Oh, I know. It is just how the world goes round. My experience with
Lucas Licensing has taught me all I want to know about big name
Now, do I think George Lucas is a hartless creep because of my
experience? No, because I doubt he had any say in how i was treated or
even knows I exist, because I never got that high in the chain of
command to ask him for permission to use the Star Wars trademark. I
understand exactly why Lucas Licensing exists and it has nothing to do
with your or I. They created it to keep other large name companies
like Nintendo, Microsoft Game Studios, Activision straight and honest
and they are use to dealing with a company like Microsoft to port one
of their latest Star Wars titles to the XBox 360 etc. These guys think
in millions of dollars, and a single, blind, developer who wants to
sell a few games for $5,000 to $10,000 doesn't even register as worth
their time or energy. That's chump change to them, and of course they
turned me down flat. Had I talked to Lucas himself who knows. He might
have given me permission, but we will never know because the company
polacy is nobody talks to him unless you are a major invester or have
a fortune 500 company like Microsoft behind you. That's just how it
On 11/29/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Well after marrio wea all know how scary nintendo plummers are ;D.
> Seriously this was actually a rather sad situation.
> through a deal of fast talking and generally being nice to people, I
> actually got to speak to one of the higher wranks of nintendo Uk rather than
> one of their scrubbers or phone drones, and she generally did try her best
> to help, ---- even going off and checking obscure Wii settings for me over
> an evening.
> She genuinely had no way of contacting any of the people that mattered
> though, which was fairly ridiculous, and not too helpful as far as taking
> suggestions or discussing anything out of the ordinary goes.
> It just shows the truth of the general principle, the bigger the company,
> the nastier it is.
> Beware the Grue!
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