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Recycled Inspirations 


Gamasutra has posted an excellent piece called The Top 20 Underutilized Licenses, which include both existing game franchises and intellectual properties that are particularly well-suited to gaming.

Our criteria for putting together this article - with input from all Gamasutra staffers - was a mixture of gut feeling and impassioned argument; unscientific, to be sure, but rather than functioning as a guide to the 20 and only 20 licenses that could or should be explored, it's much more of a thought experiment into avenues many might not have considered.

I particularly enjoyed the suggestion that there should be games based on Groundhog Day, which is, of course, mechanically analogous to how save games work in a videogame anyway... and there aren't enough instances of Mr Murray in gaming.

What is your top underutilized license, readers?

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