I chose to proceed only with the CD version. I plan to release the game in 6~12 months(at least I hope).
I want a physical release and for this I need some advice. Can you recommend a shop (preferably) in the EU? Has anyone already successfully printed a PC Engine game here in Europe? I remember the problems with the reprint of Meteor Blaster DX. Tips on how to get a master accepted without problems?
There is another problem: the name of the game is quite famous, do you think it's a problem? Is it better to use another name? The same for the drawing on the cover?
I don’t know that Arkhan could speak to EU pressing houses, but he could offer advice on dealing with pressers more broadly. He has experience with that, having shipped a couple CD titles. As to the name, I would recommend changing it, but you could still go with something similar, like Bubble Trubble, or something silly like that. Then again, when you look at what Tobias gets away with out of Germany, maybe it won’t be an issue at all.
Post by paranoiadragon on Jul 18, 2019 22:34:03 GMT
I feel likes it's unlikely that Taito(Square) will go after you, but that's just my 2 cents. I could be totally wrong. Looking forward to it regardless of what it's called, but the OCD in me cringes a bit at the thought of it being called something else.
Here's a scenario for you....nothing will happen if it stays in a small community which also means you won't make that much money.But if people start spreading this around online and bring a lot of attention to it you will receive a cease and desist from Squares legal department,if you choose to continue selling the game Square will then have a legal case against you.
Is this another one of those NES to PCE ports or something else? Either way I don't think it is much different than writing fan fiction, and it would be absurd for JR Rowling to sue someone who wrote a fan fiction piece. It's when you get into the notion of selling someone else's property that things become a little dicey. Of course you could make the argument you're only charging for the manual, the disc, and shipping for someone who wants a physical copy (assuming you're giving the rom away for free), but that's just my opinion.
The only time I've heard Square enix going after a fan project is that Chrono Trigger fan sequel, but I've also heard they made up the cease and desist order for notoriety.
No matter what you choose I don't think you're going to get rich.
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Finally... no longer seeing the world unfold like it was an old Nintendo game.