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Kickstarter by Keiji Inafune, Megaman Like game for the PC!

#11megamanfreakXDPosted 8/31/2013 6:59:16 PM
I am backing just to slap capcom for what they did to MML3.
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#12OmegaDL50Posted 8/31/2013 7:04:07 PM
Dorami posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
Being similar is not warranted enough to be considered for copyright violation. Copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, systems, or methods of doing something.

http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html - sourced from here.

It isn't using Megaman characters or names or even the licenses. While it may have similar character designs (This is because Inafune does the designs himself and his art style is noticeable in this regard).

There are two problems here:
1. the doctrine of substantial similarity: a test that the court can apply by showing the jury the two works then gauging their reaction (there are other methods. The appropriateness of the method I described is strongly questioned, but it hasn't been overturned).

2. Copyright extends to the rendered display, the underlying object code, and the source code. It's common for software companies to put programmers on projects not exactly the same as their previous ones from other companies, because it is difficult for programmers to avoid reusing parts of the code they used before and liked. This is a project that shares a lot of the staff with Mega Man.

And remember, Capcom doesn't have to win. They just need to present enough of a case to make the project financially unfeasible.


Considering it IS Capcom we are talking about and they seem to hate anything Megaman related since Inafune left (Someone apparently is being very unprofessional on the corporate side) I wouldn't put it past Capcom to do such a dick move.

It's not like they aren't popular among the Megaman fanbase lately.

If Capcom refuses to address the Megaman fanbase, then leave it to Inafune to do so in his own way.
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#13AsellusPosted 8/31/2013 7:19:55 PM
Looks cool, I'm in.
#14thatauthorPosted 8/31/2013 9:11:34 PM
From: Hunter_mk | Posted: 8/31/2013 10:35:25 PM | #006
Darksouls being too similar to Demonsouls,

you know they were developed by the same people, right?
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#15RemyLebeau_88Posted 8/31/2013 9:29:35 PM
thatauthor posted...
From: Hunter_mk | Posted: 8/31/2013 10:35:25 PM | #006
Darksouls being too similar to Demonsouls,

you know they were developed by the same people, right?


I think he may be pointing out that they had to change the name on account of Sony.

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#16OmegaDL50Posted 8/31/2013 9:54:43 PM
Considering this Kickstarter has only been around for about 6 hours (as of this time), and already managed to raise $270,000 which is more then a quarter of it's funding goal.

If it continues at this speed expect it easily reach 900,000 goal in a mere 24 hours. Considering it has THIRTY DAYS, 2.5 million doesn't seem all that farfetched.
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#17DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/31/2013 10:27:42 PM
If this doesn't make it past 2.5mil, the world should burn.

Also, would be nice to have an Android port.
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#18kobalobasileusPosted 8/31/2013 10:34:47 PM
This game looks... relatively awesome.

If it comes to Steam Greenlight, I'll give it an upvote.
#19chrono625Posted 8/31/2013 10:36:44 PM
Using the word "like" is putting in lightly.
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#20DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/31/2013 10:39:59 PM
chrono625 posted...
Using the word "like" is putting in lightly.


It is pretty much a megaman spinoff without the brand name.
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