Chaos theory is an amazing music video made in under 64kb of memory. Anyone that knows much about optimizing, this is basically insane. It fits on a floppy disc. It even uses glitches in the actual computer software to achieve some of it's visuals. It may not seem like much these days, but this was made a long time ago when computers had hardly any memory or processing power and this guy managed to squeeze every last bit of memory out of it and it still holds up to this day as a visual masterpiece with the music.
Even more interesting, people that make these are part of whats known as "Demoscene" an underground type coding group that specializes in these sort of videos. Have a look at them on youtube and some of them are amazing. Complex maths to program these.
So recently Tumblrs app got removed from the app store for adult content. This of course is pretty bad for a company as big as them as it means huge amounts of money lost. So they quickly took measures and put out a wide sweeping ban on almost all adult content. This is a pretty big brush to paint though which means they have effectively banned hundreds of thousands of users.
This however was pretty good news for Newgrounds who all the users flocked to to keep posting there adult rated art and content. I find this good myself, Newgrounds does not censor people and are very open. Where as sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr are way too politically correct censoring things that they deem "adult" I'm personally against censoring of any form. Even though I keep my games generally G rated to hit a larger audience. I find people should have complete freedom of speech and expression.
So as you may have saw my previous post below about Draw-Play being copied and they put ads in it to make money in the ripoff version, I'm happy to say that after contacting the ad websites about it they have removed the ripoff version from there ad network! It's good to see website owners taking action on behalf of developers and earns me a lot of respect for that website.
This is a good lesson for other developers if you see you work as been cloned and ripped off to always try your best to get in contact with ad companies and websites hosting the game to make sure they remove it.
So over the years it's been pretty common for people to blatantly ripoff my ideas. Some people say it's a form of flattery, which is fair enough it kind of is. I do take it that way. I'm surprised my games are still being copied 10 years later. However the most recent copy of my game is Draw-Play. They took it a little too far in how direct the copy is.
Here is my game Draw-Play below.
Now here below is the ripoff version
Now look, I don't mind people being inspired by my work. I in fact encourage it, inspiration though is different to blatant copying. If you're going to take inspiration from my game...can you at least CHANGE THE NAME? OR THE CHARACTER? OR EVEN GOD FORBID THE LEVELS?!?!
I'm laughing pretty hard at the badly drawn version of the Draw-Play character though.
Also if you want to make a parody/remake of my game thats cool just please do not try copy the name, or at least put credit to me somewhere.
I mean come on, they didn't even try make it any different, it's almost an exact clone. Now normally again I'd let it slide except the fact he put ads in it, and is making money off it. This annoys me, because I deserve any ad revenue made from the game.
I will be contacting any websites hosting it however to take it down because as usual with copy games they usually don't have any credits to them because the author doesn't want to be known as a thief.
But alas it's the internet and everything gets stolen, so that's part of life and is actually the reason my games spread so far, but I only encourage stealing as long as my game remains intact with my logos and ads, but hey if you're gonna copy my idea, I dont mind, but at least make it original? just change the graphics AT LEAST. and design your own levels for gods sake. Put in any effort what so ever, and I would be proud to see a game that was inspired by mine. Just don't copy every part about it and try take my ad revenue. Geez.