After careful considerations we have decided to license all current and future orginial artwork assets that have been or will be financed by us at WTactics.org under the CC BY-SA 4.0. All the original art that we are the copyright owners of is now dual licensed using both the GPL2 and later, and also the CC BY-SA 4. We will also continue to dual license new assets in order to offer viable options to both open source software and game developers alike.
While we are advocates of and recognize what the GPL has done for the world, and while we also still believe it is a great license for software, we believe that the CC BY-SA is easier to grasp and use when it comes to the most common types of artwork assets around while creating real life card or boardgames – raster graphics.
CC BY-SA is a well established and tried license with a broad global recognition and support. In addition to simplify the use of our assets, our intentions are to also let them become a viable option to more people, make them usable in more projects, and by doing that hopefully benefit a wider audience.
Currently our artists have created at least 134 original pieces of art. Keep in mind that the figure is just the art created for the customisable card game project that WTactics.org once began with, and which is now a fully playable and printed game – Arcmage. We have several other project within the WTactics family with original artwork that has been financed by us, and new art is continuously being added, expanding our pool of assets that may enable any aspiring card- or boardgame developer to make his/her ideas a reality.