Frogwares has released an official statement regarding the recent upload of The Sinking City on Steam. You can check out their full, detailed response on their official site by clicking HERE.
In the provided post and video, Frogwares outline their proof that the game was pirated by the game’s former licensee Nacon, deceptively uploaded to Steam and also distributed to various notable PC key retailers.
Check out the video from Frogwares explaining how Nacon cracked and pirated their game:
You can see their conclusion to their findings below:
Nacon decided to steal and pirate our game and they did so while leaving giant digital footprints.
Nacon has proved they are willing to do anything possible to serve their interest, including illegal actions. They ignored the decision of the Justice and bypassed them, pirating The Sinking City in order to deceive their partners, Steam in the first place.
But what is the bigger picture now? What happens now that our contracting party stole our assets and can use them their own way without any limits?
There are long term damages we need to take care of, Nacon unpacked our data, stole our source code and used it. Nacon can create a new version of The Sinking City using our assets; they can resell, reuse, recycle our content and our tools etc.
We have to take the measure of what happened now and follow the best path on the legal side to prevent anything like this happening again.
The owner of Nacon, Alain Falc will have to face the legal consequences of the decision of pirating and stealing Frogwares property. Incidentally, Intellectual property laws in France are rather serious and can lead to up to 7 years in jail and 750000 euros of fines plus damages as the article 335-4 from Intellectual property code points out.
We have full trust in the Justice to see these actions considered as they should.Sergey Oganesyan
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