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CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:48:14 AM »
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Last month, CBE Software announced it had terminated its publishing agreement with Lace Mamba Global due to a breach of contract relating to payments owed for J.U.L.I.A. and J.U.L.I.A. Untold. Soon thereafter, LMG responded by claiming CBE's accusations included "a number of inaccuracies and false statements" and that it had tried unsuccessfully to resolve the situation privately.

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It turns out that CBE was far from the only developer with a grievance against Lace Mamba Global. Among those who had also failed to receive payments due were Amanita Design, Daedalic Entertainment, and Colibri Games. Now, as a cautionary tale to other developers seeking contractual compensation from Lace Mamba Global, and to those who might wish to do business with LMG in future, Amanita, Daedalic, and Colibri have collaborated on an "open letter" that details their experiences.

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For those keeping score, the creators of Deponia, J.U.L.I.A., Tiny Bang Story, Machinarium and Botanicula are all complaining that Lace Mamba Global is cheating them on royalties

and now as a result CBE is about to go bankrupt and they're asking for just $5000 to stay open

It's terrible hearing what happened to these guys :\

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 01:07:15 PM »
This is some crazy s***.  And Reverb is just as bad, too.  Are there any publishers we indies can trust?

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 01:57:07 PM »
I really wish we could have some transparency in these things. However, it does upset me to see such talent struggle like this because they did nothing wrong but trust Lace Mamba :/


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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 02:56:24 PM »
With a name like Lace Mamba, I can't exactly be surprised that they turned out to be venomous.

Poisonous snakes, if you will.

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 03:10:42 PM »
So, you're saying we shouldn't sign with Colonoscopy Games?  I knew they smelled funny.....



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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 03:22:11 PM »
So, you're saying we shouldn't sign with Colonoscopy Games?  I knew they smelled funny.....



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No way!  I hear they're always up your butt about hitting deadlines!
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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2013, 03:24:54 PM »
oh man those puns are so bad... but so guilty pleasury   ;D

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2013, 03:55:48 PM »
So, you're saying we shouldn't sign with Colonoscopy Games?  I knew they smelled funny.....



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Hahaha wtf :P


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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 04:03:00 PM »
The Lamb & Bt show, everyone :P Ba-dum-ching!

It really sucks what happened to these guys. I hope the IndieGoGo works out for them, they deserve their fair shot at staying open, and not having to close up because of what happened to them.

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2013, 05:31:55 PM »
Ugh... I rather like those devs. I didn't know Lace Mamba was screwing the pooch. :/
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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2013, 07:25:59 PM »
Yeah - it really stinks.  They did raise 20% of their goal today!  So yay!


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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2013, 08:43:27 AM »
With a name like Lace Mamba, I can't exactly be surprised that they turned out to be venomous.

Poisonous snakes, if you will.
If only they'd had a Cedric to warn them. :(

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2013, 09:05:49 AM »
With a name like Lace Mamba, I can't exactly be surprised that they turned out to be venomous.

Poisonous snakes, if you will.
If only they'd had a Cedric to warn them. :(

"Look out, CBE! A poisonous publisher!"
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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2013, 09:26:54 AM »
Is it terrible that I can hear Cedric's voice in my head when I read that?

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2013, 10:43:18 AM »
we all do Neonivek, we all do

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2013, 02:37:55 PM »
Say, all your hyping makes me want to play the game... but I has no money D:

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2013, 02:47:25 PM »
I've got many more beautiful screenshots from J.U.L.I.A. I will be sharing them as I can <3


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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2013, 02:53:12 PM »
yay!

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Re: CBE Software, creators of J.U.L.I.A. are in trouble!
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2013, 03:46:52 PM »

http://igg.me/at/julia-enhanced


$2310 - so close to our 50% goal :D


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