Gleamlight publisher comments on Hollow Knight comparisons

Too close for comfort?

Gleamlight was announced for Switch as part of Nintendo's Indie Showcase earlier this week, and the game's debut trailer was instantly compared to Hollow Knight. Lots of people saw visual similarities between both games, and as the internet does, a sizable chunk of the audience starting hurling insults at the game's creator. While the developer behind the game hasn't commented on the controversy, the game's publisher did speak up. Here's what D3Publisher had to say in a statement to Polygon.

“‘Gleamlight’ is still in development and it’s not final at this moment. The dev team is aware of ‘Hollow Knight’ but the game has nothing to do with that title.”

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch
Games: Gleamlight


Fri Dec 13 19 03:18pm
(Updated 1 time)

I believe it's a little too close to Hollow Knight... the gloomy backgrounds with gems and shiny moss everywhere, the darkness, the vegetation, the particular use of blues and greens, the manually drawn black outlines for everything (background and characters), a main character with pointy black legs, the "squishy" sound effect after you slash an enemy, the exact same hitbox (apparently), the lack of facial features... it saddens me to say this, but it truly steps into rip-off territory. This feels like the Enchanted Portals of Hollow Knight.

Was just about to bring up Enchanted Portals. This is store-brand Hollow Knight.

Hollow Knight just created a new genre, "Hollotroidvania."


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