Post news RSS Open-source remake of ROTC: Ethernet successfully funded

The IndieGoGo campaign has reached its goal. There are still a few hours left to further pad its budget and claim perks (including swiss chocolate).

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Thanks to the donations from people of 15 different countries, the IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to resurrect ROTC: Ethernet as open-source project has reached its goal. Actual development will start soon, so stay tuned.


Here's a graph showing from which countries the donations to the campaign originated so far:


The campaign has a few more hours to go, so it's still possible to help pad the budget of the game and claim the following perks:

Player / Developer / Supporter (donate $10 or more) [claim this perk]

  • You'll be able to vote on the new name for the game (see "Suggest-A-Name" perk below).
  • You will have the option of using code from version 1.0 of the game under the NCSA license. This is very useful if you want to use code from version 1.0 for a commercial project.
  • Unless you don't want this, your name will be listed in the credits screen's "thank you" section along with a short message of your choice. Advertise your project/website, give a shout-out, state an opinion, whatever. Be creative.
  • Part of the remake is creating and running an independent player database. Servers (of any game) can use that database to authenticate players, track players stats and (in the case of this game) allow authenticated players to customize their appearance inside the game. You will receive 2 entries in the database that never expire.

Sweet Personal Thank You (donate $25 or more) [claim this perk]

In addition to everything from the "Player / Developer / Supporter" perk you'll receive a personal "Thank You" postcard from the developer and a bar of pretty decent Swiss "M-Budget" chocolate. The chocolate, although inexpensive, is hard to obtain otherwise outside Switzerland (being budget and all).

Suggest-A-Name (donate $50 or more) [claim this perk]

You'll get all the other perks plus the opportunity to suggest a name for the game. The final name will be chosen by putting all suggested names to a vote among all the people who have claimed at least one perk.

Thank You to everyone who helped make this happen!

Stay tuned for further development

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HeadClot
HeadClot - - 461 comments

Very nice and Congrats on the Successful fundraising!

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brunocar
brunocar - - 1,158 comments

what about me, i am argentinean

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PassiveAssassin
PassiveAssassin - - 8 comments

A friend from Kazakstahn vote on your page and not on this country graph

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Borzi
Borzi - - 196 comments

Congratulations!!

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/dev/fr1tz Author
/dev/fr1tz - - 6 comments

The graph was provided by IndieGoGo. According to them, nobody donated from Argentina or Kazakstahn so far, sorry.

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Tedi47
Tedi47 - - 118 comments

cool,

i was always as intrigued as i was confused by the game.
I was only able to play with others two times but and sad to never experience the potential it had and master properly master it's techniques with other players.
The music in the Prototype 4 Gameplay vid was also awesome, watched it often just to hear it synchronized with the abstract visuals of the game.

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