Let me explain what has happened in regards to that title. Many of those
who get our monthly news letter are aware of what happened to us, but I
will recap the important points for you now.
Back in December, shortly before Christmas, we were approaching a final
release with Montezuma's Revenge, and put it on pre-order. However,
unknown to us by putting it on pre-order status someone braught it to
the attention of the company that holds the current commercial
copywrites for Montezuma's Revenge and Montezuma's Return, and then they
contacted us by email. They specifically requested an immediate cease
and desist of selling that title. If we refused they threatened us with
a lawsuit to pay for copywrite infringement damages.
I know enough about U.S. copywrite law to know it was a serious enough
issue, and my best legal recourse was to stop selling the product,
remove all copies from my web site, and create a new product to give to
those customers who already paid for the game over the Christmas holidays.
So what we are doing right now is we are rewriting the game under the
title Mysteries of the Ancients. It is still a side-scroller, has some
of the same kinds of traps, puzzles, game play, etc but we are creating
it in such a way that there can be no doubt we are not infringing on the
Montezuma's Revenge copywrites.
Unfortunately for us back in April my apartment management started
remottling our apartment building which took about five months to
complete I did not really have a lot of time to work on Mysteries of the
Ancients over the late spring and summer. So I've basically for all
intents and purposes just started on the rewrite around the last week of
August. So far the rewrite is going well, but I don't expect anything
substantial until Christmas time or so.
Hope that explains what is going on.
Demetry Yousifidou wrote:
who knows meanwhile what it looks with Montezuma's Revenge? What's the
stage of development? And, what's the last version? When there's a good
chance after over one year for a final version? Already I had had bought
the license shortly before Christmas 2007 at that time and one still can
for the game wait? Who can give me more information about that?
Thanks in advance.
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