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Notch, Arcas, and the Craft Wars

After a long silence, Notch speaks out against games that have been labeled clones of "Minecraft." While he praises "Terraria," he goes on the attack against "FortressCraft." What does he say? And could this have anything to do with his recently announced 360 distribution deal?

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WhiteLightning2308d ago

I've played on FortressCraft and I still think it's a Minecraft clone with a few added things in Notch hasn't added ....yet. Besides the modders do a load of things which has even made Notch support them in the next update.

"The remarks from Notch saddened me. For someone who has gained acclaim and fortune from a game that was inspired by others, he is essentially saying, “I can, but you can’t.” The hypocrisy is dripping off his words."

Sorry to say but FortressCraft is a clone of Minecraft while on the other hand Terraria isn't. That game took inspiration from Minecraft and made a completly fresh game within the Minecraft genre just like how Notch was inspired by infiniminer, he took some elements and made his own game. FortressCraft on the other hand just took the idea, added a few things and released it on a system which Notch hadn't got to yet.

MrSpace2308d ago

"FortressCraft on the other hand just took the idea, added a few things and released it on a system which Notch hadn't got to yet."

and raked in the money off an audience which probably havent even got Minecraft. The fact is Arcas can't even admit it, why dosen't the guy just come out and say "Yeah I wanted money so I copied and pasted your game with a few new things here and there".

Terraria is the right way to take inspiration from someone else and make a brand new exciting game

FortressCraft is the wrong way and is just an example of how to get a piece of someones success.

bozebo2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

"FortressCraft is a clone of Minecraft while on the other hand Terraria isn't."

this ^

UMSmiley2298d ago

While I respect Arcas's defense of the different aspects of FortressCraft...you can't simply copy every single block in Minecraft, have such a similar name and have nearly all new blocks based off pre-existing Minecraft mods and say you didn't copy anything. Yet Arcas does this with a straight face.