Zynga the company behind the hugely popular Facebook game Farmville has been accused by games development company SocialApps of stealing source code and using it to create Zynga’s blockbuster game Farmville together with other games within the Zynga portfolio.
SocialApps claims that it entered into an agreement with Zynga during 2009 to develop a farming game, based on its existing Facebook title myFarm. SocialApps says that the two companies entered into an agreement which then allowed Zynga to get its hand s on the source code, after which it Zynga servered ties with SocialApps and created Farmville.
SocialApps is accusing Zynga of stealing the code and not crediting them or paying them for. SocialApps is now looking for a $100,000 as well as a percentage of the revenue earned by Zynga for its Farmville game together with other games SocialApps say uses their code as well. Such as FrontierVille, CityVille and FishVille.