Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop


 

 

Another iPhone game rip-off: The Blocks Cometh

0

Hot off the heels of Capcom's MaXplosion debacle, we have a game theft that's even more egregious, shameless and downright scummy. The Blocks Cometh is a really cool flash game that was actually being redeveloped for the iPhone ... until the developers discovered it's already on iTunes!

Featured on iTunes' "New & Noteworthy" section, The Blocks Cometh for iOS is the exact same game as Halfbot's Flash title, taking the name, the concept, and even the art assets with only a cosmetic change made to the player character (confirmed by Halfbot to have been stolen from the game League of Evil). It's hit the "top 200" chart in spite of its status as a stolen game. 

You can see the title in its original Flash form right here, and check out the header image to see how big a scam this is. As you can see, it's utterly blatant. Halfbot has contacted Apple and hopes to get the game removed, while it works on porting an official version. 

"The concept I can let slide but stealing our name and art is a down right shitty thing to do," says Halfbot's Derek Laufman. 

This is the dark side of mobile gaming. As much as I support the market, the thoroughly contemptible lack of scruples exhibited by many developers within the sector turns my stomach.


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jim SterlingThank God // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1567


 



#Apple #halt criminal scum! #iPhone #Utterly pathetic
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

spacer