Twisted Pixel won't sue despite 'plagiarism' claim

Twisted Pixel won't sue despite 'plagiarism' claim

By Rob Crossley

January 13th 2011 at 11:50AM

Studio says it is 'too small to take on a company like Capcom'

Independent studio Twisted Pixel has declined on pursuing legal action against Capcom despite making serious allegations that the publisher had “stolen” its game concept.

Twisted Pixel co-founder Michael Wilford told Joystiq that the firm was “definitely not going to pursue legal action".

The accusations arise from a Capcom game recently released on the App Store, entitled Maxplosion. It is alleged that the game has taken ideas from Twisted Pixel’s XBLA game Splosion Man.

“While I think the similarities are pretty nauseating, we're too small to take on a company like Capcom,” Wilford said.

Twisted Pixel Games programmer Mike Henry said Maxplosion “makes me sad”.

“If you're going to outright steal a game, you should at least understand what makes it fun,” he said.

Wilfrod now wants to turn attention away from the issue.

“We just need to keep our heads down making the next thing so that Capcom has something to steal next year,” he said, adding that he hopes Capcom is “not counting on the fact that indies can't fight back.”

Capcom has, for now, declined to comment on the matter. It is not proven the company has stolen Twisted Pixel’s project.