So, when releasing a Hosted game or a 25% royalty Choice label one, it says you retain the IP right to your characters and stories, and grant them the exclusive license to publish your game. My question is about that last bit.
If I, much later, converted the story into a more visual game (think Ren’Py or something), that uses the same plot and still put the focus on the choices the player is making, would that be considered too similar, and thus illegal, or would the visual aspects distinguish it enough?
I’m asking because I work really like CS, and would like to release my game here in this format, but I would also like to eventually make a visual version of the same story that I could market a lot easier, especially because it’s based in the same world as the comics I write. Comic readers tend to like the pictures, after all. If it helps, I also plan to implement a simple Final Fantasy type combat system and small puzzles in the visual game that won’t be present in a CS version.
Hopefully the question makes sense, and thanks in advance to anyone who can answer!