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Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 773d ago | news

Judge rules in favor of Tetris Company in cloning dispute

Gamasutra:

In a move that has big implications for video game clone claims, a judge has ruled in favor of the Tetris Company against Mino developer Xio Interactive, stating that Mino is substantially similar to Tetris. (Android, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mino, Tetris, The Tetris Company, Xio Interactive)

Credit url: eurogamer.net
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Emilio_Estevez  +   773d ago
This could really be a big case, setting a precedence for all the knock offs currently on phones.
3GenGames  +   773d ago
If the game is the same but the control scheme works completely different? What about that?

@Below: But that's an improvement and while it's perfectly legal to copy a game if you add something to it, as game play isn't protectable, but games that are published are.
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beerkeg  +   773d ago
It just means the control scheme is different. You could have up as down and left as right but the game would essentially be the same.
xVeZx  +   773d ago
if tetris company can do this why doesnt scrabble file copyright claims on words with friends or pictionary do the same for draw something...arent words with friends and draw something clones of those games?

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