If you're looking into getting some free Tetris-like action on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you better head over to the iTunes app store sometime today. The clone of the famous block puzzler, Tris, is being pulled by Apple from the application store tomorrow due to complaints from The Tetris Company.
The developer, Noah Witherspoon, wrote the following on his blog after receiving threats of legal action from Apple:
"The trouble is, I'm a college student, and not an affluent one, and I simply do not have the time, energy, or resources to fight this battle right now. There's a point at which I am willing to give up and be practical, to let the world have its way with that ever-mistreated little ideal of “principle”.
Currently, Tris is still a free game app, averaging a four star review from 709 users. Witherspoon is looking into settling the dispute with The Tetris Company and hopes to re-release Tris under a different name. (we suggest something that doesn't start with a T).