Hey guys. It been a while. I just wanna share my art blog. Follow if you really want! i’ll just be reblogging and posting misc. Stuff.
As for the game, its going well. I’ve been flooded with bugs to fix and have been hard at work fixing them up. But, some people over on pixiv have brought something to my attention which i sortof find ridiculous.
This… kind of unnerves me? Am I going to get in trouble for making a game based on anime characters even though it’s an AU?
I mean, I plan to put a disclaimer… The game is solely for the enjoyment of playing it. I would think especially if you loved the anime… and if you’ve never seen it maybe it would get you interested in the anime.
I mean, is this any different from just drawing a fanart?
Hold up hold up.
When I posted what I did, I was caught up in wanting to spread positive messages about my game to the japanese fandom, but other uboachanners reminded me of these very important points:
A lot of outside material appears in Yume Nikki so I guess that means it can’t be validated as a Yume Nikki game?
Personally, I think you should tell them to go eat a dick
No, not literally. But just ignore them. There really isn’t a reason to even listen to them in the first place, since it’s not like a random group of Japanese people hold the power to decide which games are legitimate
Stranger here to say:
It’s a cultural thing, I’ve seen countless stuff like this letter go around before claiming these points because the Devs are not Japanese, kinda silly if you ask me.
If they chose to ignore the obvious fact that YN has a grand ton of recolored sprites and tiles that are used in the game in contrast to a game that doesn’t even USE said content and just had it there, I say ignore them or write a polite response stating just the facts.
I even pointed it out in my own post the seeming hypocrisy of their message and listed examples as well. And including the fact that save for those select things I mentioned in my list of “Things I Borrowed From Yume Nikki”, the rest of TLG is completely original OR free content.
While it’s always a good thing to treat international fans and their feelings with courtesy, we must remember to acknowledge when content is or is not our own, and unless Kikiyama or Nintendo themselves step in to tell us “Please don’t use these sprites” we are committing no wrongs legally or otherwise (not to mention all of these games are FREE AND ARE NOT COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED), despite what others may feel about it. Unless these individuals prove that these are the same sentiments Kikiyama feels and wants to be upheld, do not be discouraged.
Keep making your game and keep doing what you love. :33
Okay, thanks! I feel better now ^^