New Twist In The Ongoing Battle Between Kixeye & Zynga As Kixeye Launch Retaliatory Lawsuit

The ongoing battle between the social gaming companies Zynga and Kixeye has taken a new twist as Kixeye have filed a retaliatory lawsuit against Zynga filing a cross-complaint with the Superior Court of California.

For those of you who don’t know the history of the dispute between the two companies, it all began when Zynga filed a legal complaint against former CityVille general manager Alan Patmore who left the company to join Kixeye in August.

Zynga claimed that Patmore had unlawfully taken 763 files from the company before he left including confidential game designs and took them with him to Kixeye. Then Zynga went even further naming Kixeye as a defendant in the lawsuit and stating that they were aware that Patmore had the files and wanted access to them. They wanted damages from Kixeye and attorney fees. Continue Reading

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KIXEYE Recruitment Advert Mocks Other Game Developers

Check out this recruitment video from San Francisco based online gaming company KIXEYE which uses the interesting tactic of making a mockery of other game development companies in order to encourage the most talented game developers to join their team.

The video takes a big slapstick backhand to rival game developers but in order to avoid legal action they have not so subtly changed their names slightly. So, Zynga becomes Janka, Kabam becomes Kerpoop and Electronic Arts becomes EAARP. Continue Reading

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