Game rights on wrong wavelengthBy Chris Williams. Published: 6th Jul 2004, 22:46:33 | Permalink | Printable
Another RISC OS soap operaRISC OS gaming info website AcornArcade have pulled their release of Wavelength, after dealer CJE asked for the download to be removed. Wavelength was developed in 1994 by Tom Cooper, and AcornArcade had secured re-publishing rights to Berty's titles, although CJE argued that the shoot'em up game is owned by the little known Skillsware.
"Apparently CJE have an exclusive distribution deal with Skillsware, so aren't too happy that we're giving away Wavelength for free," explained AcornArcade writer Jeffrey Lee, who also pointed out this Iconbar thread for the history of Skillsware (somehow related to the more well known Gamesware outfit), Eclipse and Imparo (previously Freedom2).
CJE are currently selling Wavelength for 15 quid, as some time ago they took over the Eclipse range of games and reportedly paid for the first couple of hundred sales, a target which hasn't been reached yet.
Meanwhile, keep an eye out for some CJE friendly, grovelling articles on AcornArcade.
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