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FortressCraft dev calls police after suffering DDoS attack on Minecraft XBLA launch day

FortressCraft developer Adam Sawkins has called the police after suffering a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on his game's website the day voxel rival Minecraft launched on Xbox Live Arcade. was crippled yesterday after the XBLA port of Minecraft launched to critical and commercial acclaim. Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted to say the 360 version, developed by the Dundee-based 4J Studios, was profitable after just an hour on sale.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Sawkins refused to name check Minecraft fans, but, reading between the lines, it's clear who he believes is responsible. "F**k you and your 'community', @Notch," he tweeted.

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FortressCraft sales top 750k on XBLIG

FortressCraft sales top 750k on XBLIG

1 million mark within reach for controversial world-builder.

Controversial world-building game FortressCraft has just notched up its 750,000th sale on Xbox Live Indie Games, according to a Tweet from its developer Adam Sawkins.

A subsequent post added that it's on track to hit one million within the next 10 months.

Sawkins' game has been plagued by accusations that it's merely a Minecraft clone - a claim that he refuted in a recent interview with Eurogamer.

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FortressCraft maker discusses Minecraft

Calls out "The Notch Defense Force".

The creator of Minecraft clone FortressCraft has called out what he describes as the "Notch Defense Force", and inisted his game is nothing like the indie phenomenon.