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Post » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:11 pm

kind of a dickhead. Tim Langdell of freeware games i guess :P, make sure he doesnt trademark the name :O.

im guessing this guy just print screened your levels and used em as a single picture with collision detection in flash. with minimal edits
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Post » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:34 pm

Alright, well, I got in contact with him an asked him why he didn't contact me about this, heres his reply (in rather broken English):

[quote="Flashist":gmrh6a4g]Hi.

Actually, game Green-gray-world dont get many moneys on in-game adv. I earn 16.31$ on in-game adv.

This is no good that I didnt get your opinion about port your game on Flash. I has included your name on credits-page, maybe this is can soften your bad reaction.[/quote:gmrh6a4g]

So, yeah. He hasn't made a ton of money (Although I've made even less, below $2. :P), so I don't really care about that. (Unless he's lying, but I doubt that for some reason.) I think he kinda said he was sorry.

So I wrote back to him, and I actually want to see if he could turn this into more of an official port, since he did do a pretty good job, despite some glitchy physics in the game. (You can't jump if your pressing against a wall, and a few other small issues I noticed.)
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Post » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:00 pm

weird, and interesting
you should turn it into an official port

btw, congratulations on your pc gamer fame
you have people stealing your stuff and everything
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Post » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:13 am

Wow, what a moron. He seems to completely miss the ethics of what he's done in his reply. Have you contacted the author of that 8bitrocket article you linked to? They seemed to want contact from you.

Ultimately I guess there's nothing you can do: you basically can't (or it's too much effort to) get the dupe taken offline, nor stop people playing it. I think your best route is to contact the author of that article - and anywhere else you can find it getting mentioned - and tell them about the situation, and that you're angry this game is a shameless rip and that it's getting attention instead of your game. Hopefully the authors will be sympathetic and replace the article about the copy with an article about your original game, which is what you deserve.
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Post » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:31 am

Loki, I am filled with BILE on your behalf. I would love to publically slander this man for his transgressions.
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Post » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:57 am

Do your best to make it known that he stole your game. It disgusts me that someone would just copy a game without permission just to cash in/get fame on a flash site. Wow, big deal your name is in the credits page, he didn't even contact you first! It's like copying game cds, putting your name as the author, selling them, and putting the original authors name in some little credits page! He stole your game.
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Post » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:36 am

Well for some reason my comment I posted decided it didn't want to post and I never got the validation email.... I tried honestly... D:

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Post » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:26 am

That just sucks. Hope we dont see any more of that kind action. Cant imagine what happens if people just start stealing games and soon no one wants to make more unless its flash.
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Post » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:54 am

I've seen quite a few cases where people simply copied other games to make money on portals like Kongregate. It is becoming a trend. If you aren't creative, but know how to code, just steal a game idea.
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Post » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:00 am

Even sadder is the programs they used to copy it are probably stolen as well.
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