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After browsing through some of the reviews on knight tactics ( http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/
414176 ), I wondered how many people it needs to shout "RIP OFF !!!!!111oneone!".
Would anyone say that Comand and Conquer is a Rip off ? Or that Star Wars was just a bad copy ? How about Eragon, or any other popular fantasy Novel ?
Not too many I guess.
Still - C&C was very closely tied to Dune 2, Star Wars essentially an Akira Kurosawa Movie ported to the Future and most fantasy Novels haven't been all that new since 1990 either. Still people just LOVE to scream 'RIP OFF !' when they recognice the gameplay of their last game in something they see here.
Did the creator ninja the source code of that game from its creator, ported it to ActionScript, remove functionality and grafics ? If he did - kudos for a hacking job well done.
If not - he may have just spend days and weeks recreating a proven and working system in another Program and made something he believed to be fun. Unless the character are named after individuals of a particular game and the grafics are copied 1:1, I for one think that programmers don't need to give too much credits around.
If they had to, consider dishing out your deepest and sincerest thanks to the following people:
-Macromedia for Flash
-the Internet for its connection
-the inventor of the mouse so you can point and click at your leisure
-the inventor of computer monitors
- your parents so you can be here now
- any teacher that made you capable of reading, writing, typing and understanding english
By the way, in the industry it is irresponsible NOT to copy and improve what is proven to work. That is called Innovation.
But on the other hand, we could stop using gas for fuel, and start using threadmills with giant hamsters in our cars... that way we wouldn't be god damn fcking rip offs of ottomotors anymore and start beeing ORIGINAL.