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Elon Musk responds to designer over use of SpaceX logo in video game

‘You can steal our name and logos and we PROBABLY won’t sue you’: Elon Musk responds to video game designer who sent 154 requests asking for permission to create use SpaceX in new game

  • Lyubomir Vladimirov is creating a video game about SpaceX’s mission to Mars
  • The designer has been sending daily request to the company’s founder, Elon Musk, asking to use the brand’s name and logo in the game
  • Last Wednesday, Musk responded to Vladimirov’s 154th request, writing: ‘You can steal our name/logos & we probably won’t sue you’
  • Vladimirov was thrilled by the reply, saying he would continue to work hard on the game and give 80 percent of profits back to SpaceX
  • But not everybody was convinced that Musk won’t pursue legal action against  Vladimirov if and when the game is released
  • ‘He’s clearly not actually giving permission, and probably in case this game blows up and being successful and then he will sue,’ one warned

Elon Musk has finally responded to a video game designer who sent him 154 requests asking him to use the SpaceX name and logo in one of his new creations. 

The Tesla and SpaceX founder replied to the designer, Lyubomir Vladimirov, on Twitter last Wednesday, appearing to give him the go-ahead to do so.  

Almost six months ago, Vladimirov vowed to send a message to Musk every day for a year asking him to officially incorporate the Space X brand into his untitled video game, which will be set on Mars.  

Last Wednesday, the persistent creator sent off his 154th request on Twitter, writing: ‘Dear Elon. I am a game developer and I am making a game about the colonization of Mars with you and SpaceX. 

‘If you think it’s cool, all I need is a ‘go ahead’ to use your name and logos. I will post this every day for a year or until I get a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. 154/365.’

‘You can steal our name/logos & we probably won’t sue you,’ Musk then replied. 

The billionaire’s message buoyed Vladimirov who humorously responded: ‘Okay, back to work!’

Elon Musk has finally responded to a video game designer who sent him 154 requests asking him to use the SpaceX name and logo in one of his new creations 

Almost six months ago, Vladimirov vowed to send a message to Musk every day for a year asking him to incorporate the Space X brand in his untitled video game, which will be set on Mars

Almost six months ago, Vladimirov vowed to send a message to Musk every day for a year asking him to incorporate the Space X brand in his untitled video game, which will be set on Mars

Almost six months ago, Vladimirov vowed to send a message to Musk every day for a year asking him to incorporate the Space X brand in his untitled video game, which will be set on Mars

Almost six months ago, Vladimirov vowed to send a message to Musk every day for a year asking him to incorporate the Space X brand in his untitled video game, which will be set on Mars

He later shared a screenshot of the game, which featured a computer generated image with the Tesla logo plastered on it.  

Vladimirov also pledged that proceeds from his video game would go towards funding SpaceX – Musk’s rocket and spacecraft company which hopes to send people to Mars. 

‘I want to give 80 percent of the profits from the game to SpaceX,’ Vladimirov wrote. 

‘In that way, the game will not only serve the important purpose of entertaining people and arousing their interest in Mars, but will also help Elon Musk and SpaceX to achieve this.’

Vladimirov subsequently shared a screenshot of the game, which featured a computer generated image with the Tesla logo plastered on it

Vladimirov subsequently shared a screenshot of the game, which featured a computer generated image with the Tesla logo plastered on it

Vladimirov also pledged that proceeds from his video game would go towards funding SpaceX - Musk's rocket and spacecraft company which hopes to send people to Mars

Vladimirov also pledged that proceeds from his video game would go towards funding SpaceX – Musk’s rocket and spacecraft company which hopes to send people to Mars

Many people responded to Vladimirov after he received a reply from Musk, congratulating him on what the believed was tacit approval to use the SpaceX name and logo. 

‘Congrats bro! I had been seeing your tweets every day and saw he finally responded,’ one wrote. 

‘The best thing about Elon Musk is that he makes us dream big again,’ another chimed in. 

However, others told  Vladimirov to proceed with caution. 

‘Lol he’s clearly not actually giving permission, and probably in case this game blows up and being successful and then he will sue. Saying ‘you can steal’ doesn’t give someone permission to break the law and steal,’ one wrote. 

Another claimed Musk had been deliberately vague. 

‘By saying ‘steal’ and suggesting Tesla/Space X ‘weren’t sue’, Elon is simply protecting his companies. Elon can sue if he feels this game developer is not representing the companies fairly,’ he warned. 

Vladimirov has not revealed when the game will be completed, nor whether he will seek a distributor to help with its release. 

Is that a Tesla? Vladimirov is sharing screenshots of the game on Twitter

Is that a Tesla? Vladimirov is sharing screenshots of the game on Twitter

Vladimirov has not revealed when the game will be completed, nor whether he will seek a distributor to help with its release. He shared this preview on his Twitter account

Vladimirov has not revealed when the game will be completed, nor whether he will seek a distributor to help with its release. He shared this preview on his Twitter account 

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