Scrabulous Creators Spite Hasbro With 'Wordscraper'

Remodeled Facebook app seeks to get around copyright issues
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2008 2:53 PM CDT
In this artist's rendering provided by Electronic Arts, a sanctioned version of Scrabble for Facebook, released this week by video game maker Electronic Arts Inc., is shown.    (AP Photo/Electronic Arts)
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(Newser) – The creators of Scrabulous are determined: Just 2 days after Hasbro forced Facebook to ditch their wildly popular online Scrabble impersonator, Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla have introduced Wordscraper, Silicon Alley Insider reports. The new game looks less like Scrabble than Scrabulous and offers a few rule changes, but it may yet provoke another takedown order. (Read more Hasbro stories.)