I was planning to name each weapon at the weapon shop and I was wondering if it is safe to use the real name of each weapon and model as well before publishing it via Google Play Store for my created game app? I'm using a freemodel method with ad banner on menu on it, user friendly. I'm making a concept third-person shooter zombie survival game.
I'm checking some other sample of the games, (other than from mobile app) one from the gamer console's classic in PlayStation 1 game Syphon Filter; and the other one from the PC, a popular online FPS game created by Korea called CrossFire. Let's take a comparison's similar of the gun (both gun model name and the model itself) used between these two:
- In Syphon Filter, the name of this assault rifle is PK-102. (See gameplay video here) It was based either a model from AK-47, AK-74, or AK-102 assault rifle in metalic like body.
- In CrossFire, the name of this assault rifle retained the original name AK-47 along with the model itself. (See video gameplay here.) It assumed they take for a permission to use the original name before using it.
I want to know more further if it is safe to use the model name only but not mentioning the corporation name who created the AK-47. Naming a gun could be striking, same thing naming the actor of the game. If not, probably if it is also okay to name close to the original but at least it's not against the copyright standards.