Philip Summers, author unofficial guides From old games nintendo, entirely hand-drawn, was forced to remove Kickstarter from his project because he was shocked not to trust him lawyers for the Japanese company. The man knew he was taking a risk and asking for money to make his books, but he wanted to give it a try anyway because he was too careful. By the time the campaign ended, he had raised $300,000.
The project itself was really interesting: Three guides Hand-drawn, as if from comic stories, for classic games: Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Contra X Ninja Gaiden, as well as an art book. You can see the work behind it on Kickstarter page from the defunct campaign.
Of course, it’s easy to say that Nintendo has every reason to want to protect itself Intellectual propertysending his lawyer. After all, they are his and he can do whatever he wants with them. There’s always a bitter taste in the mouth to see that you’re never looking for a meeting point with his fans (who, let’s face it, are a bit masochistic to keep suggesting Mario’s house brand-related hobbyist projects, because they know very well what’s going to happen to them), but get on the heavy side Immediately. In this case, for example, he could simply order a slice of sales and leave the project alive, since we are talking about celebration books A game for forty years ago.
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