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Star Citizen game makers being sued
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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42352606   ???

The makers of the crowdfunded space game Star Citizen are being sued for copyright infringement and breach of contract by development studio Crytek.
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Crytek said it would seek damages and an injunction that stopped further use of its CryEngine game engine software.
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Development of Star Citizen began in 2012 and since then it has raised more than $170m (126m) in crowdsourced funds from fans keen to play the ambitious space trading and combat game.
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In particular, it says, a decision to develop two Star Citizen games violates an agreement that the software would be used to develop only one title.
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In legal papers shared online, Crytek also alleges that RSI and Cloud Imperium have not honoured agreements to prominently display Crytek's logo in materials used to publicise the game.

RSI's decision to switch from CryEngine to a separate game development system from Amazon, called Lumberyard, also allegedly breaks contractual agreements between the two firms, it claimed.