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Would you care to track the rights to Queen: The eYe? I had contacted one of the devs a while ago and was told that the rights should belong to EA, not Queen (the band). If that is the case, it would be a perfect fit for GOG since EA would probably have no objections to a digital release.
Post edited August 21, 2014 by damien
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damien: Would you care to track the rights to Queen: The eYe? I had contacted one of the devs a while ago and was told that the rights should belong to EA, not Queen (the band). If that is the case, it would be a perfect fit for GOG since EA would probably have no objections to a digital release.
I can try (in my free time) if you need a little help, but I am pretty darn skeptical that Queen does not have any rights to the game, since Wikipedia says it "featured music by the rock group Queen which was re-mixed exclusively for The eYe by Joshua J. Macrae at Roger Taylor's studio in Surrey." Obviously if they did this would complicate things. (Can you help put me in touch with the dev?)

Maybe the remix is exclusive to the game, I don't know, but considering Queen was obviously huge by this point I assume they or their handlers would have made sure they retained at least the music rights of the game IP.
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tfishell: I can try (in my free time) if you need a little help, but I am pretty darn skeptical that Queen does not have any rights to the game, since Wikipedia says it "featured music by the rock group Queen which was re-mixed exclusively for The eYe by Joshua J. Macrae at Roger Taylor's studio in Surrey." Obviously if they did this would complicate things. (Can you help put me in touch with the dev?)

Maybe the remix is exclusive to the game, I don't know, but considering Queen was obviously huge by this point I assume they or their handlers would have made sure they retained at least the music rights of the game IP.
thanks a lot! I will send the dev's twitter profile via pm.

As an additional info, Omikron: The Nomad Soul also features David Bowie soundtrack, yet the game could appear here. There may be a similar story with Queen: The eYe.
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tfishell: I can try (in my free time) if you need a little help, but I am pretty darn skeptical that Queen does not have any rights to the game, since Wikipedia says it "featured music by the rock group Queen which was re-mixed exclusively for The eYe by Joshua J. Macrae at Roger Taylor's studio in Surrey." Obviously if they did this would complicate things. (Can you help put me in touch with the dev?)

Maybe the remix is exclusive to the game, I don't know, but considering Queen was obviously huge by this point I assume they or their handlers would have made sure they retained at least the music rights of the game IP.
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damien: thanks a lot! I will send the dev's twitter profile via pm.

As an additional info, Omikron: The Nomad Soul also features David Bowie soundtrack, yet the game could appear here. There may be a similar story with Queen: The eYe.
You make a fair point, though I presume having an entire game based around Queen's music makes things a bit more dicey (plus the band's name is in the title). Doing research the 10 months hasn't given me a legal degree so this is pure speculation. :)
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tfishell: You make a fair point, though I presume having an entire game based around Queen's music makes things a bit more dicey (plus the band's name is in the title). Doing research the 10 months hasn't given me a legal degree so this is pure speculation. :)
I believe it entirely depends on the agreement executed at the time the game was made. If Queen also shares some rights for distribution, things would of course get more complicated. But the dev's message to me sounded like there is hope.
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damien: thanks a lot! I will send the dev's twitter profile via pm.

As an additional info, Omikron: The Nomad Soul also features David Bowie soundtrack, yet the game could appear here. There may be a similar story with Queen: The eYe.
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tfishell: You make a fair point, though I presume having an entire game based around Queen's music makes things a bit more dicey (plus the band's name is in the title). Doing research the 10 months hasn't given me a legal degree so this is pure speculation. :)
Bowie's appearance in Nomad Soul goes beyond the soundtrack though - both he and his wife Iman appear as characters in the game and there's a few cut scenes that are like in-engine music videos for his tracks, again with a digitized version of Bowie performing them!
any good news? :p
I've got a new trail concerning the Thalion games and sent out a message yesterday. Hopefully I'll get a response.
I acquired several obscure titles on auction recently, hoping to pick up some threads concerning them down the way. Seems a lot of folks aren't interested in talking about their past games, though. Or perhaps can't, due to changes of ownership.
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IAmSinistar: I acquired several obscure titles on auction recently, hoping to pick up some threads concerning them down the way. Seems a lot of folks aren't interested in talking about their past games, though. Or perhaps can't, due to changes of ownership.
Yeah, it's a bit strange sometimes.