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Apple pulls rip-off App Store games

Apple’s seemingly deleted a selection of suspect iOS games from the App Store, which look to be duplicating popular game designs.

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The US and UK App Stores have removed rip-off apps such as Plant vs Zombie, Angry Ninja Birds and Temple Jump, according to Develop.


Many of the clones were developed by indie coder Anton Sinelnikov, who’s now had 61 of his 70 creations deleted.

Some of these plagiarised apps had managed to sell their way to the top of the App Store chart, it’s claimed, though there’s no explanation from Apple on how they managed to get approved in the first place.

The issue of game ‘cloning’ on the iPhone and iPad store was raised last week, when a pair of developers accused mobile giant Zynga of copying their successful titles.

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