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Old 25-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #51
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Alright, I've started a liberated games thread, feel free to re-post the info about the Internet release of Wolfenstein 3-D as a "sort of" liberated game (I hope no one gets the idea that the original DOS version can be now distributed freely too! ).
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Old 25-01-2013, 10:41 PM   #52
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Nazghul is a very nice-looking RPG modelled after Ultima V.
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Old 27-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #53
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I've just realized that Alien Carnage bears a lot of similarities to the Amiga/Genesis version of Alien 3: the levels are timed missions during which you need to rescue captives and reach the exit, and one of the weapons is a flamethrower; not to mention several direct references to the Alien franchise.

Also, added Amulets & Armor to the list.
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Old 28-06-2013, 02:17 PM   #54
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Following some constructive criticism in another forum, I've decided to drop the liberated games part from the list altogether. I've come to realize that thinking of liberated games as some kind of Ersatz for other titles is counter-productive, and this topic should be addressed elsewhere.

Further on, I've separated the list into three sub-lists:

1. More or less straightforward remakes or clones of well-known games. In many cases the authors will openly point to the game that they are trying to remake, and if not, the similarity is often quite obvious anyway.

2. Shareware clones of popular titles, mostly from the DOS era. These are generally of historical interest.

3. Games that are definitely inspired by famous titles, but the authors have added enough ideas of their own to make these games something more than direct recreations. As usual, this is the grey area as YMMV what makes for a simple clone and what constitutes an "inspired by" game.

Also, the following titles were added:

Crayon PhysicsDungeon KeeperEliteLemmingsNatural SelectionRPGMakerSimCityX-COM: Enemy UnknownBos Wars, Command & Conquer: Red AlertDiabloEmpire DeluxeFrontier: Elite IIPuzzle BobbleUltima seriesWizardry VII
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Old 29-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #55
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Added some more titles:

A-TrainCarrier CommandDuke NukemEscape VelocityHalf-Life: CounterstrikeQuake III: Arena, Unreal TournamentStar Wars: TIE Fighter, Descent: FreespaceSuper Monkey Ball
Also added another section to the list, with the liberated games that have both the source code and all assets released for free, thus making it possible to create new builds of the entire game.
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Old 29-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #56
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Path of Exile=Diablo 2. It's F2P, but "Pay" here relate to non-necessary "decorative" equip.
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Old 29-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #57
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Thanks for the info! However,
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not included on the list are multiplayer-only games, browser-based games, and all kinds of free-to-play and "freemium" online products
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Old 30-06-2013, 01:03 AM   #59
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For a remake of Metroid - a non-DOS game, though you could argue that Vigilance on Talos V was its' DOS equivalent (or a poor rip-off).
Metroid: Confrontation and AM2R. The two (three?) versions of Confrontation were tech/concept demos, AM2R itself is getting slowly finished and released in progressively expanded demos (three so far).
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Can't we find a way to integrate Frodo and Nick back into AB more closely?
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