I have been developing a game called "Fatal Wars 2" which is kind of a clone of the old Archon. A game of two armies on a chess-like board only that when two pieces go on the same spot, instead of automatic death there is a battle in a seperate areana.
Now, I realize my game is very similar to Archon and I was afraid to get sued, so I decided to contact the creators of Archon and ask them for permission\license for their Archon game.
They seem like really nice people and really not corporate\formal from their website(http://www.freefallgames.com/
So I sent them an email, and they got back to me saying they are swamped with work and they would try to get back to me next week. Meanwhile, a month have passed, and no email from them. Eventhough I kind of emailed(spammed?) their mail box.
Hmm, maybe they are in a convention or very busy(to be honest, you can check email on a phone nowadays?).
I don't know what to do.
I think they might make a deal with me about licensing Archon. And I think they are just terribley busy.
But waiting for a month is kind of painful. Heh.
Especially if I don't know if I will have to cancel my game, so working on it is pointless.
I just spend the nights refreshing my mail boxes, hoping to see something. Kind of bummed. heh.