Two Finger Play

iPhone game development, by a college student with a short attention span

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

I don't wear shoes. If you see a barefoot kid walking around the Tech campus, say hi.



First time for everything, I suppose: now, a cease-and-desist from everyone's good buddies at The Tetris® Company. I won't post the full thing here in case there's some reason I oughtn't, but the gist of it was that they considered my game an infringement on their copyright and wanted it taken down immediately. I'd been forewarned of this possibility, and appraised of some information on The Tetris® Company's activities (thanks, again, to Adam Sissman for that) — long story short, I'm near-certain they have zero case, given that U.S. copyright law doesn't provide any protection for the “idea” of a game. The name “Tris” might possibly be considered an infringement on their trademark, but I think that's a separate issue, and said as much in my response to the C&D.

Anyhow, my apologies for the delay in getting the score system up and running again, and the updates I've mentioned out — had rather a lot on my mind. I'll get back to work as soon as I can.

One more thing: I understand Tris was recently featured on TV — a show called “Infomania”? Fantastic, if so; if anyone's got a link to video, I'd love to see it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Infomania it was.
Start right around 10:24.

(Though in fairness, maybe not your best source for arguing your case -- Conor directly refers to it as "a ripoff of Tetris")

8/22/08, 2:51 AM  
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8/22/08, 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep Cool! The Tetris Company have no chance!! They will try it every time on every system...thats all....

Go on rocking! :)

8/22/08, 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, is Global Score supposed to be working? cause on my itouch it's still showing nothing...

8/23/08, 5:42 AM  

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