Quantcast
Blatant Pushmo clone available on the Android marketplace - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Pushmo  



Blatant Pushmo clone available on the Android marketplace


9:00 AM on 08.04.2012



The never ending saga of mobile games ripping off other titles has found a new victim with Pushmo for the 3DS. The clone in this case is called BlockShift, and the developer behind the project has even stated in the comments section on GoNintendo that he "was inspired by everything Intelligent Systems and Nintendo make."

The person behind the Android game isn't charging BlockShift, so while he's not making a profit from it, he is still potentially harming Pushmo sales. The thing that really bothers me about this whole affair is that BlockShift can read and take QR codes designed for Pushmo, as demonstrated in the above video.

It's one thing to be "inspired," it's downright sleazy to blatantly steal a feature designed specifically for another product. 

BlockShift hits Android...looks very familiar [GoNintendo]
Another look at Pushmo clone BlockShift, allows you scan Pushmo QR codes [GoNintendo]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Pushmo



2:00 PM on 12.30.2011
Review: Pushmo

For those of us day-one 3DS owners especially, the build up to a solid library of games for the system hasn't been a particularly fast one. That said, we are getting there. Despite Nintendo's comparatively lacking push for di...more



2:45 PM on 12.08.2011
Nintendo Download: Pushmo, Paper Wars, and more

What's this? A promising-looking 3DS puzzle platformer developed by Intelligent Systems (Advance Wars, Fire Emblem) has found its way onto the eShop. We should probably consider support it! You get to pull on Link's blocky fa...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

3DS

1:00 PM on 07.25.2014
Tappingo 2 will hit the 3DS eShop on August 28

I thought Tappingo was a decent (and very well priced) distraction on the 3DS eShop, but there were some problems with it that definitely needed to be addressed. Developer Goodbye Galaxy Games has taken these criticisms to h...more



10:00 AM on 07.25.2014
The 3DS gets a small stability patch today

Nintendo has updated the 3DS today to version 8.1.0-18U, mostly to address "system stability and usability." Some people think there's cynicsm to be had in updating people on small patches, but I submit that there is not! I j...more



5:00 PM on 07.24.2014
Atlus didn't let failed crowd funding sink EarthBound-like Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth didn't meet its Kickstarter goals, but Persona developer Atlus swooped in and saved the day. Lead designer and Eden Industries co-founder Ryan Vandendyck, who you might have seen on Sup Holmes?, talked...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more