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Old 06-26-2014, 05:43 PM
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Default Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Accused of Stealing Art

Please take a look at this and let me know what you think:
http://www.sounasdesign.com/plagiari...ounas-artwork/
Seems like the art of this game was not really original.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:58 PM
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Please take a look at this and let me know what you think:
http://www.sounasdesign.com/plagiari...ounas-artwork/
Seems like the art of this game was not really original.
The art styles are similar, but go ahead and do a google image search for game island map. You'll be hard pressed to find an island which doesn't have a cove in the middle, some mountains at the back, start with a grassy bit, then a snowy bit and a fiery bit; you'll even find quite a lot with skull-shaped rocks.

This guy even seems to be claiming a monopoly on game maps where you start at the bottom left. Come on, really?!
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:38 PM
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The credits from MAMBC list a Justin Baldwin from Sleep Ninja Games under Art.

Taken on its own, I can see how each of those elements may have been a result of convergent design. I don't necessarily think it was art theft, but the similarities are certainly numerous.

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Old 06-27-2014, 11:05 AM
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Apparently there's an art plagiarism controversy brewing over this game.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/27/mo...nother-artist/

Strangely, it makes me want to download the game more because it's possible it might get pulled.

Edit: sorry for the non clickable link, I'm not really sure how to format on the forum.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:06 PM
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Similarly:
Developer Of Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2014/06/d...-of-plagiarism
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:34 PM
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Is there some irony in that the game that the art is allegedly "copied" from (MonsterUp Adventures) is itself highly derivative of Doodle Jump?
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:40 PM
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Yeah i heard about this apparently the developer of monster up adventure says monster are my birthday cake copied their "map".
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:42 PM
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Similarly:
Developer Of Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2014/06/d...-of-plagiarism
What a ridiculous claim. Even in the "worst" case where MonsterUp's art style inspired Monster's Ate My Birthday Cake, there's no basis for a 'plagiarism' claim. If Monster's had copied the same characters, then they may have a claim. Since when do we accuse other artists of outright plagiarism for using a similar style? Should we allow a copyright for "cute monster vector style"? Aren't all artworks inspired by something?

All I see is two games that use a similar vector style that is quite popular these days. Hell, Google search 'vector monster' and you'll find dozens of monsters that would look right at home in either game (on stock image sites, no less).
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:07 PM
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Just from looking at the pics provided I don't see any real basis to the claim.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:16 PM
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People will try anything for money and attention. It's like I sat there one day making up names for a Mud I was playing and thought I made up the name Dagon. Until months down the line people started telling me they love HP Lovecraft and I had no clue what they are on about. Apparently Dagon is a character in books, anyway my point being is there are so many people in this world people are bound to have similar art styles to each other and everything can't be completely different.

At some point things are bound to end up similar either by accident or inspiration, unless something is a direct copy and paste style clone I don't think it matters.
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