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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:16 pm

Hey guys,
when I want to create some sort of an Arkanoid style game, may I use the title "Arkanoid" ? For example - Arkanoid + some kind of subtitle...

or maybe the title "Breakout" or "Brick Breaker" ??

Arent such titles somehow forbidden to use?
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:20 pm

Not unless you will try to sell that game.
Well, there are examples for each games. You can't sell a game that has "The Legend of Zelda: the Reborn Sutekh", for example, but stuff like Tetris/Arcanoid is alright to use.
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:23 pm

@fassFlash

but when I want to sell that game I cant use the titles like Arcanoid or Breakout, right?
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:25 pm

Arcanoid and Tetris are very old games that defined the very laws of game design. I THINK it would be okay to use those titles. And I have no idea what breakout is.
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:31 pm

it is the same as Arcanoid..
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:38 pm

great.
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:51 pm

You are likely to get bombarded by the creators of those titles , just find an original name , like "Breakanoid"
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:55 pm

hm..hm..

actually "Breakanoid" is not bad at all :)
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:11 pm

@FassFlash is wrong, copyright infringement is still illegal even if you are not making any money. Just find a unique name - 'breakanoid' probably won't get you in trouble unless you get very popular.
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Post » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:20 pm

And what about those fan projects, like Mother 4, Metroid 2 remake, I wanna be the guy(who use other people's SPRITES, which is even more "illegal")? Why aren't they banned yet? Why aren't their creators in jail while an immortal skips rope with their entrails? Huh? Huh?




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