Petition to create a Lord of the Rings strategy videogame for the Total War franchise.

Petition to create a Lord of the Rings strategy videogame for the Total War franchise.

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Marcos Americus started this petition to The Creative Assembly Limited and

As evidenced by the wide availability of fan-made conversion mods released for several titles in the Total War game franchise developed by the Creative Assembly, there is keen interest on the part of fans of the The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien's work in general to see this come to fruition.

This petition aims to appeal to Sega Games Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary, The Creative Assembly, Ltd., to immediately enter into licensing negotiations with Middle-earth Enterprises, as the custodian of Tolkien's intellectual legacy, to eventually develop and publish a Total War title inspired by and set in the world of The Lord of the Rings.

As an avid gamer myself and a huge fan of Tolkien's work, it would be a dream come true to be able to purchase and play an official Lord of the Rings Total War title, and I can only imagine many fellow gamers and fans would only agree.

Although this petition aims mainly to provide the aforementioned entities with a scope of the support and expectation that such a product would garner, I encourage any signatories to support the petition with donations which, although not strictly necessary since the title would likely represent a financial gain for the parties involved in its creation, could be put towards incentivising and expediting the necessary licensing agreements and subsequent development needed to make this happen. Said donations, per our petition, would be held in escrow (per applicable laws of the U.K. and the U.S.A. and any other relevant jurisdictions) to be divided as the above parties see fit pursuant to negotiations and on the condition that the titular demand of this petition be met.

I would like to state that I am aware of the previously publicised legal clashes between the Tolkien Estate and Middle-earth Enterprises and their licensees. As a fan of Tolkien's work, I can only say that I am deeply saddened that the great literary legacy of such an outstanding genius has so often become the source of legal battles over royalties and merchandising rights. That said, and taking into account that the resolutions of said proceedings were not disclosed publicly, I have chosen to address our petition to Middle-earth Enterprises as the intellectual property licenser since it has previously delivered on licensing games and digital content with other partners. I am aware that certain legal impediments between these two entities may come into play through fulfilling this petition, but I am confident that amiable terms for all parties involved can be reached.

Finally, I would like to express my realisation that this petition may seem frivolous for a website like this with so many other, much more serious issues plaguing our world today. Nevertheless, it is my belief that the perpetuation of human literature and storytelling through the creation of new media capable of reaching ever-growing audiences is indeed a noble endeavour, especially when its content is ripe with moral teachings and sheer ingenuity capable of transcending culture.

If you are a fan of Tolkien's work and The Lord of the Rings specifically, please sign your name to this petition to allow us all to delve one more time into the magical and breathtaking world of Middle Earth in the capable hands of the good folks at the Creative Assembly. If nothing else, this petition should serve as proof of the commercial viability of such a venture and encourage publishers and licensers alike to perpetuate Tolkien's amazing legacy.

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