It looks like Elon Musk may have just agreed to allow an independent game developer to use SpaceX's name and logo for the developer's new game: Mars is Flat.
Vladimirov set out with the intention to send the same message to Musk on Twitter every day for 365 days, or until Musk responded, and he finally heard back on day 154.
It was certainly a gutsy move, messaging Musk every day, but it may have paid off. The message in question asked "Dear Elon, I'm a game dev. and I am making a game about colonizing Mars with you and SpaceX in it. If you think it's cool, all I need is the "Go ahead" to use your name and logos. I will post this every day for a year or until I get a Yes or a No! 154/365."
You can steal our name/logos & we probably won’t sue you— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 13, 2021
It's still a tad unclear as to whether or not Musk is completely agreeing to the question, as Musk responded "You can steal our name/logos & we probably won't sue you."
That "probably" is a little uncertain, that's for sure, but it hasn't stopped Vladimirov from forging ahead. Straight off the bat, he responded with "I want to give 80% of the profits to SpaceX." Let's see what ultimately happens.
I want to give 80% of the game profits to SpaceX. That way the game will not only serve the important purpose of entertaining people and sparking their interest in Mars, but it will actually help @elonmusk and SpaceX achieve it. Btw more dev. progress updates coming soon.— Lyubomir Vladimirov (@lvladimirovBG) January 14, 2021
The game itself is pretty cool. Called Mars is Flat, it's essentially a technical survival game about colonization on Mars, featuring Musk and SpaceX. Vladimirov even shared a base trailer of his game on YouTube, showcasing Musk's EV company, Tesla's Cybertruck on Mars. It also shows what Vladimirov has been working on all these months: 3D modeling, texturing, animating, and scripting of the base version of the game.
Elevator in the making. pic.twitter.com/XhREuxhd54— Lyubomir Vladimirov (@lvladimirovBG) January 12, 2021
Keep up to date with how the game is progressing either on Vladimirov's Twitter and YouTube accounts or simply on the website, Mars is Flat.