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OPGames donates $300k to open source including Godot Engine and Blender

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OPGames, a company that (as they describe) helps "turn games into investable assets through NFTs" has donated a bunch of monies to a few great open source projects.

In their announcement they mentioned $300k has gone to Phaser, Defold, Godot, and Blender. In the announcement OPGames CTO and co-founder Paul Gadi said "We are truly honored to be able to support open-source with the funds raised by our Arcadians community! Open-source game engines are the perfect example of a public good: they are free for anyone to use and safeguards developers from platform lock-in. We hope that this donation will inspire others to support more open-source projects, as they will be foundational in how we break free from the attention economy".

From the Godot Engine announcement, Project Manager Rémi Verschelde mentioned that Godot got quite a nice sum with $100k and mentioned clearly how the monies will "used to further the general development of the engine".

Meanwhile Defold's announcement didn't mention a specific number but Defold Product Owner Björn Ritzl did give a slightly longer PR bit: "We are humbled by the very generous donations from OP Games. We very much support and agree with OP Games vision of a decentralised web where game developers are able to fund and create games using open source technologies and build communities of players free of traditional gatekeepers".

Currently Phaser and Blender don't have their own announcements up.

Nice to see NTFs help fund something good.

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Kimyrielle 11 Nov, 2021
NFTs are probably one of the five dumbest things ever invented by humanity, but hey, it's free money. It will make these projects better and that's a good thing.
Purple Library Guy 12 Nov, 2021
Quoting: NezchanAmusing to see an NFT group decrying the "attention economy" when so much of its own economy relies heavily on attention-getting stunts.
Well after all, how can an NFT be worth anything if nobody is paying attention?

My basic reaction here is something like "This sounds like a dumb company that exists to do dumb things, so it's good that $300,000 of their money will be going to things that are actually good and useful instead of them doing things with it themselves."
TrainDoc 12 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: NezchanAmusing to see an NFT group decrying the "attention economy" when so much of its own economy relies heavily on attention-getting stunts.
Well after all, how can an NFT be worth anything if nobody is paying attention?

My basic reaction here is something like "This sounds like a dumb company that exists to do dumb things, so it's good that $300,000 of their money will be going to things that are actually good and useful instead of them doing things with it themselves."
200% it's not actually their money and is actually VC money.
hardpenguin 12 Nov, 2021
I kiiiiiinda don't like that the Godot & Blender are in the headline but not Defold & Phaser.

Bias detected!
Eike 12 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: hardpenguinI kiiiiiinda don't like that the Godot & Blender are in the headline but not Defold & Phaser.

Bias detected!

Well, it's a PC software bias, I guess?
akselmo 12 Nov, 2021
Without strings: "We will later ask for a thing and you better do it or we'll start whining really loudly."
Purple Library Guy 12 Nov, 2021
Quoting: TrainDoc
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: NezchanAmusing to see an NFT group decrying the "attention economy" when so much of its own economy relies heavily on attention-getting stunts.
Well after all, how can an NFT be worth anything if nobody is paying attention?

My basic reaction here is something like "This sounds like a dumb company that exists to do dumb things, so it's good that $300,000 of their money will be going to things that are actually good and useful instead of them doing things with it themselves."
200% it's not actually their money and is actually VC money.
No doubt. This in no way changes my opinion, except now it extends to the dumb VC that exists to fund dumb things, so it's good that $300,000 of their money . . .


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 12 November 2021 at 5:59 pm UTC
davidak 15 Nov, 2021
Quoting: akselmoWithout strings: "We will later ask for a thing and you better do it or we'll start whining really loudly."

They could do that without paying anything. They could even ask for money or they whine loudly...
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