Something’s rotten in the state of Candyland, and the dead bodies keep on turning up: indie developer Matthew Cox has accused King.com to have copied a browser-based game he was developing called “Scamperghost”. Posting on Junkyard Sam, the esteemed Mr. Cox posted all of the sordid details including a side by side comparison which can also be viewed in video form through the following:
But the beauty of this stinker is not of how King.com shamelessly ripped off somebody else’s work to claim as their own. No, the beauty of this is the fact that King decided to call this Pac-Man inspired game as “Pac-Avoid”, which could very well mean that King had decided to declare war against Bandai Namco which, as you all know, own the rights to anything “Pac-Man” or “Pac” related. This is very ironic in a titanic level of douchebaggery, considering that this hullabaloo is the very same issue that King had rallied behind when they decided to trademark the word “Candy” and harassed Stoic Studio with the whole “Saga” deal.
I could possibly quote a line from The Dark Knight here and say how you could either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain, but I wouldn’t waste such gems on the likes of King. Instead, I’ll just say this: “Viva la resistance!”