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IGF-winning student game counterfeited on App Store

Developer Mattia Traverso claims another company has counterfeited One and One Story, his 2012 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase winning game, and released it to the App Store.
Newsbrief: Developer Mattia Traverso claims another company has counterfeited One and One Story, his 2012 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase winning game, and released it to the App Store. Traverso accuses AFOLI., JSC of reverse-engineering his free Flash game, and selling One and One Story -- with its original music and graphics intact for $0.99 -- without his permission. The 18-year-old developer has been working on his own One and One Story iOS port for some time, but he hasn't released it yet. The situation is reminiscent of another indie game counterfeiting case last year, when Wolfire Games saw its open-source Mac title Lugaru HD re-sold by another developer on the Mac App Store with a cheaper price ($0.99 versus $9.99 for authentic copies). Apple eventually pulled the game from its marketplace a week later. Traverso has filed a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown request with Apple to remove the game from the iOS shop.

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