Friday December 02, 2016

ZeniMax Threatens Fan-Made DOOM Rougelike With Takedown Notice

It's kind of odd that these guys got a takedown notice but the crew behind Brutal DOOM has Zenimax's full support. I guess it doesn't matter, a "spiritual successor" has already been launched and, thanks to the free publicity, the Kickstarter for the renamed project is almost certain to hit its goal.

Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda, has threatened legal action against DoomRL, a free browser-based Doom roguelike inspired by the popular FPS. The email states that DoomRL is intentionally seeking to attract users using a Zenimax trademark, and asks that all such trademarks and references to the IP be pulled immediately.