In order to clarify things:
- I've developed this game under request for Elektronite.
- All the code is 100% original.
- They had paid for a half done ROM and requested to reuse graphics as they already had boxes manufactured from many years ago.
- The graphics in question were: title screen, man walking, houses (changed door) and a 8x8 flower tile.
- The dog graphics come from the Atari 8-bit version of the game.
- All other graphics were done by me, including the icons in the status bar. With exception of the lawnmower at title screen that comes from Joe Zbiciak.
Reassignment of copyright is not necessary. If you are doing work for a game publisher it is reasonable to think you are giving them permission to publish your work; why else would they be paying you.
mr_me is right.
I've worked in many games and once you receive a payment legally the buyer has right to the things you've developed.
Never saw any developer that thought they keep the game for himself while receiving money from other person.
Welcome mr_me! I see that once again you decide to surgically target a precise and minimal piece of what was set and pick at it in your usual pedantic lawyerly way, without consideration for the full context. True to form as always!
It's nice and comfortably reassuring to see how in these trying times some things never change. Attaboy!
I don't see where this comes, you look misinformed.
"Nonsensical Godfather pic," that's rich. Soulbuster said "make that what you will," so I did.
Yes, it's nonsensical. The money was paid, not like your image suggested.