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    Hello all! It's been a really fucking long time since I've actually written a journal concerning my work! So listen up and don't look away until you've hit the bottom!
    First and foremost, I'll come right out and say that I have no news concerning Boiling Blood, Skybanders, or Ravenfist. No, I have not cancelled any of them, Yes, I still have every intent to put them out ASAP, No, I do not have any specific time stamp in mind. Quite frankly, I have no idea when I'm going to work on them.
    The reason for this is because, if you've been paying attention to me for the last, like, two months, you'll know that I've been doing entirely different things here. What with all this freehand pixel art and experimentation...god, I've been busy. This is due to the fact that I'm focusing on more and more on pixel art as an art form and as a career. Not a serious career, though, just a hobby career. I've gained a lot more respect for pixel art. I like to think of it as graffiti on a computer screen.
    Moving on, remember how, at one point, I had this whole thing about making games, and then it just sort of nodded off? Yes, well, I figured if I sucked that bad at actually making games, I should probably focus on my other, more polished hobbies. However, I've recently been diving into the game-making world, and I am, for the third time, revamping the idea behind All or Nothing. Originally, the idea behind AoN was a fighting game featuring the cast from River City Ransom EX. Then, it shifted over to a hefty load of characters whose only premise was that their game contained violence of some sort. Now, the game has a more original idea behind it.
    Take a bunch of characters from your favorite old-school beat 'em ups. Not just "beat 'em up" as a broad term; I mean retro arcade, multi-plane, punch-punch-kick style beat 'em ups like Final Fight, Streets of Rage, Double Dragon, and yes, River City Ransom. Take a few of those characters, put them in 8-bit, throw them in a Smash Bros. style game. That is the new, and probably final focus for All or Nothing. So, since I lack a team to develop AoN, or at least the money to fund one, I'll have to make it by myself, from the ground up. Which will take a lot of time. Once I'm able to do this, I'll Kickstart a small amount of dough to hire someone to help out, and we'll bang it out, clean cut. Wish me luck!
    That's all I have for today, so Until Next Time, my friends! I love you guys!

PS. Here's hoping that the Excitebiker makes it into Super Smash Bros. 4!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: MF Doom - Mm.. FooD
  • Reading: An entertainment weekly magazine
  • Watching: Archer
  • Playing: Street Fighter x Tekken
  • Eating: Still a lot of things
  • Drinking: Grape Powerade

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Is constantly thinking of new stories in varying settings. Personal passions include gaming and writing. Programmed from birth with antivirus software.

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LM-Ilustraciones Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite !  ^^
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thanks for the fav x3 !!!!
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Lytrigian Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The problem with your game project wasn't that crowdfunding would automatically make your group for-profit (it wouldn't), but that either way you'd need to license the characters. It's a common myth that copyrighted material can be used for free for any non-profit purpose, but that's just not true.

These characters are also trademarked, so there are two layers of IP protection you'd have to cope with here, and under neither is free use of them available to you.
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ZiggytheNinja Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So basically, I couldn't even use them giving credit, crowd funding or not.
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Lytrigian Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's right.

What you may be thinking of is the "fair use" exception to the blanket prohibition on using someone else's copyrighted material. Fair use is a gray area, with only a few cases which are nearly always acceptable. Whether or not a work is distributed for profit is only one consideration.

And then there are trademarks, which is a whole 'nuther ball of wax. All these characters are trademarked, which means they're used to identify goods and services distributed by their owners. Any other use might get you a letter from a lawyer.
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ZiggytheNinja Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so what should I do?
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SwordGrayFire Mar 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
happy b-day (if it is today then yay)
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ZiggytheNinja Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sorry about that. I made a typo when I created my profile; it's on the 15th. Thanks anyway, though!
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:icontaufanakt:
thanks for the fav :happybounce:
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Esau13 Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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