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« on: January 26, 2010, 05:28:59 PM »

OK, regardless of how good or bad NightSky ends up being (I love all of nifflas' other games, so as of now I will give it the benefit of the doubt), I have to say that this really pisses me off:

http://toucharcade.com/2010/01/26/trundle-a-free-game-you-need/

I mean, cloning a game that hasn't even been released yet?  An indie one at that?  And one by nifflas?  Absolutely terrible.  Really, Nicalis should get some lawyers involved with this, at the very least to get it off the App Store right away (I don't think it matters that it's freeware, it's still a disrespect having it out there).
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 06:02:34 PM »

Yeah well it's freeware but the developer clearly has plans to make paid DLC in level packs.

I don't know what goes through the mind of someone like this. Is it just greed and money? I would be totally ashamed and disgusted with myself if I was in that Trundle guys position.

Here is the website of the company responsible: http://www.mobile-bros.com/

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We’ve seen that many have been comparing Trundle with the up and coming Night Sky game for the wii. Although, similar in artistic style these are two very different games with no affiliation with each other…. I have to add though that Night Sky looks purely awesome.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 06:07:55 PM »

Oh man, this is terrible.
Anyone following Nicalis's progress know they are working on NightSky for a long time and then this random dude not only clones NightSky but is planning to sell it. What is worse, NightSky may be accused of "rip-offing" this Trumble game when it's released.

Disgusting.
Clearly deserves the "EXCELLENCE IN: RIP-OFF" award.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 06:19:27 PM »

Uh, didn't the guy just say that Night Game looks awesome? Maybe he just had a really good idea and never even knew Night Game was being made.

By the way, what's Night Game?

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 06:25:02 PM »

Night Game was the original name for Night Sky.

Anyways. So he says Night Sky looks awesome he gets away with being a blatant copy?

And the game looks exactly like it. How could he not know the game was being made?

this is Trundle:



and here is two shots of Night Sky (when it was known as night game)




trundle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TJmJbGMzlE and night sky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h08ZvuC1QDI on youtube
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 06:42:41 PM »

because night game absolutely pioneered the concept of black silhouettes on a gradient background.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 06:42:55 PM »

It's a shame. But the only thing Nifflas can do now is to just do a better job than the clone. Copying/cloning a visual look only goes so far, as it will the substance that will set it apart.

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 06:48:38 PM »

Night Game was the original name for Night Sky.

Still doesn't ring a bell. Probably wasn't paying attention to it.

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Anyways. So he says Night Sky looks awesome he gets away with being a blatant copy?

No, but at least he's acknowledging it and pointing people in its direction.

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And the game looks exactly like it. How could he not know the game was being made?

Well, it doesn't look exactly like it, but you are right in that there are a lot of similarities.

As for how he couldn't know, I think that's obvious. He might just not have known. I mean, maybe he's not someone who closely follows every single game being released. Maybe he's been busy doing other stuff. Who knows.

Well, obviously he does. Maybe he'll come by and shed some light on the situation.

It's a shame. But the only thing Nifflas can do now is to just to a better job at it. Copying/cloning a visual look only goes so far, as it will the substance that will set it apart.

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I'm just wondering if everyone is gonna boycott this Trundle thing just because Nifflas got "ripped off". I mean, if it's a good game anyways, then I don't see what the problem is.

By the way, is Nifflas also doing that thing it showed in the Trundle video, where you can die and the level won't reset its state? Cause that's a nice idea.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 06:54:20 PM »

Everybody's getting their panties in a mess just because it's Nifflas amirite?
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 06:56:45 PM »


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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2010, 07:00:32 PM »

Plagiarism and blatant copying is awful no matter who the victim is.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2010, 07:02:07 PM »

i dont see how its that far out that these were created independently. seriously, i had ideas like this before night game was announced.
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 07:04:17 PM »

no you're wrong and obviously teh satan like this anti-christ who dared hurt our precious nifflas

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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2010, 09:40:53 PM »

i dont see how its that far out that these were created independently. seriously, i had ideas like this before night game was announced.
clearly nifflas owes you an apology
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2010, 10:18:21 PM »

Oh my gosh, someone made a game on the iPhone about a rolling ball and they completed it before someone else completed a game about a rolling ball!
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