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Old 09-22-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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Game Development


Once upon a time in a world much nicer than ours... was the best damn board game ever made.

It's name "Kensington". But the evil corporation monsters decided it was no longer profitable, and so they killed it!

If you do a google search for the Kensington board game, you will find several sites with pictures of the game it self and info on how it is played.

I was wondering... Are there any really cool game programmers out there who could take this wonderful game and turn it into a PC game for 2 players, or 1 player vs the PC?

It would be an awesome thing. It is a great game and it should live on.

If I had an idea of how to do it, I would. But I'm not a programmer.

Please, if you are, take a look at it and see what you can do.

The Linux community will benefit greatly from your contribution.

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Old 09-22-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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You may want to give this website a look. You can also post your request there for one or more of the game developers to look at ;-)

Here's a link to their forum:
http://happypenguin.org/forums/

Here's a link to the site:
http://happypenguin.org/

--Tony

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Old 09-22-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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Alrighty then,

Thanks!
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:14 AM   #4
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GameDev Forums is also a place you can go to post your request, but you'll get a mix of windows/Mac/*nix users there. I requested that someone re-design the KDE game Konquest into something more kick-ass a couple of weeks ago. I think Konquest is an awesome concept with a lot of potential for expansion.


Oh, and while we are talking about game development.....*grins* check out the link in my sig!
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:41 PM   #5
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Question: is the board game in question protected by copyright?
 
Old 09-23-2004, 02:07 PM   #6
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Hmmmm!

I don't believe so.

They quit making it some time ago.

If you do a google search for "Kensington board game",

you'll get a list of sites that will give you all the details. I'm sure if it is under copyright and who holds it.

Here are some sites

http://www.tragsnart.co.uk/kenshub/k...kensington.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensington_%28game%29

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A720163

http://www.infosearchpoint.com/display/Kensington_(game)

After reading the main site, I find that yes it is copyrighted to the two men who created it. Maybe they would let it be revived as a pc game... Who knows.

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Old 09-23-2004, 02:32 PM   #7
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Yep, maybe they would, but to be safe I think you'll need their permission.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 03:48 PM   #8
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I'm On it!

I'm trying to contact them and see what they say.

I'm not a programmer, but I'm sure someone out there can do a right spiffy job of it!
 
  


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