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10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 26, 2012, 09:22 nin
 

I was under the impression they ripped off Crush The Castle.

 
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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 26, 2012, 04:24 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 17:44:
Prez wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 17:39:
I thought this kind of thing was commonplace is the casual market. "Angry Beavers" and others are "Angry Birds" dopplegangers, and there are so many blatant rips of "Bejeweled" I just figure Popcap doesn't care. This seems par for the course in the Soccer-Mom Gamer market.

Angry Birds itself was a doppleganger. With the right amount of personality.

Actually, I remember playing a browser-based game very similar to it involving steel building frames and sticks of dynamite. Forget the name though...
 
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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 20:00 Sepharo
 
I'm still playing Tiny Tower, it's the only single player mobile game I enjoy. Perfect for burning a few minutes while waiting in line or something especially when reading an article or checking email would require more time.  
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7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 17:44 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 17:39:
I thought this kind of thing was commonplace is the casual market. "Angry Beavers" and others are "Angry Birds" dopplegangers, and there are so many blatant rips of "Bejeweled" I just figure Popcap doesn't care. This seems par for the course in the Soccer-Mom Gamer market.

Angry Birds itself was a doppleganger. With the right amount of personality.
 
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 17:39 Prez
 
I thought this kind of thing was commonplace is the casual market. "Angry Beavers" and others are "Angry Birds" dopplegangers, and there are so many blatant rips of "Bejeweled" I just figure Popcap doesn't care. This seems par for the course in the Soccer-Mom Gamer market.  
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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 17:10 Halo
 
Red wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 09:44:
Zynga's game may be a straight rip of Tiny Tower, but Tiny Tower was heavily inspired by the old PC game SimTower...

SimTower was more of a transportation game inside of a tower. The way you setup your occupants and how you built elevators decided if you were going to go bankrupt. The fact that their games are in a tower are about the only similarities.
 
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 16:16 Parallax Abstraction
 
Red wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 09:44:
Zynga's game may be a straight rip of Tiny Tower, but Tiny Tower was heavily inspired by the old PC game SimTower...

Very true but don't forget, everything that comes out on iOS is original and has never been done before ever. At least that's what I understand from reading sites that heavily cover iOS gaming.
 
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 12:55 Orogogus
 
Well, the kind of straight rip that Zynga is notorious for does seem kind of uncool.  
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 12:29 eRe4s3r
 
psst... heavy inspiration is obviously only legit if you are the first to .. be heavily inspired or a indy dev.. double standards and all that  
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2012, 09:44 Red
 
Zynga's game may be a straight rip of Tiny Tower, but Tiny Tower was heavily inspired by the old PC game SimTower...  
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