Copyright Information

 

The original copyright in the games of the Free Video Games Project belongs in most cases to the individual programmer or artist who designed them, as listed below. Often we re-write or convert games to take advantage of new coding technologies, so they remain accessible to the public. We provide this as a public service. The Free Video Games Project occasionally licenses games, and sometimes we publish games that are in the public domain. Many games, particularly those that are recreations of old games, are released into the public domain freely in this way.

Note that it is not possible to copyright a game idea. Relatedly, games that are re-written with new code create new copyright, to the benefit of the person who made them. Tribute or 'fan games' regularly fall into this category and are often the first step in a game designer's education or career. Archival and fan websites are a widely accepted tradition on the Internet (as one example... the Wayback Machine) and provide a valuable service, raising awareness of older content to younger people, and preserving content that would otherwise be lost, or become completely unplayable on modern systems. As the most recent example, hundreds of thousands of popular games coded in Adobe Flash, from the mid 90's to the mid 10's, are now all but lost, now that Google and Microsoft have removed support for the once ubiquitous Flash plugin in their popular browsers.

Copyright in the presentation of our games, our websites, and many unique features such as our full screen mode, ad-hiding features, search engine optimization descriptors, and offline app capabilities, lies exclusively with The Free Video Games Project.

FreeJetpac.org - © GC
FreeWordle.org - © The Free Video Games Project
FreeSolitaire.org - © The Free Video Games Project
FreeMahjong.org - © The Free Video Games Project
FreeAsteroids.org - © The Free Video Games Project
TheEmpireGame.com - © Goodgame Studios
TheBigFarmGame.com - © Goodgame Studios
FreeFlappyBird.org - © Max McDonnell
FreeInvaders.org - © Paul Neave
FreePacman.org - © Paul Neave
HappyHopper.org - © Paul Neave
FreeSimon.org - © Paul Neave
FreeAsteroids.org - © Paul Neave
FreePong.org - © Piotr Parys
FreeMinesweeper.org - © D. Shep Poor
FreeGalaga.com - © Jason Cirillo
FreeQbert.org - © Felix Turner
FreeKong.org - © LilDwarf
FreeMario.org - © Jay Pavlina
FreeTennis.org - © GameDesign
FreeSonic.org - © Dennis G

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