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FortressCraft Developer Has "A Lot Of Respect For Notch;" Directly Responds To Haters And Trolls

Jonathan Lester
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FortressCraft Developer Has "A Lot Of Respect For Notch;" Directly Responds To Haters And Trolls

If you've learned just one thing from our interviews today, FortressCraft is shaping up to be infinitely more than a lazy Minecraft clone. However, not everyone has got the message. ProjectorGames are subject to a massive amount of controversy, hype and good old-fashioned trolling by rabid Minecraft fans... and project lead DjArcas has responded to his critics in kind.

When we asked whether Minecraft developer  Markus "Notch" Persson might be angered or insulted by the project, ProjectorGames' DJArcas stated that he holds his fellow Indie developer in the highest regard.

I have a lot of respect for Notch. If FortressCraft makes me $50 million, I’d retire to a beach and spend it all on hookers and blow. I have the utmost respect for him setting up his company, taking it seriously and continually patching the game. I really, really, really want to do this.

DJArcas continued to explain that he takes serious offence to allegations of cloning, and that FortressCraft will offer some new experiences along with the classic building gameplay.

It hurts when people say that FortressCraft is just a clone. It’s like building your own car from scratch and people saying “dude, it’s just a Lamborghini!”

I’m very insulted when people tell me to “come up with original ideas.” If I spend six weeks making my own engine from scratch, don’t you think I’d put my own ideas in too?

Fancy answering back... or just trolling the hell out of ProjectorGames? They're getting pretty tired of it, to be honest. DJArcas has a few choice words for the horde of haters and trolls that spam his inbox on a daily basis.

Haters and trolls are just saying things for the sake of it… let me answer your questions! Are you just venting? Scream out of a window! If you want to put forward your view and actually talk to me, then go ahead. All these trolls don’t seem to want to change my mind or actually learn about my games.

So there, apparently. We'll keep you up to date with the latest on this emergent Indie smash hit.

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Stef  Mar. 10, 2011 at 00:28

The game's still a clone. It’s like building your own Lamborghini from scratch and people saying “dude, it’s just a Lamborghini!” This guys really just needs to come to terms with the fact that he's making a clone and not producing an original idea. There's nothing particularly wrong with cloning games nowadays, there's actually good money to be made in it. Look at Gameloft, a company now famous for making high quality clones. They don't hide the fact that they're cloning games, they infact make it apparently obvious.

Rawrjoeynashomg  Mar. 10, 2011 at 01:55

I'm looking forward to it.

I'm a console gamer. Why would I but minecraft?
He brought an amazing game on to the console and added lots of new stuff.
I'm impressed. Last time I checked minecraft used what, a gig and a half of memory?
This guy optimized it to run on technology thats 7 years old,
And has a maximum of about 68 live mb at once

Skorpius  Mar. 10, 2011 at 06:11

I am also looking forward to it. But if you really think about it..... What indie game has come out that's not a clone of something or another.... Actually, name one good game that came out that isn't exactly like something else that is already out. I say bring fortresscraft, keep minecraft.... I'll play both. Hopefully they'll learn from each other create 2 epic games... I just wish it would be released soon though....
I really don't see the point of arguing really. There both (possibly what I would call) amateur game creators, which is great because they make the games I don't know how to, which is great for me, I don't wan that head ache with all the code....
can't we all just get along?

XlX Krampus XlX  Mar. 10, 2011 at 06:27

Is Call of Duty a clone of Team Fortress? Is Red Dead Redemption a clone of Gun? Is Halo a clone of Perfect Dark? Is Oblivion a clone of The Legend of Zelda? Is Soul Calibur a copy of Mortal Combat? Since your argument is totally devoid of support and detail I must infer that the reason you say this is because Fortresscraft SHARES some basic concepts with Minecraft. Saying that a game is a clone of another game because it has certain basic concepts would be the equivalent of saying every animal on earth is a clone of each other because we are all carbon based. Not a single one of you troll have managed to establish the point at which a game becomes so similar to another that it becomes a clone! You argue a point you yourself are ignorant of! To say that Fortresscraft is a clone of Minecraft because it is a sandbox in which you construct things with cubes would be the same thing as saying Megaman is a clone of Mario because they're both 2D and you can kill also kill enemies by jumping on them in both. This genre of game has been out for years and just because it has been popularized by Minecraft does not mean Minecraft is the original.

Phaedrus  Apr. 9, 2011 at 17:48

That's a pretty naive question, considering CoD and TF2 are two different subgenres. A more apt question would be, is MoH (2010) a clone of Modern Warfare? The answer is yes.

Jonathan Lester  Apr. 9, 2011 at 18:24

If you've read our interviews, it's worth noting that ProjectorGames aren't really arguing that FortressCraft isn't a clone. Rather, they're arguing that "clone" doesn't have to be a dirty word.

There's nothing wrong with inspiration and homage if it comes from a good place - and builds upon an existing game experience with new mechanics.

Phaedrus  Apr. 9, 2011 at 18:48

Of course.

It is annoying that a major innovation made on the PC is being nicked away for the Xbox though. Like every other innovation and good game idea.

dickymclongshots  Sep. 30, 2011 at 14:44

I like how the people who mostly read about FortressCraft say its a clone. I have a few questions for you dumb assess... If FortressCraft is a clone then why hasn't Notch Sued DJ Arcas?... If the game sucks why you looking in to it?... Are you sure your not retarded? Now that you have looking into these questions u will realize your still here wasting your time while im in school trolling all of you. and just so you know ill never come back to this website so all future posts are invaild. :) bye-bye

Last edited by dickymclongshots, Sep. 30, 2011 at 14:46
Late  Sep. 30, 2011 at 15:28

Great contribution.
Your presence will be sorely missed.

Last edited by Late, Sep. 30, 2011 at 15:32

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