It’s the first day of GDC and VR developers are already getting the love they deserve. Today E McNeill, creator of the awesome cyberpunk hacking game Darknet, announced during the Indie VR panel that Oculus will be stepping in to help get indie projects off the ground by offering certain developers co-publishing agreements.
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A co-publishing deal is what its sounds like – you share the publishing with someone else (in this case, Oculus). The developer would typically assign a percentage of publishing share over to an other entity in exchange (usually) for money. The money can come in the form of an up front advance, or a draw where you get paid in semi-annual, quarterly or even monthly installments.
This is a big and important move by Oculus. Indie VR is the bedrock of the industry and the Facebook owned Oculus is showing us that they have no plans on abandoning their roots.
Stay tuned for updates as they come.