jdreyer wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 22:49:
Dev wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 22:39:
Which is fine if its parody. Pretty sure the whole game is one parody after another wrapped in a giant parody.
I wasn't specifically looking for infractions, so nothing much stood out to me beyond the title, and stuff like red magic=fire which is pretty generic.
I've also seen titles on steam that seem to be far more ripoffs than this one.
Just my opinion though.
It was also rejected by gog.com. Maybe it just skirts so close to the line that the publishers don't want the cost/headache of defending the game against a lawsuit.
GoG and steam are delivery platforms, just because a game like Sims is on there, doesn't mean valve is the publisher for it (EA is publisher for sims). If something like that happened, they'd just drop the game, not spend money to defend it.
However, it would generate complains in the customer base if they had to pull a game off the store front, or worse yet, delete it out of people's bought and paid for owned list.
I don't know why it was rejected on GoG or steam, but if it was rejected for that kinda thing, I'm sure its more to avoid hassle and bad publicity than any fear of getting sued.