I am a fan of board games. I am thinking of implementing board games for mobile devices.
I would use existing board games, which I like and which seem to fit to me. I do not think that renaming the game would make sense. Probably one would call it something like "<original name> mobile". I would make my own media, which would be inspired by the original board game.
I would of course contact the author and ask him if he is ok with this, but what is my legal position? Am I allowed to "copy" an existing board game onto the computer? Or would I need some legalization from the author?
I have a second related question, which is not about law but I am asking for "moral" opinions.
I had this Idea a while ago and contacted an author of a board game. I did not get any reply.
Assuming I am legally allowed to do so, would you think it is OK to go ahead and implement the game anyway?
I would somehow monetize the game (I have no plan yet how) trying to pay me for the work.
Thanks for you knowledge and thoughts!
Edited by RudolfVonKrugstein, 21 July 2013 - 04:37 PM.