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Legal issues for a "fangame" of a commercial franchise? [duplicate]

I've played around in the past of the 2D Flash fan-made version of the popular Valve game Portal. It has basically the exact same mechanics, but as a 2D side-view flash game. Lately I've toyed ...
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Can I get around a Pokemon copyright with new art and minor changes? [duplicate]

If I develop a game that is essentially pretty much Pokemon (you're a trainer, you catch "monsters" and put them to fight and level up etc), and I do the next things: I'm a trainer with a 6-"Monsters"...
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Intellectual rights to game concepts [duplicate]

For a client I might be making a small puzzle game about getting a item out of a puzzle. The concept will strongly resemble this game : http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/355972089/...
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1 answer
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What to consider legally when cloning an old game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems I'm going to make a game in the form of a 100% free Android phone app that will be basically a clone of an ...
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It is possible to use Pokemon images in a game? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use Pokemon images, names, elements in a game I would like to make? Are they still copyrighted, patented, would I get sued? (Maybe their rights have expired by now, is what I am ...
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Tetris Copyright Issues? [duplicate]

I am making a Tetris clone with a new idea but I won't use the Tetris or Tetriminos name in the game I will refer to them as Tetrominos. Will there be copyright issues if I release this game? Does the ...
Moaz Ashraf's user avatar
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2 answers
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Is there a way to legally create a game mod? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems Some questions about it: If I create a funny version of a copyrighted game and sell it (crediting the ...
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Is it okay to copy a game's formula? (damage, etc) [duplicate]

Is it okay to copy a game's formula? Formulas like damage formulas, taking the stats STR, DEX, INT, critical rate, etc. into account. Specifically I want to copy Ragnarok Online's damage calculation. ...
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Legally possible to re-create/remake an old game? [duplicate]

Recently I started remaking an old game on Unity. Basically I want to remake an old RPG that was released for Playstation 1. I'm not ripping anything from the old game, all the assets are being ...
Daves Stillman's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
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Using copyrighted sprites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems I was thinking about making a pacman clone, I know there is a similar question here Using Copyrighted ...
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When do I need to ask for permission to recreate an old game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems Legal issues for a "fangame" of a commercial franchise? I want to do a mobile version of an ...
Jimmy's user avatar
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1 answer
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Can I use remade sprites in my game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems Can I use remade sprites in my game? I am making a game and I used some sprites, but I didn't copy them. I ...
John Skridles's user avatar
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2 answers
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Is it legal to use the game mechanics of risk if I don't use their name? [duplicate]

I'm currently developing an idea for a conquest-style board game similar to Risk. I was wondering if I would be legally entitles to use some game mechanics that appear in that game so long as I don't ...
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I have a question about 3D game models and copyright [duplicate]

I am making a game that is like a combination of minecraft and unturned. It is like minecraft as it is very block based. It is like unturned because it has vehicles and other unturned functionalities. ...
Kenneth Carrington's user avatar
-3 votes
1 answer
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Can I Base My Game on Another Game and Earn Money? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems I want make a game similar to Pocket Tanks but for Android and then sell it. Since I am not directly ...
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