There was a brief spurt of drama last night when the creator of the popular math puzzle game Threes!, Asher Vollmer, told Twitter his game had been removed from Google Play. The reason for the removal lies with an imitator, as Gamezebo explains:
2048 was a shameless clone of Sirvo LLC’s Threes!, a game created by Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend. During the brief few weeks that Threes! appeared on iOS but not Android, a mobile version of 2048 appeared on Google Play as a free download. This essentially obliterated Threes! chances at Android success, and thanks to its open source nature, inspired a litany of clones on both Google Play and the App Store.
Threes! has since re-appeared on Google Play.