Notable observations include but are not limited to:
Mr Stump's Dentures (particularly pisses me off as I included a disclaimer saying the game was not to be sold for profit by any means)
Super Ken Senshi
Worm Wars 1-4
Alex The Alligator 4 (not technically a klik game, but still)
Machines Of Destruction
plus probably many more. Naturally there's no e-mail address or anything either.
From their front page:
Welcome to our site.
We are proud to be an online power affiliate, meaning
that we market a variety of products for many
companies using internet marketing and online
We have been blessed with success thanks to
customers and business like you.
If you would like us to promote your product, email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our associates will
be with you as soon as possible.
Thank you, and have a great day!
P.S. If you're looking for some great products, just
click on any of the toolbars that you see!
--The JCWSales.com Team
So it seems you can email them: email@example.com
I suggest someone does and either tell them to stop selling their game, or if they do wish to sell it, that each of the authors get a cut of the profit.
They'd have no money at the end of giving it all away. Rofl.
It did actually look pretty... quiet, I don't know. A flip over and slide (at 280mph, though!) on the roof, rather than the spinning fireball that I was thinking of. But I still think surviving it qualifies as a miracle.
Two sentimental moments and Jeremy Clarkson being nice about something in the same programme - that doesn't happen too often.
I'd also like to moan about BBC America while I'm at it, which doesn't usually take time away from its busy schedule of showing 24-hour Cash in the Attic to show decent programmes (e.g. the above) instead. http://www.bbcamerica.com/tvschedule.jsp
What was the topic again? I'll get that email sent.
Well, I wouldn't mind too much. Would be nice if they asked first of course. I found out one of my old games were on some german pc gamer CD and I never knew. But maybe they tried to e-mail me but to my old account.
Its hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.
"Right now you are trying to get money from the work of many people, which doesn't include you, with your "1000 games collection".
Well, not only it's not fair for us, game creators, as you may get sued. Just to remember you, selling free software, is crime, as you are violating the creators's copyrights.
Bad news fella, I know your name, Jacob Warren, where you live and some other handy info provided by your whois.
By the way, I hope you don't mind but I and a bunch of people are warning the creators of the games you are trying to sell.
LOL steve! Nice illustration too Yeah there's certain ways of handling situations sometimes ¬_¬
No doubt this guy's inbox is full of other complaints. Nobody can actually BUY the 1000 games pack though at the moment can they? So it's probably being looked into no doubt, already. Thusly he's not making money off of the games... at least for the time being perhaps.
Also, this guy's personal site could be the most ABYSMAL site ever. Every page has a different layout leaving you like - wtf where am I now? REAL professional ¬_¬ Though I would pick up on that ...
This guy needs a serious slap - I know I'd join the queue. Not to mention a fine of some sort.
I think emailing him is a bit of a weak approach really because he can just choose to ignore them or come up with an excuse to any officials saying 'he didn't notice the emails' or whatever and accumulate some sort of defense. So I say you tell whoever deals with this sort of scamming thing and contact them directly and let them handle the matter. This way he has no excuse and is shut down etc in no time too.
That's the best way really, rather than sending emails written in ... "cyber" blood, if you like. ¬_¬
I might be wrong, but to me this just looks like a way to make money with ads. People go "omg games" and click to buy it and all they get is ads. It's still using the names of our games to make money of course.
Peter don't judge the rest of us by your low standards, many people have made success stories of their game creations. Indeed some games released as "free" on this site have been far better quality than many $25+ shareware or commercial games.
You generalise that nobody here could ever make money from their talents and they should be content that someone has stolen their hard work is laughable and highly retarded.
So yea, like the other guy said - just shut the fuck up. Thanks.
Generally, people who create klik games are generally those with something to share or prove to themselves. It's a hobby, a little something to pass the time etc That's what the point is. If you don't see the point - why do you visit this site? :S
It's where the money is going that is the problem, not the fact that money is being made. May I refer you to steve's quote above:
"If for example you spent a year doing up a classic car and someone comes along and steals it and sells it on would you just say "oh well, at least someone is driving it! God bless them!"
It's fraudulent and a form of plagiarism to sell FREEWARE games and for you to earn the profit off of somebody else's work. That's why it's wrong PeterD. No one's saying you can't have an opinion, but the case of the matter is here that the people that make the games have the right over them, full stop.
You can either shut up or not, but if you keep arguing that selling freeware games is a good thing then people will look at you as an idiot. It's almost like saying stealing a pair of Levis pants is right cuz you'll be advertsing Levis when walking in the street with them.
internation copyright laws hold that its quite illegal to sell anyone elses intellectual property for money (ie, their games). However, you're much more likely to get a ticket for doing half a mile over a speed limit. Its the least enforced law in existance.
