An indie developer demoing a Superman flying experience on Unreal Engine 5 said his work was stolen and is now up for sale on Steam.
We shared a great video in April. Superman style flight experience It is built into Unreal Engine 5. demo, still free to try Created using Epic’s on itch.io The Matrix Awakens‘ emotions. Developer Tyson Butler-Boschma tweaked the Matrix elements and added a Superman-like character to give players a sense of what a future superhero game might look like in Unreal Engine 5.
Two weeks ago, a fan told Butler-Boschma that a similar game had appeared on Steam under the name Heroes City Superman Edition. According to this PC GamerA group called Hero Game Studios apparently listed Butler-Boschma’s full work on Steam for $10.99, and copyright claims Butler-Boschma’s trailer promoting the free demo. The game has since been removed from Steam, but not before it caused a lot of trouble to the game’s creator.
HE excitementButler-Boschma explained that Hero Game Studios was hunting YouTube content after listing the game, saying, “The team that stole my free superman demo and sold it on Steam is now claiming copyright for my content on @YouTube too… They’re attacking me directly at this point. and harassment, and I don’t feel safe providing my personal information for a counterclaim…”
The team that stole my free superman demo and sold it on Steam is currently claiming copyright for my content. @YouTube well…
At this point they are attacking and harassing me directly and I do not feel safe providing my personal information for counterclaim… pic.twitter.com/dqd0oHjul4
— Tyson Butler-Boschma (@TJATOMICA) 14 November 2022
Butler-Boschma a review He warned people on Steam that the game is a scam and that he is the real creator. Hero Game Studios responded to the review before the game was removed, saying:
Our game is not stolen. One of the former developers of our user team, TJ ATOMICA, left our team a long time ago, but now claims that the entire project belongs to him. But this is completely wrong. The rights and development process of the game are fully owned by us. The reason he did this was because sales were increasing quite rapidly. He thinks he can make money out of it.
Butler-Boschma (who uses TJ ATOMICA on Twitter and Steam) told PC Gamer he has no idea who Hero Game Studios is and LinkedIn has no affiliation with the company.
The developer also purchased the game on Steam only to find the opening level he said he had built from scratch, including a message he wrote on how the demo works. “This 100% confirmed to me that this is the project I made, and this developer just downloaded it, stole it, and gave this work as his own,” Butler-Boschma said.
All that’s left on Steam is Butler-Boschma’s negative review, Hero Game Studios’ response, and a handful of reviews supporting Butler-Boschma. You can still check Free demo for yourself at itch.io.
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Logan Plant is a freelance writer covering video game and entertainment news for IGN. He has more than six years of experience in the gaming industry, appearing on IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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