Meme Run Possibly Pulled From eShop Over Copyright Issues

Meme Run has been somewhat controversial since its late-2014 launch on Wii U. The notorious endless runner combined an abundance of meme imagery with terrible gameplay. It seems, as discovered on reddit, that the game has suddenly been pulled from the Wii U eShop, and its Miiverse community shuttered simultaneously. While no reason has been given, many suspect it has to do with potential copyright disputes.

There are some pretty interesting images in Meme Run, including the MS Paint sniper. That was recently replaced through a patch, but it seems that there’s far too many images in the game subject to copyright ownership. Thus, the only sound decision was to remove the game from sale. This asset stealing issue has also affected another of developer Ninja Pig Studio’s games, Jumpy Cat.

While the previous notorious eShop release The Letter remains for sale, it’s safe to assume no one will miss Meme Run, so long as it remains buried away. Again, no official reason was given for the removal, nor if it will ever return to haunt the Wii U audience.

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