Um, Disney, selfless? They weren't even that when Walt ran the company.Word wrote:May I suggest you actually ask Disney for money (or an actual job that includes developing Arma and nurturing the Tron franchise's fanbase) in return for saying into a camera how thankful we are or some other concessions of the kind you'd be willing to make? They could then present themselves as a more selfless corporation that helps/has a close relationship with/gives back to its longtime fans, empowers the open-source/e-sport community etc.
And I know, they spun off Panda3d and all, and they've been playing nice with the open source community. They've also aggressively pursued a lot of projects, while, for some reason, leaving TRON clones alone (it's like an informal peace treaty, I think).
How about YOU make the pitch, and let them sue you if they like the pitch, but want to insist on ownership?I just think you'd have to sell that idea in a clever way. Sure, they could clone the game at any point and have enough programmers of their own, but given Arma's long history in the open source community it would cause a scandal if they claim sole credit for it. Armagetron is still way better than almost every Tron-themed game they ever put out. Call it paid fan art if you want.
That's the rub here. I could make the pitch, and I'm a clever person, I figure I could find a way, but what if they're just not open to it at all? What if all it does is bring their attention to us, and they decide to make examples of us? Whoever makes the pitch is hanging out in the wind.
Well, since I'm both depressed, borderline suicidal, and really want to make something happen, I guess I could make the pitch. What have I got to lose? I'm like Marvin, but with an actual life, heh.
I'm open to suggestions.