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Old 07-30-2013, 06:11 AM
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Default Copyright Infringement: Our game was copied

So we've discovered a blatant rip of one of our games SLAP! (on Google Play). They haven't just made a clone but they are actually using the original sprites from our existing title. Also they've called it SLAP! HD which is actually the name we would use ourselves.

I'm all for getting the "franchise" in front of a larger audience, also it's kinda cool to have a copycat. But this rogue game is starting to gain some traction.

Anyone dealt with anything like this before? What do you think we should do about it? Should we be asking for royalties?

- Ben

Update: We crossposted this to Reddit to get some opinions and they're really getting into it... http://redd.it/1jdnzu
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:35 PM
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Both games have the same developer. Wut?
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:31 PM
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Both games have the same developer. Wut?
Wut?
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:12 PM
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We have SLAP! & SLAP! HD on the App Store but this version of SLAP! HD popped up on Google Play.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:50 PM
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I have yet to make a game that anyone wants to copy
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:17 PM
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This is by no means legal advice, but you should probably notify Google.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:50 AM
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http://redd.it/1jdnzu

I posted this story to Reddit this morning and it got a crazy amount of interest. Made it to the front page for a few hours this afternoon. not much data to share yet but watch this space for a new post: "How the front page of Reddit can affect your app downloads"
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:52 AM
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We have SLAP! & SLAP! HD on the App Store but this version of SLAP! HD popped up on Google Play.
All clear then, I asked because there was no mention of Google Play in first post Just contact Google and shut them down.
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