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Author Topic: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves  (Read 13445 times)

andvare

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Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« on: March 10, 2012, 12:34:54 am »

This game seems a little too inspired by Dwarf Fortress. More like a copy.


Watch the first video at:

http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/a-game-of-dwarves
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 12:36:56 am »

Does seem that way.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 12:42:43 am »

Looks legit to me.  Might could do with a different species, but... chances are it'll play nothing like DF.  Compare: Dig Deeper and Dwarfs?! (available for viewing on Steam) which are clearly inspired by, but by no means play like DF.  Toady owns the scene.  A Game of Dwarves will never attain the same level of gore, complexity, and brutality against the player.

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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 12:44:51 am »

"Dwarves...Fortress...Dig...gr­ow food...manage economy...Demons..."

Nope. Totally unique game. Obviously.

Seriously guys, thinking this is a ripoff.

Seriously.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 12:45:21 am »

This is at least the 6th thread i've seen about Game of Dwarves.
But anyhow, it seems to be somewhat more like dungeon keeper which is a goodthing.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 12:46:20 am »

I don't understand. The graphics are too good. But seriously, reminds me of: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=93767.0
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 12:48:05 am by Kofthefens »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 12:47:59 am »

Looks more like Dungeon Keeper than Dwarf Fortress. Looks very much like Dungeon Keeper, actually... Are the publishers related to Bullfrog in any way?
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 12:49:35 am »

Let's see....

"has definite gameplay goal"... DF: "goal? What's that!?"
"Has 3d graphics".... DF: "you have ascii, and *will* like it!"

Compare: tolkien dwarf trope, both games: "the dwarves dug too greedily and too deep, you know what they awakened in the darkness of moria..."

Verdict:  similar genre, similar concept... radically different games.


 
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 12:50:50 am »

Seems to be a dumbed-down version of dwarf fortress.

Dwarf Fortress -> Game of Dwarves -> Minecraft -> Playskool Adventure
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 12:51:51 am »

Wait, theres a playschool adventure? *searches frantically*
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 12:55:18 am »

This is at least the 6th thread i've seen about Game of Dwarves.
But anyhow, it seems to be somewhat more like dungeon keeper which is a goodthing.

This.

And this is about the fourth(?) game I've seen these forums flip out about; Minecraft, Dwarves!?, Towns, and now this. Yeah, they share a lot of things. Yeah, they were obviously (and often explictly) "inspired by" DF. So what? If people didn't reuse ideas they liked, we'd have exactly one game for every genre or subgenre.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 01:02:55 am »

Wait, theres a playschool adventure? *searches frantically*

The closest I could find was "playskool kota adventure" here...

Hasbro.com/play/

However..... I was repelled like dracula from garlic and sunlight by "OMG Ponies!" In the what's new section.

I am alergic to intense levels of cute.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 01:10:38 am »

That pony game is terrible, My pony couldn't even Kick other ponies in the head, tearing a tendon and jamming the skull through the brain :"(
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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 01:13:50 am »

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Re: Dwarf Fortress rippoff? Game Of Dwarves
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 01:20:01 am »

*sigh* It seems like someone makes a new topic about this every other week. Here's what has been said sand ignored time and time again.

1. I admit I'm not very qualified on this subject, but others who are have stated that it is more like dungeon keeper than DF

2. All games have some similarities to some other games. It really isn't that big of a deal.
        2a. We do not have some sort of monopoly on Sims with Dwarves in them
        2b. Dwarves and building fortresses/dungeons does not a ripoff make

3. One of the Makers of this game did in fact register on Bay12 to consult with us for advice over in the topic for this in the Other Games section

4. Like with Minecraft depending on how this turns out, it may actually result in more people Being attracted to DF

I'm starting to think that we should add a section on this to the FAQ being nbuilt the Df General Discusssion board
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 01:28:19 am by Furtuka »
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