October 9th, 2012 | By Emerson Smith
Trent Gamblin is a game-loving programmer on a mission: make his game open source. After developing Monster RPG 2, Gamblin decided that his game could better serve the industry if it were free. So, he is now campaigning to raise enough money to offer his game and the source code for other developers to make their own games with, as well as a massive development wiki, thrown in for free.
On IndieGoGo, Gamblin is offering some very interesting rewards like getting your name in the credits, physical copies of Monster RPG 2, advertising space on his web page, and Gamblin being your personal “code monkey” for two weeks. Gamblin exclaims on his IndieGoGo page that “every single person out there will gain access to the full version of Monster RPG 2…direct from our site, or from one of the many other distributors…So by making a pledge, you are investing in free copies of the game for all of your friends and family, too.”
The proceeds raised will go into keeping his servers running and development fees paid for two years, as well as getting all of the physical perks created and mailed to the recipients. It is very early in the campaign, and there is plenty of time for Gamblin to reach his goal of $1,500.