When does re-imagining and borrowing become theft? - Tiny Tower versus Dream Heights

"A GoozerNation discussion of just how much copying and pasting should be permissible between different games."

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Dovahkiin2265d ago

When it's obvious and unimaginative.

Pushagree2265d ago

When its a saints row game.

specialguest2265d ago

Quoted from a former employee:

“I don’t [expletive] want innovation,” the ex-employee recalls Pincus saying. “You’re not smarter than your competitor. Just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers.”

Further evidence:

FarmVille is similar almost to the pixel to a rival game called Farm Town that debuted months earlier, and Mafia Wars is lifted wholesale from Mob Wars… a pilfering which ended in a lawsuit.