Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Discussions > Pokémon General
Reload this Page Facebook game steals Pokemon

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

Pokémon General Theories, experiences and other discussions regarding the Pokémon franchise that can't be covered in any of the other boards.



Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old April 14th, 2012 (03:17 PM).
ORegan's Avatar
ORegan ORegan is offline
I'm dating your mom
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Posts: 559
I'm surprised there isn't a topic here about this already, but I'm sure there are others on this forum who know of this since there are a few Redditers and the like here.

Earlier this year, Facebook game makers Plinga made a game called Monster's Planet, where aliens exterminated all the monsters on the planet, and it's up to the player to find DNA of said monsters to re-populate the planet by breeding monster eggs.

It's your run of the mill facebook casual game where buying facebook coins rewards the player with special perks/items and many parts of gamepay require you to have a certain amount of friends who also play the game.

The problem though, is the sprites they use for their monsters. Take a look and see if any of these look familar;




The link to the game's fan page is here if you want to check it out for yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/plingamonstersplanet

A lot of people have already emailed Nintendo about it. Think Nintendo will do anything about it?
__________________
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
  #2    
Old April 14th, 2012 (03:22 PM).
Blue Blue is offline
masquerade
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location:
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 11,192
I suppose it's some sort of Pokémon game implemented on Facebook but it's still a complete rip.

This reminds me of Mole Kart, does it look familiar?:
__________________
  #3    
Old April 14th, 2012 (03:38 PM).
BlaqJester's Avatar
BlaqJester BlaqJester is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Gender: Male
Posts: 82
Send a message via AIM to BlaqJester
If Nintendo can take down our beloved apps they should take this game off the market point blank.
__________________
Jus pm me
  #4    
Old April 14th, 2012 (03:47 PM).
Archenoth's Avatar
Archenoth Archenoth is offline
The arch foe
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 467
Goes to show how much I've been paying attention to the subreddit. I never noticed this.

But yeah, I wonder if Nintendo will take action against this?

Also, what is the gameplay like? If it's completely different, then I don't really mind.
But if it's a complete rip off of Pokemon in gameplay, then I hope it gets taken down!

But I wonder if my aggression is misguided? Maybe it will make others that are unfamiliar with Pokemon but know this, suddenly start liking Pokemon.

I don't know.
  #5    
Old April 14th, 2012 (04:49 PM).
ORegan's Avatar
ORegan ORegan is offline
I'm dating your mom
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Posts: 559
Quote originally posted by Archenoth:
Goes to show how much I've been paying attention to the subreddit. I never noticed this.

But yeah, I wonder if Nintendo will take action against this?

Also, what is the gameplay like? If it's completely different, then I don't really mind.
But if it's a complete rip off of Pokemon in gameplay, then I hope it gets taken down!

But I wonder if my aggression is misguided? Maybe it will make others that are unfamiliar with Pokemon but know this, suddenly start liking Pokemon.

I don't know.

Currently, the gameplay is what I what I assume would be if they made a game where you're the old daycare couple They start you off with one creature egg. That egg hatches and goes from being a baby to adulthood. When they're adults, you harvest it's DNA. You can take two DNA pieces to make a new creature. Each creature has seven colors: Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, and multicolored. Take a look at how bad it is.

While it doesn't really mimic Pokemon gameplay yet, they do plan on a battle system that looks more like a DragonQuest type of game.
__________________
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
  #6    
Old April 14th, 2012 (07:03 PM).
Archenoth's Avatar
Archenoth Archenoth is offline
The arch foe
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 467
Oh dear... That's horrible...

But to be honest, as long as it isn't a direct Pokemon ripoff, I don't actually have many issues with it's existence.
  #7    
Old April 16th, 2012 (07:31 PM).
pokemonranger109's Avatar
pokemonranger109 pokemonranger109 is offline
Jirachi Know-It-All From Birth
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Beside the Yolo guy in Kanto. (He said it before it was cool)
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 410
I believe its time for us and nintindo to SUE!!!! XD
__________________
  #8    
Old April 17th, 2012 (05:32 AM).
bobandbill's Avatar
bobandbill bobandbill is offline
I'M AN ANGRY SCIENTIST!!
Super ModeratorEO
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Coast - Australia
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 10,037
Send a message via AIM to bobandbill
Quote:
But to be honest, as long as it isn't a direct Pokemon ripoff, I don't actually have many issues with it's existence.
Only it kinda is with the monster designs there being obvious examples of plagiarism, which is one of the Not Cool Things to Do. Never mind trying to profit off that to boot - imagine making up your own thing and then someone else copying it and making money off of it without your permission, basically. Gameplay can be as different as it wants to be, but when multiple monsters look quite clearly like Pokemon then it's theft of copyright/intellectual property. And there's nothing right about that.
__________________
  #9    
Old April 17th, 2012 (05:39 AM).
Neon Shades's Avatar
Neon Shades Neon Shades is offline
Hit me with your best shot
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The neon palace, Vegas!
Posts: 19
That's a complete rip-off
And if Nintendo sued people for showing pictures of a game they made (remember BW premiere ?) I suppose that this game's getting the axe
Really, the game itself is bad and completely ripping off a franchise isn't something taken lightly ...
  #10    
Old April 17th, 2012 (06:37 AM).
coolcatkim22's Avatar
coolcatkim22 coolcatkim22 is offline
Route 35, there I am.
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Posts: 878
Holy Miltanks, I think only maybe three of the creatures on that site are original. I mean seriously look at this:

