New TSL Screenshots!
Started by Yonkey, February 27, 2010, 08:59:56 PM
QuoteWell about activision owning TSL in a legal sense, I'm not so sure about that. They issue a stop order but what right do they have in stoping TSL in creating own games?
Quote from: threej_lc on March 12, 2010, 01:52:02 PMHey guys! I just had the GREATEST IDEA!You can just change the names of characters/pictures so you're not using copyrighted material!WAIT! Hear me out on this one!Obviously, there's no saving Graham. He's got to go. I think the easiest way to deal with that is to switch the game from 3rd person to first person. IIRC, the engine you're using for it is natively for first person shooters anyway, so it should be an easy fix. Already you're on the way, who can claim its a King's Quest game if its first person?Secondly, you'd have to change the images of al the other KQ-related characters. I understand that you really don't have time to come up with unique personalities and pictures for every single character in the series again after 8 years, so here's my proposal. Replace them all with pumpkins. That's right. Pumpkins. One single image, of different sizes and placements, in 32bit true color graphic glory. Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! Talking pumpkins! inanimate pumpkins! Inventory pumpkins! Evil wizard pumpkins! You only ever had to draw one model!Penultimately, you're gonna have to change the plot a bit, so that it doesn't so clearly derive from King's Quest IP. So the black cloak society has got to go. But from that point on, the new plot basically fixes itself. Why did evil pumpkin wizards attack the castle? Where did these hordes and hordes of talking gourdes come from anyway? Well, that's quite obvious. From the garden of talking plants on the Isle of Won... on Sleepy Isle! And Check, the great pumpkin king, (changed from Blanche/Queen for IP reasons) in ire after losing his beloved... easter egg... sent his minions to attack the kingdom because if he can't have easter, no one can!The purpose of the game is for Grah, er, the player, to travel about the kingdom, destroying the endless legion of pumpkin pirates, violent vegetables, and jaded jack-o-lanterns, turning them into a muddled mass of gory gourdes. Finally, the name of the game has to change. So instead of TSL, it'll be called Smashing Pumpkins into Small Piles of Putrid Debris, or SPISPOPD.Oh... wait...
Quote from: Naruru on March 12, 2010, 05:36:54 PMIt was also naive if (if this was indeed the case) you believed that the fan license was indefinite. In this day and age, companies are constantly merging and being swallowed up, I am surprised if no one anticipated the possibility of this happening in the years that was spent developing the game. The thought of that should have lit a hellfire under the bottoms of the development team.
Quote from: Erpy on March 12, 2010, 06:20:08 AMQuoteWell about activision owning TSL in a legal sense, I'm not so sure about that. They issue a stop order but what right do they have in stoping TSL in creating own games?That wasn't really what I was saying. They can't stop POS from creating their own game from scratch, but the contract would definitely prevent them from using resources that were made for TSL specifically.
Quote from: oberonqa on March 12, 2010, 03:30:11 PM Remove those building blocks and your left with a husk. Oh sure the husk would be in the shape of a game... but the blood, organs, muscles, and soul wouldn't be there. It'd be an empty husk that would need to be filled up again.
Quote from: threej_lc on March 12, 2010, 08:21:02 PMWhat do you mean they wouldn't be there? They'd be oozing all over the ground right where you smashed them into a million pieces!But seriously folks, A few of you took my comments about SPISPOPD WAY too seriously. I don't actually think the change IP option is feasible for TSL. My previous post was merely a play on an ancient internet meme about Doom. For more information, check out http://www.trilobite.org/spispopd/
Quote from: Animan on March 12, 2010, 11:59:08 PMMaybe I'm gettin a bit hot under the collar. The next f'tard that suggests the game must immediately be leaked to satisfy their personal search for free software should be locked in a trunk and deep sixed.As to the TOTALY RETARDED IDIOTS that think it is easy to replace all the visual elements in the game as well as all of the text references. I would suggest get a life ... but actually ... go stuff yourselves. Cheap and sleazy is not what the developers have been working on for 8 years ... yes that is more years than you can remember. Bloody juvenile idiot brats... I remember when King's Quest was originally released and demonstrated on IBM pc's and pc junior's. You have no respect for what is being done here. You are completely clueless as to what the introduction of an actual GUI meant to computer games. For the members of POS all my respect to you!Animan
Quote from: Animan on March 12, 2010, 11:59:08 PMThe next f'tard that suggests the game must immediately be leaked to satisfy their personal search for free software should be locked in a trunk and deep sixed.As to the TOTALY RETARDED IDIOTS that think it is easy to replace all the visual elements in the game as well as all of the text references. I would suggest get a life ... but actually ... go stuff yourselves.