Recently, another GTA clone was released, but about Brazil and from Brazilian indie developers, represented by the Betagames Group studio. And in general, this clone received positive feedback from the players who played it. Yes, and the game itself, so far, is at the beta stage, but you can already play it.
However, not everything is as rosy as it seemed. After all, as some enthusiasts found out, this GTA clone is nothing more than a simple set of assets. So, the author of the Brazilian site Mixmods under the nickname Junior, on which the authors post various mods that fix certain things in games, after the release of the game 171 found out that many assets in this game were impudently taken from his site, without indicating the authors.
But that’s half the trouble. Indeed, from the very beginning of the development of this game, its authors launched a fundraiser that will go towards its creation. And while people were expecting the Betagames Group studio to make a game from scratch, the authors themselves simply bought ready-made assets from the Unreal store, or other places like it, and then inserted it all into their game, without much polishing and optimization. At the same time, Betagames Group in social networks deny that they bought assets, and sometimes even contradict themselves, saying that, they say, “if you did not buy assets, then you do not know anything about game development.”
At the same time, only 7 people worked on the game, who themselves do not understand anything in creating games. And in this case, they could be forgiven for all this, but the fact that they lied to people about creating their game, who donated their hard-earned money to create this game, and the fact that the Betagames Group deny and contradict themselves nullifies any concessions towards them.
Another interesting fact about the development of this game is worth noting. It was originally, somewhere else in 2010, created on some other engine, until about 2016. After that, the authors decided to change the engine, switching to Unreal Engine. And it was from this moment that the complete deception of donators began, who believed the developer of this game, and gave their hard-earned money, hoping to see at least a good game. At the same time, the authors of this game demanded that they donate more money than they needed to buy the same assets in the Unreal store.
So it turns out that, before, clones of the popular Rockstar game series were created from scratch and on pure enthusiasm to try to create a GTA henchman. Now, instead of creating a game from scratch, some decide to fraudulently extract money from people in order to create it, don’t understand what, using ready-made resources, and even without indicating the original authors and transparency in relation to people who support the idea of authors with money.
You can learn more about the development and cheating by the authors of the game 171 in the video from the Dark Space channel, which is published above. Where the authors of the video collected all the information into one, and told everything in great detail. Also, this is only the first part of this video. In the second part, the authors promise to talk about even greater fraud by the Betagames Group.
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