On a sadder note, I just came across “North American Conquest” by Noble Master Games as one of the ADC2 submissions. It’s an exact copy of Aevum Obscurum (it even shares some of the title), except with a different map. I posted a short review about the game here on this blog — it’s not bad, I quite enjoyed it!
What makes me sad is that the rules for ADC2 contain this here:
The ADC 2 contest is open only to applications that have not been made publicly available through the Android Market prior to August 1, 2009.
Surely posting the exact same game with a different map is a breach of that rule! If nothing else, it’s tantamount to cheating — they’ve had months of opportunity polishing the app according to user feedback, and now the tweak one fairly insignificant part and present it as new?
Like I said, I enjoyed the original, and bought the full version (twice, I should say, on different accounts) — but for that behaviour, I sure wish they’ll get disqualified.
- Let’s hope it’s a pleasure! [↩]