Can I publish a book based off of Subnautica?

jlb10333jlb10333 CaliforniaMembers Join Date: 2016-03-25 Member: 214784Posts: 3
I have a rough draft of a 23 word novella in my Google Drive, and I was wondering if it would break copyright laws if I published it. If it is breaking them, how can I get around the laws and publish it? Do I need UWE's approval? Thank you for any answers.

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  • FoxyFoxy United KingdomMembers, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2014-08-19 Member: 198032Posts: 470 Advanced user
    You'd run into problems if you released anything commercially/for profit. You could write fanfiction, which is essentially your own story set in someone else's universe and release it for free, that would be fine.
  • GlyphGryphGlyphGryph USAMembers Join Date: 2015-02-19 Member: 201435Posts: 74 Advanced user
    I think if the novella is only 23 words long you'll be fine.
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator & Generalist, NS2 PersonSuper Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 3,016 admin
    Fan Fiction spread for free in the internet is fine, but you cannot sell for profit as you would be infringing on our IP.

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  • BugzapperBugzapper AustraliaMembers Join Date: 2015-03-06 Member: 201744Posts: 1,098 Advanced user
    I am extremely relieved to hear this. ;)
  • AlexMolloyAlexMolloy Members Join Date: 2021-03-30 Member: 268641Posts: 1 Fully active user
    Hello, in such cases, you definitely need to study the legislation or the indicated points from the author, a casual visitor to the forum is unlikely to help you, because it is always different, I am familiar with this.
  • CaptainFearlessCaptainFearless CO, USMembers Join Date: 2016-12-14 Member: 224941Posts: 376 Advanced user
    AlexMolloy wrote: »
    Hello, in such cases, you definitely need to study the legislation or the indicated points from the author, a casual visitor to the forum is unlikely to help you, because it is always different, I am familiar with this.

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