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Twisted Pixel Not Suing Over Seemingly Stolen 'Splosion Man

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Posted January 12, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson



Splosion Man releases for Xbox Live Arcade

We love developer Twisted Pixel. The company makes great games (Comic Jumper, 'Splosion Man), they say funny things in press statements, and they are all handsome, handsome men, so when we heard about the similarities between Capcom's iOS MaXplosion game and Twisted's 'Splosion Man, we thought: I wonder if they'll sue? Then we got our answer: No.

"We're definitely not going to pursue legal action," Twisted Pixel CEO Michael Wilford said in a statement."While I think the similarities are pretty nauseating, we're too small to take on a company like Capcom. That, and we owe them one for inventing Mega Man, so we'll let them slide. I just hope they're not counting on the fact that indies can't fight back."

Do you see what I mean about amusing statements to the press? Wilford (who is very handsome) went on to add:

"In general, anything that would take our focus off of making games would be a bad decision, I think. We just need to keep our heads down making the next thing so that Capcom has something to steal next year. But I have to say, the amount of support we've seen in the last 12 hours on Twitter and over email has been awesome, and I think that's better than wining [sic] a stupid lawsuit or anything like that.

"We'll just have to make our own mobile game and I'm hopeful that Capcom will see that robbing our shit wasn't worth it in the long run. We'll let you know when we have something on the mobile front to talk about, but now we have added incentive!"

You're probably saying to yourself: "What can I do about this??" You can play 'Splosion Man. Then play MaXsplosion and let us know which one you like best. Or you could just move on with your life. Maybe go ride your bike or something.

Source: Joystiq

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