Motor Rock is $6.99 on Steam. It’s an isometric racer in the same style as Blizzard’s old Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing. That’s not particularly newsworthy, but what does raise an eyebrow is the development team’s blatant repurposing of Blizzard’s game. (Note that until recently, the game was actually called Rock’n’Roll Racing 3D.) Here are some choice bits from their official FAQ:
Primarily we looked up to Rock’n’Roll Racing which was released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and the Super Nintendo game consoles and became a real hit. Rock’n’Roll Racing 3D is inspired by and developed in the traditions of the original game.
Question: And with copyright will not have problems? How about Blizzard?
Answer: We haven’t received a formal complaints. Playing a non-profit, and it’s based on the old brand. Much closer to the game, we will write to the Blizzard, just in case. I hope that we will not closed down.
Hey, they sent Blizzard a letter! I’m sure that’s good enough, right? If you want it, I’d advise you to get Motor Rock before Blizzard’s lawyers get wind of this game.