"Atari" forcing Jeff Minter to stop selling TxK;http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/03/18/txk-pc-port-cancelled-atari-legal/
In a world of crazy lawsuits this one is particularly disgusting.
Yes, the game he is making is similar to a one a long time ago he made for them.
But then they released a near identical game (Tempest X) claimed it was "different" and thus didn't need to pay him loyalty's.
That game used the same assets, much of the same code, same music and EVEN INCLUDED HIS GAME (Tempest 2000) AS AN UNLOCKABLE.
But it was "different".
Now decades latter he releases a game. Brand new code. Brand new assets (actually no assets, its procedural), new music.
But its "similar" and they are forcing him to remove it from sale.
They are claiming categorically wrong things in their claims list too....purely because they know he wont be able to afford to fight them all separately even though most are nonsense.
"Atari"...which is actually Infogrames these days....should be utterly ashamed of themselves.