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Now, puzzle games like this have been around for a long time, but this sounds especially like Bejeweled, a series of games by publisher PopCap that also tasks players with matching different colored gems in groups of three or more. Specifically, Bejeweled Blitz is a version of the game that also features a time limit.

However, the grid for the pieces in Bejeweled is a lot bigger than the 5×5 one shown in screenshots (like the one above) for Gems With Friends. Bejeweled also features falling blocks, while players drag and drop the gems in Zynga’s game. Still, it’s hard not to compare two puzzle games focused on matching colored gems as quickly as possible.

Gems with Friends is a copy of Bejeweled.

Bejeweled is made by Popcap, which is owned by EA.

EA is suing Zynga for copying Sims Social.

Zynga's response to copy lawsuits is to copy more.

LOL just now seeing the connection. It's a social game though ;). Might be more interesting if they copied Nintendo games and put them on iOS haha


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