Now this little personal to me because these guys are my friends and I positively love their games beside the fact that a big Studio it’s trying to castrate their means to develop more and to make a living it fill me with a raging passion. So if you guys could spread it around I would appreciate that
Valve, 2K and Pre-Civilization (our games are unavailable in store)
NOVEMBER 19 - CLARUSVICTORIA
Dear players! The Valve has informed us, that they have received claims on behalf of 2K, Inc. that our games (Pre-Civilization Egypt, Pre-Civilization Marble Age) infringe 2K’s trademark for “Civilization.” And they have removed these games from the Steam store while this matter is under dispute.
We already contacted 2K representative regarding this mistake and we hope to resolve this issue soon. Why we think this is a mistake:
We can’t find the registered trademark “Pre-Civilization” in attached XLS documents with registered 2K trademarks.
In dictionaries and science literature it is an independent word meaning the time prior civilization (that exactly our games are about). http://www.yourdictionary.com/precivilization
And we pointed out that for example Galactic Civilizations series may have the same problems with in future in this case.