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Please help me with creating my game

03-20-2010, 12:38 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Please help me with creating my game

Before I start I would like to say that I have absolutely no experience in game development no do I know anybody who does so that is why I am turing to you guys the experts.
Now for my idea...

"Music Circuit"
*Mario Kart style 2D racing game.
*Race as 4 cartoon instruments such as drums, a guitar, a trumpet and even a piano.
*7 exotic courses like a sunny beach, a busy city, a steamy jungle, a red hot volcano, and more
*4 fun game modes grand prix, time trail,vs and ghost
* collect notes to make a song and you race along and hear the finished piece at the end, but if you miss any or collect them in the wrong order you wont get as many points.
*Public domain songs like Happy Birthday and BINGO
*Use a sour note to screw up your friend in VS mode
That is my idea which I have been thing about for a while now but due to lack of resources and experience I am unable to fulfill.
So if you can help me out please contact me at mi.cron@yahoo.com
Thank you
W
03-20-2010, 12:48 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,206
Are you looking for help in locating resources to do this yourself, or are you effectively looking to gather together some people to design the game for you?

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Currently working on: Music for Spirit Hunter Mineko

03-20-2010, 01:27 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 731
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Originally Posted by Mikecro View Post
*Public domain songs like Happy Birthday and BINGO
Side note: warner holds the US copyrights to "happy birthday"
03-20-2010, 01:43 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 437
Learn as much as you can, you need a Mac or Hackintosh, and you need at least the basics in Objective C. I would suggest you start off with something easy like Pong, but it's up to you.
03-20-2010, 01:59 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Side note: warner holds the US copyrights to "happy birthday"…
The legitimacy of its copyright status is highly debatable. The melody itself is public domain, as the song was derived from and is identical to "Good Morning to All" by Patty and Mildred J. Hill whose copyright has long since lapsed. (It was copyrighted by a company under the Copyright Act of 1909.) The debate over the copyright of the altered Happy Birthday lyrics revolves around the fact that they were originally originally improvised by a group of young kids who never received any compensation when they were copyrighted, as well as the fact that the melody having been derived from earlier should render the copyright null and void.

Regardless, if anyone's going to use the song, it's best only to use the melody without the lyrics just to avoid getting into a messy copyright debate in court.

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03-20-2010, 02:05 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2010
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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Side note: warner holds the US copyrights to "happy birthday"
only in USA
03-20-2010, 02:10 PM
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Location: London, UK
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Last I heard, "Happy Birthday" was one of the most expensive songs to feature on TV commercials in the EU due to it's popularity, which is why you never hear it.

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03-20-2010, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ejjib View Post
only in USA
Yes that's generally the idea of US copyrights.