…and here’s ‘Splosion Man, for Xbox 360, just so you can compare:
“There’s a right way and a wrong way to go about being “inspired by” another game.”
“MaXplosion gameplay video makes me sad. If you’re going to outright steal a game, you should at least understand what makes it fun.”
“Borrowing is great. Hell, we do it all the time. But that game is a complete theft.”
Michael goes on to state:
“We’re definitely not going to pursue legal action. While I think the similarities are pretty nauseating, we’re too small to take on a company like Capcom. That, and we owe them one for inventing Mega Man, so we’ll let them slide. I just hope they’re not counting on the fact that indies can’t fight back.
“In general, anything that would take our focus off of making games would be a bad decision, I think. We just need to keep our heads down making the next thing so that Capcom has something to steal next year. But I have to say, the amount of support we’ve seen in the last 12 hours on Twitter and over email has been awesome, and I think that’s better than wining [sic] a stupid lawsuit or anything like that.
“We’ll just have to make our own mobile game and I’m hopeful that Capcom will see that robbing our shit wasn’t worth it in the long run. We’ll let you know when we have something on the mobile front to talk about, but now we have added incentive!”
…in the mean time, and if you’d like to take a look at the lighter side of the deal, may I suggest you check out @MaXplosion on Twitter – he’s an original character, and in no way a work of satire. Really.