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#1 Thrawnkkar

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 05:49 PM

HAve you gone to the people that hold the rights to UFO: Defence if you can do it? You might get funding from them for it. Just curious.

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:10 PM

We have written a message to Firaxis (or was it atari?) And we have gotten no reply. We are assumeing that they don't care about our project. If they don't like it, thats too damn bad, we have checked all legal matters! Right Micah?

Anyway, it would be nice to get them to pick up xenocide like valve picked up counter strike, but I don't think that is going to happen. :(
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#3 mamutas

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:59 AM

Anyway, it would be nice to get them to pick up xenocide like valve picked up counter strike, but I don't think that is going to happen. :(

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As Cpl. has stated we have contacted the license owners, but we did not get any response. Nonetheless, we are making a game which will not use any of possibly copyrighted assets (art, names, etc.) and thus making us somehow immune to any possible legal matters.

As for getting funding or something, this is not likely to happen, as our game is open source project which cannot be licensed by anyone. Bad for them! :P

However, we will appreciate any help in developing the game whether it is code or art as long as it goes under the Open Source Foundation licenses. So, here is their chance to contribute and may be mentioned in the credits. :)

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#4 Laitanyel

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 03:34 AM

http://www.amazon.co...768#reader-page

If there already is a game called Xenocide, are this brand in danger then? Would you have to change your name for the game?

Edited by Laitanyel, 09 December 2003 - 03:34 AM.


#5 Puasonen

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 03:51 AM

This has been discussed for a million times and as far as I know, senior members are aware of this and has informed us there's NO problem. Don't remember the facts and reasons why but don't worry, we can keep the name.
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#6 X-Clu-Zif

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 07:54 AM

Think that the reason is that the game in the end is not going to be named Xenocide...

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 08:13 AM

our xenocide?

weill it is going to AFAIK.

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 08:57 AM

Oh it's Xenocide alright.

1 ) we aren't making money from it.
2 ) there have already been a million computer games called Xenocide. Ours is only similar to them in that earthlings fight aliens, something you'd sort of expect from a game called Xenocide.
3 ) the owners of the original "Xenocide" likely have no interest in exploring their legal options against us.
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#9 Breunor

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 10:03 AM

AFAIK nobody has registered a treadmark for the word Xenocide, that's the only way it would be an issue. As Stewart said, we are just 1 of many games with the name, there are several that have been out for years already. No issue.

#10 Cpl. Facehugger

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 01:54 PM

FYI, that pic you showed us was a book! :hammer: :)
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#11 Laitanyel

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Posted 13 December 2003 - 12:38 AM

FYI, that pic you showed us was a book


Hehe, well I know that it was a book. But for a boardgame called Xenocide. Anyways, there should be no problems then.

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Posted 13 December 2003 - 11:39 PM

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