An indie developer who created a Superman flying experience demo in Unreal Engine 5 said his creation was stolen and put up for sale on Steam.
In April, we shared a video of an amazing Superman-style flight experience built with Unreal Engine 5. Try it for free At itch.io, it was built using the city from Epic’s The Matrix Awakens. Developer Tyson Butler-Boschma replaced the Matrix elements and inserted a Superman-like character to show players what his future superhero game could look like in Unreal Engine 5.
Two weeks ago, a fan pointed out to Butler-Boschma that the same game appeared on Steam under the title Heroes City Superman Edition.according to PC gamer, a group named Hero Game Studios has apparently listed the exact creation of Butler Boschma on Steam for the price of $10.99. The game has since been removed from Steam, but not before causing a lot of trouble for the game’s creators.
upon twitterButler-Boschma revealed that Hero Game Studios began tracking his YouTube content after he posted the game. ..they are attacking and harassing me at this point..I don’t feel safe providing personal information for counter arguments..”
The team that steals my free Superman demo and sells it on Steam claims my content as copyright. @Youtube Similarly…
At this point they are attacking and harassing me. I don’t feel safe providing personal information for counter-arguments… pic.twitter.com/dqd0oHjul4
— Tyson Butler Boschma (@TJATOMICA) November 14, 2022
Butler Boschma is review He explained the game on Steam and warned people that the game was a scam and that he was the real creator. Hero Game Studios replied to the review before the game was removed:
Our games are not stolen. One of his ex-developers from our user team TJ ATOMICA left our team a long time ago but now claims the whole project is his. But this is completely false. We own the rights to the game and the development process entirely. The reason he did this was that sales were growing rapidly. He thinks he can make money with it.
Butler-Boschma (who uses TJ ATOMICA on Twitter and Steam) told PC Gamer he doesn’t know who Hero Game Studios is, and LinkedIn states that he has no affiliation with the company.
The developer also purchased the game on Steam just to find the opening level, which he says was made from scratch, including a message he wrote about how the demo works. said to
All that’s left on Steam are Butler-Boschma’s negative reviews, Hero Game Studios’ responses, and a handful of comments in support of Butler-Boschma.you can still check out free demo For yourself on itch.io.
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