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Earlier today, we shared with you the first trailer for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The concept apes cheesy 1980s sci-fi movies, complete with grainy VHS overlay. Capybara Games president and co-founder Nathan Vella feels that the presentation of the trailer is just a little too similar to one for his studio's Super Time Force.
A conversation ensued between Vella and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans. It ended civilly, but it's clear that the Capybara president is still hurt.
Here are the two trailers for comparison:
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Super TIME Force
While there are certainly similarities, both are derived from classic 1980s television absurdities. The decade has also been evoked in other recent titles. Of note is the fantastic introduction scene for Awesomenauts, which is set up as the title sequence of a Saturday morning cartoon.
What do you think? Honest admiration for the period or a bit too close for comfort?
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Nathan Vella.. calm down, man. I'm glad you realized that you kind of overreacted and you aplogized for that. Dean Evans was very nice and I think he was being honest about not copying off of Super TIME Force.
Well looks like someone's about to get fired /rimshot
Anyway i'm not seeing it, they both open up with what looks like VHS tapes playing, ohhh so similar, call all the lawyers this is a lawsuit of the century that's brewing here!' xD As if.
childish jealousy complaint on the behalf of vella
It's similar, but I wouldn't have called someone out over it. Send them some laser discs and some Hypercolor t-shirts as way of apology and call it a day.
Yeah...no. While they are based around the same basic idea, they are not actually the same at all. Vella's claim about the openings having identical shots isn't even true. Parodying the 80's is good fun (especially to those of us who lived through it), and no one owns the right to make fun of the decade of decadence. I liked both trailers and had a good laugh. Chill out, man. It's all in good fun.
Okay making 80s parodies is nothing new and Vella needs to get off his high horse and see that. I mean have you ever even seen a Harry Partridge animation? Although the art styles are completely different and the only thing he is specifically citing is the intro, which is not a big deal.
They both have the montage in the beginning. Otherwise, the direction of each trailer is completely different despite being framed similarly in the Saturday morning cartoon VHS aesthetic.
This just seems like a publicity stunt by the guys from super time force and nothing else. That intro is nothing unique, and it's the only thing similar between the two trailers. If articles like this pop up though, and people are saying that a blockbuster like Far Cry 3 may having knocked off a relatively unknown game, it's great attention for the time force game.
Yea i mean both of these trailers are amazing, but the the ONLY similarity at all is that they open with weird scenes from 80's tv, and that isn't reason enough to throw the fit that this guy did. Though i understand the complaint of having a bigger company steal your idea and then having the world think YOU stole THEIRS, this argument is stupid. Dude needs to take a chill pill. Also am i the only one who thinks game developers should stop making twitters? All that ever comes of it is rash spur of the moment decisions that then sully their reputation forever/get them fired.
What a baby. I didn't really see any resemblance to the STF trailer. Waaa we both chose the 80s for our inspiration, but we did it first, and it's never been done before us. We're awesome, just another case of Big Corp trouncing on the little guys. Grow a spine and be grateful that you inspired something. Or stop being so narcissistic since in reality you probably didn't inspire anything.
I was expecting something a lot more similar. But the complaints did what I think they were intended to do: showed me something exists called Super TIME Force,