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Submitted by sikapwach 989d ago | opinion piece

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." (Casual games, Dev, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, NimbleBit, Tag Invalid, Tiny Tower, Zynga)

Dovahkiin  +   989d ago
When it's obvious and unimaginative.
Pushagree  +   989d ago
When its a saints row game.
specialguest  +   989d ago
Zynga is evil
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.

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