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May 18 2013, 3:56pm Anchor

I'm trying to let people know quickly what our game is about, while at the same time, prevent anyone from seeing a picture of a block and instantly assume our game is A Minecraft Clone.  Please let me know if this message gets the point across, or should I even have this message to begin with on our homepage.  What alternative way could I achieve the same goal?  I want people to read and realize what our system actually does instead of looking at it and think that you open our game, collect resources, survive, then make pretty square buildings for the rest of your life.

GamePage: Indiedb.com

? How

Edited by: ZorNiFieD

grouchbag
grouchbag I art grouchier than thou.
May 19 2013, 2:26am Anchor

   I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR! PAY ATTENION TO THIS: THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ON YOUR PROJECT!!! 8)

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"sweet"  little old lady

May 19 2013, 2:44am Anchor

Is this maybe better?

KonCraft is a game where you move your mouse and stuff happens.
When you press keys on your keyboard, more stuff happens.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

btw, previous, was also a yoke.

grouchbag
grouchbag I art grouchier than thou.
May 19 2013, 3:26am Anchor

Yes,it is.But it was still okay the first time,too.And I still wish you good luck on your project.You also might try posting on Indie db,or Desura? Hope this maybe helped a teeny bit? :)

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"sweet"  little old lady

May 20 2013, 2:26am Anchor

Thanks for reading my ramblings and thanks for seeing the future.  We will see you soon when anyone can create a game with KonCraft and anyone can upload their creations for others to use.

Edited by: ZorNiFieD

grouchbag
grouchbag I art grouchier than thou.
May 20 2013, 3:16am Anchor

You are very welcome.And I am hoping people will make creations.Just keep up the good work! :D:D:D

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"sweet"  little old lady

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
May 20 2013, 7:17pm Anchor
ZorNiFieD wrote:I'm trying to let people know quickly what our game is about, while at the same time, prevent anyone from seeing a picture of a block and instantly assume our game is A Minecraft Clone.  Please let me know if this message gets the point across, or should I even have this message to begin with on our homepage.  What alternative way could I achieve the same goal?  I want people to read and realize what our system actually does instead of looking at it and think that you open our game, collect resources, survive, then make pretty square buildings for the rest of your life.

GamePage: Indiedb.com

? How


Ok well the main question is why cubes? If it is a game building game you could make almost anything else so why even give people the option to assume something else? It is exactly the same issue people having making games based on an IP then complaining when you try to do something creative within the universe.

If you want people to not give you grief about it being a clone, don't make it relevant for them to say so regardless of if it is different or not.

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May 20 2013, 7:52pm Anchor

Hi man, I have wrote this article appfreak.net/mobile-app-marketing/ - try reading it and see if it helps. If you have any questions, I will be glad to answer them ;)

P.S. Sorry about not-working URL, obviously I can't post links as a new member.

May 20 2013, 9:57pm Anchor

First mistake, having the word Craft at the end.
Second mistake, using voxels. (this is afterall the only thing that made Minecraft even slightly unique.. and saying that Cube Engine did this way before Minecraft even showed up)
Third mistake, focusing the players on "Mining".

Those are the only ingredients that make up minecraft.. so can you really honestly blame them for calling your game a clone.
You've not done a very good job at hiding the fact that you have copied the minecraft formula, firstly change the name and secondly incorporate something that makes your game less of a "you can mine and build things" type game focus instead on what makes your game different.

Edited by: formerlyknownasMrCP

May 20 2013, 11:26pm Anchor

call it minecraft but claim the mine means it is yours

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>:|

May 21 2013, 3:11am Anchor

Ok, well I'm made up of atoms.  Atoms are basically a voxel system.  Does that mean I live in a minecraft world?  Curious minds want to know.  

Minecraft didn't invent the following:
Mining in games
Voxel based worlds
3d block system
noise generated terrain
crafting in games.

ABSOLUTELY everything minecraft is, is a clone of something else.

I'm just trying to figure a way to attract the minecraft crowd, but at the same time distinguish our game as something unique which I believe it is, and has not been done before.  I really have no qualms about people comparing our game to minecraft, I just don't want the random user to look at our game in one picture and 10 seconds, then leave because they think it is minecraft.  Just looking for ideas to combat that.

May 21 2013, 3:57am Anchor

:o sadly this will always happen, that's why I'm doing an indie review of vox right now b.c ppl look at it for a little bit, without trying it, tells others it's a minecraft clone when it's nothing like minecraft aside from being a voxel type game. I've had other games in my review blog that has the same problem, however I always make sure that on my review I address this issue as well as really break down the game so people can see the difference and judge it for themselves. I've got feedback from people how this way helped them decide and they went ahead and supported the games. Having said this, player reviews would probably be the best way to combat the haters because people are always on a look out for new things even if it has qualities that they already seen. While some people just like to hate. My advice is just do you and prove people wrong with your game.

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