Future EULA

Well, it was inevitable. Even for a free game like Odin’s Eye, an End User Licensing Agreement (EULA for short) is almost mandatory. It is difficult to find a generic EULA to fit any need, legally speaking, but for video games it is even more difficult. There are many ‘public’ licensing agreements, like the GPL (GNU General Public License), but these are not always a good fit…and can’t be used with UE4 at all.

This is currently holding up the release of Odin’s Eye. Even though it is going to be given away for free, we need to protect ourselves and at the same time inform the end user of their legal rights.

Finding a way to implement a EULA is going to be challenging. There will always be someone out there that will try to take advantage of others generosity by exploiting a loop hole in a licensing agreement. But, any legal protection is better than none at all. We can’t afford to hire a lawyer to right an EULA for us, so we will have to write one ourselves. Using pre-existing EULAs as templates should get us in the right ballpark.

Image by jessica45 from Pixabay

Work continues…

Work has continued on Odin’s Eye as well as the Knick-Knacks asset pack.

Testing has been ongoing for Odin’s Eye, with some minor UI issues that have been resolved. Checking performance is vital, with lower-end systems being tested to ensure that a wide range of computers can run the game. This last point is very important to us. We want as many people as possible to be able to play the game in a reasonable form…the graphics may not be great, but the game will be playable.

Knick-Knacks is progressing more slowly than anticipated. The items chosen are meant to be simple ‘dust collectors’ that you may find in a normal, personalized, setting. But, simple is a deceiving word as it turns out. While it may be slow going, it is going! The featured image shows the latest assets that have been created. There are five nested dolls featuring a famous Northern general from the American Civil War to free the slaves. These would be great for a character that loves history, or a scene set in academia.