Comparing "Animal Shelter" on Steam and "Animal Shelter Simulator" on other platforms



  • I would like to play https://store.steampowered.com/app/1239320/Animal_Shelter/ but I do not have an appropriate device for playing it since my personal computer is a Mac. It appears that there is an identical or nearly identical game " https://apps.apple.com/us/app/animal-shelter-simulator/id1593394971 " for mobile platforms and mac.

    What is the relationship between these games? They seem to be different publishers. I am concerned about playing the "Simulator" version if it's potentially infringing on intellectual property of the original.

    In terms of gameplay, are they similar?



  • The games have a similar premise, but there are some differences. The Mac/ios game is a F2P game with advertising. The steam game is a paid product. The gameplay has a lot of similarities but some divergent features as noted by Timmy.

    In terms of intellectual property, the companies involved are intertwined. Playway SA and Games Incubator are listed as creators of the Steam version, and Digital Melody the ios/mac version. All three companies are involved together, with Playway investing in other "Games Incubator" titles. One developer at Games Incubator tweets about both games.




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