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More of Uncle Jeff's Important Lessons for Lonely Children

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More of Uncle Jeff's Important Lessons for Lonely Children

Editorial - posted by Jason on Fri 14 May 2010, 06:13:37

Tags: Jeff Vogel; Spiderweb Software

Jeff Vogel continues to dish out tips for aspiring indie developers.

When you find resources online, be sure that you have the rights to use them in a game. This can save you a lot of hassle. When I was writing Exile 2: Crystal Souls in 1998, a friend gave me some awesome sword effects he found online. They were great, so I used them. Then I got the Cease & Desist letter from Blizzard. Turns out, they were from some obscure title called WarCraft 2. Ouch. Learn from my errors.

Eh, the Limbo of the Lost developers didn't worry about rights and such and that turned out just dandy.

 

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