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Thursday, January 11, 2007
Platformer

Riva RunsA new platformer by Crobasoft has been announced, though Riva Runs is still far from being finished...

Shooters

More screenshots from the upcoming Hyper Wars added. [Hyper Wars review]

A video from the upcoming shooter by nenad was recently posted. [Counterclockwise review]

Adventure

The second installment of the three-part text adventure by Yahtzee is out, which will eventually lead to the release of 6DAS. [Yahtzee's past projects]

Interview with HandMade Games translated.

Remakes

Click here for more screenshots from another Spindizzy remake.

A playable beta release of Puyo can be found over at the Retro Remakes forums, featuring five levels worth of gameplay. Copy the DLL files into the System32 folder under the Windows directory to get it working. [Ishisoft]
11 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said at 1/12/2007 02:58:00 PM:  
Riva Runs almost reminds of this
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/15026.htm#

The twirly trees and the idea of rats. This is why it is dangerous for good artists/designers to reveal so early, always someone to take that idea further. I guess it's not exactly the same, but wonder if there was some inspiration in it. Very similar.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 1/12/2007 03:08:00 PM:  
And maybe the plants inspired here too? Also a pixeljoint platformer. Maybe even the ground.

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/13149.htm#
Anonymous Adam said at 1/15/2007 08:18:00 PM:  
As the creator of the Riva Runs graphics I can happily say all my work is 100% original. You obviously have no art skills yourself, seeming as you can't tell these two examples have absolubtley NOTHING in common with my game there at all. Riva is a Rabbit by the way, and it's a project that's been running since December 2005. I don't know who you are (although I have some good ideas) but you're really quite a moron. :)
Anonymous jay said at 1/16/2007 11:22:00 AM:  
Wasn't RR using these graphics months before them pixeljoint pics were posted? I've seen early shots and the style is similar, merely improved.

So if RR predates them games then perhaps it tells you loads about PJ people copying, right?
Anonymous Anonymous said at 1/16/2007 11:53:00 AM:  
I doubt if kenneth or buloght would copy from you. Nor anyone else of stature from Pixel Joint, they are a community of passionate hobbyists and professionals. When before has RR been posted? It looks like a new announcement just now?
Blogger Francois said at 1/16/2007 01:52:00 PM:  
I would like to add to this discussion :
@ Jay
According to Jay... hey...

DAMMIT WAIT! I just realized that TIM BURTON had to have stolen his art style from ... Adam? isn't that a scandal! Start claiming royalties...

Jay you should really find better things to do than accusing other pixel artists. Maybe your problem is down deep inside...

Wait maybe not since a) you were probably still sucking your thumb when you watched Nightmare Before Christmas... pfft The curly trees were practically invented by Burton, Jay man.

@ Anonymous
As for the Rat/Bunny affair I want one of the babies.

You want to honestly tell me that the rat in the game mockup of buloght is ripping RR yeah well maybe RR is ripping Jazz the Jackass Rabbit.. oooo thought about that yet? To inform you I believe buloght made the scaven battle line inspired by Adrian Smith's Warhammer

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/12900.htm

Which in turn inspired his platform idea. Its a unique take on the Skaven rats in Warhammer.

Next Up

Kenneth's plants were up in 7/18/2006 when was the first screenie of RR released... Regardless for some reason i get a mario feel of the plants, which might be the same case for RR

Next up we have the CEO Wartagon saying " One of our largest projects, Riva Runs, has gone through several redesigns since last time announced - both graphically and story wise."

So alas Anonymous your being very very fan boy'ish, I would suggest that you go practice your own pixel art skills and leave others be.


Cheers,

Afflict.
Pixel Joint Member
Fan Boy Hater
n00b Destroyer

Please note : No offense is meant to the creators of RR nor Kenneth and Buloght from Pixel Joint.

My humblest apology if I offended any of those parties as for the rest of the anonymous ppl... and Jay, deal with it.
Anonymous ebby said at 1/16/2007 02:05:00 PM:  
I am a pixeljoint follower (among other pixel communities). I have never seen your game nor heard of it. But I am not concerned about that, as it doesn't look much like the other two's except the plants are relatively similar.

Kenneth Fejer is a professional pixel artist, extremely talented. Some of his mockups in this thread:
http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2707&KW=

As for buloght, he has in his description both the Skaven and Flink as inspiration, as Flink had a type of twisting trees also (different from both of yours and both of yours are also different).

Both of them are talented and more skilled than in what they do than what I can see from your game screenshots, it's not uncommon to reverse accusations when, however it's the way of the defensive nerd, next time simply respond calmly and don't be a jackass adam. And anonymous has every right to ask for your inspiration.

I don't think you can say that about pixeljoint's people. They have some of the most respected pixellers around.
Anonymous Liquixcat said at 1/16/2007 11:04:00 PM:  
It looks like a cool game to me. Most of you are putting too much effort into this "conspiracy". Sure the graphics are a little similar, but not so much for these accusations. Adam and those other artists are talented and don't really deserve this.
Anonymous Jay said at 1/18/2007 06:27:00 PM:  
Wow Francois. I took the original Anon guys theory and reversed it. If you're looking for someone to fight with go pester him.
I doubt these developers visit PixelJoint and frankly I don't care. But the older screenshots I've seen predate the ones posted on your site. Make of that whatever you will.

But of course you won't flame the guy who actually supported your site. Heaven forbid.

Check dates next time.
Anonymous Alonso said at 1/26/2007 04:09:00 PM:  
Adam is a hard-working guy, really. He was showing me some of his work and I suggested doing the twirly trees, along with some other things. Apart from being a really good pixel-artist, be assured that he's not ripping any ideas. And also remember that it's impossible to be original since there are always some influences.

If anyone judges him, why don't you show us some of your work to prove him mediocre? I'd love to see that.
Anonymous Alonso said at 1/26/2007 04:17:00 PM:  
Sorry for the double post, but I just read "And anonymous has every right to ask for your inspiration" from ebby.

Let me put this very clear: This game is being made for YOU--for FREE. Even if it were a commercial game, or film, or literary-work, Adam does quite much deserve the right to keep his mouth shut before any of your questions, and you're nobody to ask or demand for anything--and least if you can't reach the heel.