The Most Shameless Starcraft Rip-Off You'll See This Week

Gameloft is a mobile publisher with a reputation for releasing titles whose settings and designs can sometimes be, let's say, unoriginal. The company's latest reveal, however, may be the most unoriginal of them all.

This is StarFront, an upcoming real-time strategy game for the iPad and iPhone. You will note that it features armoured human forces with large shoulder-pads fighting against an evil bug-like species, with a highly-advanced alien race shooting at both of them somewhere in between.

Where have we seen that before? Oh yeah. Starcraft. Which features large armoured human forces with large shoulder-pads fighting against an evil bug-like species, with a highly-advanced alien race shooting at both of them somewhere in between.

Then consider the trailer shows off the fact all three are fighting over minerals. Then say "StarFront" out loud right after you say "Starcraft".

Come on, Gameloft! Surely generic sci-fi is generic enough you can come up with your own generic take on it!