Q.U. wrote:So are Minecraft and Terraria, but there you go. Everything with blocks is a Minecraft clone. Just like anything with 2 teams of 5 payers on one arena is a DOTA clone according to many.
People just don't care to differentiate at all. So it doesn't surprise me really.
It's happened to every genre, visual design and/or play mechanic. How many open world action games were called GTA clones, how many early FPS games were called Doom clones. Right now MOBAs are exploding and there's so many rushing to market, give it a few years and let the blatant cash in copies fall of the radar. And yes there are plenty of clones of Dota floating around some are legit but there's plenty of band wagon jumpers, Guardians or Middle-earth and the DC one are most obvious. Right now the same thing is happening with these open ended games that use a 2D,blocky or voxel design.