quick question, are his plugins stolen as well or is it just some of the art assets?
I ask because I'm using the sprite fix plugin and the ultimate overlay plugin. I'd like to know they are safe before proceeding with using them.
while doubtful, it is still possible and if he was caught stealing assets then it is safe to assume that other works of his could also be stolen. I want to avoid a situation where my game gets taken down or flagged because of stolen assets / have to scrap and rework a huge chunk of my game if it comes out. : /
Just a worried game dev.
If stolen artwork specially for bayer ruins or bayer dungeon are found, would you mind to post it?
I didn't purchase a license yet (tho I asked him for a non commercial license to be able to use the premium tiles), but created 2 very big maps with them (each 80x80).
Each one of them took several weeks in creation.. and as these tiles are quite complex, a simple replacement in the tileset won't do it and I'll probably have to remove them completely.
However, my game won't be finished this year and probably not next year either, so.. I'm not in a hurry, tho I guess, that sooner or later I indeed will have to replace them which is really a pain.. All these hours of work - 70$ doesn't even come close to this value -.-
Atm I'm still considering trying to get permission from the original artists - once found - oh well.. It'd take probably a whole month to replace those maps to the standard they've been before, so.. that might be worth a try, no?
- If people were not aware of his work before, they will be now. If you use his work and credit his name, it will turn a lot of people off from your game simply for that fact alone. Do you want to risk the integrity of your game to use these tiles?