"Are You Just Venting? Scream Out Of A Window!"
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.