Page 1 of 9 123456789 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 259

Thread: There is something familar about all this.

  1. #1
    How To Go
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    **gone**
    Posts
    11,240

    There is something familar about all this.

    Note: if you are going to steal from a game, make it one that wasn't a hugely popular game people spent 100 + hours playing. A point and click adventure game called Limbo of the Lost. More like Limbo of the Stolen.

    http://gameplasma.com/index.php?do=viewarticle&id=621

  2. #2
    Social Worker
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Northrend
    Posts
    2,401
    That's really cheesy, the thought that someone went and carbon copied a game thinking that noone would catch on, is tantamount to a 3 year old trying to take a cookie from a cookie jar when you are standing right next to them. What the hell were they thinking is what I want to know.

  3. #3
    New Romantic
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    6,521
    That's pretty darn blatant. I'm somehow guessing that the formal response from Bethesda will be delivered by their lawyers.

  4. #4
    Mad Chester Fozzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Indiana, PSN: Fozz_Thulu
    Posts
    1,073
    Wow. That is just sad. Drawn and quartered candidates?

  5. #5
    Social Worker Balasarius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    4,832
    Which pictures are Oblivion and which are Limbo of the Lost?

  6. #6
    Spinning Toe
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    884
    Wow. Just wow.

    It's actually a pretty clever idea for getting the art assets into your hobbyist-made AGS title, but trying to pass it off as your own, especially when you're selling it? Again, I say wow.

  7. #7
    New Romantic
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    looopingworld.com
    Posts
    6,395
    I say it's hoax.

    One thing is to port a model over, one thing is to copy a locale with ALL the objects in their exact position.

  8. #8
    How To Go
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    **gone**
    Posts
    11,240
    Its a 2d point and click adventure. They just turned off the hud and hit print screen.

  9. #9
    New Romantic
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    5,518
    Someone should make a point-and-click adventure that shamelessly uses screenshots of many, many other games. Ideally, each screen from a different one, and with the less attempt made at consistency the better. I.e., I want to click away from the Oblivion screen to then travel through the briefing room from Wing Commander to click to an inexplicable screengrab from Rez, and so on.

  10. #10
    How To Go
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    **gone**
    Posts
    11,240
    Someone should do that with unreleased games.

  11. #11
    Still king of lost New Romantic
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    8,119
    Quote Originally Posted by Drastic View Post
    Someone should make a point-and-click adventure that shamelessly uses screenshots of many, many other games. Ideally, each screen from a different one, and with the less attempt made at consistency the better. I.e., I want to click away from the Oblivion screen to then travel through the briefing room from Wing Commander to click to an inexplicable screengrab from Rez, and so on.
    With voice acting that merges words spoken from different games to create mashed together sentences.

  12. #12
    Social Worker
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    3,339
    Some links if you hate yourself enough to actually want to check out this game:

    YouTube trailor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFVcqDfJKZo

    Form an interview with the project directory:

    Gordon: So have any more recent games influenced your current project?
    Steve: The project is more influenced by film and literature rather than other games, we want the experience to be as original as possible and as such we have made a calculated effort to keep away from other games in the genre. Limbo of the Lost is an experience first and foremost, secondly wrapped up in a game media and genre.
    I think its fair to say they may be a bit more influenced than they are letting on.

  13. #13
    New Romantic
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    5,518
    Quote Originally Posted by Skipper View Post
    With voice acting that merges words spoken from different games to create mashed together sentences.
    Beautiful. Then some New Games Journalist of the Wagner James Au stripe could write ecstatically about how it's a postmodern apotheosis of the entire industry, if not human history as a gestalt whole. Come to think of it, some of the pieced-together voice acting should include excerpts recited from past Au pieces.

    It'll settle the games vs art debate forever.

  14. #14
    World's End Supernova
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Summit of Mt. Sexy
    Posts
    19,195
    Quote Originally Posted by HRose View Post
    I say it's hoax.

    One thing is to port a model over, one thing is to copy a locale with ALL the objects in their exact position.
    It sure is, and that's pretty much the point here. It's blatant thievery.

  15. #15
    Mad Chester
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,198
    Pretty hilarious...

    Have these guys made other games? I'm guessing not.

    I hope this doesn't discourage Bethesda from releasing mod tools in the future.

  16. #16
    Social Worker
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Columbus, OH Steam ID: Bad Neighbor
    Posts
    2,529
    Quote Originally Posted by Drastic View Post
    Someone should make a point-and-click adventure that shamelessly uses screenshots of many, many other games. Ideally, each screen from a different one, and with the less attempt made at consistency the better. I.e., I want to click away from the Oblivion screen to then travel through the briefing room from Wing Commander to click to an inexplicable screengrab from Rez, and so on.
    Here's your loading screen:

  17. #17
    New Romantic Moore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    9,385

  18. #18
    World's End Supernova
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    17,166
    "The largest and most-visited site on the internet"

  19. #19
    World's End Supernova
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    17,166
    It's really hard to tell from screenshots and videos, but it looks like this game is all pre-recorded 3D with the guy moving around the screen?

  20. #20
    Social Worker
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lakewood, Ohio
    Posts
    2,185
    Haha, who's the genius that let this happen?

  21. #21
    World's End Supernova
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Summit of Mt. Sexy
    Posts
    19,195
    Quote Originally Posted by Pogo View Post
    It's really hard to tell from screenshots and videos, but it looks like this game is all pre-recorded 3D with the guy moving around the screen?
    I was under the impression the backgrounds are actually static and the game is 2D, which of course makes this thing even more sad, since it's essentially barely-doctored screen shots they're using.

  22. #22
    Social Worker JMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    4,605
    Quote Originally Posted by Kael View Post

    Oh boy, in addition to Bethesda, these hacks will have to contend with Eidos' Hammer Haunt lawyers.

  23. #23
    Goodluck!!
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    143
    Wait a minute, I didn't know there was a subway in Oblivion! Is this part of the dungeon where you find the Dwemer Airship? Man, I looked all over and never could find that thing.

  24. #24
    New Romantic Moore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    9,385
    that looks like a HL1 user made map, I'd say..

  25. #25
    New Romantic
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in XCode
    Posts
    5,979
    That subway might be from Silent Hill 3 or 4.

  26. #26
    Account closed New Romantic
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    7,918
    It's definitely from Silent Hill 3. Edit: After looking at the screenshots on gamespot, it's similar but the subway trains in SH3 had blue on them. Continuing to look for the source of the subway. It's not Silent Hill 4 either.
    Last edited by Angie Gallant; 06-11-2008 at 12:47 PM.

  27. #27
    Social Worker
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Tampere, Finland
    Posts
    2,994
    Pretty weird if they did this knowingly. If it's a small company, they might have outsourced the backgrounds to some freelancer.

  28. #28
    New Romantic Moore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    9,385
    ......More like freeloader......... zing!

  29. #29
    New Romantic
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    5,518
    Huh, I spoke too quickly. They're already doing that. So, Oblivion and one of the Silent Hills. Must find more!

  30. #30
    New Romantic
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in XCode
    Posts
    5,979
    The REAL game is to find what games it stole from.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •