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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Whoa...somebody's getting sued.
Hmmm looks intresting another legal battle i wonder who is gonna win this one the person who made a great game and earned tons of money off of it or the guys who ripped it off and tries to defend themself by saying nothing in minecraft is new nor original... *facepalm*
Hmmmm..... That video isn't doing much to distance itself from the "Minecraft clone" image, but after reading a bunch of the comments, I'm not quite ready to throw this under the bus. Still though, they should make a video showing all of the non-minecraft features.
haha whether or not he could be sued, he COULD have picked a more original name.
I would rather have a new and unique IP than a copy of a game I own and love, oh well, who am I to say?
I'm surprised this isn't GameLoft's next release.
Looks really cool, like a steam punk version of Minecraft.
I don't know...it doesn't quite have the same "cuteness" about it that Minecraft does.
How pathetic can you get? They even copied the name... "Fortresscraft"?
Geeze so he added a survival mode, something Notch has said he will be adding. As for Minecraft never appearing on consoles, Notch has said to wait and see and that anything could happen. Just two days ago we got word that Minecraft would be on IOS. I don't think its that crazy to think that the end product can end up as a downloadable game.
There has to be some repercussions Notch can use. The gameplay is incredibly similar, the name is incredibly similar. It's an obvious ripoff, don't say it isn't.
its like mega blocks, lol