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12 December 2004 @ 03:19 pm
Game idea, part II  
Well, I've researched copyrighting a game idea and it sounds pretty useless. To really be protected you need to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the company you're offering the game idea to. I was originally looking through lists of developers trying to find a company that was hungry and new, but I realized before I should do that (i.e. "Hi! I'm some unknown schmoe who's never been in the game software industry and is randomly emailing you! Take some time out to do a lot of legal paperwork so I can tell you a game idea you may or may not want to use!"> I thought I should try the six degrees of separation thing first.

Does anyone out there work in the game software industry or know anyone who does? I don't have some "vague idea" of what might be cool, I have a specific system worked out for a specific type of game play that hasn't been done before and touches on two different current popular themes without being a boring carbon copy of either.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
AlucarDmilesaroo on December 12th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
Nope i thought of doing that a while again. Evryday i get ideas for a cool game or film or book or something, im sure if i compiled the best of everything ive thought it it may be good, but like you said, its quite alot of hassle and ALOT of luck to pull it off

Good Luck :)
Fritters: Ed Pouting by Frittersfritters on December 12th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the luck wish ^_^
___pretense on December 12th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
yeah, its a pain in the ass to get ANYTHING copyright protected nowadays. however, i think it's well worth it to go for it. im sure a lot of companies are quite picky with ideas, but give it a shot nonetheless. <3
Fritters: Ed Confusedfritters on December 13th, 2004 01:15 am (UTC)
What I heard specifically was that copyright doesn't actually protect your ideas in the software genre and I certainly don't have the money to press a lawsuit if it's not an absolute thing. So there's no point in going through copyright as far as I know. Mainly, I need a small start up company looking for new ideas...
Rachellovebill on December 12th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC)
Icon theft!

I have made myself the WTF icon police =)
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on December 13th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
Re: Icon theft!
Thanks, babe, on it ^_^
Rachellovebill on December 14th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Icon theft!

Lonewulflonewulf on December 13th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
This is not quite what you're looking for.....
but I thought I'd offer this. This is for a college that specializes in video game design.


Maybe you can contact (or if it's not to far of a haul, visit in person) the school and see if they can get you in contact with a student(or student group) that might be willing to design/flesh out the idea (after signing a NDA) for you for a share of the profits if it becomes a hit. They might be able to use it as a classroom project, and then continue development from there as a labor of love(or hope for $$$ in the future) I used to know someone who graduated from there, but I haven't seen him since '95, but I know he gave good reviews of the college..... It might be a place to start from...
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on December 13th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: This is not quite what you're looking for.....
Thanks!! I'll bookmark that!
Lonewulflonewulf on December 14th, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
Re: This is not quite what you're looking for.....
No prob :)
xsmackxx on December 13th, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
omg I am so sorry. I'm such an airhead. I never ever check on these things, and I wouldve credited so much sooner. Everyone that asked me I told them someone else made it though. Lol. I wouldn't take credit for another persons work, I know what its like to be ripped off. *sigh* Im sorry. =[ *credits to you right away, crys in a corner* lol. Have a good one. ♥
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on December 13th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, please, cheer up!! I'm not gonna cry if someone doesn't credit, although I may get mad if I ask them ten times and they never respond. (that's only happened once...) I really appreciate you crediting now, though, thanks! I'll consider it my birthday present ^_^