The NES classic River City Ransom appeared 1989. On Steam, the indie project with official license River City Ransom is underground now no longer available. Why is unclear.
The pixel Beat'em'Up River City Ransom: Underground is currently no longer available on Steam. The continuation of the NES classic was released in February this year on Steam from indie studio Conactus Creative and now seems probably because of copyright violations to be taken offline for a short time to verify the allegations.
write on Twitter, the makers to the case:
We are aware did RCRU is down on Steam. We have contacted Valve's copyright department, and will let you know When access is restored.- River City Ransom (@rivercityransom) July 14, 2017
"Translation: We are aware that RCRU is currently no longer available on Steam. We contacted Valve's copyright department. Once the game is back, we let you know."
Why show up these allegations or the game is offline, is currently unclear. According to the company Conatus acquired in April 2013 to make an official game River City Ransom by Technos Japan license, follwed Million Co. Ltd. A successful Kickstarter campaign for the project was in September 2013, the start and the game was completed in August 2016 and then in January to be for Backer and in February on Steam released 2017th
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YouTube already has several Letsplayer the videos were warned with strikes in the past week, the game River City Ransom: Underground offered on their channel. Alex Mauer, a musician participating in the game, has said those complaints.
If you have received a DMCA complaint for RCRU content, please contact us at [email protected] for assistance.- River City Ransom (@rivercityransom) July 14, 2017
Forum on Steam puts it developer page that this DMCA Complaints was conscious and stated that this would not be standing in connection with the developer. Even the own YouTube channel is affected and you offer channels concerned help. Conatus is convinced that they have the rights to the music and use:
"Original quote: We are aware of DMCA complaints filed by or on behalf of Alex Mauer against members of the RCRU YouTube gaming community, as well as Conatus' own YouTube channel. These complaints were not filed by Conatus Creative, and Creative Conatus is not associated with Alex Mauer. Alex Mauer produced, in collaboration with others, works for RCRU as a sub-contractor, and Conatus Believes did it possesses the legal right to use Those collaborative works in the game. We regret any difficulties for our community Arising as a result of synthesis complaints, and would ask anyone affected to contact us Directly at [email protected]"
Whether offline takeover of the game on Steam is related to the copyright infringement allegations of YouTube channels, is not yet clear. Conatus this has not yet been officially confirmed.
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