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Wafers 1.0 coming - does this violate copyright of Tetris?

03-23-2010, 11:17 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
Wafers 1.0 coming - does this violate copyright of Tetris?

Just submitted a simple game to Apple.
Basically it's an extended Tetris which support multiplayer game and customization of drop unit.
I'm assuming that this doesn't violate Tetris' copyright, since I haven't use the 7 shape definitions of its drop units and any of its texture/music.

Following is introduction of this game:
A classic game that you'll recognize at the first sight, and it goes further. Enjoy the fighting with your friends and the freedom of customization/creation. It's easy and fun.

[Features]
+ Support one-on-one fight via BlueTooth connection
+ Customize drop unit in 8x8 grid freely
+ Support OpenFeint leader board and achievement
+ Support tap or gesture control
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03-23-2010, 11:36 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 344
nah you're fine, this definitely doesn't violate tetris's "copyright"

Looks interesting, how does it feel to play?

I made Trainyard and Disco Zoo. You might like them!

@MattRix | @Trainyard | @Milkbag

03-23-2010, 09:16 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
@ElectricGrandpa: yeah, the play is much like the classic one. And, I'm making a lite version, will release soon.
03-23-2010, 09:27 PM
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How much is this going to be?
03-23-2010, 09:33 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
0.99$, fair enough?
03-26-2010, 09:06 PM
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03-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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iPad version is in review now.