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Zynga’s shameless cloning of my favourite game of 2011

By on January 25, 2012
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Tiny Tower was one of my favourite games of 2011. Zynga must have noticed its success because they have just launched an exact clone.

Check out the open letter from Nimblebit below.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve:
  • Sik

    Probably because they keep doing it all the time and it keeps working for them?

  • This is plain crazy. I don’t understand how someone at zynga went ahead and said ” Ok guys let’s copy this game and change the 8bits graphic to our style. No one will notice anyway”

    Completely WTF.