Zynga on copying social games: "the debate about originality is vastly overblown"

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Social gaming titan Zynga isn't known for diversity in its products. It often deals with accusations of cloning popular games from other developers—app studio NimbleBit's response to a Zynga game uncannily similar to its Tiny Tower sim is perhaps the best sarcasm-laden example. But in an open letter on the company's website (via Eurogamer), Zynga New York boss Dan Porter claims that in the world of social gaming, everyone copies everyone else.