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Unfortunately the game was stolen

  • UlrichBR
  • 09/10/2019 03:12 AM
  • 228 views
UPDATE:
After few days of report, the game was removed from Steam. Thanks for support guys! But Garnudo Games still there. As mentioned below, check if your game in this list. Remember to not buy anything from this guy.

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Hello,

Six years ago I created this project for a contest in the extinct Brazilian forum 'Mundo RPG Maker'. At this point I was starting in college. And now I have recently graduated in Game Development (yeass!).

After a (loooong) time out on the internet, I decided to go back to my game developement origins: rpg maker forums! I have good memories of spending my time here.

Then I just noticed a new message saying... that 'Inside' game was stolen. A guy called "Garnudo Games" just downloaded the game, changed some assets and uploaded to Steam.

It's funny. It's tragic. It's a fraud.

This game is very old game and also problematic:

  • contains ripped/mod graphics from Megaman
  • a lot of problems (bad translation, game design flaws...)
  • songs from SNES games like Super Metroid and Secret of Evermore
  • IT'S A JAM GAME
  • IT'S FREEWARE
  • IT'S FOR RPG MAKER COMMUNITY


I never intended to sell this particular game. But I've always wanted to adapt it and improve it to become a playable and fun game. Also maybe transforming into a whole new game with the same style and story. And then sell it (who knows).

I know this post is not directly related to the game, but I was very pissed off and I needed to share it with you.

So, don't buy it!

Please report to Valve this fraud. Others games from rpgmaker.net was stolen too.

I'll leave my last message of this post:

Support your local and international game developers communities. Let's unite against this kind of behavior.


All the best,
UlrichBR

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kentona
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Oh dang! This happened to a bunch of people here too (not sure if it was the same thief) last year.

I think that only the creator can file a fraud report, though, unfortunately. Steam doesn't have very robust enforcement practices when it comes to theft and fraud of complete works, as far as I can see.

I'm sorry this happened to you.

E:
https://rpgmaker.net/forums/topics/24256/

This is the thread from JIHAUS. And Inside was list then, too. :(
Here is the list of games this guy is selling on Steam.

https://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=Garnudo%20Games

Guys, check to see if your game got stolen by him.
This guy has a pattern of stealing games from devs who have disappeared or have been inactive. And there has been little luck in getting the stolen games taken down because Valve doesn't seem to want to hear it unless the original developer themselves contacts them directly.

You should definitely contact Valve over this, and it may help get the other stolen games taken down as well.
Hey guys,

After a few days of reporting, the game has been taken down. I would like to thank the person who let me know about this. Also thank for the support I received from RMN and internet friends.

But Garnudo Games still there. It's like that Valve don't give any shit for the others stolen games. 'Likely that other 30 games are legit' as @Ocean said in this topic. Strange thing is not being able to report a dev profile for a review.

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