Tyrann for Android smartphones

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Tyrann for Android smartphones

Post by Symoon » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:37 pm

Hi there,
Take a look on Google Play, Tyrann for smartphones has been released yesterday. It was made by the complete original Norsoft team. You should find an English version.

I don't have the required hardware to try it, so let us know how it feels!

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Post by coco.oric » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:50 pm

Bonne nouvelle !

Téléchargement en cours ... 137 Mo sic, l'équipe de Norsoft a oublié que meme 137 ko étaient presque trop gros pour l'époque !
J'espere que mon téléphone va absorber cette débauche de code.
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Post by Dbug » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:33 pm

Interesting.

Considering that Norsoft is apparently still alive and using the Tyrann brand, I think it would be a good idea to rename the Tyrann 3 project to something else, if only because the project is using some other copyrighted elements (GoT).

Using other people intellectual properties is always a dangerous game to play, and I'd rather avoid the community to receive some letters from attorneys asking for moneys and compensation for lost revenues or whatever other supposed reason.

Better do that before doing an official release that is going to be republished in various blogs and magazines.

Just saying.

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Post by Hialmar » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:11 pm

As long as we don't make money out of it I don't think we risk much.

At worst we risk to get a "cease and desist" order and we'll just need to remove every copyrighted matter out of it (pictures and names mostly).

It's basically the same problem as with Space 1999.

Oh and I don't really think we'll get lots of blogs and magazines reviews ;)
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Post by Symoon » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:01 pm

IIRC I gave Maximus the contact info for the Norsoft team, and I think they are aware of Tyrann 3 project.
So it's fine on Norsoft side (not GoT though, I don't have any contact info there ;-) )

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Post by Chema » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:20 pm

Dbug is right, but if Maximus contacted them and thy don't care, then it's ok. Or if they don't reply in a reasonable time, I guess.

The problem with Skool daze was they answered with some concerns about an Oric version jeopardizing their iOS version. This was despite the Oric version being free, and it is understandable. After some conversations, they were kind not to oppose :)

I don't think that will be an issue here, but they may have a problem with the name (in case they want to launch their own Tyrann 3 game). Sending them an email kindly asking for permission is always a good idea.

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Post by peacer » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:42 pm

I have downloaded the game with my samsung note 4 phone. It gave an error in french that I did not understand.

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Also I wish they make it in english too :) I've commented in that way in games google play page.

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Post by Symoon » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:45 pm

Chema wrote:Sending them an email kindly asking for permission is always a good idea.
I do think Maximus did - but he'll confirm himself I guess.
The boss of Norsoft also posts on Oric.org forums from time to time, so he certainly didn't miss it.

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Post by Dbug » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:52 pm

I'm more concerned about Norsoft being contacted by HBO's attorneys.

For Space: 1999 I did contact Granada Ventures and added on the web page clear copyright information: http://space1999.defence-force.org

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Post by Hialmar » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:47 pm

Either we modify the game completely or just hope it will stay under the radars like the ton of websites about the books and the series that are using names and images.

Now again changing the name so that to avoid Norsoft being contacted by the TV series owners might be a good idea.

I will talk about it with Maximus.
Anyway Tyrann 2 was never an official name of "Le fer ..." wasn't it ?
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Post by coco.oric » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:47 am

and it works on my samsung galaxy s5
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Post by peacer » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:51 am

I've contacted with the programmers. They respond to me. They advice to remove and reinstall the game but again not solved.

Strange.

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Post by Hialmar » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:22 pm

Maximus confirmed that he has the authorization of Remy Gosselin from Norsoft.

Maybe simply removing all references to the TV series (which I will not name here) from public posts about the game will be enough.

The chances that the TV series or the books owners attorneys will play the game are very low ;)

Dbug, would it be possible for you to remove all the references to the TV series from posts in this and the other thread ?

I'll do it from my posts.
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