A few of us paid a visit to the Indian Gaming Summit 2008 exhibition at Nehru Centre in Mumbai on Sunday. We were completely oblivious to the existence of this event up until Saturday, so we didn’t quite know what to expect.
We’ll have a complete round up of the expo a little later, but here’s something that caught our eye at the Zapak stall. A game titled ‘Zombie Shooter’ priced at Rs 49 has characters from Valve’s Left 4 Dead on the cover. And the copyright infringement extravaganza didn’t end there. The background poster in the stall also had characters from Left 4 Dead on it.
Now anyone who has bought pirated games off the street would know that the people that sell them don’t pay much attention to details such as cover art. But this is Zapak, part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, and surely they should have enough common sense not to blatantly steal intellectual property from other games. Obviously they don’t.