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Game 1408

Discussion in '1408' started by pavel48, May 1, 2016.

  1. pavel48

    pavel48 New Member

    Hello, I'm an indie - game developer now doing a project similar to the film and the story in 1408 , I want to know if I could design such a release for sale and if possible how much you need to pay for the rights that belong to the author ( Stephen King ) Thanks for your attention .
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    The game rights were probably sold along with the film rights as that is common in contracts now. You'd have to check with the producers of 1408 instead of Stephen for permission.
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  3. Mim Sörensson

    Mim Sörensson New Member

    I think it would be a massive problem to translate 1408 to a game, even the movie must have taken quite some thought: the written story is so very based upon the abstract and what is impossible to see. The dread Mr Enslin feels upon hearing the voice in the telephone, for instance: that horror was not quite possible to convey in the movie. I'm not saying it would be impossible, but I DO think it will need some real steel backbone to take on the transformation of the abstract senses in 1408 into a game: the equivalence of a series of tasks. Can it be done, good on whoever takes it upon him or her!
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  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Welcome to the site, Mim Sörensson.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Howdy ma'am!....
  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hello and welcome.
  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

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  8. Great Dane

    Great Dane Well-Known Member

    Welcome! If such a game ever comes to fruition, I would definitely play it.
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  9. Tery

    Tery A homeward angel on the fly Moderator

    Welcome to the MB! Great idea.
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  10. Mim Sörensson

    Mim Sörensson New Member

    Why, thank you!
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  11. Mim Sörensson

    Mim Sörensson New Member

    Thank you all for your welcome!
    I agree: I would so totally play a game based on 1408!
    "1408 - That is not a real plum."
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  12. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Hi Pavel48, Just do it! Release it into the stream so others can enjoy. Could you be sued if you didn't make money on it? I didn't realize there were 47 other Pavels on this site! All the best, mal.
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  13. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It would be a copyright violation regardless of whether any money was being made from it.
  14. Religiously_Unkind

    Religiously_Unkind Well-Known Member

    I could see a game of this being similar to Silent Hill: The Room.
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  15. preciousroy

    preciousroy Member

    Stephen King was actually one of many influences for Silent Hill and the original story drew on many themes from across his books. In the game you can see his old "Study Dammit!" poster on the wall next to a pinball machine game taken from the Children of the Corn movie.

    The original story had a psychic child, a cult trying to draw her power for their own use to birth a demon, a fanatically religious mother and child abuse, "otherworlds", a Bachman Rd. and even more.

    Another game that I have read programmers admitted Mr. King as an influence is Earthbound for the SNES. A game about an otherworldly evil beyond human understanding and a group of kids with psychic powers banding together to take it down. There is even a spider involved in the final battle.

    I have to say I am amazed at how many people and projects Mr. King has influenced with his writing. What a great contribution to bring to the world.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
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