Hey there CinderBH and anyone who might be feeling confused and upset,
We here at Glamow Research feel it is neccessary that these events are addressed, discussed and obsessively debated over with highly attuned confidence regarding games and gamer content.
You are absolutely correct in recognising that there is content in Cursedom that is sourced from existing I.P . Cursedom is a world made out of recycled and ruined material found online. We included that clause just in case we had used another DIY creators assets and they recognized it - we highly encourage anyone who see's something they made themselves to contact us and ask for credits or removal. Most of the content is sourced from images that were uploaded to the internet in the 90's and 2000's.
Regarding the appropriation and remixing/recycling of old game assets from older classic I.P's; We reccomend reading about the history of remix culture and appropriation in art as well to consider the history of content created out of franchises which uses existing characters from other I.P's. There are countless artists in music, games, art and film who create using found material, the distinction between art and content theft in these cases is whether the original source as been altered enough to mean something else.
At some point the content stops being the original and becomes something else entirely - this is the case with the art you are referring too. The original source has been modified and edited, many parts entirely added on and used to represent an entirely different character. The art in the title card is not Sakura, it is PewkaShell. Everything in the Cursedom is like this.
We would like to ask for money in developing this game further - because we are adults with bills to pay. We arent forcing you to pay for this or to play it - and if you are upset because you watched it being played on a youtube channel and have no intention of supporting the creators - where does money come into at all? If you are concerned about artists and creators who play with I.P created by others, we advise that you might want to consider avoiding the internet.
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