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Video Game Plagiarism [Jun. 18th, 2008|03:02 pm]
The new game "Limbo of the Lost", a point and click adventure (hey, I'm old school -- I like those), is being called out for plagiarism.

Possibly the worst, most blatant plagiarism in video game history. They didn't just copy art assets, it looks like they used screencaps from the games. Plus they stole (allegedly) from at least a half dozen games!

Slashdot summary
Story on The Register
Discussion Thread

(Check out the side-by-side screenshots in the second and/or third links! OMG.)

This is either tragic, hilarious, or both, depending on your viewpoint.

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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2008-06-19 02:19 am (UTC)
Or on torrents for nothing. :P
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[User Picture]From: tsuyoto
2008-06-18 11:40 pm (UTC)
That is awesome.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-06-19 04:24 am (UTC)
It is made of awesome.

(But other people's awesome, sadly.)
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[User Picture]From: tsuyoto
2008-06-19 05:28 am (UTC)
I should clarify. It is awesome that they thought they could get away with it. It does suck that they took advantage of Tri Synergy.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-06-19 05:38 pm (UTC)
I had figured the comment was sarcastic but, you're right, it is a source of awe that the "developers" evidently figured that no one would notice. And it's not like they cribbed from obscure games, either.

It looks like Tri Synergy is a relatively small publisher and they just didn't realize what was going on either. The whole thing is weird all over.
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[User Picture]From: tsuyoto
2008-06-19 05:43 pm (UTC)
I hope Tri Synergy survives this. It seems like the video game version of all those publish-your-own-book companies.
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