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Six words about innovation or plagiarism (or both) in games
by Lewis Pulsipher on 03/05/12 09:31:00 am   Expert Blogs   Featured Blogs

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According to tweetdeck, one of the trending:worldwide topics on twitter not so long ago was 6 word stories.  In the past few months I've asked people to say 6 words about game design, programming, wargames, stories in games, and casual games.

This time the challenge is this: say six words about innovation or plagiarism (or both) in games.


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Michael Joseph
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"Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism."
- Voltaire

Alex Leighton
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Think for yourself you lazy ass.

Adam Bishop
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Add something new to something old, dude

(I innovated a 7th word into the response)

Lars Doucet
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The future of the past - today!

Luis Guimaraes
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"A man chooses, a slave obeys." -Andrew Ryan

Rasmus Gunnarsson
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Focus the originality where it matters.

Gary LaRochelle
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Damn. I created it first, dude*.


*insert your own description.

Harold Myles
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You do not own an idea

Glen Cooney
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Learn from the world of fashion.

*In reference to this TEDTalk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoyJmxh97Bk

Luis Guimaraes
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The talk is interesting, but that graphics is not accounting that clothes and food are actual needs and have infinite recursive demand.

Still, all we can do anyway is going the hard-to-replicate, hard-to-understand-why-it-works way.

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James Hofmann
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Change your language. Change your perspective.

Will Ooi
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You made it, we'll raid it

E Zachary Knight
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"Good Artists borrow. Great artists steal." Picasso (maybe)

Jesse Tucker
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Blazing a trail is too hard.

Chris Hendricks
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Learn from what is already successful.

Lewis Pulsipher
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How about:
There's nothing new under the sun
Originality comes from combinations of ideas
Originality is in execution not idea
Copying entire design is morally reprehensible

Joshua Darlington
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second mover advantage. copy mutate repeat.

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Megan Swaine
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Examine. Appreciate. Understand. Emulate. IMPROVE.

Christer Kaitila
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I wish I'd thought of that!

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