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Blackvoxel is now a free software !
« on: May 16, 2014, 11:09:57 pm »
Blackvoxel is now a free software.

We said at game launch that one day, Blackvoxel will become a free software.

This day is now!

So, the full and complete Blackvoxel game is now released entirely under the GNU GPL V3 free software licence.

This mean you can now get the game freely, source and executables.

Blackvoxel is a recent game but we released it early to free software because the educational nature of this game for learning programming requires a free open source distribution.

We also hope that the community will appreciate our efforts. We would like the community to be actively involved in this project.

This game cost us years of efforts and works. In return, we count to the community for financial support to continue active development.

You can now download the new release 1.32 of Blackvoxel.

Thank you for your interest and your contribution!

The Blackvoxel Team
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 03:34:34 pm »
This is awesome :>
Hope the community will grow faster now and that you get lots of donations!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 09:58:44 pm »
Hi Qon,

Glad to see you.

Thanks a lot for all your support and encouragement !

We are also working on opening a Github repository.

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 03:15:31 am »
 A year ago I saw this game on a list of games similar to Minecraft, I don't have any money to spend on games, and I was disappointed that it costed money, and now that its free I'm really happy. If I ever do get some money I might even donate some to help you out. I am sure that now it is free, many more people will join the community. Including me.  :P

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 04:50:09 pm »
Hi Qon,

Glad to see you.

Thanks a lot for all your support and encouragement !

We are also working on opening a Github repository.

The Blackvoxel Team

Might i suggest a launchpad ppa for ubuntu/debian/mint users as this would help greatly when releasing new versions of the game, all the user simply has to do is use

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade in a terminal

or for those new to linux, their update notifier (most distros have them installed by default) will alert them to the new game version and allow the user to download the update direct from the ppa without having to navigate to the blackvoxel site to get it.

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 03:03:41 am »
A year ago I saw this game on a list of games similar to Minecraft, I don't have any money to spend on games, and I was disappointed that it costed money, and now that its free I'm really happy. If I ever do get some money I might even donate some to help you out. I am sure that now it is free, many more people will join the community. Including me.  :P

Hi Johnyknowhow,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

We also hope that the community will grow :)

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 03:05:47 am »
Hi Qon,

Glad to see you.

Thanks a lot for all your support and encouragement !

We are also working on opening a Github repository.

The Blackvoxel Team

Might i suggest a launchpad ppa for ubuntu/debian/mint users as this would help greatly when releasing new versions of the game, all the user simply has to do is use

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade in a terminal

or for those new to linux, their update notifier (most distros have them installed by default) will alert them to the new game version and allow the user to download the update direct from the ppa without having to navigate to the blackvoxel site to get it.

Hi shadowwraith,

Thank you for your suggestions :)

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 04:06:56 pm »
Finally managed to get my friend to start playing this game :)
He has built some awesome things in MC and he is an excellent programmer. He is working hard for his first qomputer voxel atm.

I've almost succeeded in reqruiting another friend who also knows how to qode...
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 07:34:18 pm »
Hi Qon,

Good news and good job :)
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