An interesting mixture to “pay what you want” and “ransom funding” has recently surfaced with the Open Bundle:
You can buy all the offered game art and use them under the CC-by license and if the total threshold is reached (10k, 1 day remaining, 9.3k already pledged) all the game art (2d sprites and music) will be officially released under the CC0. A split of the funds is btw. shared with the EFF and Creative Commons.
850$ > Triple the amount of the actual props! (interactive objects,explosibles, new walls, doors windows etc.)
900$ > New player model (model, textures)
Currently it is standing at 530$ and there are 22 days to go, so chances are we will see some more nice stuff out of this. ———— Way too many closed-source game projects never see the light of the day, and their code and assets are forever lost. Now at least one developer thought he could at least make a few bucks by liberating this content under the CC0 license:
There is some seriously nice stuff in that pack, and the 500 US $ he is asking for on his indigogo page is a bargain for it.
At the time of writing this, 200$ have been already pledged, so with your contribution it should be easy going to reach the goal. Update: 515$ contributed, thanks to everyone! Maybe the guy should think about strechgoals 😉
But I sure wish more developers of failed projects would release their assets like this.