I was just wondering and hoping if the Epic Games team would be able to DMCA takedown the few terrible somehow-greenlit or early-access games on Steam that flagrantly rip off the teams’ work?
By these games I mean those such as:
“A New Awakening” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xms7iY3s5bU
This one just plain steals the ‘Elemental’ tech demo, adds a few completely out of place walls, and calls it it’s own. Then proceeds to steal the ‘Shooter Game’ template example and continues using Elemental assets, in an increasingly terrible experience.
Then there is “Accidental Runner” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwzuP4nSVg
This game just plain steals the ‘Vehicle Game’ project provides for learning by Epic, gets Owen, and makes him continually run in an infinite loop while dodging spinning bushes, the bushes also being an asset from the Vehicle game.
There are also many more games, and will continue to be more as people seem to think that they can make this sort of s**t and get away with it.
I would really like Epic to consider DMCA takedowning these atrocities of mindless plagiarism so that people learn this is unacceptable. This will improve Steam, and it will stop these ‘games’ from being associated at all with UE4 and Epic, which is also a very good thing.