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    Burn Zynga Burn

    I thought this was a brilliant letter.


    image doesn't paste for some reason. can be found here:
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
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    That was my first thought too. They are both just Ios versions of Sim Tower.

    but when I see Zyngas Tower game it looks like a reskinning of the Tiny Tower game.
    including the menus.
    Also interesting is that Zynga tried to buy Nimblebit a while ago.
    And of course Nimblebit declined their offer.
    So it's quite obvious that Zynga liked Tiny Tower to start with, and since they could not have it, they just cloned it.

    another thing to think about is the size of Zynga, with so many employees and studios
    they should be able to at least be a little bit more original than this.
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    Have you seen some of the Minecraft ripoffs out there? I swear some of them are nearly the exact same art.

    The funny thing is I remember working at a company where naming our game was nigh impossible because whatever we decided on, legal would say "No, that is a 45% chance of causing confusion with this game, we don't want to get sued, even if we would win".

    So that's why we always ended up with names with ridiculous subtitles or acronyms. NO IDEA how people can straight up COPY a game and not get in trouble or the threat of trouble.

    This image is hilarious, though.

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    Oh man, the naming the game game, I think they devoted a whole Dilbert anthology to the horror of the group naming-the-product ritual.
    The TTR report, which stands for The TTR Report... mmm infinitely recursive acronyms, or IRAs... actually I guess thats an acronym you really dont want to infinge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    Have you seen some of the Minecraft ripoffs out there? I swear some of them are nearly the exact same art.
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    Say what? A social networking game was ripped off by another social networking game. Say it aint so.

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