A couple of weeks ago I posted about the curious tale of Majestic Studios, which was caught ripping off backgrounds from a bevy of quite well-known games for its own new game, the lamely titled "Limbo of the Lost." The story created a minor and short-lived internet meme showing other games Majestic Studios might have ripped off.
Now Majestic's devs — strangely silent since the story broke — have emerged, professing to be shocked, shocked, that third party independent contractors provided them with stolen art:
In response to the shocking notification that some alleged unauthorized copyrighted materials submitted by sources external to the development team have been found within the PC game Limbo of the Lost, we (the development team) have given our consent and full cooperation to both publishers who are recalling all units from all territories immediately.
There are two problems with this excuse. First, it's impossible to believe that no one at Majestic — a company which must be familiar with modern games — recognized any of the highly recognizable art from popular and big-name games like Oblivion and Thief. Second, a tipster at Kotaku points out that the game's developer took credit for the game's art backgrounds in a forum post in 2004.
Betcha he forgot about that one.
Saddle up the lawyers and grab the neosporin, boys. This one's gonna hurt.
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