Re-Logic, developer of the successful Terraria, is the latest to join the criticism of Unity for recent policy changes that would lead to charging for each game installation. The entire indie community has opposed it and even Unity has softened the demands, but it seems that it is still not enough. Re-Logic has taken action and announces donations plus a support plan for creators of free engines.
Re-Logic is not one of the studios affected by Unity’s plan, do not use this technology, but in a statement they have said that they cannot remain silent against this movement. “We condemn and reject the recent changes in terms/quotas proposed by Unity,” they say on Twitter, which also cites the loss of trust cultivated by Unity in recent years. “We believe that a simple statement is not enough. Even if Unity waives its policies, the destruction of trust is not easily recovered“.
Therefore, they announce a donation of $100,000 for two engines open sourceGodot and FNA, as well as sponsoring with 1000 dollars per month so that they continue to evolve. “We ask in return that [sus creadores] keep being good people and do everything they can to make these engines powerful and friendly for all developers“.
“We have heard you. We apologize for the confusion and distress caused by the runtime fee policy we announced on Tuesday. We are listening, speaking with our team members, community, customers and partners, and we will make changes in politics. We will share an update in a couple of days. Thank you for your honest and critical comments.“Unity said recently.
However, it does not reverse some of the measures, it only modifies the limits for income and the way of accounting for the facilities – the studies themselves will notify the figure. For now, developers are still at odds with Unity.