A development team called ProjectorGames is under attack from fans of the game Minecraft, you know that game where you punch pigs for bacon. Their game FortressCraft is being accused of ripping off Minecraft’s sandbox type gameplay. Frankly I don’t see what all th-
Oh. Well shit. Yeah that’s Minecraft. Can’t really argue against that. But on their website ProjectorGames has tried just that. When asked “So, what will you do when Mojang [Developer of Minecraft] sues you?” ProjectorGames had this to say:
“I’m really honestly bemused by all the vitriol about ‘copying minecraft’. You *DO* all know that Minecraft (creative) is a DIRECT copy of Infimininer? And that both of those games can clearly and directly trace their routes back to Roblox, Wurm Online, Voxlap, 3d Construction Kit.
“Many of you seem to have come across Minecraft as the first game of this ilk. It’s not, it’s not even close, not by 20+ years. Many of you have decided that I will be writing ‘survival’ mode, and having the Nether, and Creepers. I’m not. There’s a very very long thread that details what I *have* said I’d write. That’s easy to find, it’ll have pictures of minecarts in it… And as this seems to be a pretty good place to make this clear, I’ll do my best. But it’s 2am and I’ve spent the last 5 hours answering messages instead of coding… All games are inspired by other games. Minecraft inspired me… but not to clone it.”
FortressCraft will be coming to Xbox live indie Marketplace next month priced at either 80 or 240 Microsoft Points. The price is still in discussion.