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Session Name: Clones: Advancing the Discussion
Speaker(s): Rami Ismail, Jan Willem Nijman
Company Name(s): Vlambeer, Vlambeer
Track / Format: Independent Games Summit

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In 2010, Vlambeer created Radical Fishing, released it as a sponsored Flash game and began work on an iOS version. As we were working, a third party suddenly released a game - which, down to the upgrades, was almost identical to Radical Fishing's design. This resulted in a lot of thinking about defining cloning, the dangers it poses to upcoming indie developers and the variety of strong opinions that keep the issue from being debated in a useful manner.

GDC 2012

Rami Ismail


Jan Willem Nijman


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