Stolen iPhone Games

So I saw a news item come up today: a new iPhone game site. I checked it out. One of the games seemed familiar: Collapsing Blocks. Sure enough, it is my game, taken right from the MacMost iPhone games site. I’m not saying it looked or played like my game. It IS my game, right down to the graphics and each and every line of code, even comments.

I don’t want to give that site a link here, but they are spelled K n i b b l e. When I looked further, I found that perhaps all of their games are stolen. They even have the Bejeweled game, taken from PopCap. That’s copyright and trademark violations. I’ve emailed them about my game, and hopefully all of the other developers will do the same.

I hope that the iPhone games world on the net doesn’t suffer the same fate as the Flash games world — with thousands of pirate sites out there, stealing the games from those who put the hard work in to make them.

Update: I contacted them and they have taken the game down. However, since then, they have put two more of my games up (Minesweeper and Jigsaw Puzzle)! Waiting to hear back from them on those…

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 7:07 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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