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While it may look and smell like Mojang's hit PC building game MineCraft, ProjectorGames' FortressCraft, now available via Xbox Live Indie Games, is a slightly different animal. Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

Right now there isn't much beyond building in FortressCraft. ProjectorGames has plans to introduce crafting, mining, minions, mine cart courses, and PVP combat in future chapters.

Once downloaded and launched, FortressCraft gives players the option to load a pre-existing world, start a new world, or join someone else's world. Up to three players can join your server at any time, helping you build or destroy your virtual utopia. You and your fellow builders appear as your Xbox Live avatars, which makes for some interesting machinima possibilities.
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looks like a blatant copy TBH...
 
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It is a blatant copy...but it looks so much sexier ;D
    
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is it a complete rip-off? or is it a collaborated project?
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It looks very very glitchy, is it an early version?
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The control scheme just looks clunky, Ill stick to the keyboard and mouse. Also I dont care for the graphics, everything is too shiny.
 
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wow, cheap ripoffs
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Minecraft without a mouse just sounds horrendous.
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In the Indie game community, we call this a clone. Clones being characterized by being amazingly buggy and terrible 99% of the time. (Exception : Super Mario Forever) I wonder how Mojang will respond.
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I'm not impressed. It feels too "clunky" compared to Minecraft.
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Mojang already responded, Notch himself said he was cool with this...ill try to find the quote but he basically said "Not our code, not our problem."

In other news, i been beta testing this since it was announced, and as of right now its pretty glitchy but this Sunday a patch is suppose to fix a bunch of problems.

Edit: SHAZAM!
http://www.dealspwn.com/fortresscraf...haters-trolls/
Edited by Fullmetalaj0 - 4/9/11 at 1:46am
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