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#343284 - 06/12/08 06:39 AM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Karsten]
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Unfortunately, this is no "inspiration". If you looked at comparison shots, they are direct rips from the respective games.

So it's not a question about texture or sound but of pressing a print screen and pasting it into photoshop. So while we all agree that many games inspire from each other, in this case it's a direct screen grab from tons of existing games including Oblivion, Bloodlines, Silent Hill 4, Fable etc.
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#343313 - 06/12/08 07:28 AM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: metamorphium]
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#343375 - 06/12/08 09:02 AM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Becky]
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I understand people's concerns regarding how this may affect other independent developers, but I can assure you that as far as my company is concerned I'm not worried at all. If your conscience is clear, it's very easy to prove that all the work included in your game is yours: I have all the necessary paperwork and in fact I spent quite a lot of money to insure that everything is not only proved to be mine, but also copyrighted. I can't imagine why a publisher would not want to do business with me.
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#343482 - 06/12/08 12:11 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: alkis21]
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How in the name of ______ did they think they could get away with this? Their names are in the media, pictures were taken, they were published in NA and Europe.

I mean, sure, they made this game, got it published, got some money for it (that will soon be sued off of them wholesale) but the only way this could've gone unnoticed is if we're still getting games on floppy disks and the internet doesn't exist.

I just can't understand the mentality of the person who thinks that he can slap his name as "game designer" and use major commercial game screenshots.
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#343524 - 06/12/08 01:24 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Sally(MG)]
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I just looked at the comparison screenshots Of limbo & oblivion..

They are the same.. eek

I guess there work wasn't there own.. shame
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#343527 - 06/12/08 01:26 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Darleen03]
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Darleen, that's what all this is about. It goes far beyond Oblivion.
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#343528 - 06/12/08 01:27 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Becky]
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It would appear at this point that they have ripped off so many different games (and movies as well), that the challenge now is to find something in the way of graphics that IS indeed theirs, and original.

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#343570 - 06/12/08 02:35 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Marian]
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After all the abuse that Inferno got & the subsequent posts by other members of the team defending S Bovis & themselves I just can't see them as anything but a bunch of p********s.

Here are the 'young & hotheaded' culprits: (I hope it's okay to post this link from JA)

http://www.kentmessenger.co.uk/paper/default.asp?article_id=9644&slide_id=1& amp;newspage=2&searchkeyword=&searchpage=1

It seems now that their 'fate & destiny' is that their arrogance will cost them a lot more financially than they've made from the game as it looks like they are going to be sued bigtime.

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#343579 - 06/12/08 02:52 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Sally(MG)]
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Originally Posted By: Sally(MG)
How in the name of ______ did they think they could get away with this? Their names are in the media, pictures were taken, they were published in NA and Europe.


It depends, if the intent was to steal from other games to profit by it, I suspect they knew it would blow up at some point. If that is / was their thinking, it is likely they took their initial payday and are long gone.

On the other hand if they were so foolish to believe nobody would notice well they deserve the flak.

Based upon the reviews, reception and overall end product of the game the former is more likely. If so they have new names, a new location and perhaps even another game under production.

Time will tell.


Edited by oldmariner (06/12/08 02:53 PM)

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#343582 - 06/12/08 03:02 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: oldmariner]
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My other thought was that the notoriety attached to the game along with a publisher pulling out would push up the value of any copies put into circulation but not necessarily by people who have bought the game.... (tell me off if I'm being too wicked here.)

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#343598 - 06/12/08 03:32 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: chrissie]
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This is very sad news... frown

I think I will hold on to my Copy of Limbo...Might make me some money on Ebay lol
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#343600 - 06/12/08 03:40 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Darleen03]
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http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17885450

Lots of comparison shots on this topic also. Wow really surprised a publisher didnt know of this. And to the developers of limbo, shame on you. Stealing others work is a crime and i hope they get whats coming to them. Theives..

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Hmm when was limbo released, it wasnt released on april 1st was it by chance? laugh


Edited by SkeeterUK (06/12/08 03:49 PM)

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#343605 - 06/12/08 03:48 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: SkeeterUK]
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Chrissie -- thinking that a now-famous game whose publisher is pulling all copies at the moment of publication would (possibly) increase in value -- is that wicked? Sssshh!

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#343609 - 06/12/08 03:59 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Becky]
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Well, although I consider myself a collector of adventure game and enjoy buying 'rarities'; I am glad I did not spend any of my money on these frauds. It may become quite valuable one day, but it'll be a lacking in my collection that I will not regret one bit.
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#343615 - 06/12/08 04:09 PM Re: Message from Tri Synergy about Limbo of the Lost [Re: Becky]
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Hi Becky, I was thinking more that the developers would be in a position to flog copies themselves on E-bay but thinking about it, it would probably not compensate for their legal bill.

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