Kixeye's Harbin: Why would we want to steal Zynga's secrets?
"Why on earth would we want to emulate a business that has seen a 75 percent decline in share price since their debut?"
- Kixeye chief executive Will Harbin lays into Zynga, after Zynga won a restraining order against his colleague Alan Patmore.
Zynga sued Patmore earlier this month
over alleged theft of trade secrets, and this week Patmore was told to return all Zynga data
to the company, and give Zynga access to his personal files.
Harbin isn't at all happy about it either, and has some strong words for Zynga.
"Given their financial situation it all feels pretty desperate," he said
. "Our games have little in common with the ones that Zynga is known for. We make synchronous, combat strategy games. They make asynchronous cow clicking games."
He added, "According to their S1, their games average $.06 ARPDAU. Our games generate up to 20x that. You do the math."