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  • #9120
    papersailboatpapersailboat
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 19
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    This could be an interesting development – I hope the portfolio ends up in the right hands. And I hope it’s damn cheap too.

    Article: Interplay Announces Sale of Significant IP Portfolio, Wedbush Securities as Strategic Advisor

    #9114
    Marc Hanson
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 0
    Replies: 3
    #9115
    PyroJockey
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 16
    Replies: 63

    I wonder how much they’re asking for the Pyro-GX?

    Addendum: D’OH! I forgot, they don’t own the Pyro.

    There are times you strive for greatness, to reach lofty goals and accomplish noble deeds. Then there’s the rest of the times you just want to blow stuff up.

    #9121
    SigmaSigma
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 4
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    Because they were idiots, and have remained 🙂 Instead cooperate with the community, they decided to just make a buck, and nothing succeeded )))) Now they are trying so.

    #9122
    kudos2n
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 0
    Replies: 5

    When it comes to potential new games, with Overload in development and looking real nice, I almost feel like I’m not as concerned about the Descent IP anymore – though it would be awesome to see it back in the hands of its rightful owners.

    FREESPACE, on the other hand…

    #9123
    krayzkrokkrayzkrok
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 10
    Replies: 185

    I came here to post this too. Imagine the possibilities…

    #9124
    CDN_MerlinCDN_Merlin
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 15
    Replies: 243

    If they could get both Descent and Freespace back? Since Overload is being made then Descent could be put away. But we need another Freespace.

    #9128
    TwoCablesTwoCables
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 118
    Replies: 1474

    I don’t expect Revival Productions to purchase either of these IPs because I personally doubt they have enough money. If they have enough money for one or the other though, then I want them to purchase the FreeSpace IP.

    Prepare for Overload…

    #9132
    DarkhorseDarkhorse
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 2
    Replies: 127

    What’s in a name?

    #9134
    Haunted ParraspHaunted Parrasp
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 31
    Replies: 428

    Or in a 17-year-old cliffhanger?
    I don’t actually know what it was, I never managed to finish the game. 😛 But I know there was one.

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    #9144
    IonIon
    Participant
    Topics: 2
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    #9145
    rms
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 3
    Replies: 5

    This is a pretty big deal. I would hope MKulas is at least investigating the possibility of acquiring, if not Descent itself, for sure the Freespace IP. I recall a lot of speculative/wistful talk during the KS of doing a Freespace game after Overload — well, here is the IP on a platter if the financing can be worked out! Please look into it!!

    #9153
    Cathy Schneider
    Overload Team
    Topics: 67
    Replies: 224

    Hi everyone!
    I merged these topics all together about the IP sale. Needless to say, this is a very interesting thread. Can’t say what Mike and Matt are thinking, but know that they have to get more information on the entire situation.

    #9155
    Mike Kulas
    Overload Team
    Topics: 24
    Replies: 186

    Thanks to all who have pointed this out. Matt and I are aware of Interplay’s intention so sell their intellectual property, including Descent and FreeSpace. We’re interested in how all this sorts out, but can’t say much more at this time. We do look forward to this possibly freeing up many IPs for development.

    — Matt & Mike

    #9162
    SigmaSigma
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 4
    Replies: 122

    In case if you still don’t know who they are. They will make every effort to deceive you, or to provoke and then file a lawsuit. They need only money by any means.

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