalform on October 17, 2012, 11:59:16 PM
Do so then! I'd certainly sign it, although I'm not convinced it'd have any effect.
Title: Re: Start a Petition to PlayFirst to give back ECC to WadjetEye
Post by: NicolasBahamondes on October 18, 2012, 10:59:31 PM
OK. The petition is located here:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ecc-comeback/ (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ecc-comeback/)

Hope everybody can sign it.
Title: Re: Start a Petition to PlayFirst to give back ECC to WadjetEye
Post by: SirPrimalform on October 19, 2012, 12:39:16 PM
Um... I'm pretty sure Dave has the source code. It's the rights to sell the game that he doesn't have. He doesn't own the IP.
I would imagine he still has the source code.
Title: Re: Start a Petition to PlayFirst to give back ECC to WadjetEye
Post by: DaveGilbert on October 28, 2012, 07:41:57 AM
Hi. Wow. This is awesome. :)

Since we wrote the game, we definitely have the source code! But yeah, it's the IP that we don't have, so we can't make sequels or sell it on GoG or whatever. PlayFirst has pretty much given up on the PC market, but they want to hold onto their IPs in case the option comes up to port them to mobile or other platforms. I imagine if they offered to sell the rights to me, the price would be much higher than I would be able to pay.

In any case, thanks for this. It's very flattering. :)
Title: Re: Start a Petition to PlayFirst to give back ECC to WadjetEye
Post by: SirPrimalform on October 29, 2012, 08:14:37 PM
NicolasBahamondes, have you linked to this petition anywhere else? I don't think this forum has a huge amount of traffic so it'd probably be worth posting this elsewhere if you want more signatures.
Title: Re: Start a Petition to PlayFirst to give back ECC to WadjetEye
Post by: NicolasBahamondes on November 04, 2012, 12:30:25 PM
OK. I updated the petition to figure the "IP Rights" Requests than the "Source Code". About publishing in other sites, I haven't done it yet. I'll do it into my Facebook page, through Game Blogs and other more places.