Fan Games

Talk about the life consuming, celibacy inducing hobby that is all the rage these days.
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rabidtictac
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Re: Fan Games

Post by rabidtictac » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:48 am

Woolie is ok, I guess.

Fan games are pretty clear case of "this sucks, but it's the law." There's no gray area of fair use or transformative work. You're stealing some shit you don't own so you can make your own game (aka product, even if you're not selling it) using that brand. And the product you make using that company's brand could end up affecting (positively or negatively) the actual company and ITS products. Aka "damages."

Even if the game ends up super good, all that means is you wasted your time making a super good game that you could have sold for money if you based it on an original IP.

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Re: Fan Games

Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:08 pm

Exactly. And it's not like there's not a market for "This is basically x" games. Steam has a lot of those, and it gave us gems like Stardew Valley. Imagine that one being a Harvest Moon fan game.

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