This was just a passing idea I had.
Treadmarks is in my top 10 best games I've played in my life. I LOVE this game. It is so much fun, it's an awesome concept...I love it!
All that said, it is showing it's age, it never got alot of attention (Which is both a blessing and a curse...) and well..I want to see it suceed.
So, I was thinking about open source stuff, like say, the Freespace 2 engine.
The game is not freeware, but the engine itself is.
Meaning the community gets to upgrade the engine, add all the fun features like dynamic lighting, bump maps, etc...
Could something like this work for tread marks? Where the engine itself is released so it can be updated, and the game sold sepertly? I think it would be a good way to draw attention to an awesome game, and an even better group of developers.
Like I said, probably couldn't work, but I think it would be awesome if we added some features to the engine, even as open GL alot of features can be added. :)