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Posted By SpikeDelight

DAT OPENING

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Edited By Alek

Best QL intro ever. GBNY 4 LYFE

Game also looks super cool

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Posted By gbrading

Very adorable game. Really lovely.

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Posted By PliggeTheFallen

That intro!! Made my day. Giant Bomb East representing!

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Posted By HubrisRanger

Oh god that intro. XD

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Posted By ildon

I love Vinny so much.

Please fix the compressors or whatever on the audio, though. It sounds a little... chopped? or something? I'm no audio guy.

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Posted By TheSouthernDandy

This is too adorable to not get. "Long dog where am you?" sold me on it.

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Posted By rabbithearted

It was just my birthday when this was released.

Must buy it.

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Edited By alwaysbebombing

TRIPLE BUMP

EDIT: Oh my god the Boogan king is Matt Rorie.

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Posted By KindOfBlue

Heh! It really is a charmingly cute game.

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Posted By SashCrash

Hahah the start is awsome

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Posted By criacow

@criacow said:

Anyone else notice Vinny's Jersey accent is coming back real fast? "YEAH YUMBERRIES" at 27:52 and "THE OTHA DAM COIN" at 32:34. <3

He's from Long Island.

But lives in Jersey.

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Posted By iamcarneiro

@iamcarneiro: I do not see a single element that is a direct rip of that other artists work . It is nothing but a similar style.

I haven't played either game and I'm only going off this video and the MonsterUp screenshots only, so I wouldn't run though town screaming "Plagiarism! Plagiarism!" either :)

But I do feel the guy. The map in Monsters ate my Birthday Cake especially is disappointing. MonsterUp was clearly the reference and the Cake people just rushed their design :/

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Posted By darkest4

Giantbomb is extra great lately.

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Edited By MeatSim

You really shouldn't be eating that much birthday cake at once, the Boogin King is really doing you a favor.

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Posted By ChrisTaran

@iamcarneiro: I do not see a single element that is a direct rip of that other artists work . It is nothing but a similar style.

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Posted By DarkeyeHails

@iamcarneiro: Great post, duder. That was super informative to a non-visual artist like myself.

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Posted By sergeantz

@criacow said:

Anyone else notice Vinny's Jersey accent is coming back real fast? "YEAH YUMBERRIES" at 27:52 and "THE OTHA DAM COIN" at 32:34. <3

He's from Long Island.

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Edited By iamcarneiro

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@outrager said:

So apparently an artist said the people who made this game plagiarized his artwork.

http://www.sounasdesign.com/plagiarism-of-sounas-artwork/

I was understanding before they said it was "identical". Similar, obviously.

Seems like Sounas is drawing a bit of a long bow with plagiarism.

Not from an artist point of view. Here's a side by side comparison of some of the art and the map is just straight up the same map in both games :/

The style itself is not something the artist could (or would) claim ownership over (just look for 'cute flat character' on dribbble and you'll find similar stuff) but the makers of Monsters ate my Birthdaycake clearly saw MonsterUp Adventures and were, let's say, very inspired...

This happens a lot in the graphic design and illustration world! You guys might remember the reverse cover of Borderlands 2 having some details from an Olly Moss poster (link), the same thing happened here, just on a different scale.

You look around for inspiration and if you have to get that mock up done quickly, you'll add a few placeholder details that you saw somewhere else. Usually, as soon as you do a second pass on your art, you work those placeholders out, but if time is pressing and deadlines are close, two things can happen:

You just straight up forget that this detail you added wasn't yours and stop seeing it. We're all human, it happens. If everyone on the team has enough time to do their jobs properly, someone else sees it and it gets fixed. Or:

You see it and leave it consciously. There are a million reasons why you would, usually it's a lack of time to build something else, but you saw that your thing looks exactly like that other thing and chose not to work against it (or you did, but someone else up the chain decided to keep it in against your will. That happens as well.)

That really sucks and happens because artists are overworked and undervalued.

