Quote: " I understand you are confused as most guys will be, so they aren't obligated to provide the tool as it has nothing to do with gameguru for one, neither gameguru or it's backers/users funded the project."
With all due respect, in which universe?
It is a project built with GameGuru as foundation, even you say that.
And of course all GG customers have funded this base
on which VRQuest was built. Some of us with a few bucks, some of us with MUCH more. Which is per se not illegal, but still a fact you cannott simply wash away.
Stuff like that happens and keeps companies afloat, no hard feelings.
The hard feelings come from the fact that those who funded the base are still left with an incomplete / faulty product, and the seller of the product took the liberty to prioritize the development of a custom, (hopefully) not faulty product based on it for a paying third party over addressing the issues the original FUNDING and PURCHASING parties are experiencing.
This might have been a necessity with no other options left, but the impression given is terrible, especially with the lack of communication.
An upfront honest
"Dear customers, we are in serious financial hardships and cannot afford to develop this product to the state you expect and deserve. Therefore we have to pause GG development to produce a 3rd party product using GG as base. Only after a successful completion we are in a financial position to hopefully re-visit and finalize your product. We hope you understand!"
would have been enough. No NDA in the world can prevent you from that.
But this here, combined with "Well, it is GG in some ways, but it`s not the same, so don`t expect any feature spill over" and selling a resulting 9 months (I expect much more) development stop by the key resource assigned to the project as "good news", is ridiculous.
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