I looked through the list of games he is "selling" and since there was a lot of big commercial titles there (quite a few Nintendo games etc) he'll most likely get stomped on in due time. Patience is a virtue
Dear Mr. Jacob Warren,
Hello sir, this is Bibin Moff, attourney representative of several people who are members of a certain site, who want to take legal action against the selling of said freeware games on your site jacobwarren.com. They have proposed two options:
1. For each game sold, the creator will receive 75% or higher the money earned
2. Remove all of the freeware games and learn to program games.
No, I'm not a lawyer. Nobody is taking legal action yet. But this is still Bibin Moff, telling you that selling freeware games is illegal, especially when the game itself has a screen that says to never distribute it for money!
The action I Shall be taking, even though one of my games is not there, is that I will launch a DoS attack on your website in the next 7 days unless you remove each game that you do not have adequate rights to sell.
Oh wait, "Delivery Status Notification, message failed"
I would certainly say that what this guy is doing is completely illegal. Its just ridiculous, selling the games that people have worked hard to make for his own personal gain, without their consent. I'm sure though that he WILL be shut down before he even has a chance to get a game out.
...@ Peter: You're a fucking retard.
"Actually sir, we found a tiny unicorn in your exhaust. It was jumping around poking holes in your gas tank." "Oh thank you I did not know that. A tiny unicorn? Wow."
What a coincidence, I got something the other day about something similar, but at least the guy ASKED me, not like Mr. Full E-Mail Box. This might explain why I've received a ton of hits on my webstie from good ol' Czechslovakia lately:
* * *
our cover DVD is an integral part of the magazine - it can't be sold separately.
Odesláno: so 3.2.2007 14:51
Komu: Tomáš KRAJČA
Předmět: Re: level cover dvd
If Lab Rat #37 does not generate money in any way, then yes it's okay.
Otherwise I would have to decline as I've made it total freeware as of last
month. So if the DVD was the free extra in a magazine you'd have to
otherwise pay for, that'd be fine, but somehow charging for the standalone
DVD would not be. Please let me know what happens with the issue, it sounds
On 2/1/07, Tomáš KRAJČA <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm an editor of a freeware section in a czech paper magazine about
> computer games, Level. Level is the best-selling gaming mag in the Czech
> republic, you can find more info about it at www.Level.cz<http://www.level.cz/>.
> I'd like to ask you, if you'd agree with publishing your game Lab-Rat #37 on
> our cover DVD in the upcoming issue of Level. Is it possible?
> Tomas Krajca
> Editor of freeware
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P.S: Steve, this is the most animated I've ever seen you. It's refreshing!
"Del Duio has received 0 trophies. Click here to see them all."
"To be a true ninja you must first pick the most stealthy of our assorted combat suits. Might I suggest the bright neon orange?"
DXF Games, coming next: Hasslevania 2- This Space for Rent!
Well no, it varies. Some of us are happy for our games to be reproduced indiscriminately, others like some control. I prefer to be emailed first so I can decide on a case-by-case basis.
Personally I'm not okay with compilations, because essentially with these bastards it's not just that they're my games: they're stealing other peoples' work without permission, so I don't want to support them. In the case of magazines it's different because it's a product that would sell whether or not it had freeware on it, and freeware is usually only a small part of the CD content. I like the emails because I like to know when they're published even though I don't ask for copies. Also there's a german mag I'm going to tell to fuck off next time since they've been pricks about it in the past.
Thing is we're the ones who put effort into our shit, and even though we let people play them for free we should still be entitled to some say in how they're used.
I make the first level of all my games a giant screen that says
"Warning: This game is Shareware (free). IF YOU HAVE PAID MONEY FOR IT, EMAIL ME (xxx), THE COPS, THE FBI, OR WHOEVER. AND GO PUNCH WHOEVER SOLD IT TO YOU IN THE NOSE. YARR"
Yeah I hate how they link to the actual files on your server ¬_¬ I wouldn't mind so much if they linked to the download PAGE which automatically downloads it for you - then at least it counts on the page as someone's downloaded it
[quote]Tomas Krajca mailed me 2 times about publishing my game, both times I gave him permission and asked for a copy of the mag for my collection, and both times he didn't reply.[/quote]
same deal with me.
anyway - i did catch up with some clown years ago who was doing just this thing. after contact was made with him, i was paid just over 500 BP for his troubles, and he promised to remove my game from any further CD's.
if you go about it correctly; its possible to reach an outcome.
[quote]Good to hear, but what currency is 500 BP?[/quote]
Maybe he meant GBP??
A few years ago I bought a disk from GAME called "Arcade Games for Windows" and it was chock full of click games. Think it cost me like a tenner or something... Anyone else heard of it? I THINK its still avaliable to buy... Also there is a "More Arcade Games for Windows" Similar kinda stuff on it, too.