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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are video game publishers still in the biz of buying games from people?
If I created a game would a publisher buy it?