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These Wonderful Drawings Of New Video Game Ideas Barely Make Sense

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Some video games operate around incredibly innovative ideas and it's natural that the people behind them would want to patent them. And while those awesome ideas gets explained in page after page of text, sometimes it's just better to draw how a mechanic is going to work.

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However, some of the people submitting patent applications can't draw. That much is clear from scanning the entries on Context Free Patent Art, a new Tumblr which culls art from video game patent applications. CFPA doesn't explain what the drawings are associated and half the fun of looking at these nice-try illustrations is trying to figure out what they're trying to communicate. I would frame all of these and put them on my office walls. If only I had an office…

Context Free Patent Art [Context Free Patent Art, via Kill Screen]

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Illustration for article titled These Wonderful Drawings Of New Video Game Ideas Barely Make Sense
Illustration for article titled These Wonderful Drawings Of New Video Game Ideas Barely Make Sense
Illustration for article titled These Wonderful Drawings Of New Video Game Ideas Barely Make Sense
Illustration for article titled These Wonderful Drawings Of New Video Game Ideas Barely Make Sense

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Can people actually patent a rpg battle system? And for that matter any other type of game concept?

I'm working my way to becoming a game developer and I always write/draw my concepts and any video game related idea. Would sure suck if I can't use have of them.