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Old April 14th, 2012, 03:17 PM
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I'm surprised there isn't a topic here about this already, but I'm sure there are others on this forum who know of this since there are a few Redditers and the like here.

Earlier this year, Facebook game makers Plinga made a game called Monster's Planet, where aliens exterminated all the monsters on the planet, and it's up to the player to find DNA of said monsters to re-populate the planet by breeding monster eggs.

It's your run of the mill facebook casual game where buying facebook coins rewards the player with special perks/items and many parts of gamepay require you to have a certain amount of friends who also play the game.

The problem though, is the sprites they use for their monsters. Take a look and see if any of these look familar;




The link to the game's fan page is here if you want to check it out for yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/plingamonstersplanet

A lot of people have already emailed Nintendo about it. Think Nintendo will do anything about it?
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Old April 14th, 2012, 03:22 PM
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I suppose it's some sort of Pokémon game implemented on Facebook but it's still a complete rip.

This reminds me of Mole Kart, does it look familiar?:
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Old April 14th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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If Nintendo can take down our beloved apps they should take this game off the market point blank.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Goes to show how much I've been paying attention to the subreddit. I never noticed this.

But yeah, I wonder if Nintendo will take action against this?

Also, what is the gameplay like? If it's completely different, then I don't really mind.
But if it's a complete rip off of Pokemon in gameplay, then I hope it gets taken down!

But I wonder if my aggression is misguided? Maybe it will make others that are unfamiliar with Pokemon but know this, suddenly start liking Pokemon.

I don't know.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Goes to show how much I've been paying attention to the subreddit. I never noticed this.

But yeah, I wonder if Nintendo will take action against this?

Also, what is the gameplay like? If it's completely different, then I don't really mind.
But if it's a complete rip off of Pokemon in gameplay, then I hope it gets taken down!

But I wonder if my aggression is misguided? Maybe it will make others that are unfamiliar with Pokemon but know this, suddenly start liking Pokemon.

I don't know.

Currently, the gameplay is what I what I assume would be if they made a game where you're the old daycare couple They start you off with one creature egg. That egg hatches and goes from being a baby to adulthood. When they're adults, you harvest it's DNA. You can take two DNA pieces to make a new creature. Each creature has seven colors: Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, and multicolored. Take a look at how bad it is.

While it doesn't really mimic Pokemon gameplay yet, they do plan on a battle system that looks more like a DragonQuest type of game.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Oh dear... That's horrible...

But to be honest, as long as it isn't a direct Pokemon ripoff, I don't actually have many issues with it's existence.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Old April 17th, 2012, 05:32 AM
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But to be honest, as long as it isn't a direct Pokemon ripoff, I don't actually have many issues with it's existence.
Only it kinda is with the monster designs there being obvious examples of plagiarism, which is one of the Not Cool Things to Do. Never mind trying to profit off that to boot - imagine making up your own thing and then someone else copying it and making money off of it without your permission, basically. Gameplay can be as different as it wants to be, but when multiple monsters look quite clearly like Pokemon then it's theft of copyright/intellectual property. And there's nothing right about that.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 05:39 AM
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That's a complete rip-off
And if Nintendo sued people for showing pictures of a game they made (remember BW premiere ?) I suppose that this game's getting the axe
Really, the game itself is bad and completely ripping off a franchise isn't something taken lightly ...
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Old April 17th, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Holy Miltanks, I think only maybe three of the creatures on that site are original. I mean seriously look at this:

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Old April 17th, 2012, 06:54 AM
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And I saw one of the posts in the fan page... Let me quote...

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Gotta breed em' all!

Play Monster's Planet
Doesn't that sound familiar?

And here is an image to most of the alleged monsters compared to Pokemon.

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Note that the flower monster looks like Skiploom rather than Vileplume...
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Old April 17th, 2012, 07:42 AM
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Well, I think you're missing a few Pokemon that need to be compared to those creatures and a least two of the knock-offs but that's a pretty good list.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:13 AM
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I don't use facebook anymore but when I see those monsters I just say the pokemon copied.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Never mind trying to profit off that to boot - imagine making up your own thing and then someone else copying it and making money off of it without your permission, basically.
Well... Making money off of that is one thing... But making something as a tribute to something that you like is another. I am not sure what this game is.

Though the fact they are making money on someone else's ideas is troubling. I totally disagree with that.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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I'm surprised there isn't a topic here about this already, but I'm sure there are others on this forum who know of this since there are a few Redditers and the like here.

Earlier this year, Facebook game makers Plinga made a game called Monster's Planet, where aliens exterminated all the monsters on the planet, and it's up to the player to find DNA of said monsters to re-populate the planet by breeding monster eggs.

It's your run of the mill facebook casual game where buying facebook coins rewards the player with special perks/items and many parts of gamepay require you to have a certain amount of friends who also play the game.

The problem though, is the sprites they use for their monsters. Take a look and see if any of these look familar;




The link to the game's fan page is here if you want to check it out for yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/plingamonstersplanet

A lot of people have already emailed Nintendo about it. Think Nintendo will do anything about it?
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Reminds me of the Monster Hunter Frontier china made. Can't remember it's name, but it was more of a pathetic ripoff than this.

Still think that the creators of this are going to be sued.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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"Flower monster" is obviously Skiploom though and not Vileplume.. Anyways I saw a thread about this on Smogon a while ago, it's just ridiculous lol. I don't really know if Nintendo will even bother with this because it's just stupid.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Given the fact that Nintendo have some lawsuit-happy lawyers, Plinga is as good as sued
Mainly because they're profitting from this, at least imo
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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OH WOW. I can already see where this is going in the future! Somebody's going to file a lawsuit against this.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Holy Miltanks, I think only maybe three of the creatures on that site are original. I mean seriously look at this:

Wow, that's bad. I don't see a single original one there. They didn't even try to cover it up. :/
Top picture (left to right): Skitty, Zigzagoon, Growlithe, Girafarig, Sandshrew, Psyduck.
Bottom picture (left to right): Seaking, Whiscash, Starmie, Seadra, Gorebyss, Tentacruel.

And the same goes for the picture in the original post:
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Left to right: Dunsparce, Psyduck, Sandshrew, Piloswine, Mudkip, Lotad, Octillery, Magikarp, Weepinbell, Tangela, Meowth, Slaking.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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And I saw one of the posts in the fan page... Let me quote...



Doesn't that sound familiar?

And here is an image to most of the alleged monsters compared to Pokemon.

Spoiler:
Spoiler:


Note that the flower monster looks like Skiploom rather than Vileplume...
The Flower monster's final completely rips Lilligant's headdress.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Look! Most of the "monsters" look ugly! They made Oddish UGLY! Nintendo should sue them!
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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:23 PM
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What's ironic is that whatever is posted onto Facebook can be used for their own benefit and for profit. What shall Nintendo do about this?
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Old April 18th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Oh dear. Some of these are just awful. I mean, that Psyduck is horrible looking.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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What's worse, they don't even try to make them look different, they look nigh on identical, just with added ugliness; it's like they're begging to be sued.
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