Friday, October 3, 2008

Day Nineteen: Expensive? Not really

Posted by Nicolas (permalink)

I don't know what's going on with all those donation propositions, but really, it starts to get boring. Even my own familly advised me to put a donation link on the website. Of course we could, of course that would be legal and of course we would enjoy it. But there's a few things we don't want to.

  • We don't want to earn money before the game is released. It wouldn't be fair, what if people disliked it in the first place?
  • We never thought about it during the first eight months, and now that it gained popularity, why should we abuse your sympathy even if we don't need anything?
  • We didn't lost a lot of money compared to the amount of work that have been done :
    • A dedicated server for development and hosting: 35.87€/month
    • A domain name: 6.99€/year
    • Three Portal: Prelude tee-shirts: 61.87€
    • Three tickets for the Festival du Jeu-Vidéo in Paris: 27.00€
    • Efforts, skills and time: 0.00€
  • I wouldn't know how to share it between the members of the team, what if someone (me) had made 90% of the work?
  • etc.

Really, it isn't a big deal compared to the amount of joy (and fatigue) this experience is bringing to us. We're newsed everywhere around the world, people are heavily enthusiastic, we're going to be published in magazines around the world (maybe) and it's a pretty solid thing to add to our resumes. This, plus the fact that we learnt a lot of things.

For me, it's already a great reward.
I'm not saying we're not considering putting a donation link ever, but for the moment, it's not the right moment.

PS: The release date is set on October 9, 2008 at 23:59 (GMT+02).

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