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I...am not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, making old adventure games available again is wonderful. So is a graphical update, since there are many who will not play the original because of graphic snootiness. See EVERY remake Squeenix has done. On the other hand...as freeware? Really? What about the creators? Have you gotten permission from the Coles? What about the Williams? There is nothing on the website to indicate that they are aware of, much less support this. And I spent too much time invested in this fandom to feel entirely comfortable about it. This is not like translating a game in the hopes of building interest so the original company will import the game. It's been released HERE. The company that made it is not longer in existence, as such, but the creators are still HERE. I wonder if they ever got the rights to these games back?

Date: 2009-04-28 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xail.livejournal.com
Generally not. Most games like that are abandonware - there's no one to lay legal claim to them anymore, so permission isn't even required. they're essentially public domain.

Date: 2009-04-29 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luna-lena.livejournal.com
Yeah, I agree with xail... the EGA games are so old that they're probably abandonware by now. And I doubt Sierra/VU would ever give up the rights to the games, as long as they still have a chance of milking them for all they're worth. How else would you explain recent games like *cringe* Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust?

I think I've moved past adventure games enough that this really doesn't bother me that much. In fact, I think it's nice to know that there are still people who enjoy the games enough to invest their time and work into them like this.

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