The lights are on
Developer Projector Games is prepping an episodic sandbox creation game that's due to hit Xbox Live Indie Games in March. Wow, does it ever look like Minecraft.The official FortressCraft website contains several videos of the game and information (the first episode will be a co-op sandbox mode and the second will "start to introduce the game"). It also has forums with such topics as "So, what will you do when [Minecraft developer] Mojang sues you?" and "Differences between FortressCraft and Minecraft?".The developer replies to these questions with a lengthy missive about how everything is a copy of something else and such. "There's no intellectual property I could be sued over for this," reads the post. "Notch has invented no new technology for this game. I'm not infringing his copyright or trademarks. He himself has said he's happy for clones and remakes and mods and tools." Read the whole post here if you like and watch the video below and let us know what you think.
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i kinda want this. now.
Lol, the dude is pissed as all hell about this, that's some serious rage going on. Sheesh, anybody with a lick of sense can tell this guy is taking serious inspiration from MineCraft the name, and layout look heck of a lot a like. Weather he is blatantly ripping of Minecraft remains to be seen. However, if the dude is writing a whole essay on how it's different from Minecraft it's Minecraft as someone on kotaku basically put.
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I guess copycats were inevitable, but I still don't like it. Granted, it looks like a good game already, but that's because it's pretty much exactly the same as an existing good game.
If these guys make a lot of money off this...
As long as it plays like Minecraft I am fine with it.
I just have to ask. Is this rated one star because someone hated that a company copied Minecraft, or is it rated one star because Bryan did a bad job?
Honestly I think it's kinda neat that there's a 360 version coming. Although I would like to see the original Minecraft be able go to consoles. I guess we'll just wait to see what happens in the end.
This game could never have the same charm of minecraft. It just won't feel the same.
Also, what constitutes a lower rating on a news story? Do you rate it for how well the story is put together w/ information, etc., or is it rated by whether you like what it is talking about?