Hasbro is getting sued for copying a video game.
My little clone-y?
Multinational toy and boardgame giant Hasbro is currently being hit by a lawsuit through their mobile game development division, Backflip Games, over claims of Copyright Infringement by Peak Games, a game development studio based in Turkey.
In the lawsuit, which was filed through a District Court in San Francisco, U.S.A., Peak Games claims that Backflip Games and Hasbro’s mobile puzzle game My Little Pony: Puzzle Party is a clone or a re-skin of their own mobile puzzler Toy Blast. Using images taken from both games, Peak Games cites game scenarios which include level designs from both Toy Blast and My Little Pony: Puzzle Party that are nearly identical and even goes as far as saying that other elements such as numerical scores and tutorial segments are copied directly from Toy Blast.
Hasbro is yet to comment on this issue, albeit we believe that they would rather deal with this silently.
Toy Blast was first released for mobile platforms back in August 2015 and is one of Peak Games’ most popular titles, currently sitting at top 47 for the Puzzle category on the Google Play Store, Backflip’s My Little Pony: Puzzle Party on the other hand is currently sitting at top 32 after its release just this October 13, 2016.