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    If it comfortably work on the smaller iphone screen I would give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanooki View Post
    If it comfortably work on the smaller iphone screen I would give it a go.
    Sorry Tanooki, all promo codes went. I'll have a fresh batch when I update to v1.2, so you'll be first on the list

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    I wonder beyond ios and android if a game like that could be re-written to work on something older, gbc/gba perhaps, or maybe snes?

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    C&D from Sega in 5, 4, 3....
    Don't go away mad....just go away!

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    I thought that too, but it has been up for over two months now and Sega tends to not care much as they consider fan service something not to jam a knife into and start pulling up for good measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dendawg View Post
    C&D from Sega in 5, 4, 3....
    Does Sega even have money to pay lawyers for a C&D anymore? <_<
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    If C&D means capitulation and dissolution of the company sure.

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    I'm currently working on the v1.2 update, which I think is going to include some new original level designs. If anybody has any feedback, I'd love to hear it and it could make it into v1.2

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    If you can port it to a system with physical button controls and include an editor then I'll buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TupWeb19867 View Post
    Sorry Tanooki, all promo codes went. I'll have a fresh batch when I update to v1.2, so you'll be first on the list
    Whatever happened to this with the 1.2 update? Hit a road block?

    If you do ever supply that code, I've got a steel series free pad if your game supports bluetooth controllers that is. I could try and review the game on the forum here since I don't work for any media outlets anymore and not in a long time.

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    Exclamation Update 1.2 is out!

    Punch Kidd v1.2 is available now!

    Go grab your copy @ http://itunes.apple.com/app/punch-kidd/id945837394

    What's New in Version 1.2

    √ Opportunity to return to previous level on Game Over.
    √ "Flight" now available from Shop.
    √ Allows iPod audio to play in background while playing.

    If anyone would like a promo code, PM me. First come, first served.
    Last edited by TupWeb19867; 08-31-2016 at 09:24 AM.

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    You got a quality product there from the looks of things so I hope the sales end of it works out for you to make it worthwhile, even that mars tycoon/sim city looking thing appears it could have potential too.

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    Default Punch Kidd is now available on Android!

    Last edited by TupWeb19867; 12-17-2016 at 10:56 AM.

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    Nice added it to android.

    I haven't touched it in awhile, maybe I did something wrong, but I don't remember it playing very far. I went down the vertical shaft some and then it just seemed to drop out and just keep going like there was no end to the fall I think. I don't recall ever finding a boss character. Is that by design?

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    Grab a copy of Punch Kidd for FREE on iPhone or iPad this weekend. That's ZILCH, NOTHIN, ZIP, NADA. Happy #RETROGAMING

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    Have you been sued for copyright infringement for this yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanooki View Post
    I thought that too, but it has been up for over two months now and Sega tends to not care much as they consider fan service something not to jam a knife into and start pulling up for good measure.
    I know this is a four year old post but...

    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sega...of-rage-remake
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    In the case of Apple v Microsoft where Apple sued over its belief that the "look and feel" of Mac OS had been copied by Windows 95, Apple lost the case. That created legal precedent. Therefore if someone creates something with the look and feel of something else, but that look is not identical, the wording is not verbatim, and the sounds are not the exact same, then it is not copyright infringing. Furthermore, things such as the intangible feeling of a game are not able to be copyrighted. SEGA could theoretically send a C&D letter, but the developer is not legally required to comply. Furthermore, the music is notably different from Alex Kidd's music.

    TL;DR: Punch Kidd is legally A-OK.

    By the way TupWeb19867, thanks for making this free for a limited time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nz17 View Post
    In the case of Apple v Microsoft where Apple sued over its belief that the "look and feel" of Mac OS had been copied by Windows 95, Apple lost the case. That created legal precedent. Therefore if someone creates something with the look and feel of something else, but that look is not identical, the wording is not verbatim, and the sounds are not the exact same, then it is not copyright infringing. Furthermore, things such as the intangible feeling of a game are not able to be copyrighted. SEGA could theoretically send a C&D letter, but the developer is not legally required to comply. Furthermore, the music is notably different from Alex Kidd's music.

    TL;DR: Punch Kidd is legally A-OK.

    By the way TupWeb19867, thanks for making this free for a limited time!
    I imagine a copyright lawyer would disagree but Ill leave it at that
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    Some copyright lawyers might, but they'd almost assuredly lose their cases. If use don't use the assets, names, or anything from the IP of inspiration, you're fine. A fan-made remake and a game inspired by another game are two very different things. The indie gaming scene is loaded with games that take heavy inspiration from classics, and if that was enough to qualify as copyright infringement, there would be a mountain of lawsuits going on. And that's not even getting into decades of copycat games being released by big publishers without issue.

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