Months ago, a partner of mine shared a link which led to a change.org petition. It was, at least, a wholehearted petition, but hiding an urge that, surprisingly enough, many of us shared without knowing: a conmemorative edition was demanded for to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
When I talked about it with a friend, he made me understand that the petition was really open, not focused to a single company. It was a petition made mainly to two big fishes, but open to any third party. It was practically as if someone had put up a challenge. And what we did at GameZone was to accept it.
After that came weeks of studying the legal aspects of the matter and getting in touch with people who could allow us to face this project. We quickly knew that no big fish was going to undertake this endeavour. It was complicated, costly and there was not enough time. Big companies have to plan their strategies with plenty of time, and none of them had announced anything nor planned to. The time left to get it done was simply too little. But not for a small fish.
In fact, it seems the description is a carbon copy of the same information originally published on Kickstarter, down to the tone-deaf Risks and Challenges section:
After carefully studying the path of other crowdfundings we have noticed that, at the end, the biggest risks to worry about are in production capabilities and delivery times.
There is no mention of the myriad legal challenges mounted by Moon Design Publications in the U.S., but that doesn't seem to have deterred the over 440 backers, who have already contributed 50332€ of the 58000 goal.
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