Having been faraway from Steam as a consequence of authorized points with Nexon, Darkish and Darker delivered its newest playtest through torrent. You possibly can think about the problems that might come up with that. Now their legal professionals are asking Valve to convey the sport again to Steam.
In response to Video games Radar, Darkish and Darker developer Ironmace says “Nexon’s claims relate to a sport that Nexon by no means made and which doesn’t exist”.
This after all is a response to Nexon’s claims that Ironmace made a one-for-one recreation of a sport the builders have been engaged on a prototype of whereas working at Nexon.
“Nexon claims to have created ‘distinctive ideas, style, plot, storyline, characters, and plans for the sport’ – nearly none of which is topic to copyright safety,” the letter to Valve mentioned. “Whereas the precise expression of plot, storyline, and characters actually could also be protectable, copyright doesn’t defend ideas.”
That final half is, at this level, as much as a South Korean court docket to resolve.
Darkish and Darker legal professionals and devs proceed to argue that the one similarities between the 2 video games are these of typical fantasy tropes, akin to wizards and barbarians. Nexon, however, stands by its argument that the sport idea and execution have been stolen from them.
At this level, all we will do is proceed to attend on each the Korean courts for a ruling and now Valve to see if the Ironmace argument adjustments their minds in any respect.
Ironmace says Nexon is a bully. Nexon says Ironmace stole from them. The drama continues.
Troy Blackburn, Information Editor
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