Second Sight Software was founded by members of the French cracking group ACS as an outfit for legitimate game development. Flobynoid
was their attempt to recreate Taito
on the Apple II, but major publishers turned it down due to infringement concerns. Taito itself had already begun working on an official Apple II port on its own, and wasn't interested in the French team's efforts; eventually SSS decided to release the game themselves on a pay-what-you-want shareware basis.