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iPhone: iFlighter control... BRUTAL rip-off???

08-07-2009, 01:20 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
iFlighter control... BRUTAL rip-off???

Just found this on AppShopper...

http://appshopper.com/games/iflighter-control

http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObject...4%2526mt%253D8

VERY similar graphics, almost the same name and they even claim to be a Firemint game although the developer is obviously different. Is this the most brutal rip-off ever or just a mislabeled app. And in case this is a Flight Control ripoff I really think this shouldn't be allowed in the appstore.... this is way too close to the original.
08-07-2009, 01:36 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 336
To make things worse, the reviewer is clearly the developer.
I bought it and will be sure to mention that in my app store review.

1st & 2nd gen iPod Touch 3.0
XBL, Plus+ and OpenFeint: TheKrazyRussian
Fav Dev/Game: Self Aware Games / Sentinel 2.
Beta tested for Ngmoco, EA and Insomniac Games.

08-07-2009, 01:36 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,215
lmao AWESOME!
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08-07-2009, 01:40 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,237
Quote:
Originally Posted by jchampl View Post
lmao AWESOME!


If you're going to steal someones game, at least read the description you're stealing first. Cripes.

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08-07-2009, 01:42 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 336
Well f*ck this, it's just like Flight Control, everything's almost the same.
The levels are just like the ones in Flight Control, it's like this dev copied and pasted the code.
I am notifiying Firemint.

1st & 2nd gen iPod Touch 3.0
XBL, Plus+ and OpenFeint: TheKrazyRussian
Fav Dev/Game: Self Aware Games / Sentinel 2.
Beta tested for Ngmoco, EA and Insomniac Games.
08-07-2009, 01:45 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,237
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheKrazyRussian View Post
Well f*ck this, it's just like Flight Control, everything's almost the same.
The levels are just like the ones in Flight Control, it's like this dev copied and pasted the code.
I am notifiying Firemint.
If you could provide the email address you emailed to, then the rest of us can do the same so that Firemint won't miss it.

GameCenter/OpenFeint/Plus+/Agon/Gameloft Live/Xbox LIVE/PSN ID: VoodooVyper
08-07-2009, 01:46 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
There are no screenshots of the actual game either in the App store - just the ad. This game is a blatant copyright infringement. Where was Apple looking?
I hope this gets removed ASAP.
08-07-2009, 01:47 AM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 11
on itunes the popularity bar is full

man this makes me so mad




i got the pictures but how do u post them?

Last edited by johngeno; 08-07-2009 at 01:50 AM.
08-07-2009, 01:49 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
i work in the same building as Firemint.
I might go in and mention it to them on the way home.
08-07-2009, 01:49 AM
#10
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Last edited by Eli; 08-07-2009 at 01:57 AM.