3D Realms, creator of the massively-delayed Duke Nukem Forever
, is being sued for copyright infringement over new title Earth No More
by Cinemagraphix Entertainment.
Cinemagraphix, which is a word we hate having to spell, is claiming that in 2005 it first came up with the idea for Earth No More
- a squad-based shooter for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - and pitched the idea to numerous publishers and teams, including 3D Realms.
, 3D Realms elected to pass on the game and sent Cinemagraphix away.
Then, in June 2007, 3D Realms announced a very similar sci-fi shooter called, you guessed it, Earth No More
Cinemagraphix is now claiming that 3D Realms stole the idea, along with the title and a series of concept art pieces - an allegation which, if true, could prove damning for 3D Realms.
Cinemagraphix is seeking $150,000 in damages, plus legal expenses and a share of the game's profits.
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