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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 08:18

Any possibilties of getting this (and your other tracks) in non-lossy, non-patented formats (like OGG)?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 14:04

I hate to be the whistleblower here, but is this not a trademark violation? Heinz is a registered trademark and their label design is likely protected under copyright.


Please don't get me wrong, I find textures like this very useful and appreciate the work that goes into it but I also don't want to see OGA (or the artists) dragged into litigation over a single image.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 02:13

Any chance you could do one of these as a zombie? ;)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 23:03

This is genuinely great! Would love to see more when you have the time! :D

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 23:26


I'm from the US and you are correct in stating that a name cannot be copyrighted. A name can be trademarked if it can be demonstrated to be unique enough to be easily identifiable by the public.

In this case, the name is too short to be copyrighted and I seriously doubt that it has been trademarked. I haven't done a search myself but I think it's safe to assume that it's not an official trademark and is certainly not a registered trademark.



You may want to take a closer look at US copyright laws as you are misquoting or misunderstand them. Copyrights apply to original works, and in particular to this case, a Literary Work. A literary work is defined as

"works, other than audiovisual works, expressed in words, numbers, or other verbal or numerical symbols or indicia, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as books, periodicals, manuscripts, phonorecords, film, tapes, disks, or cards, in which they are embodied."

This definition cannot possibly apply to a single word, even one that's widely recognized.

Even more, the artwork presented here are photographs of fire and embers. While that has a similar theme to what 'balrog' is in the literary work of JRR Tolkein, the similarities end there. There are no infringements of any sort in this listing or the works it contains.

Trademarks, on the other hand, can be used to protect a phrase or name but that's a whole other beast that I don't think applies in this situation.

I do want to note I attempted to use purely nuetral language and tones so I apologize if I come across as hostile in any way. My intentions are to inform, not to flame.


That all said...


These are fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing them! :D

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 15:53

To put my $0.02 in about 16x16, sure they're small, but as one poster said, scale them up and you get an old-school feel. Which is exactly what I'm going for in a project I'm using MrBeast's tiles in. They look fantastic scaled up and the look of the game is very 16-bit which is one of the goals. The Sewer set is especially good.

I'll say it again- Fabulous work! Keep it up!

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 21:20

Yet another very useful tileset. Thanks for posting it... looks great!

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 13:11

Very nicely done! As a programmer it's always difficult to find very high quality resources like this. I'd love to see more!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 07:38

IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

Also, I really think the whole 'sworn statement' is overdoing it. This is not a rip. That much is clear. It's already been renamed to avoid possible trademark issues. Can we move on now?

I didn't mention this before so I'll say it now -- preview image looks great! :D

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 22:31

Trademarks don't apply to generic names and it's impossible to copyright a name so call it whatever you want.