The original names are currently owned by activision/blizzard which was in the process of selling its company but ended up renigging, They keep the Quest for glory name copyrighted in case they ever want to make a game with the name... They dont even posess any of the content from the games but the legalities of them might still stand, QFG is burried in a huge pile of red tape and uncertainty.
I'm doing the same thing as the coles with my game, making hints of nostalgia and similar situations to QFG but nothing explixtly matching any of the assets or storyline.
But I know my game will never compare with the masters themselves " The Coles " who orchastrated the best game in existence to begin with!
I hope they have found a name for the meeps, I'm heading over to the Hero-U board to show some support!