The Sincerest Form of Flattery


There’s a hot new game sweeping the iOS world, and it goes by the name of Tilt to Fly (99ยข). Some people seem to think that sounds similar to a game we made, but that’s more than a little presumptuous. See in our game, the goal of the tilting is to live. In their game, it’s to fly. TtF also features a robust and satisfying weapon arsenal, including the Frost Circle, the Squiggly Push, and the Not-a-Burnicade. Buy it right now. We certainly can’t put it down!

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22 responses to “The Sincerest Form of Flattery”

  1. Justin Winokur says:

    Can you appeal this to Apple? I am NOT going to spend my (semi) hard-earned $0.99 to see, but if the game play is basically identical, you may have some legal ground.

    Otherwise, I look forward to seeing what you innovate to compete. Sucks, but such is life.

  2. Solan says:

    Yeah, that just seems like a total ripoff. Couldn’t they at least make the title more original? The game play looks identical to me too.

  3. Shoe says:

    Looks like an ugly reskin. It’s a shame their mirror will cost you customers. They have a bird so it’s a sure hit!

  4. lolcoptr says:

    the graphics are no where nears as good. if it was free i might of got it but im not going to buy a worse version of the game when i have a better version.

  5. Isaac says:

    Uh… Legal action?

    I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure they’re not allowed to do this. Remember Nintendo kicking out that Great Giana Sisters thing? I see no difference.

  6. Avenged110 says:

    I love how you guys play off the blatant ripoff as a joke:) But seriously, it looks so shitty compared to Tilt to Live (duh, you guys are the only ones that can pull it off) you should really have some legal ground to have this removed. Good luck!

  7. Isaac says:

    OMG, it’s even worse than I thought. I just took a look at the app store description. The enemies are RED birds. Your weapons are ORBS. The arena is essentially THE SAME as the TtL one with a new background. Even the HELP SCREEN is pretty much identical to TtL’s one. From what I can tell, it’s TtL with a new set of sprites – and I know how easy that is to do.

    Really. Take legal action against them. Send them a cease-and-desist letter or whatever. Like avenged, I like the way you make a joke of it, but this is far too similar to TtL.

    On the upside, you can now consider yourselves a trendsetter of sorts.

  8. Imhungry4eva says:

    6 words- something smells fishy…I mean birdy.

  9. QuantumApocalypse says:

    TTF looks soooo crap. What makes it worse, is that it’s only compatible with iPads!!

  10. Will-aB says:

    Well, if Veggie Samurai can become a hit…

  11. Ira1017 says:

    two words for you… RIP-OFF

  12. Texas holden says:

    I also looked at TTF’s game discription, and nott only does it LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME, but they also TAKE THE SAME WORDS YOU GUYS USED, AND BASICALLY FILLED IN THE BLANKS. For example, it shows a picture of Ola. (apparently that’s the bird’s name.) it says:

    The hero of the game. Tilt to move Ola.

    You guys have to do something about this.

  13. Isaac says:

    I might barrage the developers with annoying e-mails…

  14. Someone says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that this somehow is about the leaderboard services?

  15. Avenged110 says:

    Lol @Isaac I’ll help

  16. Harri Sharp says:

    This game really is TTF, they Took it Too Far.

  17. QuantumApocalypse says:

    It’s a Totally Trash Failure

  18. Will-aB says:

    The fact that the developer didn’t even try to make this not look like a copy makes me think that this is more in the flattery/fanart form than the ripoff/scam/lawsuit form.

  19. Isaac says:

    O lol just noticed you categorised this as fan art!

  20. Shoe says:

    @Isaac Categorizing it as fan art seriously cracks me up! Thanks for pointing that out!

  21. Adam says:

    We were even going to send them a t-shirt, but then we thought that’d be a little much.

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