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01-12-2010, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Defgarden View Post
Well, to be honest, I don't think they'll really even bat an eye at this. Based on the gamespot preview, it seems like the developers intentionally tried to pay tribute to several other games as well, not just Zelda.

While the concept and gameplay is somewhat of an NES Zelda clone, they don't directly use any of the licensed characters, sounds, sprites, names, etc. The music is extremely similar, but not exactly the same.

I'm no lawyer, but as far as I know, there are a multitude of products out there that intentionally try and copy another product without infringing on their patents, which is what this game is doing (change patent with intellectual property). Also, I'm not sure you can copyright, patent, or trademark a gaming concept or style, only specific code, names, music, and art (and perhaps a few other things I'm missing).

So yea, I don't think they can win a suit here, though I don't think they would even bother.
And it's not like it's the first time either.

Everyone remember the Neutopia games for TurboGrafx-16?

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