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About license and payment of revenue/royalty

Do I need to pay revenue if I'm developing game that has free distribution, and has no paid features(has no income at all)?And what license is better in this case?

And according to your license, if i'm to develop game that has income, paying 20% of yearly income(from each 1000$ 200$ already to royalty, and don't forget losses and taxes) is a little bit too much, don't you think so? especially since now there are a lot of free engines in total...

And one more, if i'm distributing 10 games and all have incume, means i need to pay royalty for each game and in total for each 1000$*10*20%=2000$ means 2 of 10 my games already in minus income, then for what i'm working at all?

p.s. coz on larger scale like big companies with yearly income on products like 100billions$ 20$billions are already lost, to royalty, makes no sence in such a big losses some heads might be off their necks....

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asked Mar 03 '19 at 08:36 AM in Legal & Licensing

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the royalty fee for each calendar quarter per game is 5%. which is a reasonable price after the first $3000 income. until your game makes this much income you owe nothing to epic games :). Even though unity is a very good engine, many agree that ue4 is better but income wise you will need to pay more to epic than to unity.

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answered Mar 03 '19 at 11:26 AM

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avatar image SupDeity Mar 03 '19 at 11:29 AM

a total of 20% decrease in yearly income.

avatar image Crowley Caine Mar 03 '19 at 11:45 AM

No... 5%.

5% per quarter does not make 20% per year... By that logic you'd have 400% income anyway.

avatar image SupDeity Mar 03 '19 at 11:47 AM

well there are 4 quarters and if u lose 5% every quarter u get 20% decrease in total. so u can say u lost 20% from that 400% income.

avatar image Crowley Caine Mar 03 '19 at 11:56 AM

No...

Say you have 20 apples. 1 apple is then 5%. Every quarter you get 20 apples, you give 1 to epic.

Over the course of the year you will have gotten 80 apples and given 4 to epic. 4 apples is 5% of 80 apples

It's 5% per quarter, week, day, second, year, decade, century, millennia. Whatever time period you choose to define it by, it will always be 5%.

avatar image Vertex Soup Mar 03 '19 at 04:48 PM

:))) oh my! it does not matter if it is quarter or year, 5% will be always 5%

avatar image SupDeity Mar 03 '19 at 11:52 AM

so in the first quarter u are only gonna give them $150 from $3000. if u make a total of $10000 per year. u lose $20000.

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