Indie dev "delighted" by turn-based ninja action game inspired by his own work

Tom Francis blesses Devolver’s ‘Gunpoint rip-off’ Ronin

Ronin is the next title from indie publisher Devolver Digital.

Developed by Tomasz Waclawek, Ronin is a turn-based ninja action title that, in the words of the studio, “follows the exploits of a vengeful heroine determined to strike down five prominent figures of a powerful corporation”.

Some have drawn parallels between Ronin and Tom Francis’ Gunpoint. Indeed, even Waclawek himself has described it as a “Gunpoint rip-off”. Francis, however, has moved to dismiss the chatter.

“It’s clearly not a Gunpoint ripoff, because the core mechanics are so different,” he said. “A lot of what it does copy is superficial, and that stuff doesn’t matter. But the jump is pretty central, and if that was directly taken from Gunpoint, I’m delighted."

Francis recently started a YouTube series to teach GameMaker users how to develop a full game with no experience.

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