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Offline NyarlyTopic starter

The Silver Lining may come after all...
« on: June 27, 2010, 07:26:33 AM »
To Our Fans:

They say lightning never strikes twice, but once again, you’ve proven them wrong.

We are extremely happy to announce that our project, The Silver Lining, will definitely see the light of day!

In a wonderful turn of events, Activision reached out to the Phoenix Online team a few months ago with a desire to revisit their decision regarding The Silver Lining. After negotiations, the C&D has been officially rescinded, and Phoenix Online has been granted a non-commercial license to release The Silver Lining!

Our team is ecstatic about this, and as hard as we’ve worked for 8 years, it’s the tireless belief and support of you, our fans, that has made this possible. We want to give special thanks to the Save The Silver Lining team, who put together and ran an amazing and organized campaign, and rallied our fantastic fans to make a difference. You made it possible once, and now we’ve done what seemed impossible for a second time! The support we received from all of you was amazing and honestly blew us away. We always knew we had some of the best fans out there, but even so, wow! We will always be grateful for your unending belief in us.

And that’s not the only good news we have for you: the first episode of The Silver Lining will be released in just two weeks on July 10th! The long wait is almost over, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

All Our Thanks!

The Silver Lining Development Team

For those who don't know what "The Silver Lining" is: It is a fan project based on the classic adventure series "King's Quest". It was shut down by Activision, who has the rights to it, but now, they apparently gave them the permission to create this game.

I'm a bit skeptical, there is the possibility that Activision will change their mind again, although it would surely be bad for there reputation. But corporations like this tend to be quite paranoid with their IPs (what killed TSL in the first place). But maybe I'm just to pessimistic...

Anyway, it's great news for adventure and especially King's Quest fans!  :-)

Offline Wolfy

Re: The Silver Lining may come after all...
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 10:07:35 AM »
It's Activision.

They're going to make you pay for it somehow.

All they care about is money. >_>

Offline NyarlyTopic starter

Re: The Silver Lining may come after all...
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 10:19:08 AM »
But they gave them a non-commercial license. As long as Phoenix don't charge money they can make the game, so they pretty much HAVE to make it freeware.

If Activision want to make money of it, they wouldn't have done that.