__________________
"Now that I have said it, it must be canon." -Little Kuriboh
"Though love may lose, kindness wins." - Science Fiction Novelist
"Destory all expectations." - Mortal Kombat DVD box
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - The Dungeon Master/Ragewar
  #11    
Old April 17th, 2012 (06:54 AM). Edited April 17th, 2012 by gunnerpow7.
gunnerpow7's Avatar
gunnerpow7 gunnerpow7 is offline
☆ キレイハナ Kireihana ☆
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Floaroma Town, Sinnoh
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 620
And I saw one of the posts in the fan page... Let me quote...

Quote:
Gotta breed em' all!

Play Monster's Planet
Doesn't that sound familiar?

And here is an image to most of the alleged monsters compared to Pokemon.

Spoiler:


Note that the flower monster looks like Skiploom rather than Vileplume...
__________________
キレイハナ
When the heavy rainfall season ends, it is drawn out by warm sunlight to dance in the open.

PokéCommunity Supporter Collab

gunnerpow7

☆ paired with MidnightShine, Twihiki_Amias, PachyfcgPC Showdown ☆ Lady Gunner ☆ defunct account ☆
  #12    
Old April 17th, 2012 (07:42 AM).
coolcatkim22's Avatar
coolcatkim22 coolcatkim22 is offline
Route 35, there I am.
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Posts: 878
Well, I think you're missing a few Pokemon that need to be compared to those creatures and a least two of the knock-offs but that's a pretty good list.
__________________
"Now that I have said it, it must be canon." -Little Kuriboh
"Though love may lose, kindness wins." - Science Fiction Novelist
"Destory all expectations." - Mortal Kombat DVD box
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - The Dungeon Master/Ragewar
  #13    
Old April 17th, 2012 (08:13 AM).
infersaime's Avatar
infersaime infersaime is offline
Come and get me
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 278
Send a message via Skype™ to infersaime
I don't use facebook anymore but when I see those monsters I just say the pokemon copied.
__________________
My youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/infersaime
  #14    
Old April 17th, 2012 (10:26 AM).
Archenoth's Avatar
Archenoth Archenoth is offline
The arch foe
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 467
Quote originally posted by bobandbill:
Never mind trying to profit off that to boot - imagine making up your own thing and then someone else copying it and making money off of it without your permission, basically.
Well... Making money off of that is one thing... But making something as a tribute to something that you like is another. I am not sure what this game is.

Though the fact they are making money on someone else's ideas is troubling. I totally disagree with that.
  #15    
Old April 17th, 2012 (10:50 AM).
Turn-it's Avatar
Turn-it Turn-it is offline
Coordinator/Elite Trainer
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 386
Quote originally posted by ORegan:
I'm surprised there isn't a topic here about this already, but I'm sure there are others on this forum who know of this since there are a few Redditers and the like here.

Earlier this year, Facebook game makers Plinga made a game called Monster's Planet, where aliens exterminated all the monsters on the planet, and it's up to the player to find DNA of said monsters to re-populate the planet by breeding monster eggs.

It's your run of the mill facebook casual game where buying facebook coins rewards the player with special perks/items and many parts of gamepay require you to have a certain amount of friends who also play the game.

The problem though, is the sprites they use for their monsters. Take a look and see if any of these look familar;




The link to the game's fan page is here if you want to check it out for yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/plingamonstersplanet

A lot of people have already emailed Nintendo about it. Think Nintendo will do anything about it?
BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!! FACEBOOK ARE/IS Thieves! I can't believe this I think we should all boycot against facebook!!!!!

[/no one will commit to this cause]
  #16    
Old April 17th, 2012 (11:05 AM).
Actor Actor is offline
out of work
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,177
Reminds me of the Monster Hunter Frontier china made. Can't remember it's name, but it was more of a pathetic ripoff than this.

