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About the person who asked you about fanart, what if I made a Journey tshirt on etsy and I started selling it? Would that be legal? Just curious(I'm not going to do it anyway).

If you make something that is “inspired by” Journey which doesn’t resemble images of the game “too closely” (as would be determined by a court of law) nor include the logo, you’ll have no problems.

Think of “inspired by” games and their original counterparts. (Dark Souls and Demons’ Souls, Mighty Number 9 and Mega Man, and the multitudes of other that have been released or are being developed.  One of the FEAR games was going to have a different title, but the publisher of the new game purchased the FEAR trademark.)

Sometimes the games get the blessing by the copyright-owning company, sometimes they are taken to court, and the court makes the decision as to whether or not there was copyright infringement.

As for shirts, this design is perfectly legal:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/437201076297144344/
But this design is Trademark/copyright infringement:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/437201076297144334/
(Both are just designs and are not actual shirt printings.)

As far as we know, Sony hasn’t issued takedown notices for products that do not use photos from the game or the logo.  But, that can change depending on all sorts of factors inside of Sony.

thank u for existing

Thank you for being an awesome fan!  :D

I was just curious what Thatgamecompany's policy for fanworks was. I know some some companies prohibit fan creators from selling (making prints/posters/ etc and making a profit) their copywritten works while others support it. I don't normally sell any works that aren't soley my own I was just curious where you stood on the matter.

We don’t own the copyrights to any games that we made.  This question would be for Sony.

That said, as long as you are following copyright and fair use laws (Fair Use http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use#Fair_use_under_United_States_law - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_art#United_States ).  Most importantly is the Trademark.  Remember to never use the Journey trademark in any fan art that you intend to sell or trade, as it constitutes a blatant trademark violation.

As long as you follow these rules, no company can prevent you from making or selling any fan art.  (In the U.S., at least.  Some other countries may have more strict rules on fan art.  Japan is notoriously lenient on fan art and whatnot.)

So, remember to follow the rules (no trademarks, images/video/audio from the game, or something that looks “too close” to the original source material [as determined by a court of law], et. al) and you’ll be fine.  :)

spectralimpression:

A few snippets of a small painting I did for kicks. I’ve unfortunately never had a chance to play Journey, but the concept and art style have always been striking to me. Maybe I’ll get a chance to play sometime!

Anyway, I really enjoyed drawing these characters. It was refreshing to do something fun after being bogged down for so long. There are many changes in the works now that I can focus solely on my own thing! :D

wayfarerchirp:

Doodle from a comic I might post. 
Chirp and Verfolger. 
Chirp totally isnt hiding something.
Especially not something small, red, and adorable.

wayfarerchirp:

Doodle from a comic I might post. 

Chirp and Verfolger. 

Chirp totally isnt hiding something.

Especially not something small, red, and adorable.

Did you have some trouble making that Journeyer/Traveler/Rythulian origami made by Art Director Matt Nava?  You did?  Well, then this walkthrough video is perfect for you!

Here’s the origami file for all of you:
bit.ly/1i9TT6z

Our sister studio, Tale of Tales, needs your help funding SUNSET.

You can check out Austin Wintory conducting the music to Journey at Video Games Live’s E3 2014 show right here:

ABZÛ by Flower & Journey Art Director Matt Nava’s studio Giant Squid has it’s first trailer

Super radical!  :D
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Super radical!  :D

We’re featured on the main page of Wikipedia today!