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Offline JAlfredGoodwin

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Oddly similar art
« on: July 06, 2015, 04:22:29 PM »
https://youtu.be/WlhHJoQnt5k

This looks a lot like the flagships from AI War...

Coincidence?

Offline JAlfredGoodwin

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Re: Oddly similar art
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 04:38:02 PM »
I downloaded the demo - there are several other art assets being used.

I have issues with this, I hope Arcen sees this post soon.

Offline Traveller

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Re: Oddly similar art
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 05:48:47 PM »
Arcen used a lot of public domain or otherwise freely-available assets in AI War.  For example, raid starships were used in the old game Tyrian--and those assets are publicly available.  95% likely that this other game took from the same asset archive, so chill.

Offline Coppermantis

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Re: Oddly similar art
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 05:51:39 PM »
Yeah, a ton of AI War's original assets were from public domain collections. In fact, AI War itself was accused of asset theft at least once that I know of, but it's all a-okay.
I can already tell this is going to be a roller coaster ride of disappointment.

Offline JAlfredGoodwin

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Re: Oddly similar art
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 06:19:07 PM »
I did not know that the assets were public domain.

I just was a bit confused seeing so many things, since this is a relatively recent appearance on my games-radar.

Offline Traveller

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Re: Oddly similar art
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 06:34:54 PM »
Yeah, art is generally like...20-30%? of Arcen games' budget, and public domain stuff can save a looooot of capital.

So, see it as a company trying to get on its feet, and enjoy that it's not too bad of art!

Offline Draco18s

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Re: Oddly similar art
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 09:26:26 PM »
And over here you can get the assets for yourself.