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Flash Game on Google Play Dilemma (Copyright)

2/8/14 by Aprime

So... creating a Android game for Google play is relatively easy when you know how to use Flash.

I'm planning on turning my Flanders Killer game into an App for Google Play

The only problem is that it costs $25 (£15) to create an account.. which is a pain (They do it so it gets rid of spam).

Since my game is Simpsons based, it means I can't put ads on it... (I have seen Simpson games with ads).

I could sell it in the Google play and earn money that way, I reckon it would earn a good amount of money. (It's had 10,000,000 web sessions).

The thing is... like with adverts... it's probably not the best thing to do.. However so many people do it.

Look at the image below...

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They're "getting away" with it... Shall I try this? Or is my case totally different?

Let me know what I should do? Thanks!


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SmashLuigiFan1SmashLuigiFan1

1 month ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbdAEyNX4FY

^Is this why you hate Flanders? Skip to 12:00 if you want, but the rest of the video is funny.

1 month ago Aprime responds:

Lol


Yes you did....
I could sell it in the Google play and earn money that way, I reckon it would earn a good amount of money. (It's had 10,000,000 web sessions).
^ um.

3/5/14 Aprime responds:

10,000,000 is correct.


MaxiecoleMaxiecole

2/16/14

You should make the characters slightly more orange and call them the Sampsons.

2/16/14 Aprime responds:

Maybe I should make them brown and call them Sanjsons


When in doubt, change the hair color, skin color, and names of everything.
"Gomer the Sanders killer"

2/16/14 Aprime responds:

What about Gomer Da Fanny Feeler


morcovmorcov

2/9/14

People pay money for trivia games? And as for selling your game, it's your choice between artistic credibility and profit.

2/16/14 Aprime responds:

Not selling the game, I never said that


You should try and work with an artist to create fresh art. If you sincerely think the reason download your game is because it is a truely fun game and not because its based on copyrighted characters that everyone has grown up on for the past two decades,then using original art shouldnt be an issue. Otherwise loooking for approval among others to try an monetize a game in any way that isnt a 100% yours by showing examples of individuals who have squeezed through the system making gains off of others,shows a distinct lack of moral character on your part.

2/16/14 Aprime responds:

No, I know people enjoy it because it's got copyrighted characters in it, that's why I continue to make it.

I don't think I will monetise it to be honest, it was just a little question.


Even though it's a quiz it's still based on someone else's property and i think it's stupid to make money off that. People like starving artists (me) work hard on music or art or whatever while these thieves get away with stealing. It makes me mad. I wouldn't try making money of the game, even if you could make money with it, because it's wrong.

2/8/14 Aprime responds:

I reckon it's okay to make money off of the game as long as it's at a fair amount, the only thing you're using of someone else's property is their "images" which you are redrawing, reanimating, yourself. In fact, the majority of the work done, is my the creator of the game.
In regards to a quiz, the quiz would only be popular because it's based on a well known product, in which case... it shouldn't be charged for since it would not have been popular otherwise. I guess charging $0.20 wouldn't be that bad though.

I reckon it isn't as simple as yes or no, but more on fair percentages.

That being said, those who reupload videos made by other content creators, and earn money from that... that's bad. Because it's purely stealing content.


Isn't their game just a trivia quiz thing?

It doesn't depict any likeness to The Simpsons characters or use any audio from the show. The closest those guys get to infringing on intellectual property is that stupid looking fucking doughnut.

2/8/14 Aprime responds:

Haha very true, good point!


dara6789dara6789

2/8/14

Well, you know a lot more than me but do what you think is best. If it feels right try it. But if you got a funny feeling about it still try it. lol

2/8/14 Aprime responds:

I'll probably avoid it. It's a shame it costs money to make an app for Google Play. I'll try the Amazon one first.