Please treat BOUNCED as you would shareware software. You may use it free of charge for as long and as often as you like. If you would like to, you may donate (as below) to help offset the costs and time of running, maintain, and building BOUNCED. However, your donation is not necessary for you to use BOUNCED, nor does your donation provide you with any additional services or products.
If PayPal donation does not work for you, we can try to accommodate other methods for donation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
The following figures are current as of the beginning of 2007.
Server costs (including bandwidth) for BOUNCED run between $50 and $100 per month, depending on the time of year. All other expenses are time or labor which vary greatly and are currently donated for free.
Anywhere from 200 to 600 games are running at any given time. Most games have 7 players, so this means that one player-game-month (that is one player playing one game that lasts one month) costs somewhere between 2 to 7 cents. A typical game lasts between 3 and 6 months. Therefore, a player-game costs somewhere between 6 and 42 cents. The variation depends on over how many games the fixed costs of the website are distributed. Approximately 600 users access the site each month.
Except as offset by donations, the website is funded entirely by
its author and maintainer, Christian Shelton.