For the actual Links, see original article at link above. Yes, I'm lazy.
The Elven Blood Art Theft Ring
I am seeking help in identifying artwork in a game that is building a reputation for art theft. My goal is to have every single uncredited artist whose work is used in Elven Blood, to be sought out and contacted. The developers post a link where you can submit work to be showcased, but it seems they favor theft over honest submissions. I don't know how many images are legitimate submissions (very few are credited, maybe 5%) and that is what I seek to find out.
Elven Blood, for those who don't know, is one of four games in the Blood Games series put out by a company calling themselves the Royal East India Trading Company. Originally debuted on Facebook, they have several thousands of players worldwide and have recently launched onto Myspace. They claim to have millions of dollars worth of support from investors. If so, why would they fall so low as to steal so much art? Thefts have not only been from individual artists, but from those creating work-for-hire pieces, which are legally owned by the company they created them for. Whether this company is real or a complete scam, I don't know yet. I do know that of the artists I have contacted and heard back from, that 100% of notifications have been confirmed thefts.
Many of you wanting to help may say that you're not a gamer or even be on Facebook or Myspace. That is perfectly fine. I have supplied screen shots of most of the 78 locations here: [link]
If you do play the game or another in the Blood series:
-I am seeking screen shots of the first few and very last few locations in Elven Blood and any of the shops. I have all locations listed here on the bottom half of the journal. I need shots for locations without an asterisk * : [link] I will add more as I can get to them.
-If anyone has played a significant amount of Blood Lust, Skies of Blood and/or City of Blood and is willing to travel around and gather screen shots, please contact me. I'm not that far in these 3. I can however, create a list of locations such as the one I made for EB.
Please reference the screen shots I've provided for the range of the shot needed. It needs to cover from the top of the location banner down as far as your screen will allow. The location links at the bottom aren't as necessary as they're thumbnails of the banner up top. If you don't want to host shots you've gathered, send me the link of where you've temporarily posted them telling me so. I will transfer them.
The compiled links:
Main project page: [link]
11.23.08 update: [link]
11.6.08 update: [link]
Elven Blood screen shots so far:
Found list in rough order of appearance:
These artists have already been contacted. Credit to finders will now be listed at the bottom, as some of you have found a lot. Entries without a status are ones I'm awaiting replies on.
~Alfredsson's Knight of the Temple [link] at Saint Castletown. CONFIRMED.
~jnurp's Pirate King [link] located at the Northwest passage
`Saimain's Dark Warrior [link] located at Elven Moonwoods
~kankakanka's Baby Dragon [link] located at the shop in Garden of Eden
*infraberry's Black Dragon Attack [link] located at Orc Fortress
~Dajotoy's Orc [link] located at Orc Fortress
*aaronsimscompany's Satry Concept 1 [link] located at Forgotten Chasm
*ShadowUmbre's Unleashed [link] located at Cyrene Jungles
*Raphael-Lacoste's Masyaf [link] located at Neo St. Castletown
retty-Angel's Drowning [link] located at Dream of the Past. CONFIRMED
=alexiuss's Equinox [link] located at Fourth Circle CONFIRMED
`treijim's black dragon: [link] located in the Ninth Circle. CONFIRMED
`blackeri's 7 sins... ALL CONFIRMED
Vanity [link] ...I forget the location. I just passed it though...
Avarice [link] at the Tangles of Greed.
Gluttony: [link] at Glutton's Desert.
Wrath: [link] at Peaks of Wrath.
=alexiuss's Neurotic Indisposition [link] located at Dream of Despair*** FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR, 50% OF ALL SALES WILL BE DONATED TO AKITA RESCUE. IN HONOR OF DANTE-INU AND MY NEW RESCUE AKITA, CAENA. ***
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