Having been removed from Steam due to legal issues with Nexon, Dark and Darker delivered its latest playtest via torrent. You can imagine the issues that would arise with that. Now their lawyers are asking Valve to bring the game back to Steam.
According to Games Radar, Dark and Darker developer Ironmace says "Nexon's claims relate to a game that Nexon never made and which does not exist".
This of course is a response to Nexon's claims that Ironmace made a one-for-one recreation of a game the developers were working on a prototype of while working at Nexon.
"Nexon claims to have created 'unique concepts, genre, plot, storyline, characters, and plans for the game' - almost none of which is subject to copyright protection," the letter to Valve said. "While the actual expression of plot, storyline, and characters certainly may be protectable, copyright doesn’t protect concepts."
That last part is, at this point, up to a South Korean court to decide.
Dark and Darker lawyers and devs continue to argue that the only similarities between the two games are those of usual fantasy tropes, such as wizards and barbarians. Nexon, on the other hand, stands by its argument that the game concept and execution were stolen from them.
At this point, all we can do is continue to wait on both the Korean courts for a ruling and now Valve to see if the Ironmace argument changes their minds at all.
Ironmace says Nexon is a bully. Nexon says Ironmace stole from them. The drama continues.
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