Following accusations that PC title Limbo of the Lost
used assets taken from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
and Thief: Deadly Shadows
, among other games, publisher Tri Synergy has discontinued distribution of the game.
The company claims it had no knowledge that developer Majestic Studios reused the level designs and artwork without permission.
The company claims that it is "shocked" by recent screenshot comparisons from gaming communities GamePlasma and NeoGAF that allegedly show Limbo of the Lost
using level designs and artwork originally from a multitude of other games.
The adventure game, which uses 2D screenshots of environments for its backdrops, seems to include pictures of games including The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
, Thief: Deadly Shadows
, Diablo II
, Unreal Tournament 2004
, Unreal Tournament 2003
, Diablo II
, Silent Hill 4: The Room
, Return to Castle Wolfenstein
, World of Warcraft
, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
, and other titles.
According to Tri Synergy, at no point during its dealings with Majestic Studios did the publisher have any knowledge of these similarities. Tri Synergy has states that it has contacted Majestic and that it is awaiting the studio's response. Tri Synergy plans to release another statement once they know more about the alleged asset theft.
UK-based developer and publisher G2 Games, Limbo of the Lost's
publisher in Europe, has yet to comment on the accusations.