I can totally emphasize with people who just forgot that they copied something. It happened to myself and multiple friends in art school and uni. It only happened once to most of us though. Realizing that something you thought was genuinely your own but isn't, is really devastating.

The other thing happens way too often though, some are even shameless about it...

So if I were the artist of MonsterUp Adventures, I would be just as pissed!

It's just more likely that someone decided to save time.

[EDIT] All that being said, this games writing is really good!

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Posted By SemiNormal

Bloody bogans... Why am I not surprised.

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Posted By Catfish666

This quicklook made me feel happy.

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Posted By 5p3ktro


LOOOOL The intro. I love Vinny's style.

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Posted By DarkeyeHails

@outrager said:

So apparently an artist said the people who made this game plagiarized his artwork.

http://www.sounasdesign.com/plagiarism-of-sounas-artwork/

I was understanding before they said it was "identical". Similar, obviously.

Seems like Sounas is drawing a bit of a long bow with plagiarism.

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Posted By beard_of_zeus

I enjoyed the 'failed' intros of this QL at the start, and I'm always glad to see some more Vinny+Alex content, good stuff.

The game itself impressed me enough that I ended up buying it on Steam; it's fun and (very) cute little puzzle game. I have to agree with Vinny about the writing being very sharp and genuinely funny; at first glance, it seems like something that would be off-putting and too saccharine, but I'm really enjoying it.

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Posted By gyozilla

FART NOISE!

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Posted By HerbieBug

Oh gosh the adorbs. ._.

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Posted By JosephKnows

Love the rawness of this QL, and I'm actually really interested in getting this game now. The game kinda reminds me of Adventure Time in its aesthetics and writing, and the puzzles look like they'll be more complex as the game progresses with more and more monsters in your team.

Buttperson is indeed a great insult.

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Posted By escapenode

Thank god Vinny is going quick looks again! Starting to feel like Giant Bomb around here again.

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Posted By Bholla71085

It's my birthday!

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Posted By IggNight

Great intro! Looks like a very boring game.

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Posted By criacow

Anyone else notice Vinny's Jersey accent is coming back real fast? "YEAH YUMBERRIES" at 27:52 and "THE OTHA DAM COIN" at 32:34. <3

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Posted By hereliespoopface

I love having Vinny and Alex running amok in NYC!

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Posted By Strife777

Vinny is a genius.

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Posted By SgtSphynx

This quicklook sold me on this game.

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Posted By Kevin_Cogneto
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Posted By K4g4m1

Thanks for including the failed introes. :D That was a great start to a hopefully awesome quicklook.

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Posted By gulinotm

Oh my god that intro.

We need a GBeast bombcast! Vinny hosted bombcasts were the best

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Edited By Jazz_Lafayette

I feel like Alex was really close to making emotional progress when observing the Niko-Toby interaction. If only he had paid for the extra hour of quick look.

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Posted By Kentobi

Love the start.

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Posted By radioactivez0r

After a while I got a weird Costume Quest vibe from some of this, especially the inventory/character screen "scrapbook". Which is all good because I loved Costume Quest. Game looks great.

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Posted By ptys

Classic!

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Posted By grapesoda

Happy birthday Alex! Vinny should turn your mic up as a b-day present!

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Posted By EveretteScott

@outrager said:

So apparently an artist said the people who made this game plagiarized his artwork.

http://www.sounasdesign.com/plagiarism-of-sounas-artwork/

I was understanding before they said it was "identical". Similar, obviously.

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Posted By Pirateogta

Happy birthday Alex!!!!

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Posted By TheBlue

Not knowing if GBeast or GBWest is behind each Quick Look is awesome! Every QL is now a surprise!

Happy Birthday Alex!

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Posted By MonetaryDread

Let the flood of content begin. =)

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Posted By BoneChompski

Enjoyed the hosts but the game is criminally dull.

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Posted By Domineeto

Loving Vinny's shenanigans and all the new stuff on the site! Thanks dudes!

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Posted By smcn
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Posted By poser

Phone games.