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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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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 ...
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What are the legal considerations with using spritesheets? [duplicate]

If you google for sprites sheets, you'll find a lot of sprites sheets. As far as I can remember, industrial patents (the terms may not be the right ones I'm sorry), after 20 years, fall into public ...
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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 ...
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Can I legally use retro video game music in a quiz game?

I am considering making a video game music quiz game, where you guess the game that the music is taken from. For example from NES and SNES games. In that regard I was wondering if anyone know of any ...
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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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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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Legality of remaking a game from a defunct company [closed]

Ive been a head from a now defunct company under someone else. And I directed coded and produced a game that reached around 99% completion but was never completed. I was wondering if its legal to ...
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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 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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Is it legal to clone a character from other game? [duplicate]

Is it legal to make a character very similar/exact from other game? E.g. take characters from Team Fortress 2 game, remake them in pixel art and use it in my game, but just change their names(with an ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Does this constitute as copyright infringement?

Say there is a card game, and it has cards that arc out, and has certain types of memberships with certain features such as premium members being allowed to chat, or use private game rooms etc. If I, ...
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