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A game I did was cloned rather poorly

12-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 879
A game I did was cloned rather poorly

CircleTheDot is a clone of the original capture game, Bag Bigfoot.

Here's what we did about that:


On 23 August, I was greeted by this email from a fellow employee:
SUBJECT: Circle The Dot by Ketchapp
Play and tell me if this reminds you of any of our games. Shoot me now!In the top free apps list.
And yeah, I knew EXACTLY what game she was talking about.....

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.

- Shigeru Miyamoto
12-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,597
Ketchapp has made a (rather large) name for itself within the industry - unfortunately most of that is from releasing F2P versions of other peoples apps.

2048 is a prime example.

The sad thing is I admit that I've downloaded, and enjoyed many of their titles.

I will be trying your new version, impossible hex, and 5-Starring it just to help you any way I can.

Good luck.
12-03-2014, 05:40 AM
To be honest, it is what it is. This happens so often... how many times does a game not have a predecessor? I've started to look at old Atari games for some education/inspiration.

All the best to you and your work! Don't worry about copycats, just do what you do best.