7 Days To Die
is a promising looking zombie survival and crafting game that was kickstarted and will head to Linux, sadly Tripwire Interactive
the makers behind Killing Floor
filed a claim against them.
Here is a problem with games that purchase assets from others, in this case the 7 Days To Die developers purchased models from the Unity store which were ripped from Killing Floor, the 7 Days developers didn't act quick enough and so Tripwire filed against them to have them removed from Steam until they remove Tripwires IP.
An interesting story that does highlight a problem, how do you know when buying assets to make a game that the "creators" actually made them?
Only recently I made a post on developers relying too heavily on Unity
as an engine, now this highlights a problem with it's store.
Sidenote: I think Unity is great though for Linux gaming, I am not against it at all I am just highlighting issues.
Here is what the developers of 7 Days To Die had to say on their forum:
As some of you may have noticed there was a DMCA Takedown request filed on steam and currently our page has been banned.
We're working to sort this out and are actively dealing with the lawyers and such to have the issue resolved.
Long story short a model was sold on the Unity Store that we purchased which should not have been released on the Unity Store.
We'll be releasing an update with the asset remove soon.
As for the Steam ban we're working with them to have this issue resolved as well.
A small little update on the upcoming content update. We're working hard to get everything finished and stable for release. We're hoping to release very soon if everything goes as planned (fingers crossed) In the mean time I would like to apologize for all the waiting you guys are having for this update. Please try bare with us though. It'll be worth the wait.
As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Love from Grimmycakes
You can bet this will delay the Linux release a bit further which probably wasn't going to be until next year anyway.
What do you guys make of all this then? Sound off in the comments!