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Lilith Games suing uCool over cloning

Says Heroes Charge is "identical to Soul Clash"

Chinese company Lilith Games has filed a lawsuit against US studio uCool claiming that its October release Heroes Charge is actually a clone of Lilith Games' title Soul Clash.

GamesIndustry.biz contacted uCool to give it the chance to respond to the allegations, but it would only say "the company has no comment at this time as it's a legal matter," when presented with a screenshot comparison.

"Heroes Charge is so identical to Soul Clash in the rules, the character set, and even the user interface that we assume it could have been created by decompiling the source code of our original game," said Xinwen Wang, CEO of Lilith Games.

"No doubt a clone game with a significant influence in the market will hinder our overseas expansion, which urged us to take legal actions."

Lilith Games also provided the following screenshot to show the similarities between the two titles. They are certainly significant.

Soul Clash was released in China in February 2014, and was published by Longtu Games. For its European release Lilith Games has licensed Allstar Games and given the game the adapted title of Allstar Heroes.

uCool released Heroes Charge last October, its other games include free-to-play PC game Tynon, Commanders Of Evony and Evony: Age II.

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Latest comments (8)

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
I have to say I was expecting the Chinese company to be on the one that cloned. That said, uCool absolutely ripped the game from Lilith Games.
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany3 years ago
I see quite the irony here. Considering Lilith's game seems to have "borrowed" most of it's character's design from other big game developer out there.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Alfonso Sexto on 24th March 2015 7:08am

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Sandy Lobban Founder, Noise Me Up3 years ago
clone of clones.
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Darren Adams Managing Director, ChaosTrend3 years ago
Surely it would be "Attack of the Attack of Clones" :D
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Now uCool just have to launch a suit against Blizzard and the circle is complete...
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
I find it funny that my first instinct that it would be Lilith Games (the Chinese developer) that was infringing was actually correct....just not how I expected.
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Burton Posey Game Developer 3 years ago
Nail -> Coffin
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1577087785877567&set=vb.1544988399087506&type=2&theater
We tried recreating this on my coworkers phone, but it's been patched out.

For reference, All Star Heroes is the European version of Heroes Charge (I believe the video shows the US version of Heroes Charge being downloaded).

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Burton Posey on 25th March 2015 6:48pm

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