Adventure Game Swiped Textures and Graphics from Oblivion?


These days, adventure games like the newly released Limbo of the Lost tend to fly under the radar. Unless, that is, they apparently get caught swiping textures and graphics from a higher-profile game. Over at GamePlasma, one of their eagle-eyed reviewers was struck with a strong case of deja vu when he was playing through the adventure game. Namely, he noticed a lot of the game’s environments looked exactly like those in The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. He even posted several screenshots from both games for comparison, such as the two shown above. It really is hard to deny how almost exactly alike the environments look, from the textures, to the placement of different objects, to having the exact same portrait under the stairs. Other image comparisons even show bookshelves arranged with the exact same objects in the exact some positions. At this time, it seems neither Bethesda nor Tri Synergy (publishers of Oblivion and Limbo of the Lost, respectively) have any comment on the matter. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

Via GamePlasma

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4 Comments on Adventure Game Swiped Textures and Graphics from Oblivion?


On June 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Unless the screens are somehow faked, I really don’t see how this could be a coincidence. I’m definitely very interested to see what Bethesda has to say and what Try Synergy could say to defend itself.


On June 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm

This is so blatant that I’d have a hard time believing it as anything but such. It’s almost as if it was done on purpose to draw some kind of attention (perhaps, the level designer was pissed at his boss that day?).


On June 11, 2008 at 5:03 pm

I agree with Steve. While stealing textures from a game may go unnoticed, stealing building layouts (like in the screenshot) would be idiotic for any company to do.


On June 11, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Now thats just silly. How did they expect to get away with blatant theft.