The lights are on
Apple's App Store is a busy place, with new games being added nearly every minute. With that kind of volume, it's easy to see how a few things slip through the cracks, such as a completely unauthorized (and nonfunctional) Pokemon Yellow title. In that instance, it was quickly pulled from the marketplace. We've learned of another game that's currently available for sale, and it quite obviously recycles assets from someone else's project. It begs the question: Is anyone even awake in Apple's app-authorization department?
For whatever reasons, the developers of "Knights Fight" thought it would be wise to copy and paste screens and icon art from Robot Entertainment's Hero Academy in their own description, including Hero Academy's title screen. We contacted Robot Entertainment about the situation, and were told that the company does know about it, and that they're awaiting a response from Apple.
In the meantime, someone needs to nudge Apple awake. Seriously.
[Via the Something Awful forums]
Email the author Jeff Cork, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
It's funny how people rage about Apple's "draconian marketplace" when everything's fine, but when a scam app slips through, people rage about Apple not being strict enough.
I don't like Apple. Sorry guys.
I cannot believe this.
There not asleep just don't care
It's hilarious how Apple can implement a system whereby they control exactly what programs their devices can and can't use for the supposed purpose of protecting the customer, then fail to do even that.
watch, wait for it. Some how this will turn into a "we hate apple", thread.
That's just rude.
how is it that plagiarism is such a prevalent issue in the music and film industry, but in the gaming industry it doesn't even manage to turn heads??
so much stealing in the gaming industry. This should not be tolerated. that would absolutely piss me off if someone stole me idea.