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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looks like it could be fun
Oh come on, could it be anymore like Minecraft? the blocky underground caverns, the minecart and tracks, and since when was a bookcase piece standard for any builder?
reminds me of the Facebook "Winklevoss vs. Zuckerberg" ordeal.
This definitely has the potential for some very interesting situations later on
I won't get this until after I get Minecraft, but I still might check it out at some point.
Sounds interesting, its not like Minecrafts coming to 360 (maybe, also Gamelofts rationale). On tje other hand, I did hear Minecrafts coming to IOS, I might get that on my ipod, if its for the touch.
Just some guy trying to make a buck by copying somthing popular
This is unbelievable... I hope this crashes and burns. If you buy this its only because you have either no heart, or simply dont know what minecraft is.
well i would say it looks more like a crappy sauerbraten, it doesnt have the whole retro vibe.
This is original and not a total ripoff.
Minecraft will always be better. Still, I will probably buy it.
is that copyright infringement or something
that looks exactly like minecraft just better graphics
Everything's a clone huh? What's psychonauts a clone of, super mario 64? How about portal? (ok, there's nubacular drop but that doesn't count since it was basicly a fantasy themed beta of portal) There has to be an original before there can be a clone, and at least when notch started minecraft it was based on a game that wasn't even being worked on anymore. I think I'll go and play minecraft now and try to forget about this ripoff
Noone can predict a hit but you sure can predict that unimaginative greedy people will try to clone another person's success. Notch is making the game that he wants to play. This guy is making what he thinks you want to play.
I dont care if it looks just like minecraft, this is godsend for console gamers
Since my PC sucks, it seems like it will be a great alternative to Minecraft :()