in the end, everything is a Pong clone.
Doesnt even make any sense. 2 Paddles, versus, agility and reaction - thats pong. The Sims is not like this at all for example.
sandbox grid-based games, "cube worlds"
There is no such genre. Name 3 games what were satisfy this description that came out before minecraft.
There is also no Terraria genre.
I want to know how original the games are that you
No offense, though, I just want to show you that they and how they make games isn't very different from you and how you make games
That has nothing to do with it and is the mark of someone with weak arguments - even a hairstylist can criticize games or game design.
I havent created any actual real games. If you're talking about those that I have posted here on JGO, yes, these ARE clones where I looked at specific games while creating them.
If your game design high concept and gameplay description match - its hard to argue otherwise.
One last thing: The lead developer of Starbound is/was part of the Re-Logic Team that developed Terraria
Interesting that you think this helps YOUR case, because I think you just made my point.
Example: Bayonetta is a Devil May Cry clone / sequel. It was also made by the same people. I fuc
king love Bayonetta and Devil May Cry but that doesnt change the fact. At least Bayonetta changes everything possible without changing the formula.
You may thin a "clone" is overly derogatory - but its not really. Then doom first came out all shooters were called doom clones, even by the press; when mario first came out many platformers where mario clones.
But the truth still remains that a lackluster shooter contributes nothing to the game industry and is made purely for money.
Counter-example: Terraria and craft the world are clones. Minecraft and Gmod are the same genre, but quite different. See the difference ?
Path of Exile (which was enjoyable) IS diablo.
The point is, I find it tragic if you make a make just because you CAN make a clone, you just want to have your own and bring nothing new to the table; Or you do it just for money.
My games are clones, but those are student projects and they never got enough time to blossom =D
Just be a little more critical towards games and movies - or else EVERYTHING will look the same soon
Over 90 % of all hollywood movies made each year are either sequels or remakes.
As the gaming industry gets bigger call of duty and minecraft clones are our biggest problem...