The video games are complicated works that contain a multitude of artistic forms and each one of them is copyrightable
© Copyright in Video games:
protection exists the moment the author fixes an expression in a tangible medium, that is writes a source code or sketches a cartoon character.
Copyright in videogames covers:
- source code,
- soundtrack and sound effects,
- dialogue and storyline,
- box design.
Тhe most influential video game of all time
Pac-man developed by Namco was first released in 1980. A landmark in video game history, it is regarded as one of the most influential video games of all time. Its creator Toru Iwatani says he came up with the idea while eating pizza and the form of the character is inspired by a pizza with a missing piece.
The first video game in space
The Game Boy version of Tetris was the first game played in space. In 1993, Tetris travelled aboard a Soyuz TM-17 rocket to the MIR Space Station, where it was played by Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov. The game was later sold at an auction for $1,220.
The first video game to be made into a movie
Super Mario Bros. was the first video game to be made into a movie. The rumour about a new cartoon of this plot spread in 2014 and it is expected to be released in 2022 as a joint Nintendo and Universal production.
The most successful video games franchise ever
The Super Mario video game has been said to be the most successful video games franchise ever and the latest adventure, Super Mario Odyssey, is currently the best-selling game on the new Nintendo console, selling more than 12 million copies.