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Strident
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Plagiarised game

#1 Post by Strident » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:07 pm

Interesting, one of Steve Lucas' games...

The Monster's Final Hour
http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C71 ... C+The.html

...is a pretty blatent rip-off of...

Frankenstein Adventure
http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C39 ... nture.html

...a 1981 game by John R. Olsen that I'm quite familiar with (having done a PAW port for my own amusement).

I wonder if any of Steve's other games were "inspired" by earlier type-ins, such as John's?

[I'll add a reference on the Steve Lucas games, noting the origin]

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Re: Plagiarised game

#2 Post by Garry » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:44 pm

Are you sure? I haven't played Frankenstein Adventure yet, but I haven't noticed any plagiarism in his other games - at least not the ones I've played. It is not unusual for authors to borrow ideas from other games, but plagiarism should at least be credited as a port of another game.

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Re: Plagiarised game

#3 Post by Strident » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:22 pm

Garry wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Are you sure?
Yes. It's a slightly expanded version, but the core is identical.

You can read Jason's articles about the initial version of the game here...
https://bluerenga.blog/tag/frankenstein ... ?order=ASC

Steve's version has a lot of padding locations, and a couple of extra puzzles, but it's the same game.

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Re: Plagiarised game

#4 Post by Garry » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:32 am

So, I'll have to play John Olsen's game first, then play Steve Lucas' game and note the differences. Thanks for the info.

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