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Rybo5000 07-21-2011 03:26 AM

Licensed Games
 
This is probably a long shot; I don't have any plans to do this, it's purely curiosity.

If, hypothetically, I wanted to make a SpongeBob game or an Inception game ect ect, what kind of fees are associated with that? Do I (the developer) have to pay them or is it considered a service, of which they receive a slice of the profits per se (obviously they wouldn't pay me unless it was contract work)

tsloper 07-21-2011 07:19 AM

You would have to ASK the owner of the IP. We can't tell you how much they would want. Only the IP owner can (and it's a negotiation). Read these:
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson39.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/article58.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/faq61.htm

Rybo5000 07-23-2011 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsloper (Post 25494)
You would have to ASK the owner of the IP. We can't tell you how much they would want. Only the IP owner can (and it's a negotiation).

That's fair enough, I was hoping someone would have an example or have experience making a licensed game but I doubt those sort of people hang out on a student's site :P

Thanks tsloper, I always read your site, it's crammed full of information.

tsloper 07-23-2011 09:11 AM

I have lots of experience making licensed games. Alien vs. Predator, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Sanrio, Top Gun...

You have to have a license. The license cost is negotiable. You have to talk to the IP owner.

Rybo5000 07-24-2011 01:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsloper (Post 25525)
I have lots of experience making licensed games. Alien vs. Predator, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Sanrio, Top Gun...

You have to have a license. The license cost is negotiable. You have to talk to the IP owner.

Really? Those are some awesome franchises to get to work with right there.

And yeah I suppose I should have realised it's case-by-case process, not every license would be the same cost.

tsloper 07-24-2011 08:25 AM

Yes, really.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rybo5000 (Post 25531)
Really?

Really. Oh, and MobyGames reminds me, I forgot Star Trek, the Three Stooges, and Mechwarrior in the list above (more licensed IPs).
http://www.mobygames.com/developer/s...eloperId,3304/
http://www.sloperama.com/business/prodlist.htm

Shark 08-26-2011 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by tsloper (Post 25535)
and Mechwarrior in the list above (more licensed IPs).

Sorry to necro thread with irrelevancy but which Mechwarrior?

tsloper 08-26-2011 08:47 AM

http://sloperama.com/business/prodlist.htm


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