Game of War dev sues Kabam over trade secrets row

The developer behind mobile hit Game of War is taking Kabam to court after it was discovered the latter had seemingly gained access to the studio’s secrets.

Machine Zone has filed a lawsuit accusing the mobile publisher of misappropriation of trade secrets”, according toVentureBeat, referring specifically to the developer’s plans to pitch to potential investors in the hopes of raising $500m in funding.

The altercation began at the recent Casual Connect conference during a conversation between Machine Zone’s CEO Gabe Leydon and Kabam’s director of corporate development Daniel Wiggins.

Wiggins referred to facts about Machine Zone, such as its profit and revenue figures, which were in a confidential pitch document Machine Zone had circulated earlier in the year. Outraged that Wiggins had access to this information, Leydon threatened to sue Kabam.

Kabam, however, describes the original conversation as banter, with Wiggins claiming he made up these references in order to make a point in an argument.

Develop has the full story.

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