Angry Robot

Interview With Mike Rosenthal, creator of the “Waiting for Godot” video game

‘To quote one of the several cease and desist letters I received from the French lawyers representing the Beckett estate, “Unfortunately we do not share your sense of humor.”  They asked me to change the name “Waiting for Godot,” because they held the rights to it.  Under American law, my game is considered parody and is protected under fair use, but I complied since I’m just a college kid who can’t really afford a lawyer.  So I changed the name to “Samuel Becketttt’s Lawyers Present: Waiting for Grodoudou.”’

• March 29, 2011, 5:29 pm |