[Bf-committers] Valve Steam Workshop donations - 2 devs get hired

Jonathan Williamson jonathan at cgcookie.com
Wed Sep 11 15:55:23 CEST 2013

Fantastic news!

Jonathan Williamson

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:22 AM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thanks to the first Steam Workshop donation payment, we can now invest
> quality developer time for getting Blender work better in game creation
> pipelines. I'm happy to announce that Blender developers Dalai Felinto and
> Bastien Montagne have accepted a 6 month contract to work half-time on
> supporting game artists! Their contract will become effective this week.
> First thing Dalai and Bastien will do is investigate with artists out
> there (via Steam Workshop too) a nice priority list of topics to handle.
> This will be publicly reviewed in our many channels and become part of the
> weekly meetings in irc too.
> Valve expects that Steam Workshop is going to be earning us a sizeable
> share. We'll learn more about this during the next months though. But if
> this continues, more projects for developers can be funded this way. Main
> focus will be on good tools for game artists though, including features
> that benefit everyone well too. This also opens up an opportunity to
> realize a bigger project related to our Game Engine. That's something we'll
> discuss with the current GE team first though.
> Exciting times ahead! Many many thanks to Valve and to the Steam Workshop
> members who decided to support Blender Foundation this way!
> Also posted on code blog:
> http://code.blender.org/index.php/2013/09/valve-steam-workshop-donations-2-devs-get-hired/
> -Ton-
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