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Aeon Must Die! reannounced by Focus Home Interactive, former Limestone devs claim IP issues remain unresolved
Publisher Focus Home Interactive has re-released the original trailer for sci-fi brawler Aeon Must Die! and announced the title is due out later this year. The original development team behind the game, formerly of Limestone Games, criticized the publisher’s decision. According to them, the IP remains disputed as it was “covertly taken from the founder,” while the re-release announcement trailer violates the rights of the artists who created it.
Former Limestones CCO Aleksey Nehoroshkin: “It’s about how normal people are mistreated and it’s about how creativity is exploited around the world”
Yesterday, Aeon Must Die! developer Limestone Games published a press release denying transgressions alleged by the team of its former employees. One of them, the studio’s former Chief Creative Officer Aleksey Nehoroshkin, talked to Game World Observer.
IGDA Estonia on conflict around Aeon Must Die!: “We’re conducting an independent investigation”
The Estonian chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) talked to Game World Observer about the situation around Aeon Must Die! The development team behind the title accuse the employer, Limestone Games, of unbearable work conditions, manipulation and corruption.
Lawyer hired by Aeon Must Die! devs: “The former dev team does not see any realistic opportunity to work at Limestone Games ever again”
Last Thursday, side-scrolling beat-’em-up Aeon Must Die! was unveiled during PlayStation’s State of Play event to immediately become another workplace horror story plaguing the industry.
World War Z generated 42% of publisher’s total revenue in first fiscal quarter
World War Z zombie shooter dramatically boosted revenue growth for Focus Home Interactive in the first fiscal quarter. The game developed by Saber Interactive is responsible for 42% of the publisher’s earnings for the period.