Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 30, 2015
arrowPress Releases
May 30, 2015
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Gamebox accuses Wargaming of 'slander' over  Project Tank
Gamebox accuses Wargaming of 'slander' over Project Tank
May 28, 2013 | By Kris Ligman




Chinese developer Gamebox saw its tank combat game Project Tank pulled from Facebook in early April after Wargaming.net alleged the game was a knockoff of its World of Tanks.

Now Gamebox has fought back, filing suit against Wargaming.net for "illicit competition and slander."

How Gamebox will manage a "slander" charge when the copycat accusations were presumably text-based is unknown. However, the company has a few things to say about the substance of Wargaming.net's claims.

"The accusation of PT by Wargaming has two major aims—gameplay and game image. However, the term gameplay is a very general concept in the online game industry. It merely refers to a set of game rules, which are not subject to any intellectual property protection," Gamebox said in a prepared statement. "Wargaming also made accusations about in-game images, which is even more unreasonable... The designers of Project Tank have done nothing but rebuild classic tanks that actually existed in history."

Gamebox presented multiple side-by-side comparisons (below) between its game and Wargaming.net's World of Tanks. There are some undeniable similarities, but as Gamebox points out, several of those have to do with the common subject matter. What do you think?





Related Jobs

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[05.29.15]

Senior Sound Designer
Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions — Kirkland, Washington, United States
[05.29.15]

Art Lead, Animation
Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions — Kirkland, Washington, United States
[05.29.15]

Staff Character Artist
Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.
Turtle Rock Studios, Inc. — Lake Forest, California, United States
[05.29.15]

GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER – Turtle Rock Studios









Loading Comments

loader image