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Game loosely based on a copyrighted story [duplicate]

I want to make a game based on a copyrighted book. It's not about recreating it strictly with all details, but rather about building something new around the general idea (possibly incorporating some ...
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Is it legal to copy stats and abilities of characters from another game? [duplicate]

Is it legal to copy stats and abilities of characters from another game?.Please note that my game does have a similar gameplay to the game I am copying. My characters will look different of course.
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Can I publish the games I learnt from tutorials and modified as per my style of game-play? [duplicate]

I am new to the world of making games and all. Well its been a few months or so. There are many tutorials that I have been watching. On the way, I made a few games that I saw and made. I am not asking ...
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Are there copyrights for board game Risk and can I make the game, or similar, for mobile? [duplicate]

are there copyrights for board game Risk? It's popular and with lots of versions floating around, so I don't know if someone has rights or just for specific version. I'm not planning to make money ...
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Is it legal to publish a Noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe) game? [duplicate]

Is it be legal to publish a Noughts and crosses game?
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Game Similarity Legal Consequences [duplicate]

I'm already half a year into planning a Turn Based Strategy (4X) game for mobile phones. Recently I tried to play Civilization 6 and while playing, totally horrified, I realized that my idea and Civ 6 ...
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How much a game can borrows from a franchise before becoming a fangame/infringing the copyright [duplicate]

Let's say you like the theme/world of a franchise, for example SpongeBob SquarePants, and you want to make it into maybe a business game where you hold an underwater restaurant. Make burgers, invent ...
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Can I use HL2 Assets in my free Godot game? [duplicate]

I couldn't find some good textures for my Godot game, so I am looking forward using Half-Life 2 assets. I have HL2 in my library on Steam. Can I use those assets in my game?
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Game mechanics based on similar game [duplicate]

I want to make an iOs game that is based on an online flash game. There will be quite some differences, but the game mechanics will be extremely similar. Do I have to worry about getting sued by the ...
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Copyright of some arcade classics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems So suppose I'm currently developing a variant of a snakes game for the iPhone, and you decided to call it "...
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Is it ok to remake a 2D game into first person and then releasing it for free? [duplicate]

I saw a video online where someone made a first person version of flappy bird, so I was wondering... If I were to remake a 2D game into a 3D game and change the perspective to first person, and then ...
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I am creating a Tetris clone on Khanacademy, will I get into trouble? [duplicate]

For those don't know, Khanacademy is an education site that also has lessons on simple computer programming and allows you to publish your own games that are made on the website.
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How much of a game can be protected by law? [duplicate]

I want to remake an old multiplayer game in commercial way and I wonder how different my game has to be not to violate some IP rights. I know so far that name and logo are registered trademarks of the ...
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Can i use art from another videogame as base for my art? [duplicate]

For example: if I take the 3d models and textures from GTA: San Andreas and I modify them making better models and textures, can i use this new art to make a game with a different gameplay and sell it ...
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Would programming a feature similar to another game be copying? [duplicate]

I've been, very slowly, working on a game similar to Minecraft and Hytale, and when I am at the point, include features similar to these mods: Dynamic Trees Dynamic Surroundings Tough As Nails Better ...
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