It’s the nature of the App Store that as soon as original hits the store, the cloners start their copiers. There’s been a lot of talk about Flappy Bird and the huge number of clones it spawned. But it’s true of just about every successful app.
From the team that created Threes:
It’s been a weird and awesome couple of months. Our expectations for our tiny game were well, fairly tiny. Basically, we hoped it’d do better than Puzzlejuice. It did. By a lot. It’s still hard to address the world’s response with something beyond a wide-eyed daze but essentially we couldn’t be more thrilled. Duh.
But there’s another side of that daze that we wish to talk about. The rip-offs.
I think this is a terrific read. The comments come across as honest, not bitter, and I think the points made are fair ones. I would suggest that you start by reading about the game 2048, if you are not familiar with it. And, of course, give Threes a try.
Be sure you don’t miss the email exchanges between the creators as the game evolves. Great stuff.