Whenever a game gets released, be it on Android, iOS, or PC, are it gets extremely popular, there’s always going to be knock-offs, clones, and re-skinned versions of that game showing up not too far after its release. Most of the times developers who come out with these clones do a fairly good job of them, even though they are pretty much rip-offs usually. Sometimes they aren’t though and can actually be pretty decent games themselves.
About a week and a half ago we reported on Stolen Couch Games who pushed out a press release detailing possible plans to take action against one of their partners in regards to a game that was released called Pazuru and the fact that it was a clone of another game on Android called Ichi. Since then some new details have come to light which solves the entire issue at hand and, as a result, has Stolen Couch Games pushing out a new blog post retracting everything they said as well as issuing an apology.
Any time there is a bunch of big game releases launching onto Android, you can be sure that there will be those tools out there who release fake copies of the game. Whether the actual game is ripped and included, its completely fake, or stuff with malware and other not so good stuff, it is a part of life.
The fine folks at Android Police have managed to get their hands on what appears to be a homebrewed portal clone. While we’re pretty sure this will never teleport itself on the Android Market once it reaches the desks of Valve’s legal team , the work itself is quite impressive.
Not too long ago we reported on a Minecraft-style game called BlockWorld which did have a lot of promise and potential for those of you who like trying out games that are similar to Minecraft. Well the developers have made a new version of the game called BlockWorld 2D.
Today sees another wondrous title released from Glu Mobile called Cut The Cheese: Fudge Dragon. Essentially a Fruit Ninja clone, at least in terms of game mechanics, this new game by Glu will appeal to that lowest common denominator in your sense of humor.
There are plenty of clones out there in the world of video games, it’s a natural occurrence in pretty much every platform and genre. There are Minecraft clones, Angry Birds clones and clones of pretty much any game that happens to be a hit. Cut the Birds takes cloning to a new level though but taking from two games and meshing it into one.
Sparkin’ Apps has announced that it will be bringing it’s Monster Warrior game over to Android soon. Monster Warrior is a Fruit Ninja style game where you have to slide monster heads as they come onto your screen using swipe gestures similar to Fruit Ninja.
Clones are nothing new to the Android Market but once in awhile there comes a time where something is so blatantly ripped off that it need to be brought to light along with the topic of clones. Doodle Fit by Gamelion is a prime example of this with the clone, Fix It, being almost a complete rip-off of Doodle Fit.