Some interesting news today in the world of game developers, clones, and legal matters. Stolen Couch Games released a puzzle game back in December 2012 called Ichi which has actually done pretty well for itself. The game was made in partnership between Stolen Couch Games and Jay van Hutten, of which the founding members of Stolen Couch Games and Van Hutten were attending the Utrecht School of the Arts together. This is where the eventual creation of Ichi happened.
As promised we’ve returned with another list from the shamelessly tacky to the tackily shameless. This is the second collection of all the console imitators available for the Android. While some are amazing stand out games on their own, it’s impossible to ignore their source material.
We’ve come a long way since the early days when ‘Angry Birds’ demonstrated that mobile gaming could be more than just casual. While not on the pedigree of home consoles, Android games have certainly gained more credibility since the smart phones infancy.
Copycat apps is one of the biggest annoyances in mobile gaming. When one particular kind of app finds great success, some developers choose to piggyback on the popular app instead of trying to create something new and exciting. In some cases, developers take code from existing apps and reverse engineer them to their liking. To combat this, Amazon recommends developers obfuscate their code.
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.