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A Twitter RPG so "lazy," it steals original artwork

Imagine firing up a new game only to find that your original photographs or artwork were being used as part of the game’s plot line without your knowledge—and without even a proper citation. This is exactly what happened to several artists who posted their creations and designs online, only to have them snagged for use in an Internet-based, Twitter-fueled RPG called Tweeria.

Tweeria brands itself the “lazy Twitter RPG,” and it certainly lives up to that tagline. It requires little to no interaction other than posting to your own Twitter feed and conversing with other users on the social network. Every time you tweet, your “alter ego” in the game embarks on quests, slays monsters, and picks up items, just as you might do in a normal MMORPG. Tweeria currently has 14,000 registered users and receives about 18,000 visits a day.The game includes all of the basic elements of a fantasy role-playing game: mages, warriors, player-versus-player battles, achievement points, and mastery of s...

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jay21280d ago

Love the concept. Hate the theft.

e-p-ayeaH1280d ago

im not surprised many MMO´s lack any sort of originality.

BlackWolf1280d ago

Well, this guys have some balls to steal the art of so many people. A fine example of lack of creativity and shame.