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Post » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:29 am

So long as construct NEVER forces a logo or any kind of branding onto anything someone has made with the software, then as per my original vote. I'm more than happy to let everyone know what I used to make it.

By having it entirely optional. I think then a special version of the logo, provided on the site as a .psd or something where everything is broken down and usable in parts would be a good idea. That will then let the more creative ones play around with it somewhat. I'm thinking along the lines of how various movies will often change the logo's of Warner Bros and Fox at the beginning of their films, or Lucasarts often did in their games with their logo. I think something like that would be good fun, and help make the logo "part of the game" rather than just stuck on the start somewhere. Eventually could even have as part of some construct awards event, a "best use of the Scirra/construct logo in a game intro" award. :D And then, at the same time, being optional will allow for a simple text mention in credits instead, if the person making the game so chooses. Whatever the game maker decides upon and whatever happens to work for their game (creative introductions will work in some games, but obviously not others).

So yeah, could be an idea to keep something like that in mind with the design of the -official- logo/splashscreen.
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Post » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:23 am



heh :P
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Post » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:39 am

[quote="David":88falmm2]

heh :P[/quote:88falmm2]

Awesome!
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Post » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:10 am

open-source already implies free, I thought. 'Free' just feels kind of dirty. But yeah, if you want to seize the attention of ignorant masses, 'free' is the way to go. :P
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Post » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:33 pm

seriously there are stupid people out there. someone rated construct 0 out of 5 with the comment 'wheres the source?!' ... I love how the entire project was therefore worth NOTHING because the guy was too much of a moron to know what SVN/CSS were and not even consider that maybe he had overlooked something. Also there are lots of commercial open source projects out there, so free emphasises it... although your right its kinda like putting 'emergency ambulance' ... you'd think 'ambulance' would be enough :P
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Post » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:37 pm

[quote="Lost my Keys":heuavkvj]So long as construct NEVER forces a logo or any kind of branding onto anything someone has made with the software, then as per my original vote. I'm more than happy to let everyone know what I used to make it.[/quote:heuavkvj]

Haha nice...so if we make it manditory to include a logo/brand for using our product for free that we have invested hundreds...or maybe thousands of hours into, you wont be happy :P Sorry I just found that kinda funny, but at the same time I know what you mean. Its like donations where you're forced to pay at least $1 for the product...doesn't feel like much of a donation if its manditory. But dont worry, we dont plan on adding a splash screen or whatever. They are annoying.
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Post » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:20 pm

[quote="David":2f8qgpdx][quote="Lost my Keys":2f8qgpdx]So long as construct NEVER forces a logo or any kind of branding onto anything someone has made with the software, then as per my original vote. I'm more than happy to let everyone know what I used to make it.[/quote:2f8qgpdx]

Haha nice...so if we make it manditory to include a logo/brand for using our product for free that we have invested hundreds...or maybe thousands of hours into, you wont be happy :P Sorry I just found that kinda funny, but at the same time I know what you mean. Its like donations where you're forced to pay at least $1 for the product...doesn't feel like much of a donation if its manditory. But dont worry, we dont plan on adding a splash screen or whatever. They are annoying.[/quote:2f8qgpdx]

Hehe, yeah I meant it to be tongue in cheek, glad it didn't offend anyone. :) Those mandatory "donations" are annoying, I agree. If I remember correctly, I think it's a loophole with earning money from something but avoiding paying tax, or along those lines. That and they know what they made isn't worth anything, but are going to try their luck anyways, lol.

I think an official splash logo provided as a .psd or a collection of different styles, no background, background colors etc. though would be a good idea. Then users could use it in the game if they wanted, or put it on their site for linking back to this one. Once version 1 is officially ready and out there, chances are a lot of folk are going to be using it, and naturally will be wanting to show off their creations, and a legit logo/splash image will look better than something they might have thrown together in Photoshop themselves a few minutes before putting it online. :D

[size=70:2f8qgpdx]Plus I really want to do the whole Warner Bros thing to it ; )[/size:2f8qgpdx]
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Post » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:03 am

sweet, I'm using that one :D

although... probably downscaled :P
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Post » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:54 pm

Some day I'll make a game where everything is made up of credits. Like you play a giant C shaped character jumping over platforms which are all logos for stuff like photoshop, Construct, Windows, and various other tools used to make the game :P
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Post » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:12 pm

Make a Pacman clone starring Construct logo that nomnoms Game Maker, Stencil, MMF and other 'ghosts'. But first it has to collect 'revisions' in form of dots, gaining in version... then at 1.0 it goes imba and ghosts become vulnerable, that is nomnomable!
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