Liberated Pixel Cup: Creative Commons, FSF, Mozilla and OpenGameArt Team Up

Four awesome organizations are banding together to form a contest for budding indie game developers!

Liberated Pixel Cup: Creative Commons, FSF, Mozilla and OpenGameArt Team Up

Well, how about that? Creative Commons, Mozilla, OpenGameArt, and the Free Software Foundation  have teamed up to create and indie game development competition. It seems like a dream come true for anyone in the Free Software/Creative Commons camps, and these are some pretty amazing communities converging together to make artwork and games that are actually entertaining to play.

The potential of this is pretty extraordinary, let me explain why: One of my biggest hopes is to see Open Culture character franchises prevail in indie gaming, as it would encourage people to remix and extend the game itself while maintaining its own internal story universe that people can modify and extend however they liked.

A visual example from LPC's style guide.

You know how crazy people get about fandom? What if there were amazing games and characters that you could get wild about, and you could modify it. You could spin your own take on the story, how it’s played out, and really  anything else at all about it. It’d be a new way to exchange ideas over  stories and what makes them great.

So, if you’re in any of those communties, or you’re a hot-shot indie game developer that wants to do some community work for a greater good, check this out and get involved.