Langdell petition gets critical numbers

Langdell petition gets critical numbers

By Ed Fear

August 6th 2009 at 3:09PM

But will IGDA board call official members vote?

The Tim Langdell / IGDA saga has taken another twist today, as the petition to call a meeting regarding the Edge Games owner has reached the critical number of signatories.

The petition, created by IGDA member Corvus Elrod, seeks to force the board into calling an official vote on the ousting of Langdell, currently serving on the IGDA's board.

According to the organisation's bylaws, should ten per cent of the association's membership call for a meeting - roughly 1,200 people - a special meeting will have to be called.

After directly appealing to members, the petition now has over 2,000 signatories - but, as Elrod told Develop, that doesn't mean the battle is yet won.

"It's true, we've got the signatures we need," he said. "But now the hard work really begins, as we convince the board to take it seriously and the entire membership to take a stand and vote."

Meanwhile, The Chaos Engine - whose legal fund to support Mobigame's battle with Edge we've previously written about - has launched its official website for donations.

Called 'Chaos Edge', the fund had already amassed just under 1,500 Euros in a little over a week. Furthermore, over 500 developers have joined the Facebook group in support of Mobigame's fight against Langdell.

To donate to the fund, click here.