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I have an idea.
« on: Apr 04, 2016; 07:30 AM »
Lets start a go fund me page to raise money to buy the rights and code for Hellgate Global. Then we make it open source so the community can easily mod it and at least play it single player. I'm sure this would all be way more complicated then I'm making it seem, but I think you get the point of my idea.

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Re: I have an idea.
« Reply #1 on: Apr 04, 2016; 06:33 PM »
I'm curious about the price they may ask for the HGL legal rights... :-\
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Re: I have an idea.
« Reply #2 on: Apr 04, 2016; 08:37 PM »
I'm curious about the price they may ask for the HGL legal rights... :-\

Hmm... given the in-game micro (and macro) transactions to add modification slots - they'll be asking a LOT.

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Re: I have an idea.
« Reply #3 on: Apr 05, 2016; 03:22 AM »
That's an idea I can certainly get behind.

Though I do have my doubts it will be affordable,if at all possible.
Let's not forget they continue to use the Hellgate IP for new titles,such as the recent mobile FPS and that other (apparently) planned upcoming title.
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Re: I have an idea.
« Reply #4 on: Apr 05, 2016; 09:39 PM »
Might be an idea....

We could offer to rename whatever we produce with their (hopefully) no-longer-wanted source code - so it doesn't conflict with their existing IP. 


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Re: I have an idea.
« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2016; 12:50 PM »
hey!
had the same idea. Did you ask them about the source-code or anythink like that?

My idea was to ask for the SH and Abyss level.


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Re: I have an idea.
« Reply #6 on: Jun 27, 2016; 02:05 PM »
I personally have not asked them anything

Mainly because my knowledge of acquiring IP and the (international???) laws that go with it are next to nothing.

We need someone IS knowledgeable in those kind of areas, and who can negotiate properly, not just any blithering idiot (e.g: me) who just shouts "Can we have the source code???!?! Please?!??!"

But I think my (our) idea of renaming the game, maybe changing the look so that it won't conflict with the IP they're still trying to make money with.

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Re: I have an idea.
« Reply #7 on: Jun 29, 2016; 01:15 PM »
I thought about this myself - crowdfunding the costs to buy the IP and then make it open source or let some indie developpers or modding team rework it into something great. But I doubt Hanbit will give either the IP nor the source code out considering they still milk the cow and turned our beloved HG into an FPS...