You see that´s the thing. With a distincly bended and twisted art style like DOTT it is much harder to build upon than pixel art that follows strict rules.
For the record, I’ve asked the authors for the licence, and they told me the following:
Hi Zak, yeah Disney owns the IP. Doublefine got a permission from Disney for doing the remastered version. Until now we got no message from Disney. Have a nice day
So… they did it at their own risk?!
No profit, no risk. It’s just a huge piece of fan art.
Doublefine sold their product, they needed a permission to earn with such intellectual property. Those guys don’t sell nothing, they just share their fan art.
I suppose they hoped to fall into the fair use case.
It probably is.
Well, legally they used Disney’s characters without their consent.
A fan project where Indiana Jones was involved, has been shut down, because Disney wanted to.
Not only the characters - they stole reused (large parts of) the graphics. So unfortunately it’s not (only) a large piece of fan art. I would assume that Disney hasn’t recognized the project yet.
I’m still waiting for Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth, by the way.
I suppose it’s an idea that sounded funny on paper, but when you see it… I found it so annoying I quit the game.
Dead hamsters! That *beeped* up my mood for the rest of the night.