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EdBoon

Member Since 16 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 09 2015 02:42 PM

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In Topic: Call of Duty Zombies Remake w/ Unity

08 January 2015 - 09:52 AM

 

 

Why remake a game that's not your game? You can get in legal troubles. Make your own FPS with zombies, it's probably a similar amount of work. You don't even have to be really original, just copy some features of different games.

It's for learning purposes. Everything will be provided for free for users as well as the game.  I liked the game and want to remake it, and provide tutorials along the way for anyone else who is interested.

 

 

Your intentions are good, but lawyers don't care about intentions.  Companies are legally required to defend their trademarks, or they risk losing them, so if Activision's legal team were to find out about your remake, they wouldn't hesitate in telling you to remove it, no matter what your reasons for making it are.

 

All you need to do is change the game enough that it's different from the original (using your own assets, obviously) and call it a tutorial on making CoD: Zombies style games.

 

Thanks, Yeah hopefully making a few changes will be enough.  This helps, appreciate it.


In Topic: Call of Duty Zombies Remake w/ Unity

08 January 2015 - 09:50 AM

 

 

Why remake a game that's not your game? You can get in legal troubles. Make your own FPS with zombies, it's probably a similar amount of work. You don't even have to be really original, just copy some features of different games.

It's for learning purposes. Everything will be provided for free for users as well as the game.  I liked the game and want to remake it, and provide tutorials along the way for anyone else who is interested.

 

Making everything free and providing tutorials doesn't make it OK for lawyers. There are several known cases of fan remakes that have been taken down by companies. Sonic, Pokemon, Street of Rage, Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and the list goes on.

 

In fact, you can get in troubles just by using the name of a game in something that's not a game. There have been sites and toys that were canceled because they received a cease and desists order.

 

Some examples:

http://www.joystiq.com/tag/cease-and-desist/

https://myspace.com/article/2014/08/27/banned-video-game-fan-projects

 

Hmm I probably should consider some changes in that case.  I'll look into this, thanks for the heads up, appreciate it.


In Topic: Call of Duty Zombies Remake w/ Unity

27 December 2014 - 02:55 PM

I've now added an fps kit to the project that handles the arm animations and gun animations:  

Call of Duty Zombies Remake Unity 3D Tutorial: Part 6 Add Free FPS Kit Animations    -  


In Topic: Call of Duty Zombies Remake w/ Unity

27 December 2014 - 02:54 PM

Why remake a game that's not your game? You can get in legal troubles. Make your own FPS with zombies, it's probably a similar amount of work. You don't even have to be really original, just copy some features of different games.

It's for learning purposes. Everything will be provided for free for users as well as the game.  I liked the game and want to remake it, and provide tutorials along the way for anyone else who is interested.


In Topic: How to start a game development youtube channel, tips, ideas, advice?

23 December 2014 - 09:24 PM

thanks so much guys, this helps so much.  Very much appreciated!


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