Rolando-copyright problems?

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  1. wilson

    wilson Well-Known Member

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    is it posible that it will get removed from the appstore for copy right problems because i cant get it until christmass and im scared sony might get rid of it..
     
  2. chandler55

    chandler55 Well-Known Member

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    i would say no chance, rolando is to locoroco as halo is to call of duty
     
  3. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    It made it through into the appstore, and it's like RocoLoco but ISN'T RocoLoco. You're fine. It'll stick. If it get's removed, Apple is in for it big time.
     
  4. slomper

    slomper Well-Known Member

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    ngmoco is a very large company for the iphone and it would not release such a big title without signing all the papers.

    in other words dont worry
     
  5. CloneWars

    CloneWars Well-Known Member

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    #5 CloneWars, Dec 18, 2008
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    Probably not, that would be very unlikely,
    If ur thinking that it would get taken off because of copy right issues with locoroko then ur wrong
    there pretty different
     
  6. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    First of all, I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but the rules say that your thread title needs to be descriptive. If you just say "Rolando..." that could mean anything about the game.

    Anyway, this game is almost nothing like Loco Roco. It has similar gameplay and artwork, but it's mostly different. It will NOT be removed. You really don't have to worry about that. Rolando has been anticipated for months and Sony would've taken action a long time ago if they really thought they needed to.

    Just don't worry about it. Be patient and buy it when Christmas comes :)

    Have a good Christmas by the way :)

    [Edit] Oh wow... I saw this thread and it didn't have any replies and after just finishing my post, I see there are like 5 posts. :p I should've typed faster, haha
     
  7. othernine

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    It's been well publicized for about 6 months now, I doubt Sony would wait until it was released to go after it.
     
  8. monk666

    monk666 Well-Known Member

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    Very large as in how large? 8 people? 10 people?
    Their office in SF is tiny.
     
  9. BadSanta

    BadSanta Well-Known Member

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    Why?
    Because there are another title with a similar gameplay (not very similar btw).
    If this game suffers of copyright problems all the games of the past ten year are illegal for the same reason.
     
  10. The Lab

    The Lab Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't even aware of there being any copyright issues with Rolando? Where did this news break? Is there an article? Or is this a rumor that is going to start circulating?
     
  11. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Yes, its true, everyone better buy Rolando now, because as we speak Sony is mobilizing its army of lawyers to take ngmoco down! :eek:

    Serious though, they should sue, I said it earlier but from what I can tell this isn't like LocoRoco, this is LocoRoco.
    :D
     
  12. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

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    There aren't any, the OP is just wondering whether there could be, and therefore should he/she buy now. A lot of people have drawn comparisons with LocoRoco or whatever it's called, and so they're worried that maybe the similarity is a little too close.
     
  13. henr1kk

    henr1kk Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking you forgot the "/sarcasm" at the end...

    This game surpasses LocoRoco, IMO.
    I had fun playing Rolando, I didn't have fun playing LocoRoco.
    There.
     
  14. SudoWorks LLC

    SudoWorks LLC Well-Known Member

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    you can't copyright gameplay (at least not in America) there is 0% risk of that.
     
  15. Owen

    Owen Well-Known Member

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    That still does not stop the Appstore from removing all the Tetris clones.
     
  16. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    You are new to this forum, aren't you? :)
     
  17. different

    different Well-Known Member

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    For the record, I don't think Rolando is like LocoRoco in terms of gameplay. It seems more of a Lemmings/puzzle hybrid, with much more flexibility in movement (Lemmings were dumb and moved of their own accord). A more accurate comparison would be Dizzy Bee/LocoRoco, as you have worlds that need to be tilted, but even this comparison would be shallow enough not to even bring it up.

    Yes, LR+Rolando have a similar graphical style, but the difference is mostly cosmetic. I say this without playing either game, but you can tell from videos of both games that they are very different. The only common traits are the graphical style and the fact that they take place in 2d worlds.
     
  18. Chase

    Chase Well-Known Member

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    Rolando isn't even close to being a Loco Roco clone. Where are people getting this?

    And even if it was, people can't copyright gameplay. If you could, then millions of developers would be dead broke.
     
  19. CloneWars

    CloneWars Well-Known Member

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    Theres actually a much less chance of this happening
     
  20. henr1kk

    henr1kk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm a bit of a n00b around here ;)
     

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