Accused 'game plagiariser' lays off dev staff

Accused 'game plagiariser' lays off dev staff

By Rob Crossley

March 20th 2012 at 11:07AM

Social studio steps away from internal game development

6Waves Lolapps, the social games company currently embroiled in a game cloning lawsuit, has shed its development workforce to reorganise the business.

The company, which last year raised $35 million through Nexon and Insight Venture Partners, will now build far less, if any, internally developed games.

The extent of the layoff operation is unknown.

“6waves Lolapps will now focus on working with independent developers to launch and grow their mobile and social games,” chief executive Rex Ng said in a statement sent to TechCrunch.

“As a result, we have restructured the company to focus on key functions which include developer outreach, product advisory, user growth initiatives and our publishing platform.”

In January it emerged that mobile studio Spry Fox had launched a lawsuit against 6Waves Lolapps, alleging that its recent release Yeti Town is a "blatant copy of Triple Town."

“Sometimes you need to stand up for yourself, or you’re just begging to be taken advantage of,” said Spry Fox CEO David Edery.

6Waves Lolapps contests the allegations.