Lyubomir Vladimirov, a Bulgarian indie dev, has been on a mission for the previous six months or so: Get Elon Musk to approve his use of the SpaceX identify and logos in his upcoming survival sim set on Mars. After over 150 tweets on the tech large, Vladimirov lastly received a response on January 13.
You may steal our identify/logos & we in all probability gained’t sue you
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 13, 2021
In a reply to certainly one of Vladimirov’s tweets, Musk replied “you may steal our identify/logos and we in all probability will not sue you.”
Vladimirov’s sport is known as Mars is Flat, a “extremely technical Mars survival simulator,” and truly already options each Musk and SpaceX. Again in December, the sport’s website displayed a SpaceX impressed go well with Vladimirov had already made for Mars is Flat earlier than receiving Musk’s casual permission. Finally, Vladimirov stated in a , the sport shall be accessible for buy, and 80% of the earnings shall be going to SpaceX to “not solely serve the essential objective of entertaining folks and sparking their curiosity in Mars, however it can truly assist @elonmusk and SpaceX obtain it.”
“I feel it will be significant for humanity to develop into a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species,” Musk stated in an interview with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer. “And it will take plenty of sources to construct a metropolis on Mars. I would like to have the ability to contribute as a lot as doable to the town on Mars. Which means simply plenty of capital.”