So it's no secret that most, if not nearly every one tends to have their games somewhat inspired by something else. Sometimes it's Anime, some times it's a movie, or even another game; but it happens. It's very rare to find a completely original idea nowadays, but I see nothing wrong with that.
However. In BYOND there is the constant fan game problem, particularly a few based off some of the most popular Anime and games; such as Naruto, Pokemon, Bleach, DBZ, and Yugioh.
Anyone who loves these Anime/games that actually do want to put an effort into making a good game from scratch with a similar style to one of them is going to have a lot of problems. So my question is what would you say is right and wrong when it comes to making a game with a similar theme, or play style to things like this?
Also, better yet. If we were to get specific, how would someone go about making a game like Pokemon without crossing into fan game territory, or just general problems from the reminders? I use this example because I know lots of professionals have done this, even a game on Facebook uses something like Pokemon; they call them Mogas.
So I am really curious to see what others think is right and wrong here, and what not.
Apr 20 2012, 6:22 pm