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Braid clones named and shamed by Jonathan Blow

Wednesday, 15th January 2014 11:33 GMT By Dave Cook

Braid creator Jonathan Blow has outed three clones that nick assets from his acclaimed platformer. The plagiarism is clear to see.

Blow tweeted out links to clone games Breid, Braidy Jump and Braidy’s Adventure on Twitter:

The games are out on the Windows Store and clearly steal imagery from Blow’s title.

Braidy Jump’s descriptor reads, “You are Brady, master of platforms with great jumping skills. You only have 3 lives for this whole game.”

Here’s an image you may recognise:

We’ll keep an eye on this one to see how it unfurls.

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10 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    He should concentrate on getting Witness out the door. Wasn’t it supposed to be a launch game for PS4?

    #1 11 months ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    It’s a bit petty, just take legal action without using Twitter. I know I personally don’t give a shit because it makes no difference to me, just gimme The Witness goddamn it!

    #2 11 months ago
  3. unacomn

    “You are Brady the Treasure Hunter. Run and jump your way to the treasure. Along the way, eat apples and collect points!

    Features:
    Braid
    Platform
    Treasure
    Adventure
    Apple”

    Oh ye elder gods. It’s like… how much more fail can you get, and the answer is none. None more fail.

    I was expecting Points to be a feature as well.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. fihar

    @1
    Seriously? That’s the first thought that comes to mind? Do the recent crunching articles did nothing to affect you?

    And no, The Witness was supposed to come out in 2014.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    @4

    Should have put ‘sarcasm’ tag, sorry.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. jimmyn28

    @3

    Points are a feature… in the “sequel.”

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Dragon

    Plagiarism is so high in Windows Marketplace that it is not even funny.
    There are Marios, Sonics etc.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Mus42

    Were all these games coded by Shia LeBeouf?

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 Well played there.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Panthro

    @8

    I doubt they will even do anything about it either, MS need all the attention they can get for the Windows Store.

    #10 11 months ago

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