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#1 VGAGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 12:05 AM

I am trying to make the first home port of space zap and have most of the graphics figured out.

My main problem is, I can't find out if the copyright on the original space zap was dissolved, in another company's hands or floating in the abyss.

 

If I can make Space Zap for the 2600 without getting sued then I'll go for it(I probably should finish ski challenge first).  I think the bigges coding problem I'll have will be the satellite part of the game but other than that I should be able to figure out the rest(I hope).

 

P.S. I know there is a similar game made for the 2600 back in the day but I would like to make an "official" port.

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by VGAGuy, Wed May 17, 2017 12:10 AM.


#2 Retroman85 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 11:52 PM

I'd say you're fine with making the port. It's more of a forgotten title (even though it's loved by us). Nothing would really happen. Also, the port sounds really cool. I played Space Zap so much in the arcades. 



#3 Gemintronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:18 AM

Much safer bet to make your own I.P. Call it Spaced Out or whatever.

Gameplay is safe. Just make your own play alike.




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