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Blogger Shih Tzu said at 5/07/2007 05:12:00 PM:  
Man, I still can't believe that Indy game hasn't been c&d-ed into oblivion yet. Haven't people learned from past examples? If you're going to shamelessly appropriate the world-famous IP of several media megacorporations, you announce your project -when- it's released, not before! That way it gets on the internets and lives forever, instead of dying pathetically at the hands of some lawyer.

Alternatively, you could start out crafting a very similar and obvious homage that gets the point across without actually infringing. This means you have to actually succeed on your own merits and can't ride someone else's coattails, but on the other hand, you won't get sued.
Blogger Shih Tzu said at 5/07/2007 05:14:00 PM:  
Oh, and by Indy game, I mean the Indiana Jones fan-sequel. Which is an indie game and also an Indy game. In case there was, er, confusion.
Anonymous Jake Birkett said at 5/08/2007 05:17:00 PM:  
I hope it survives the crushing boulder of Corporate C&D and the spikepit of lawsuits and makes it out into the bright sunshine of the web because I wanna play it!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 5/09/2007 12:51:00 AM:  
Sometimes games get over hyped by the creators YEARS before the release, when it's finally time to get the sucker out there as a finished product it's old news. Really being excited about your game is fine, but finish it at least until beta or something before telling everyone about it. Most of these games won't even be finished this year.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 5/09/2007 03:22:00 AM:  
Fester Mudd, Rise of the Hidden Sun and Nearly Departed looks all 3 professional.
Blogger Paul Eres said at 5/09/2007 05:07:00 AM:  
Fedora Spade (from the list) is done, so the first anonymous's comment doesn't apply to it. It's just being proofread currently -- which takes a long time for Adventure games with lots of text.
Blogger Tim W. said at 5/09/2007 05:29:00 AM:  
I did a bit of background check on all the developers as well, most of them are still active and regularly visit the BBC forums. Plus they have a couple of completed projects under their belts, so I'm confident that 90% of the mentioned titles will be released this year (or early 2008).

As mentioned by Shih Tzu, the only one I'm not so sure about are the remakes.