developer Spry Fox and social mobile developer 6waves have reached a settlement over their legal battle from earlier this year, in which Spry Fox accused 6waves of cloning its hit match-three puzzler.
Spry Fox originally filed its lawsuit
in January, and claimed that 6waves' iOS title Yeti Town
was a "blatant copy of Triple Town
." The studio also claimed that it had spoken to 6waves about publishing Triple Town
, though those negotiations allegedly stopped on the day of Yeti Town
's release. Spry Fox released its own iOS version of Triple Town
mere weeks after that game's debut.
The terms of the recent settlement have not been disclosed, though attorney Jack C. Schecter told GamePolitics
that he expects Yeti Town
to vanish from the iOS app store.
While the full terms of the settlement are confidential, Spry Fox CEO David Edery revealed to Gamasutra that 6waves has transferred ownership
of its Yeti Town
IP to the studio. "We are very happy with the outcome and glad to be finished with this matter," he added.]