Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

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Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by ColonelSquirrel » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:28 pm

When die2nite shutsdown one day. Will zombvival still be online?

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by Brainbox » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:41 pm

The most simple answer to your question would be "yes".

ZombVival can continue to operate mostly without Die2Nite, however some functions would initially be limited. Without D2N, you couldn't
  • Create a new ZV account
  • Log in to your account on a new device without having another device with you that has been used to log in in the past
  • Play the Townships! mode (obviously)
I do have a contingency plan already prepared should D2N eventually go down - within a few days, ZV would be able to work complete self-contained.

The bigger problem would be that I'm making extensive use of assets and other intellectual property of Motion Twin. Being a fan-game for D2N, doing so is tolerated by Motion Twin. D2N going down, however, could potentially change that. If, as a result of D2N shutting down, Motion Twin would aks me to remove these assets or pay for them, I would have no choice but shutting down ZombVival as well.

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by ColonelSquirrel » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:08 pm

So do yoy plan to shutdown zombvival and start a new game? I don't want to sound rude but if you plan to shutdown the game completely when d2n goes down. Then just give me the source code.

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by Brainbox » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:35 pm

IF D2N goes down, I'll continue to operate ZombVival as normal until Motion Twin (or their lawyers) tell me to do otherwise.

If that happens, I'll release the ZombVival Source Code and slap a BSD license on it, so anyone can do whatever they want with it.

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by ColonelSquirrel » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:48 pm

Thanks BrainBox. At least i can now the game will still be there in a way.

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by taylork2 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:47 am

Hopefully it'll never come to that.

Although, I'm glad this game can live on no matter what.

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by Misha » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:44 pm

But what about hiring or finding an artist from the fanbase to redraw everything, Brainbox?
Also, i don`t know how they can stop you from supporting it. You don`t (oficially) make money from the game.

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by Brainbox » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:39 pm

They can't technically stop me to work on the game, but they CAN send my hosting provider a message complaining about their copyright-protected assets being stored on my webspace, and within a couple of minutes, ZombVival would be gone.

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by CinnamonFang » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:08 am

won't the easy solution be removing/replacing copyright materials such as artwork and item names?

i'm pretty sure redrawing all the objects is no easy task for one person but im also sure theres people willing to help for free.

Spoiler alert: me

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Re: Will this game be here, when die2nite shutsdown?

Post by Brainbox » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:29 pm

I'm always happy to get some fan art; there already is some of that in the game, e.g. the bike helmet.

So if you'd like to do some art, you're very welcome! :)

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