"Amarth" said:All right, now that we've rehashed all the counterarguments, now thread over. I just didn't want to waste the time going over this crap again.
Bah. Worthless arguments.
"code is a mess": who cares? It can only become better. And if you are driven by shame, please, grow up. The only bad thing here is people learning bad things from your code, but bad programming style is easily unlearned anyway.
"more effort than it's worth": releasing code = zero effort. Zip code, put it online. Unless you don't have the code anymore, of course.
"game sucked anyway": beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Also, improvements can be made, people can learn things, etc.
I strongly feel that open source is the method of the future if you want to get anything *good* going. Closed source will still be around for a long time but be either mediocre like half of the internet (follow giveawayoftheday.com for a few days) or very expensive like Microsoft or games. And expensive software is linked to content protection and DRM. Stay clear.