If I wanted to make a fps game with lots of different guns and/or
vehicles, should i make up my own names for the guns, vehicles etc… or
can i use a name like ak-47 or m16 for a weapon or maybe nissan or bmw
for a car.
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If you are using any brand names in a game, you could well be sued.
I worked on a Lotus game once and even though we paid a lot of money to
use their brand, we weren’t allowed to let the car be damaged in the
You ran into a wall at 120 mph , the car didn’t even get a scratch.
why the hell is that?!? are they touchy about their work of technical
man you wouldn’t believe how touchy.
I once had to drive to Dundee from Sheffield to see a client because
they insisted that the colour of a characters jacket was the wrong shade
I turned on their computer, adjust the colour balance on their TV, and
it was perfect.
They wouldn’t allow us to release the game as they said the colour was
Another client wouldn’t allow me to have a hair dryer melting a cube of
ice because the water may get into the electrics and start a fire. IT’S
Indeed, if you want to use name brands expect some pretty serious
trademark license negotiations with large companies. While this may be a
“fun” exercise in IP management, it can be overcome. Check out: