Recently, a fan of my artwork sent me a post of a new game named “Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake” and I was shocked! Most of the graphics used on the Game Map are pure copies of my Happy World named Teratakia, which I designed for the awarded game “MonsterUp Adventures” of the swiss company, Karios Games. Normally, I would have no problem for the designer to be inspired by my artwork but this is really insane, as he has copied the graphics exactly. Even the world is the same: islands on the sea. The mountains, the hills, small details, the sea waves, even the Skull at the right side of the island. This is not inspiration, this is my whole world copied by a lazy, unoriginal designer.
Please note, I designed this game in 2012 and “Monsters ate my birthday cake” is released in 2014.
You can see details here:
You can download the MonsterUp game here:
I’m really flattered new designers and illustrators get inspiration from my artwork but it’s unacceptable to raise money from Kickstarter and sell my ideas as theirs to Cartoon Network!
This is outrageous.
Inspiration is a different thing than plagiarism. Look at this developer, who have the courage to mention he was inspired by my video Space Alone to create its great game ” Incoboto Mini”:
He didn’t rip-off my world. “Monsters Ate my Birtday Cake” has ripped-off my Game map and that’s unacceptable. Their lazy, young designer seems to have no design ethos.
So, I demand the Game Map to be removed and a new one with different assets to be designed.
Please, have a look at the detailed graphics below and judge yourself (click on the image to zoom in):