So... I cant remember if this has been discussed before, but intellectual property of a game. I want to release a game on google play. However its similar to another game on google play. The reason is that the game mechanics are the same. Eg a beat em up'. I've got lots of ideas I am going to add to this but I don't want to go crazy just to make it so different it becomes abstract. I feel like I'm building a house and because someone else has already built a house I have to change it so its different from the first house....I don't want to copy the game per say, and I'm not looking to rip of from the first game. eg Double Dragon -> Triple Dragon. ...and after doing some research to me there are some games that look exactly like the game (Most seem to be Chinese clones), which seem to be all over the market. I want to create a "homage" to the Amiga / 80's games I played as a child. Altered Beast - etc etc. Should I just plough ahead and do it or has this been addressed by others? Essentially like hollywood movies there is a finite number of unique genre's. What is the situation out there for things like this?