— I feel like I’ve played this game before. Oh wait, I have.

DatWombat, Review for Hentai Harem: Nikki

Also called “cookie-cutter” games, “shovelware” describes two or more games that bear a striking resemblance to each other. Shovelware tend to reuse the same assets and code, creating software “clones”. Puzzle games are the most egregious genre for shovelware practices. It is not uncommon for the exact game to be released several times, save for a new title and artwork.

“Since Steam allowed adult content, the Store page has been flooded with shovelware.”