ORION: Dino Beatdown Summary
David James, one of the developers at Spiral Game Studios/TREK Industries (remember, they are virtually the same thing), has commented on the asset plagiarism case. James is still pleading ignorance on the DMCA request, suggesting Activision have unfairly taken down his game due to insufficient evidence.
James goes on to say that he doesn’t see the similarities between Call of Duty’s Auto Shotgun and the shotgun in Orion: Prelude, but he sees similarities in the sights and bolts… Once the Orion developers received information from Activision about the stolen assets, including assets that ‘supposedly’ people in the public didn’t know about, they finally realised the assets had been stolen.
The developer of ORION: Prelude has said Activision forced Valve to pull his game from Steam, a decision that was made due to stolen assets. The assets found in ORION: Prelude, specifically the weapon assets have been taken from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. While the indie developers haven’t taken the entire weapon, it’s clear they’ve taken parts of the weapons and, well, glued them together.
That’s not all, though. Spiral Game Studios, the developers of ORION: Prelude are trying to claim that Activision have no grounds to pull their game down. The developers argue even if the design was 1:1, it would not be enough for a design infraction.
"In 2012 we released one of the worst games of all time,"Spiral Game Studios, with an odd sort of pride, "And now you can try and play it for free for an entire week starting May 4, 2015."
The game in question is dinosaurs versus space marines shooter Orion: Prelude, which waswith about as much enthusiasm as a condom full of wasps when it launched three years ago.
Developer Spiral Game Studios has announced that their complete updating of their man vs. dinosaur multiplayer shooter, Orion: Dino Beatdown, is complete. The "re-gutting" took six months and tripled game content, with thousands of changes and improvements. Improvements include game engine revamping and community feedback.
The open-world shooter Orion: Dino Beatdown has been hit with connectivity issues a day after launch, and Spiral Games promises the game will be up again as soon as possible.