MacLeod wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 20:46:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 19:38:
I think a little bit of context is in order. The following comes courtesy of a Frogswares blog post on August 25, 2020:
"The agreement is, therefore, terminated without further formality. Moreover, on July 17, 2020, Nacon attempted to oppose the termination in court, but the judge rejected the demand, and the contract is now terminated in the eyes of the law."
The Frogwares blog says that, but every article I've seen on the topic all say a variation of below - so it sounds like things should have remained as-is before Frogwares had everything delisted initially:
"The Court ruled that Frogwares had terminated the contract in a 'manifestly unlawful' manner and, as a result, ordered, as a 'precautionary measure, the continuation of the contract (...) until its term or until a decision is made on the breach of this contract and ordered Frogwares Ireland to refrain from any action on the breach of this contract and ordered Frogwares Ireland to refrain from any action that impedes this continuation (...)'"
Personally, while I'd like to side with Frogwares, there seems to be a history of them always having an issue with the publisher they use that ends in litigation.
I'm not privy to the legal ins-and-outs, but it seems to me this case is about a sizeable publisher flexing its muscles on a small indie studio, and the studio fought back. Perhaps that says less about Frogwares and more about how larger publishers treat smaller studios, especially when one or the other, or both go rogue.
One thing is certain, it is an entertaining drama.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf