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Tei
14-01-2012, 11:51 AM
I have found this, I think is funny.

A game that plagiarised his graphics from 20+ other games.


http://lotl.wikia.com/wiki/Backgrounds


Limbo of the Lost is a 2D point-and-click adventure game. It consists of an animated 2D character moving over a 2D background.
Most, if not all of these backgrounds appear to have been taken from other commercial games. It is a misapprehension by some that LotL contains realtime 3D art and that the plagiarism in question could be explained in the same way that the Stalker plagiarism scandal was resolved. This is not the case. All of the background in LotL are static images. Thus, all that the artist needed to do to create them from another game's assets was to play the game and take a screenshot, then manipulate that screenshot in Photoshop as necessary.

Some backgrounds contain assets from more than one game. The screenshots below are listed by the game from which the original art appears to have been taken. If a screenshot contains art from more than one source, it is noted.

Muscle Horse
14-01-2012, 11:57 AM
This was all over a number of gaming sites a few years ago. Still worth a reread for the sheer arrogance of the developers.

westyfield
14-01-2012, 12:41 PM
What's this "Stalker plagiarism scandal"? I don't remember hearing anything about that.

sinister agent
14-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Ja, RPS had some pretty good coveage of this, I think. They linked to the end sequence that some brave soul had suffered through the whole game for. It was terrible, yet strangely compelling.

tossrStu
14-01-2012, 03:10 PM
RPS also uncovered some more stolen artwork here:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/?page_id=1909

Mistabashi
15-01-2012, 02:07 PM
What's this "Stalker plagiarism scandal"? I don't remember hearing anything about that.

Some people noticed that there were some textures in Stalker that were also in Half-Life 2, and naturally jumped to the conclusion that they were 'stolen'. Of course they actually just came from the same commercial texture pack, and were found in some other games too if I recall. "Scandal" is a bit of a strong word for it though, I don't think such a big deal was ever made of it that it would warrant being called that.

Tei
15-01-2012, 02:43 PM
RPS also uncovered some more stolen artwork here:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/?page_id=1909

Thanks!, this is hilarious :D

westyfield
15-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Some people noticed that there were some textures in Stalker that were also in Half-Life 2, and naturally jumped to the conclusion that they were 'stolen'. Of course they actually just came from the same commercial texture pack, and were found in some other games too if I recall. "Scandal" is a bit of a strong word for it though, I don't think such a big deal was ever made of it that it would warrant being called that.

Ok, thanks for explaining it.

Flint
15-01-2012, 03:16 PM
They linked to the end sequence that some brave soul had suffered through the whole game for. It was terrible, yet strangely compelling.
The song at the end of the game, King of the Limbo, has a terrible habit of starting to play in my head whenever I read the word "limbo". This sort of killed the intended atmosphere for Limbo because when I played it, I effectively had King of the Limbo as its soundtrack.

NecroKnight
15-01-2012, 04:50 PM
Was this game any good?

DarioSamo
15-01-2012, 05:16 PM
That ending song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URcvdDtnM_0 *spoilers*

NecroKnight
15-01-2012, 09:39 PM
That ending song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URcvdDtnM_0 *spoilers*

From the comments I conclude that the game was pretty bad.