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Toy Blast dev Peak Games settles My Little Pony cloning lawsuit against Hasbro out of court

My Little Pony: Puzzle Party will be pulled from app stores

Toy Blast dev Peak Games settles My Little Pony cloning lawsuit against Hasbro out of court

Peak Games has settled its copyright infringement lawsuit against Hasbro and Backflip Studios over their game My Little Pony: Puzzle Party out of court for an undisclosed figure.

A statement from Hasbro says that the developers have agreed to a confidential settlement regarding the lawsuit. Hasbro will also be removing its game from app stores.

Peak Games itself released a statement to say that it was "pleased that its litigation against Hasbro Inc and Backflip Studios… has been amicably resolved."

Under the skin

Peak Games filed the lawsuit back in October 2016, claiming that Hasbro's game had copied entire levels and design choices from its game Toy Blast.

The developer went as far as to call My Little Pony: Puzzle Party a "reskin" of its original game, claiming it featured an identical tutorial with the exact same steps to follow to progress.

A comparison of screenshots from Toy Blast and My Little Pony: Puzzle Party

"Peak believes it is obligated to protect its teams’ creativity and hard work, and to discourage others from taking the shortcut of cloning a leading game in the genre," said Peak Games' lawyer Jennifer Kelly at the time.

"Under this circumstance, we felt it necessary to take the step of filing this action, which Peak has never done before, and did not do lightly."

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