Can I use wesnoth graphics on my game?

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Can I use wesnoth graphics on my game?

Post by juanfgs » October 15th, 2016, 4:21 pm

I'm developing a small open source platform game using Ruby and Gosu (mainly teaching myself game development :eng: ). The thing is I'm a coder and I suck at making sprites (or at least I don't have the time to make them myself). I wanted to know if it's ok to use Wesnoth assets (beyond licensing requirements, I want to know if the artists are cool with it, and the appropiate way to credit them). Also if an platform-action game based on Wesnoth lore would appeal to any of you, and you want/can contribute to it.

This is a hobby project, which turned out to be way more fun than I expected, so don't expect it to be finish anytime soon. The game features basic 2D physics using Chipmunk library. Here's a video of the latest development. The main idea is to make a coop side scroller (a la broforce) with a VS option.

Here is the game code in case anyone is interested (I'm using opengameart assets I will update the copyright notice to credit the proper authors ASAP, the thing is that I haven't fully settled with the sprites) https://github.com/juanfgs/gametest (the latest development is on the viking-brawlers branch which is definitively NOT the definitive name)


:D Thank you, and thanks for making Battle for Wesnoth (haven't played it in a while so I might start again)

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Re: Can I use wesnoth graphics on my game?

Post by The_Gnat » October 26th, 2016, 12:48 am

Hi juanfgs, here is another post discussion about this http://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41890 its quite complicated and long but I think since you are creating an opensource game that as long as you credit the artists you will be fine. :D asking them might be nice as well but depending on how many images you are useing it might take too long to ask everyone ;)

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Re: Can I use wesnoth graphics on my game?

Post by Sudipta » October 28th, 2016, 12:42 pm

The_Gnat wrote:Hi juanfgs, here is another post discussion about this http://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41890 its quite complicated and long but I think since you are creating an opensource game that as long as you credit the artists you will be fine. :D asking them might be nice as well but depending on how many images you are useing it might take too long to ask everyone ;)

Its not so simple. He's talking about making his own game using wesnoth resources. I ain't an expert but i think there are legal issues due to the license
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Re: Can I use wesnoth graphics on my game?

Post by GunChleoc » October 28th, 2016, 3:54 pm

Not if he licenses his creation under the GPL as well. That's what the GPL is for.

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Re: Can I use wesnoth graphics on my game?

Post by Pentarctagon » October 28th, 2016, 4:05 pm

I think it would be fine:
Keep in mind that some programs, particularly video games, can have artwork/audio that is licensed separately from the underlying GPLed game.
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