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  • #1 ✎ 157 Vakore I'm curious about the copyright rules, as I'm trying to make a game, and I want some info whether or not I would be safe doing these things: A: Hollow Knight port Hollow knight ain't on 3ds and I wanna change that, but I'm pretty sure I'm crossing the line. B: A port of spelunky classic Spelunky classic is free, and I think this should be fine, but I'm not sure C: A meat boy CLONE Let's say I make a meat boy clone,, but physics, level design, and graphics are different, but still at the heart of the experience(hard levels but unique twists, similar physics but different), and my character is orange, and looks more like that thing from jumper(A square with two tiny legs, two eyes, no arms) I think I'm safe here, but still would like to be reassured Thanks in advance! Posted
  • #2 ✎ 411 MZ952 Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Third Year My account is over 3 years old Website Reading I like to read books! Hobbies SmileBASIC will remove anything that they feel infringes copyright from their servers. Other than that, I think you're free to make whatever you want. Posted
  • #3 ✎ 157 Vakore So so you think I could get away with the spelunky classic/Meat boy clone? Posted
  • #4 ✎ 411 MZ952 Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Third Year My account is over 3 years old Website Reading I like to read books! Hobbies Yeah. Don't become upset if you upload to the Smileboom servers and they take it down, though. Posted
  • #5 ✎ 157 Vakore Ok, thanks! How do I lock a post? Posted Edited by Vakore
  • #6 ✎ 135 KunaitoSoft Forum Contributor Hidden Achievements Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website First Year My account is over 1 year old Website
    Ok, thanks! How do I lock a post?
    I think Yttria could do that, but I don't know how either. By the way, Tarudahat, some others, and I are currently working on the Bomberman 3DS title, known as Super Bomber Blast. Have you downloaded it yet? If not, here's the link: http://smilebasicsource.com/page?pid=1302
    Posted
  • #7 ✎ 157 Vakore Have not downloaded it yet. I will when I get home. There is also a celeste classic port apparently.(I have the code in my pico-8 emulator post) Posted
  • #8 ✎ 1092 Yolkai Head Admin The Celeste port got explicit permission from the creator of Celeste. Clones are usually okay, trouble happens when you use copyrighted names and assets. Even wordplay on names and parody of likenesses. Posted
  • #9 ✎ 157 Vakore So would calling a meat boy clone 'slime guy' be ok? Posted
  • #10 ✎ 178 ChaseCZ Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself You can make a literal copy and just change the colors of the characters and it shouldn't get taken down. Maybe change the name a little bit but i'm not sure about that Posted
  • #11 ✎ 157 Vakore Nah that isnt right, the character looks more like that thing from jumper Posted
  • #12 ✎ 565 HTV04 Forum Leader Hidden Achievements Third Year My account is over 3 years old Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength If you really want to use the original characters, you can make the game with them, and then upload it separate from SmileBoom’s servers via PetitModem to your PC and then a file hosting service like Google Drive. Just be sure to make the folder you put your game files in public with a link. Posted Edited by HTV04
  • #13 ✎ 157 Vakore Its not really the original characters that I want to use, I can easily replace them(my profile pic is what I'm using for the meat boy clone), its the gameplay that I'm really trying to clone(besides spelunky classic, which is freeware) Posted Edited by Vakore
  • #14 ✎ 565 HTV04 Forum Leader Hidden Achievements Third Year My account is over 3 years old Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Oh, then you should be fine if you upload it. Posted