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Kris Jenner Facing Lawsuit Over Kim Kardashian Mobile Game

A rival game company’s lawsuit claims Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was based on these images.

1. A game company called Kung Fu Mobile is suing Kris Jenner and Glu Mobile (the company that makes Kim Kardashian: Hollywood) for copyright infringement.

Kung Fu Mobile claims in a lawsuit that they met with Kris Jenner in 2011 to discuss a potential Kardashian themed video game – and showed her mockups of what the game would look like. Jenner didn’t go with Kung Fu, and instead partnered with competitor Glu Mobile instead. Glu subsequently came out with the smash hit Kim Kardashian: Hollywood in 2014.

The lawsuit claims Glu based its game off the mockups and pitch that Kung Fu had made for Jenner, and is suing for copyright infringement and breach of contract.

Kris Jenner and Glu are fighting the claims and asking for a dismissal. A hearing for the motion to dismiss will be held February 29th.

2. Kung Fu’s mockups were entered into evidence in the court document of the case. Here’s what their game would’ve looked like:

15. Here’s what the actual Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game looks like:

  1. Do you think Kung Fu's mockups look like the actual game?
    1. Yeah, they’re similar.
    2. Eh, all of those kinds of games look basically the same.
    3. No, they’re pretty different.

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.
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