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I am about to write a game (text-based) for the Star Wars fans like yourselves, it doesn't contradict or change anything in the Star Wars universe (higher canon and the like).

Could someone please tell me what canon it will be? Nom Callide 14:15, 15 August 2006 (UTC)Nom Callide

  • You are writing it on your own. It would not be canon then. Only officially released material can be canon (some aren't). -Finlayson 14:39, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
    • How would I get it officially released? Nom Callide 15:52, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
      • You wouldn't be able to, unless it was a game designed and published by LucasArts. Fleet Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 15:54, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
        • If I was making a book, how would I go about getting it published by Lucasarts? Nom Callide 16:12, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
          • Lucasfilms's critera for selecting authors to write for Star Wars is that potential authors already have to be established (meaning they have already got a few books under their belt). Due to legal reasons, Lucasfilm cannot accept fan solicitations. StarNeptuneTalk to me! 16:28, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
            • Nuts. Do you know if I can use the title 'Star Wars:' as a prefix to my game name cos I don't know if that infringes copywright. (also I am not selling the game or charging money for it)
              • Of course that infringes. Star Wars is copyrighted. They may not bother with it, but it is still copyrighted. -Finlayson 17:35, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
                • After just reading the article on non-canon (N-Canon) and here it is:

What-if stories (such as stories published under the Infinities label), most game stats, fanon, fanfiction (eg. custom made movies like Revelations and Pink Five), and anything else directly contradicted by higher canon ends up here. N-canon is the only level that is not considered canon by Lucasfilm.

My book is not contradicting canon. How does it qualify as Non-Canon?

  • Your book is actually fanon, not non-canon. --Azizlight 13:55, 16 August 2006 (UTC)