When the developers of “Bang with Friends” created their casual-sex app, they probably didn’t expect to get screwed themselves.
Zynga, the social gaming company that brings us wholesome games such as Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends, is suing Bang with Friends creators for piggybacking off its successful line of “With Friends” games.
The complaint, filed this week in San Francisco Federal Court, called it a case about “illegal free riding” on “valuable intellectual property rights.”
It reads, in part:
“When it came to naming [the Bang with Friends app, the creators] did not select from the universe of available unique names.”
Bang with Friends, apparently created one night by three twenty-something dudes amped up on Red Bull and vodka, allows Facebook friends to hook up if they express mutual interest in each other.