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Voice of Indie #XBLIG News Confirmed: Mojang Not Suing FortressCraft Developer

VVGtv recently published an article announcing that Mojang, the company behind the incredibly popular PC Indie Minecraft, was suing ProjectorGames–the development studio behind the Xbox Indie FortressCraft.

The source for these allegations was none other than ProjectorGames’ PR representative, DJ Keemstar. Many fellow gamers and XNA developers were dubious of this rumor (which was supposedly “true” based on Keemstar’s information).

Confirmation has been received that Mojang is NOT suing ProjectorGames

Minecraft is NOT suing FortressCraft

We’ve received confirmation from both Notch–with the tweets that were publically posted all over Twitter and were re-posted in the comments section of the previous post and in the post itself:

Confirmation that the allegations were false was also received by DJ Arcas, who had this to say on the matter:

“Basically, I can 100% say that ‘Mojang is not suing ProjectorGames.”

–DJ Arcas of ProjectorGames, Developer of FortressCraft

I’d like to reiterate the fact that this wasn’t a planned marketing strategy to receive views or attention from gamers, and this was not a machination that was designed by VVGtv–we simply reported what was happening and what we were told.

Below is a copy of the original Skype conversation between DJ Keemstar and Mr. Deeke (myself) from VVGtv:

Additionally, I would like to personally apologize for any aggravation, frustration, and confusion that may have taken place with the rumor. It was founded upon the conversation above, and VVGtv takes no responsibility for what was said to us–however we must take responsibility for what we report and write.

The article has only been published for less than a day and DJ Arcas, the developer, was not available online or otherwise so VVGtv couldn’t get his response on this matter.

If you are distraught about this situation, be sure to contact Keemstar by various means (one of which is through his Twitter Username) and let him know how you feel as he is directly responsible for this false rumor.

Thank you for your time and for your understanding in this matter, and once again we’re sorry for the erroneous report–we were misled by faulty information from an unreliable source.


5 responses

  1. Orange

    Of course it wasn’t true I said it the first time this website reported it. You can’t sue someone that makes a game similar to you or else activision could sue many COD clones out there and the same goes for many games out there. You can’t patent a game genre.

    It really didn’t take a genius to figure this was fake.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:54 pm

  2. “I’d like to reiterate the fact that this wasn’t a planned marketing strategy to receive views or attention from gamers, and this was not a machination that was designed by VVGtv–we simply reported what was happening and what we were told.”

    Indeed not a planned marketing strategy by vvgtv, but planned by Keemstar (probably again without FC’s developer’s permission). And that Keemstar is being all snug about it. I hope the FC team finally realizes what kind of a pestilence he is, and sack him.

    April 17, 2011 at 3:11 am

    • masterblud

      I agree with you there, I think keemstar was just in this for the money, I don’t care if keemstar says bad publicity is good publicity, messing with the person you are PRing for is irresponsible. I still can’t wrap my head around when he says “The Game I Made” Or any reference to him making the game. He is a child and will be forgotten as the Blok he is. I have never in my life seen such a Child that claims to be an Adult making videos in reference to homosexual bashing. I mean seriously what is wrong with him, The dude can’t even spell, he did not even send out PR for the game, didn’t make a press kit or anything, some PR Guy huh? Well this is the last time we are ever taking keemstars word for anything, I choose to talk directly to the developer since he is a more reliable source.

      April 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

  3. MadamZhen

    The moment they mentioned the information came from Keemstar I knew that it was utter rubbish! I am quite surprised that anyone would publish anything based on the diarrhea that flows from his despicable mouth, given his reputation as a liar and a troll. The best thing to do is to ignore both Keemstar and Arcus, because I have no doubt in my mind that Arcus condones this behaviour. If he didn’t, Keemstar wouldn’t be Arcus’s PR manager! FortressCraft is a rubbish game and it bothers me that such a game replaced ‘I made a game with zombies in it’ as THE xblig top download.There are many games that deserve the reception that Fortress Craft has received; Shield the Beat for instance. I really hope they get killed by competition.

    April 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

    • masterblud

      Wait is Zombies Game Dropped off the list in other countries? It is still the top in US.

      April 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

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