Cease and Desist: Flight Control (iPhone) to Flying Aces (Android) Developers
Apr 12, 2010 5:21 PM –
Cool how much we love to compare iPhone and Android. We learned Firemint, developers of the popular iPhone game Flight Control, issued a cease and desist order to StickyCoding, developers of Flying Aces for Android for its striking similarities.
I personally must admit when I review air flight control type games for Android I always compare it to Flight Control; maybe I’m in love with its style and theming. That game truly is awesome, heck they even released an HD 3D version for the iPad… but I digress. Will Logisoft Games receive one too as their Air Control incorporates more similar game features. Here is a snippet of the response to StickyCoding:
“The similarities between Flight Control and Flying Aces are striking. They include but are not limited to the visuals of the game, including but not limited to the airport configuration (the location and intersection of runways and location of helicopter landing site with a big H also defining location), the aircraft types (jets, props and helicopters), the stylistic approach to the games, and the screen designs.
The functional aspects of the games are also strikingly similar, including the games’ premise, the games’ mechanics, the manner in which a pathway tracks the planes to their respective landing locations, the off-screen alerts at the edge of the screens, and the fact that there is accelerated arrival as the game progresses.”
This isn’t the first C&D we’ve seen to Android developers; HTC C&D’ed LevelUp Studios for the beauty in Beautiful Widgets, Google to Android hacker Cyanogen over Google apps, Connect 4 Online is now Four Online, Wixle word game used to be Wuzzle… the list goes on. Hopefully legal spats like this does not get into way innovation and ingenuity.
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[Via Android Police via This Android Life]