Still think that the creators of this are going to be sued.
__________________

tumblr.
  #17    
Old April 17th, 2012 (11:10 AM).
Yoshikko's Avatar
Yoshikko Yoshikko is offline
the princess has awoken while the prince sleeps on
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Gender: Other
Nature: Hasty
Posts: 2,919
"Flower monster" is obviously Skiploom though and not Vileplume.. Anyways I saw a thread about this on Smogon a while ago, it's just ridiculous lol. I don't really know if Nintendo will even bother with this because it's just stupid.
__________________
  #18    
Old April 17th, 2012 (11:19 AM).
Neon Shades's Avatar
Neon Shades Neon Shades is offline
Hit me with your best shot
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The neon palace, Vegas!
Posts: 19
Given the fact that Nintendo have some lawsuit-happy lawyers, Plinga is as good as sued
Mainly because they're profitting from this, at least imo
__________________
Magmortar ~ Electivire
Ultimate Duo Species (B/S/R/D/W)
[0/8]
  #19    
Old April 17th, 2012 (11:35 AM).
TheFattestSnorlax's Avatar
TheFattestSnorlax TheFattestSnorlax is offline
PC's resident Snorlax
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Australia
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 772
OH WOW. I can already see where this is going in the future! Somebody's going to file a lawsuit against this.
__________________
Ask a question, or make a suggestion of what I can do on http://thefattestsnorlax.tumblr.com/
  #20    
Old April 17th, 2012 (12:22 PM). Edited April 17th, 2012 by Tox.
Tox's Avatar
Tox Tox is offline
fight me
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ireland
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 566
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Tox
Quote originally posted by coolcatkim22:
Holy Miltanks, I think only maybe three of the creatures on that site are original. I mean seriously look at this:

Wow, that's bad. I don't see a single original one there. They didn't even try to cover it up. :/
Top picture (left to right): Skitty, Zigzagoon, Growlithe, Girafarig, Sandshrew, Psyduck.
Bottom picture (left to right): Seaking, Whiscash, Starmie, Seadra, Gorebyss, Tentacruel.

And the same goes for the picture in the original post:
Quote originally posted by ORegan:
Left to right: Dunsparce, Psyduck, Sandshrew, Piloswine, Mudkip, Lotad, Octillery, Magikarp, Weepinbell, Tangela, Meowth, Slaking.
__________________
  #21    
Old April 17th, 2012 (01:09 PM).
AtavanHalen343's Avatar
AtavanHalen343 AtavanHalen343 is offline
Dacaytus, one of my sprites.
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Gender: Male
Posts: 62
Quote originally posted by gunnerpow7:
And I saw one of the posts in the fan page... Let me quote...



Doesn't that sound familiar?

And here is an image to most of the alleged monsters compared to Pokemon.

Spoiler:
Spoiler:


Note that the flower monster looks like Skiploom rather than Vileplume...
The Flower monster's final completely rips Lilligant's headdress.
  #22    
Old April 17th, 2012 (06:47 PM).
gunnerpow7's Avatar
gunnerpow7 gunnerpow7 is offline
☆ キレイハナ Kireihana ☆
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Floaroma Town, Sinnoh
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 620
Look! Most of the "monsters" look ugly! They made Oddish UGLY! Nintendo should sue them!
__________________
キレイハナ
When the heavy rainfall season ends, it is drawn out by warm sunlight to dance in the open.

PokéCommunity Supporter Collab

gunnerpow7

☆ paired with MidnightShine, Twihiki_Amias, PachyfcgPC Showdown ☆ Lady Gunner ☆ defunct account ☆
  #23    
Old April 17th, 2012 (08:23 PM).
Logiedan's Avatar
Logiedan Logiedan is offline
highly-functioning sociopath
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: fountain of dreams
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,904
What's ironic is that whatever is posted onto Facebook can be used for their own benefit and for profit. What shall Nintendo do about this?
__________________
pair: Sheep

  #24    
Old April 18th, 2012 (10:56 AM).
Pachireecko Pachireecko is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ireland
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 372
Send a message via Skype™ to Pachireecko
Oh dear. Some of these are just awful. I mean, that Psyduck is horrible looking.
  #25    
Old April 18th, 2012 (11:15 AM).
machomuu's Avatar
machomuu machomuu is offline
We'll practice like it's 1999!
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Americalanavania
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 7,310
What's worse, they don't even try to make them look different, they look nigh on identical, just with added ugliness; it's like they're begging to be sued.
__________________
Closed Thread
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 02:53 AM.