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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #30 - Posted 2013-08-12 00:10:43 »

It is simple. When the company find your game (which already big hit) they'll wear up their boring outfit with tie and stuff, then sitting together in boring room to discuss if your free bloody hell work gives them more benefit like free promotion than lose.

Offline Sammidysam
« Reply #31 - Posted 2013-08-12 01:10:14 »

I assume there's no chance it will ever get popular, so that is not an issue.  I am just planning on changing the name and removing some assets so that it will never cause trouble if, for some reason, some rewrites I might do of it (planning on one in C++, maybe one in Java as well with LibGDX though I may just learn LibGDX rewriting Pixel Zombies) get popular.

The game does have "The Reaping" in it though, and could that be copyrighted?  It is just something in the book and movie so I doubt it, but I can just change it to "The Selection" if necessary.  What I will change the name of the game to I am not sure.  I will talk to the friend of mine who made the original board game with me in the first place about that, but if anybody has any great ideas let me know.

Thanks for the information about what I need to do.
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« Reply #32 - Posted 2013-08-12 09:30:27 »

Isn't the concept of the Hunger Games similar to Battle Royale, The Running Man, or any other setting/story where unwilling gladiators are force to duke it out in some sort of televised deathmatch?

Hardly a concept that can be claimed to be unique.

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« Reply #33 - Posted 2013-08-14 02:21:09 »

Isn't the concept of the Hunger Games similar to Battle Royale, The Running Man, or any other setting/story where unwilling gladiators are force to duke it out in some sort of televised deathmatch?

Hardly a concept that can be claimed to be unique.

I think because it falls under "trope", which most of them are not copyrighted but only "known well whose origin".

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« Reply #34 - Posted 2013-08-28 15:05:47 »

In that case, a minor facelift (change character names, background details, etc...) should be enough to dismiss any copyright claims.

Not that they won't try to sue if they feel threatened, though.

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