Braid rip-offs appear in Microsoft Windows Store

Jonathan Blow calls out three free games that appear to use art and assets from his critically acclaimed 2008 title.

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Braid creator Jonathan Blow has called out a trio of Braid clones featured in the Microsoft Windows Store. Writing on Twitter last night, Blow linked to three games that appear to use art and assets from his popular 2008 downloadable game.

The games are called "Breid," "Braidy Jump," and "Brady's Adventure." All are free to download for play on Windows 8. Notably, the creator of "Breid," a Doodle Jump-style vertical jumping game, writes on his personal blog that he was an intern at Microsoft last summer.

Game clones are nothing new. But the fact three games that ostensibly use assets Blow created for Braid suggests that Microsoft is relatively easy-going when it comes to approval processes for its Windows 8 app store.

We've reached out to Microsoft for comment and will update this story with anything we hear back. For more, check out GameSpot's review of Braid.

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