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Autumn Moon Entertainment
AUTUMN MOON ENTERTAINMENT is an independent computer game developer founded in 2002 by Bill Tiller . The company specializes in traditional graphic adventure games in the style of the LucasArts classics, particularly The Curse of Monkey Island , on which Tiller served as the lead background artist. The studio released A Vampyre Story in 2008 and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island in 2009. The studo's intended third release, A Vampyre Story 2: A Bat\'s Tale , is on indefinite hold due to financial issues with its publisher, Crimson Cow . With the distribution rights to the sequel still held by the publisher, Autumn Moon launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for an episodic, independent prequel to the A Vampyre Story saga called A Vampyre Story: Year One , which was unsuccessful. However, the game remains in development
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Duke Grabowski
GRABOWSKI, GRABOVSKY, GRABAUSKAS, HRABOŭSKI, or HRABOVSKYI is a surname with forms in various languages. The Belarusian and Ukrainian variants are generally transcribed beginning with an 'h' but may also be written with a 'g'. Grabowski is the 20th most common surname in Poland
Poland
(59,052 people in 2009)
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Spin-off (media)
In media , a SPIN-OFF (or SPINOFF ) is a radio program , television program , video game , film , or any narrative work, derived from one or more already existing works, that focuses, in particular, in more detail on one aspect of that original work (e.g. a particular topic, character, or an event). A spin-off may be called a SIDEQUEL when it exists in the same chronological frame of time as its predecessor work. One of the earliest spin-offs of the modern media era, if not the first, happened in 1941 when the supporting character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve from the old time radio comedy show Fibber McGee and Molly became the star of his own program The Great Gildersleeve (1941–1957)
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Intellectual Property
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (or "IP") is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights , patents , and trademarks . It also includes other types of rights, such as trade secrets , publicity rights, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition. Artistic works like music and literature, as well as some discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs can all be protected as intellectual property. Intellectual property
Intellectual property
law has evolved over centuries. It was not until the 19th century that the term "intellectual property" began to be used, and not until the late 20th century that it became commonplace in the majority of the world. The main purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage the creation of a wide variety of intellectual goods
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Crowdfunding
CROWDFUNDING is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding
is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance . In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way. Although the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods, it is now often performed via Internet
Internet
-mediated registries. This modern crowdfunding model is generally based on three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded, individuals or groups who support the idea, and a moderating organization (the "platform") that brings the parties together to launch the idea
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LucasArts
Coordinates : 37°48′02″N 122°26′59″W / 37.800694°N 122.449732°W / 37.800694; -122.449732 LucasArts
LucasArts
Entertainment Company, LLC TRADING NAME Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm
Games (former) LucasArts
LucasArts
(current) TYPE Subsidiary INDUSTRY Interactive entertainment
Interactive entertainment
FOUNDED May 1, 1982; 35 years ago (1982-05-01) FOUNDER George Lucas
George Lucas
HEADQUARTERS Letterman Digital Arts Center
Letterman Digital Arts Center
, San Francisco
San Francisco
, California
California
, U.S
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Monkey Island (series)
MONKEY ISLAND is the collective name given to a series of five adventure video games . The first four games in the series were produced and published by LucasArts
LucasArts
, formerly known as Lucasfilm Games. The fifth installment of the franchise was developed by Telltale Games
Telltale Games
in collaboration with LucasArts. The games follow the misadventures of the hapless Guybrush Threepwood as he struggles to become the most notorious pirate in the Caribbean
Caribbean
, defeat the plans of the evil undead pirate LeChuck and win the heart of governess Elaine Marley . Each game's plot usually involves the mysterious Monkey Island and its impenetrable secrets. The first game in the series was created as a collaborative effort among Ron Gilbert , Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman . Gilbert worked on the first two games before leaving LucasArts
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Adventure Gamers
ADVENTURE GAMERS is a computer game website created in 1998 dedicated to the genre of adventure games . It publishes reviews and previews of adventure games, as well as opinion articles and interviews with game designers . The site's reviews have been quoted on many adventure game box covers, and it is listed as a trusted reviewer on CNET\'s Metacritic
Metacritic
and GameRankings
GameRankings
. Adventure Gamers was also referenced in the print book Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts. Adventure Gamers is respected by developers of adventure games. Ragnar Tornquist , the creator of the adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey , has stated that the reviews on Adventure Gamers are "very important to "
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Los Angeles Times
The LOS ANGELES TIMES, commonly referred to as the TIMES or LA TIMES, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California, United States, since 1881. It was the largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the U.S. in 2008 and the fourth-most widely distributed newspaper in the country. The Times is owned by tronc (formerly known as Tribune Publishing)
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Just Adventure
JUST ADVENTURE is a computer game website created in 1997 dedicated to the genre of adventure games . It publishes reviews and previews of adventure games, as well as opinion articles and interviews with game designers . The site was founded by Francis "Randy" Sluganski, who died on November 6, 2012 after a ten-year struggle with cancer. The site's reviews have been quoted on some adventure game box covers, and it is listed as a reviewer on CNET\'s Metacritic
Metacritic
and GameRankings
GameRankings
. Ragnar Tornquist , the creator of the adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey has stated that the reviews on Just Adventure
Just Adventure
are "very important to ". NOTES * ^ "Justadventure.com Site Info". Alexa Internet
Alexa Internet
. Retrieved 2014-01-19. * ^ "An adventure game fan has died"
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country
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Kickstarter
KICKSTARTER is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn
Brooklyn
, New York , that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life". Kickstarter
Kickstarter
has reportedly received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers to fund 257,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects. People who back Kickstarter
Kickstarter
projects are offered tangible rewards and/or experiences in exchange for their pledges. This model traces its roots to subscription model of arts patronage, where artists would go directly to their audiences to fund their work
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Encinitas, California
ENCINITAS is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego County, California
California
. Located within Southern California
California
, it is approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of San Diego
San Diego
and about 95 miles (153 km) south of Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 59,518, up from 58,014 at the 2000 census
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Video Game Industry
The VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY (sometimes referred to as the INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ) is the economic sector involved in the development , marketing and monetizing of video games . It encompasses dozens of job disciplines and employs thousands of people worldwide
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