A game I did was cloned rather poorly

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by PlayScreen, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. PlayScreen

    PlayScreen Well-Known Member

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    CircleTheDot is a clone of the original capture game, Bag Bigfoot.

    Here's what we did about that:

    http://www.pocketgamer.biz/comment-and-opinion/60454/how-rethinking-a-5-year-old-game-in-the-context-of-a-clone-led-to-impossible-hex/

    On 23 August, I was greeted by this email from a fellow employee:

    SUBJECT: Circle The Dot by Ketchapp
    Play and tell me if this reminds you of any of our games. Shoot me now!In the top free apps list.​

    And yeah, I knew EXACTLY what game she was talking about.....
     
  2. Lazer Kat

    Lazer Kat Well-Known Member

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    Ketchapp has made a (rather large) name for itself within the industry - unfortunately most of that is from releasing F2P versions of other peoples apps.

    2048 is a prime example.

    The sad thing is I admit that I've downloaded, and enjoyed many of their titles.

    I will be trying your new version, impossible hex, and 5-Starring it just to help you any way I can.

    Good luck.
     
  3. sterlingware

    sterlingware Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, it is what it is. This happens so often... how many times does a game not have a predecessor? I've started to look at old Atari games for some education/inspiration.

    All the best to you and your work! Don't worry about copycats, just do what you do best.
     

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