Matt Godbolt wrote:I am SO excited for this. Can we support this in some way? A Patreon, or some such thing? The amount of effort you all are putting in is amazing!
Thanks for the feedback & encouragement, that is all the support I need for the project (plus using jsbeeb to distribute test builds of course.
The usage rights for the POP source code were made quite clear by Jordan when he posted them to GitHub: https://github.com/jmechner/Prince-of-Persia-Apple-II
Jordan Mechner wrote:As the author and copyright holder of this source code, I personally have no problem with anyone studying it, modifying it, attempting to run it, etc. Please understand that this does NOT constitute a grant of rights of any kind in Prince of Persia, which is an ongoing Ubisoft game franchise. Ubisoft alone has the right to make and distribute Prince of Persia games.
As we've said, this is a labour of love for those involved and we do it because it's a challenge, it's fun and for the love of the BBC! No Patreon required.
That said, whilst three of the team are gainfully employed elsewhere, our musician Inverse Phase
does make a living creating chiptune music (a niche gig by any measure) so any time he spends working on POP is time not
spent on paid work. I would therefore encourage everyone to visit his
Patreon page and consider supporting him so we may continue to have new, awesome BBC tunes in the future https://www.patreon.com/inversephase/overview
. (I know you're already a supporter Matt!)