Remixing vs. Reskinning: The Fine Line Between Inspiration and Imitation in the Games Industry
Being inspired and remixing of existing game mechanics is a common and accepted practice in the games sector, although alleged cloners, i.e. people that cross the line, are condemned by the community. Developer norms are in some cases stronger than laws.
Indies have different strategies to navigate the legal grey zone than mobile and browser game developers.
Moreover, I will present best practices on how to protect game ideas while keeping the industry open.