When I registered I didn't see any legal documents as to what can be shown and what is owned by the developers and what rights Freevi has to showcase and distribute the submitted games . . .

Did I miss it?

Do these legal documents exist? I would like to look them over before I submit anything so I make sure my work is protected. 

Asked February 14, 2015 12:56 AM

Hi, I am not entirely sure in the legal standpoint of the contest. However, I will see what I can do to get the information that you need.
Feb 14, 2015 06:39 PM
Thanks, I just haven't seen anything and contests like this usually have a ton of legal associated. Just making sure! :)
Feb 14, 2015 11:48 PM
Hey, just to let you know. I've already got into contact with the person in charge and am waiting for their finalization on the licensing. They'll keep me posted on the progress and I'll let you know.
Feb 26, 2015 10:43 AM

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Dear Michael,

Thank you for reaching out to us over this point.

One thing we must clarify is that no products will be made available to the public, for sale, until a license agreement has been signed between you, the publisher and Freevi the app store distributor.

This includes all W3DC winners, runners up and other content partners.

The process is as follows:

1. Voting ends at the end of this month
2. Our judging panel is then revealed and shall review all games that have been submitted.
3. The champion + 9 runners up are then announced and then, subject to terms, a developer license agreement will be sent out to everyone, including the winners and all other developers wishing to be part of our Appstore.

The difference between the champion, the 9 runners up and everyone else, is that the winner(s) receive guaranteed revenue over a two year period, regardless of tablet/download sales. However, this does not prevent any non-winner from making an unlimited amount of revenue from a published app or game, it's just they will not have the guaranteed minimum.

I hope that this clears the matter up.  @michael developers have submitted their apps and games to us for review and you should also do the same.

You work is 100% protected and we are not legally entitled to publish your product for sale until you have signed the license agreement.  You remain in complete ownership of your product in this scenario and would grant us the license to distribute and monetize your app on a 70/30 spilt revenue share in your favor.

We are also looking at sourcing the very best applications which would involve us paying you a cash advance to convert your 2D game into 3D and this investment will put you in a deficit funds position within our app store giving Freevi 100% of the revenue until our investment in returned, reverting back to 70/30 after this.

We have already been talking to some of you about this.  If you are interested in sourcing content for us please e-mail us at info@freevi.com.

We wish you all the very best of luck in the closing weeks of this challenge. But this is just the beginning of what is to come for all of you guys!

Best Wishes,

Freevi Developer Relations Team.
Edited Mar 22, 2015 07:05 PM
answered March 22, 2015 04:23 PM

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