RUMOR: Ocarina of Time 2D Creator: NOT DEAD

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  1. MillionsKnives
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    While browsing wiinintendo.net, I came across an article that they had written stating that Dampe, the creator of the Ocarina of Time 2D project, had apparently faked his death.

    From the article:
    Here is a link to the article which has a youtube video of someone claiming to be Dampe.

    As far as I can tell, nobody really knows if he is really dead or alive or what. Obviously the internet is full of shit that is true and speculation, but if this is in fact true, I think that it is pretty ridiculous that he would do such a thing as a lot of people really sincerely lamented his loss.
     


  2. Destructobot

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    This reminds me of that one time when jumpman17 died.
     
  3. tinymonkeyt

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    no offense, but if he was smart enough to fake his own death
    i doubt he'd make a youtube video...and and then tell people to PM him
    isnt that what "dampe" was escaping from
    he didnt want fags calling him at 3am right?
    i think its just a hoax. if he was alive, he wouldnt be trying to attract attention now would he?
     
  4. GeekyGuy

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    [​IMG]

    Quite a sordid tale. Yeesh!
     
  5. .TakaM

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    plenty of people know exactly what happened.

    First, the original OOT2D creator is Daniel Barras aka "The Real Methuselah" (TRM)
    After many years of 'development' it became clear he would never finish oot2d, or if he even started it in the first place.
    So roughly a dozen other people start their own OOT2D projects to capitalize on TRM's fame.
    Dampe is one of these people.


    The thing is that no one outside of a zelda fan game community understands there are hundreds of zelda fangames being made and already tons of 2D conversions of official games.
    As the case goes, dampe and all the others are known as faceless, nameless "oot2d creators" who all receive the exact same abuse.
    It's impossible to declare one oot2d project cancelled because so many are in development and the fans are so ignorant, so he faked his death.

    But aside from that, dampe had always been a douche, he and the other oot2d creators aren't doing anything admirable.
     
  6. Prophet

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    Hmm, what's the nicest way to say you hope a person who would fake their death, actually do end up dieing?
     
  7. Destructobot

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    I wish you unexpected success.
     
  8. Heran Bago

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    Also very very few Zelda fangame projects or ROM hacks are ever finished.
     
  9. pilotwangs

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    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    interesting how ppl work...
     
  11. Social0

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    ok, so now we got that out of our system again, let's restart work on OOT 2D [​IMG]
     
  12. thedicemaster

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    i heard that OOT2D got canceled because nintendo doesn't like fangames.
     
  13. CockroachMan

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    When that happened.. there was no youtube [​IMG]

    But, yeah.. that was a stupid reason to fake a death..
     
  14. Pyrofyr

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    Either way he's not gonna finish it, so the real question is, why does it matter?
     
  15. .TakaM

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    nintendo has never shut down a single fangame/romhack related to them.
     
  16. warmijwilfaain

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    What about that Super Smash Bros. DS game that got shut down?
     
  17. jelbo

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    .TakaM: great informative post. I knew parts of it though. The whole OoT2D is a bit sad really. Attention whores and fanboys are what's keeping the dream alive.
     
  18. .TakaM

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    what's really sad is that there are much better games in development that don't get the attention they deserve thanks to douches that fail at death
     
  19. rhyguy

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    sadly the game in the video is for pc, not ds
     
  20. .TakaM

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    well, I think PC is a bit more accessible [​IMG]