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Great game! I enjoyed playing it!

Great game!

Good luck, McGee!

Nope, you nailed it perfectly!

I apologize for not making that clear. :(

Not a problem! Happy to help!

This contest only applies to copyright law in the US and not to copyright law (or droit d'auteur) in France. The only compositions of Ravel's which are eligible for this contest are the ones which are made in 1926, as the copyrights to those expired in the US (you can use Ravel's compositions before 1926, but they won't be eligible for the contest).

Is that clear?

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I think I can answer:

> So apparently anything made before 1923 will go into Public Domain on January 1 (which was yesterday at my time of writing), so does that mean I can just record a song from the 1910’s or something and add it to my game?

Close; any sound recording made before 1923 went into the public domain yesterday. The underlying compositions prior to 1923 were already public domain and have been for many decades. So that means, making covers of 1910's songs won't count, but using recordings that were made in the 1910's definitely do! 

> Can I get a painting from the 1910’s and turn them into sprites?

You're allowed to do that, but in order to be eligible for the contest it must be from 1926 if it's not a sound recording.

> do I have to make something based OFF OF them and not directly copy them?

Either/or. You can make something based off of paintings from 1926 or directly copy them.

It's okay! You could look here for guidance as to what has entered the public domain (for instance, Bambi and Winnie-The-Pooh have entered the public domain!). You have tons to choose from!

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BTW, sound recordings before 1923 entered the public domain on January 1, 2022, so that means you could sample from them to your heart's delight (I realize it doesn't explicitly say it in the game jam, but they're fair game! If you don't believe me, ask Randy Lubin!)!

Check out Blockbench, which is a FLOSS app where you can create low-poly models easily! https://www.blockbench.net/

Is the game out yet? I thought it was out. If not, why can't I download episode II?

I played this game till the end and I enjoyed it very much! I can't wait until Part II!

Hey Rob! Here's a write-up of your game in Techdirt! https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210313/11103946415/game-jam-winner-spotlight...

It's been my pleasure. Now you can truthfully and honestly call yourself an "award-winning game developer". ;-)

And you won best digital game! Congratulations!

Congratulations on winning best Digital Game of the Gaming Like It's 1925 jam!

Thanks for agreeing to take part of this game jam, even though you're hosting another one! You remind me of CD Projekt Red in the case of managing one place (you: Gatsby Jam :: CDPR : GOG) whilst serving another (you: Gaming Like It's 1925 :: CDPR : Steam/EGS).

I really appreciate that!

Thanks for making a game jam from a book I read in high school, and encouraging games which could then be added to the Gaming Like It's 1925 game jam (I celebrate one "Gaming Like It's 192X" jam each year since 2019)!

Seriously, thank you!

Hi. Is there any way to save the game? Every time I close the game's window in order to exit the program, I lose my progress and have to start all over in the beginning.

Are you going to fix this? Maybe you'll remake the game in a different engine (such as Unity)?

Thank you!

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I think I'll provide a content warning: there is domestic abuse in this game (as there is in the novel).

Great Game! However, I suggest you provide a content warning that there is domestic abuse in the game.

please also submit to the…Oh, never mind, you also submitted to the Gaming Like It's 1925 Jam! Never mind!

Wonderful! You made something fantastic and I hope you win a prize!

Oh, and I edited my second statement in, which was probably why you weren't able to read it! No need to apologize, the culpa is all mea!

Thank you so, so much!

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Please submit this game to the Gaming Like It's 1925 game jam

This is one of those games that makes me so grateful that we have a public domain; because great remixes like your game can legally be done!

This game has nothing to do with the rules of this Jam. Please remove it.

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Great Job! Please also submit to the Gaming-like-it's-1925 jam! https://itch.io/jam/gaming-like-its-1925/

Hi Jeff!

À propos of Felix Nussbaum's terrific artwork, I uploaded Remembering Grüßau and Fairground to Wikimedia Commons!

I played your game. It is honestly the best twine game I've ever played! I showed it to my mom and she thought extremely highly of it as well!

I think you deserve to win best digital game of jam, even though I have yet to see the others!

If I my quote Homer Simpson, "This contest is over, give this man the $10,000!"

Bravissimo!

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Awesome! So it's definitely eligible! Sorry, it's just that some of his other works were after 1925 so I just wanted to make sure what you were doing was legal in the US (it's legal most everywhere else, for sure)!

EDIT: However, looking through on Wikipedia's search terms, I think this work may not be public domain in the US, because it didn't comply with formalities before 1926: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Public_domain#Published_outside_the_Unit...

E
DIT: No, I was right the first time. The US Copyright office says this: 

A French short story that was first published without copyright notice in 1935 will be treated as if it had
both been published with a proper notice and properly
renewed, meaning that its restored copyright will expire
on December 31, 2030 (95 years after the U.S. copyright
would have come into existence).
So you're good!

If you don't mind me asking, what's the source Public Domain work off of which this game is based?

This game sounds awesome! please submit it to the #1925gamejam as well! https://itch.io/jam/gaming-like-its-1925

Though I'm not hosting, I would say "no".

This contest is strictly for games that are public domain in the United States, specifically those who entered the public domain in the United States this year, i.e. everything except sound recordings published in 1925. 

If it's in the public domain in your country but not in the US, it's only legal to sell it in countries where it is in the public domain. Otherwise, you will have to obtain permission or geoblock the US from playing the game.

Keep in mind that I am not a lawyer, but I have taken an interest in copyright law.

thank you so much!

Please also submit your entry to the #1925gamejam; I would like to see more entrants in that jam and yours certainly qualifies! https://itch.io/jam/gaming-like-its-1925

Ah. Thanks!