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Do video game publishers welcome unsolicited ideas for new video games?

 
 
Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2021 12:22 am
Hi. I am just curious about this. I had some ideas for new games I wanted to pitch to video game publishers. Do video game publishers welcome unsolicited ideas for new video games?

I read somewhere some college kids created Ms. Pac-Man and then sold the rights of the game to Midway. This was the first game made in the Pac-Man series without Namco's involvement.

Please help. Thank you.
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2021 12:26 pm
@JGoldman10,
With books and movies most creators are not open to even looking at outside ideas/materials due to the risk of copy rights claims of common ideas.

I woulds assume the same hold true of games.
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2021 12:33 pm
@BillRM,
I would add that various publishers have their own rules and their own submission requirements - it's always best to look directly on publishers' sites as that's where the most accurate and recent information is going to be.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2021 09:35 pm
@BillRM,
I think a lot of good answers were given here:

https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-submit-a-video-game-idea-to-developers
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2021 10:03 pm
At least the MIT dropouts who created Ms. Pac-Man got credit and recognition for creating it. I hope they made good money off of it.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 23 Mar, 2021 02:54 pm
I actually had an idea for a prototype for a Super Q*Bert game. There had been a number of updates, remakes, and sequels to the original Q*bert game over the years but oddly enough no such game in the Q*bert series was ever made.

Warren Davis is the man who developed the original game. I wonder how he would respond if I pitched my idea to him.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 4 Apr, 2021 07:08 am
Are video game publishers still in the biz of buying games from people?

If I created a game would a publisher buy it?
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