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 Post subject: Space Wars
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:19 PM 
10 Years? God im old!
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Anyone old enough to remember Space Wars?

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9691
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It was a fun game back in the day.


My question is, any idea who owns the rights to it,(No luck in my searches online) and, how would someone suggest to a company to bring it out for some of the gaming systems?

I am thinking it would be EASY to port over to X-Box or PS, and it would be a good cheap game for people who had some time to waste. This would be a great party game. Controls are simple. Right, Left, Thrust, Fire and Hyperspace, and different screen options. (Stuff like Regular Gravity, Reverse Gravity, no inertia, etc.) I think the simple graphics are what makes this attractive for something like this. It would be awesome on my 70" TV with surround sound, LOL!


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 Post subject: Re: Space Wars
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:01 PM 
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Just call Jim Pearce, Tom Stroud, or Larry Rosenthal and tell them your idea. They won't think you're crazy at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Space Wars
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:31 PM 
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That's a hell of a chain of events.

Larry Rosenthal designed it
Cinematronics agreed to produce it
Tradewest bought Cinematronics and renamed it Leland Corporation
WMS industries bought Tradewest
WMS bought Midway/Bally
WMS spun off Midway with all their video game business
Midway went bankrupt, was rifled through by Warner Bros.

So: either Warner Bros. owns the rights to Space Wars, or the copyright is an asset held in a liquidating trust opened under court order to partially repay outstanding debtors during the bankruptcy process.


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