Maybe you've heard of 2048? The folks at Grantland have, including the popular smartphone game in a new list of media recommendations while almost entirely glossing over the fact that 2048 is a derivation of a clone of the well-liked game Threes. Well, Threes does get to be an oblique punchline at the end of the piece, … » 4/02/14 2:45pm 4/02/14 2:45pm

Indie Gem J.S. Joust Is Flagrantly Cloned [Update]

Die Gute Fabrik's hugely enjoyable screenless indie game Johann Sebastian Joust is the latest victim of app-store cloning. An iOS game called Papa Quash released yesterday apes not only Joust's core mechanical idea, but shamelessly lifts its marketing, imagery, and overall vibe. » 5/22/12 4:30pm 5/22/12 4:30pm