Hi, as a hobby project I want to remake an old SNK game using UE4, currently I’m making a prototype in Air (AS3), and I’m planning to use some of the code later when I port it.
The gameplay aspect would be very similar, with some minor tweaks here and there.
I wouldn’t be copying any assets, music or text, I would be just remaking them as HD versions. The original game was in 2D, so it would be impossible anyway to try to do so.
However the game will feel very similar.
Because of how the game plays, it is hard to not make a clone, it is hard to play both and not to think that one is the obvious copy of the other one, but the only real aspect that I would be copying would be the gameplay part.
I’ve read that you can’t copyright gameplay, but, I don’t know, I don’t want to spend a lot of time to end up with a cease and desist later.
How can I know for sure if my remake would be actually infringing the copyright of the game?. Are there any concretes rules? or the one with the better lawyer always wins?.