I'm thinking of releasing the source code for my pc shoot em up game - T.W.T.P.B. under some kind of "free for personal and educational use". Do you think that that would be a good idea?
There will be some restrictions, since I don't want all of the code out there (copy protection, highscore stuff etc) but the bulk part of the actual game code would be released.
I've been asked some questions about game programming in general and about T.W.T.P.B. in particular, so maybe this could be a good contribution to aspiring game programmers.
Would a source release do any good? I actually think so, since the game is small enough for an "inexperienced" game programmer to dive into and possibly understand. Also we could do a forum section where I could answer questions and comments...
Anyway, what do you think? Should I release the source?
Submitted by hObbE
Tue, 03/03/2009 - 20:50