Today I've been a little more active on Twitter than I typically am during the day. I've been attacking abit of everything today. Then I saw this tweet from @DisneyAnimation
I clicked the link because I'm excited to see Big Hero 6. Unfortunately as with most of the games flooding Apples App Store these days it's just another clone of the puzzle quest games.
No, surprize really being unoriginal is pretty much the mantra of most of the game makers these days anyway. As long as we keep buying they will keep cloning. This isn't even the first clone game of this type Disney has released. The Marvel arm of the company released Marvel Puzzle Quest to the App Store some months back.
This is hardly the first nor will be the last big company the copies hit original apps and stuffs them full of in-app purchases to separate you from you dollars. Look here the BBC even cashed in the puzzle quest clones games buy skinning a Doctor Who version.
And then there's Godzilla because giant fire spewing lizard screams girlie gem puzzle games.
This list can go on forever. The point is the App Store was once a beacon of hope for an independent developers to not only get their games played but they had prime placement to millions of consumers. Now it's all re-released games from big names like Square-Enix or another endless running, bird flying, puzzle questing pokè want to be. With tons of In-App purchases so you don't have to think or use skill to solve the game. I know some people are saying to themselves this is why I only play games on play station or Xbox. Your not immune to this the game makers already release the same titles to you year after year with a new name here and a slight tweak there, but they are far from original anymore. And trust me once those crooks figure out how to move In-App purchase on a grand scale they will. You'll go get your midnight release copy of CallofDestinyhaloblackopssmashbros19 come home boot up the on-line mode then get your digital ass handed to you by some twelve year old punk kid that just maxed his dead beat dads Master Card on the laser cannon of death and every other weapon you hope to unlock by playing the game mission by mission. The only way to stop the Clones Wars and the rising of the Glactic In-App Empire is with our dollars don't buy rip off unoriginal clone games and don't purchase power ups with real dollars.