Arcen Games

Other => Game Development => Topic started by: JAlfredGoodwin on July 06, 2015, 04:22:29 PM

Title: Oddly similar art
Post by: JAlfredGoodwin on July 06, 2015, 04:22:29 PM
https://youtu.be/WlhHJoQnt5k

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

Coincidence?
Title: Re: Oddly similar art
Post by: JAlfredGoodwin 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.
Title: Re: Oddly similar art
Post by: Traveller 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.
Title: Re: Oddly similar art
Post by: Coppermantis 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.
Title: Re: Oddly similar art
Post by: JAlfredGoodwin 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.
Title: Re: Oddly similar art
Post by: Traveller 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!
Title: Re: Oddly similar art
Post by: Draco18s on July 06, 2015, 09:26:26 PM
And over here (http://christophermpark.blogspot.com/2009/10/free-graphics-for-indie-developers.html) you can get the assets for yourself.