PongTris

This is a discussion on PongTris within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm starting a game crossed between pong and tetris.....and would like to know if this name (PongTris) would be copyright ...

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    PongTris

    I'm starting a game crossed between pong and tetris.....and would like to know if this name (PongTris) would be copyright infragment. I'm not sure if nintendo owns the name tetris or tet or tris.....I need to know this for my design document.

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    I'm pretty sure that "Tetris" is copyrighted and can't be used. I'm not sure about "Tet" or "tris", though.

    Instead of worrying about copyright infrangements, don't you think it would be easier/better to just come up with a new, original name? A name like PongTris doesn't excite me all that much.

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    Yes i would LOVE to see a Tetris clone that has a name that doesnt end in -tris.

    Um... HOW IN THE EVER LOVING POOP ARE YOU GONNA COMBINE PONG AND TETRIS???
    What is C++?

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    have the blocks in the shape of the tetris blocks...and play as pong....early idea but that's how i have it set so far

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    You mean pong? or breakout?

    Code:
    pong:
    
      |
      |        o          |
      |                    |
      |                    | 
                           |
    or this:
    Code:
    [][]          []
    [][]          []
                [][]
    
         o
       ____
    What is C++?

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    the second one......and I mean pong

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    By Geoff Howland: How Do I Make Games?

    Something I need to mention is that when you make your Tetris game, you can't call it "Tetris". Tetris is a trademark of the Tetris Company who is owned by Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris. It is his exclusive right to use the name Tetris, and I believe they may have won a lawsuit saying that you cannot make a falling blocks game with the syllable "tris", as it is obviously playing off the popularity of the of the name Tetris.
    Edit: BreakoutTris?
    Last edited by Invincible; 05-25-2002 at 02:40 PM.
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    1. You just contridicted yourself....first the quote said "Cann't use the tris..." (or something on those lines), then you say BreakoutTris.....??

    2. It's not based on breakout, based on the cross-breed of pong and tetris

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    1. I didn't say you can't use "tris." Geoff Howland said in his article on Gamedev that he "believes" you can't use "tris."

    2. You said "the second one" and that is most definitely Breakout, not pong.

    Either way, call it what you want. It's your game. I'm looking forward to trying it.

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    I agree...

    This should be VERY interesting...

    Will it be Console or Win?
    Code:
    if ( console ){
           
           if( graphics ){
                     cout<<"GRAPHICS!!!";
           }
           else{ 
                      cout<<"TEXT BASED!!!";
    }
    }
    What is C++?

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    1. I didn't say you can't use "tris." Geoff Howland said in his article on Gamedev that he "believes" you can't use "tris."
    Oh.....sorry about that.
    2. You said "the second one" and that is most definitely Breakout, not pong.
    Then it's like breakout....sorry about that also.....
    Either way, call it what you want. It's your game. I'm looking forward to trying it.
    Thanks....can u give me ur e-mail address so that I can send you the beta when it's released?

    I'm either using Allegro, SDL, or DirectX 8.1 or DX 8.0
    Last edited by Quantrizi; 05-25-2002 at 03:07 PM.

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    Why not just post them in a thread????
    What is C++?

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    Post it to this thread when it's done and I'll be happy to look at it.

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    Or I can upload them onto my website

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    URL?
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