Looks like they are ripping off a very popular mobile title.
The new Zynga game for the app store, 'Dream Heights' is extremely similar to 'Tiny Tower' from indie dev Nimblebit.
Zynga, best known for its successful Facebook games like Farmville and Cityville, is being accused for ripping off a very popular iPhone game, 'Tiny Tower' from indie iOS dev Nimblebit.
Their new 'free' (with in-app purchases) iPhone game, Dream Heights shares a lot of similarities with the mentioned game. "Nimblebit's Ian Marsh got word out about the similarities between Dream Heights and Tiny Tower with an image that's still making the Twitter rounds. The image is made up of screenshots showing how Dream Heights' interface and gameplay mechanics appear strikingly similar to Tiny Tower's."
(You can check the attached image below, to see clearly what the problem is!)
Looks like Zynga had plans to acquire the indie gaming company before:
There are a lot of game clones and game copies on the iOS app store, but with Zynga involved, this story is becoming extremely controversial!
NEWS SOURCE #1: Zynga accused of cloning hit indie iPhone game Tiny Tower (via) Gamasutra
NEWS SOURCE #1: Zynga accused of cloning hit indie iPhone game Tiny Tower (via) SlashDot
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