I dont want to steal atention from @freak new game development thread but it reminded me about this piece of sw.
So for inspiration.

I guess many of you already know it .
YS FLIGHT is free one-man-show flight / combat sim developed for many years now.

You can check here


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What I found interesting is this info from author regarding strugles of ’ free-sw individual developers ’

When you try to run YSFLIGHT, you may be seeing a security warning from your operating system stating that the executable binary is not code-signed. The purpose of he code signature is to confirm that the program is written by a known person and not altered by a malicious hand. The purpose itself is very correct.

Information security is extremely important. There is no question about that. We hear security breaches, stolen information, identity thiefts, and all sorts of crimes. Many of those incidents originate from a malicious program. Of course, the responsibility is primarily on a person who wrote such a malicious program. Such a programmers should be locked for life without parole.

But unfortunately there are even more cowardly groups of people. There are some companies called certificate authorities who are responsible for issuing digital certificates including code-signing certificates. Those companies are taking advantage of the security problems and cowardly trying to decimate individual free-software programmers.

Code-signing certificate used to be too expensive for individuals. Most of them used to cost like $500 per year. Not just one-time payment every year you have to pay. I wanted to get one for my projects. Yeah, it is not impossible to pay $500 per year, but I couldn’t justify to do it for my free-software projects. This time one of the long-time YSFLIGHT users raised a concern about the security warning. So, I did shop around again. I then found $179 per year certificate from COMODO. I paid for it, only to hear that they no longer issue a certificate for individual developers.

I looked into other major certificate authorities, too. None of them issues a code-signing certificate to individuals any more. They apparently are united and are trying to destroy individual developers. It is not just unaffordable. It is now impossible for an individual developer to get a certificate. It is not right. I don’t understand how it is allowed. The certificate authorities are intentionally trying to decimate individual programmers like myself.

Therefore, it is not what I like, but I am not able to sign my programs available from YSFLIGHT.COM. I just release my programs without signature. I can do nothing about it. Probably those cowards will win. Individual free-software developers will eventually extinct. All I can do is to tell what’s going on on this web site.

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Man I love the art style of this. I’ve never heard of it but I really like the look of this.
The developer sounds like a really nice person as well