Friday, December 26, 2008

Keep Kongregating Games!

Anyone remember Nonoba? It was a website that was similar to Kongregate. Tensions between Kongregate and Nonoba began, and eventually led to a spam war on both forums. People overreacted there. Nonoba had badges, but not even challenges or a CCG..

However, a new problem has arisen. Keep Smiling Games. Go to this website, and immediatly you'll see how much it looks like Kong. Why? BECAUSE IT IS. You want to see the similarities? arcaneCoder posted them in his post on page 3.

3 posts above that post, an eMail answer from the creator is shown. He admits he stole Kong's design until he could make his own design. It's never a good thing when you have to steal a design so you can rush the creation of the site.

Some of the games seem to be stolen too, but there's a dispute about that because of the statement "the games were gotten from MochiAds Publisher Fee and were free to take"

Oh, that's not all. I've saved the best for last. An actual response from the author of Keep Smiling Games. Apparently, he coded it from scratch and BASED it on Kong. Is that why everything is the same, Vanhal? Who are you fooling? Designs might not be copyrighted (again, there's a dispute) but stealing a design is still ALWAYS uncool and unpopular.

So, what should you do about this? First, post on the thread we have to express your opinions. Second, DON'T SPAM THEIR SITE. Spamming will get you banned from Kongregate AND Keep Smiling Games. Third, well.. deal with it. There's not much you can do which isn't a horrible idea. Just sit back and let everyone else deal with it.

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