Super 3-D Noah's Ark

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Post by RoboBlue » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:54

Holy crap, Wisdom Tree has a website?

Also... how did Wisdom Tree manage to not get sued by ID for this?
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sun Jun 08, 2014 14:07

RoboBlue wrote:Holy crap, Wisdom Tree has a website?

Also... how did Wisdom Tree manage to not get sued by ID for this?
Id would sue someone who paid to use their engine? Wouldn't put it past carmack.
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Post by Lunick » Sun Jun 08, 2014 14:09

RoboBlue wrote:Holy crap, Wisdom Tree has a website?

Also... how did Wisdom Tree manage to not get sued by ID for this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_3D_Noah%27s_Ark

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According to rumours, id Software, angered with Nintendo of America's censorship in the SNES version of Wolfenstein 3D, gave the source code for that game to Wisdom Tree as part of a kind of "revenge" for the company to make an unofficial clone to mock them. The fact is that Wisdom Tree purchased the license to the engine themselves from id Software, with both Wolfenstein 3D for the SNES and Super 3D Noah's Ark being developed at the same time. The game was not a commercial success, and is considered a clone of Wolfenstein 3D. It was most commonly sold in Christian bookstores.
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Post by RoboBlue » Sun Jun 08, 2014 20:51

Wow, the real story behind that sounds much more interesting then simple theft or revenge. Too bad there's never been an official statement. :/
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:52

The real story is Wisdom Tree asked for the license and id sold it to them. That's it.

Or the shorter story is Wisdom Tree asked for the license and Carmack (because tom and romero weren't equal partners in their own company that they founded with blood and sweat) let them buy it because he's a money grubber.
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Post by RoboBlue » Mon Jun 09, 2014 14:11

Was it really that cheap?

How much could an unlicensed christian game developer reasonably afford to pay?
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Mon Jun 09, 2014 15:24

It's all nintendo's fault for rejecting dangerous dave in copyright infringement! If Id made nintendo ports, Commander Keen wouldn't have been born and Super Noah's Ark 3D wouldn't exist.

I's all Commander Keen's fault.
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Post by Lunick » Fri Jul 18, 2014 15:00

Not sure if many of you guys here have a Steam account but the game now has a Steam Greenlight page and could use some votes!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... =287164593
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Post by Levellass » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:17

RoboBlue wrote:Was it really that cheap?

How much could an unlicensed christian game developer reasonably afford to pay?
It can be; the company gets to set the rates and if it's for some unrelated thing that won't be associated by many people with the original and nobody cares about then why not hock it on the cheap?
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Post by Lunick » Thu May 28, 2015 22:59

http://store.steampowered.com/app/371180/ Time to add the game to your wishlists ;)
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