Another Vlambeer Game Has Been Cloned

For some reason, Vlambeer’s games have a tendency to be cloned on the App Store. First their game Radical Fishing was copied in the form of Ninja Fishing, then their game Super Crate Box met a similar fate with Muffin Knight. Now it’s happened again. A company called RubiqLab has just released a game that’s undeniably similar to an upcoming game that Vlambeer has been showing off for a while.

Vlambeer’s upcoming title is an air combat game called Luftrausers. The RubiqLab clone that has just hit the App Store is called SkyFar. In a response posted on Touch Arcade, Vlambeer says they think they have a strong case against the developers of SkyFar because not only did they copy Luftrausers’ gameplay, but they also stole its graphic style. Vlambeer has sent letters to both Apple and Google, asking them to remove SkyFar from their app stores.

Meanwhile, RubiqLab responded to Kotaku’s request for a comment, saying that they spent a lot of time on the game and created all of the game’s code and assets themselves. In the wake of this uproar, they’ve removed the game’s trailer from YouTube, but we’ve embedded gameplay video of both titles below.

Vlambeer’s statement also mentions that Luftrausers will probably not come to iOS, due to touchscreen control issues. Instead, the game will be released on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.


Luftrausers Preview


SkyFar Gameplay

[Via Kotaku]

  • pholly

    It’s wrong but nobody cares.

  • curtneedsaride

    They shouldn’t worry. Luftrausers looks way better. And anyway, if you show off your game before it’s done, it’s bound to get copied. And once a good game is on the App Store, it’s bound to get copied. Skyfar does seem to have the same concept, but Luftrausers’ game engine and graphics are WAY better. Skyfar’s only real draw is the fact that the name is pretty BA.

  • Riku

    You forgot to mention Super Crate Box and Muffin Knight. Although that was at least a decent clone.