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Autopirated?
April 19, 2007

I’ve been feeling a little bit nostalgic lately, and I did a very strange thing: I played my own game, Football Deluxe. It may sound strange, but I think that I haven’t played a full session of that game more than 5 or 6 times in spite of the fact that I coded the whole thing in no-less-than 3 years.

Football Deluxe - Formation
My favourite screenshot of the game.

Games are alive only when they’re being played. And after 3 years of its world release, FD is not being played much anymore. Considering that we live in an era where we can share culture by copying and distributing information to any part in the globe at an imperceptible cost, it seems foolish not to share my own creation.

So I’ve decided to share it. And read me closely: Sharing does not mean pirating. Don’t get me wrong: every time I see someone on the streets selling software or music that was made by other people, I do believe they’re stealing. But if I see the whole world sharing knowledge and culture through a free network and not asking for anything in exchange, I believe we are in front of something big, a revolution that’s just beginning…

So, here are my 2 cents for the revolution: check the ludography section for further details.

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