Progress Update and a Curious Idea

Old Jolty has been sent off to Apple for review; with a little luck it’ll be in the store in four or so days, though it could be almost two weeks.

In the meantime I thought I’d ramble a little about a curious game idea I’ve had. Though I’m really not sure to the legality of it so do chip in if you have an opinion.

Basically the idea revolves around taking an old B-Movie, which is currently in the public domain, for example Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, and essentially turning it into an extremely cheesy FMV adventure game. So a comedy adventure game spaced between film footage, playing on the so bad it’s good angle of both old B-Movies and FMV games.

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

A scene from Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet.

It could be an iPad game, though it might be quite costly in hard drive space if it contains a lot of film footage. But I imagine with enough compression and editing that could be worked around. However I’m still not 100% certain on the legality, though films in the public domain supposedly have no copyright I’m sure there could be other compromising factors. For instance Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet is a re-edited/ plagiarized version of the Russian movie “Planet of Storms”, which might not be in the public domain.

Anyway, I thought I’d throw that out there. I have something completely different planned for my next game, which I’ll share in due time after I’m done checking its viable and have some pretty screenshots.

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About Tom

I’m a games design graduate with one simple (and rather predicable) goal, to make fun games. My weapons of choice are Photoshop, Blender, C# and Unity, whilst my favored platforms are iOS and Windows Phone. My blog, None Studios, plays host to all my games published, planned or somewhere in between.

Posted on September 3, 2013, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Best of luck with your release, we will definitely keep and eye out of it. Keep us posted on any news regarding the release! Also are you planning to release this on Android or any other platforms?

    • At the moment, sadly not. Android seems like a lot of investment what with all the variation between devices and the fact I don’t even have an android phone to test on :(. Its the kind of thing I might look into if Old Jolty acquires an audience but given the saturation of the market I haven’t got my hopes too high ;).

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