Did New Adventure Game Swipe Oblivion Assets?

| 11 Jun 2008 16:27

A new adventure game is in an awkward spot following reports that it has lifted graphics and textures directly from the hit Bethesda RPG, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion.

Eric Franck, a reviewer at GamePlasma, noticed something "oddly familiar" about the new point-and-click adventure game from Majestic Studios known as Limbo of the Lost. That familiarity turned out to be the result of near-identical similarities between several settings in Limbo of the Lost and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. GamePlasma posted several examples, which include not just textures and architectural designs taken from Oblivion, but tabletops and bookshelves filled with identical items, set in identical arrangements.

In response to email inquiries, Limbo of the Lost publisher Tri-Synergy said it currently has no comment, but is "conferring with the developer" on the matter and will issue a statement shortly. Bethesda Softworks Public Relations Rep Danielle Woodyatt was a bit more to the point, telling Strategy Informer, "We aren't going to comment. Screens pretty much speak for themselves. Legal is looking into it." Meanwhile, you can look into it yourself here.

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