Stardock now seems to think that not only can they use our aliens, ships and narrative without our permission, but thinks that we cannot make a sequel to The Ur-Quan Masters without their permission -- this is where we got really, really angry.
https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com/b ... ed-lawyers
I took particular note of the way the Kingdom of Loathing/Frog Fractions team spat the name of Brad Wardell, Stardock CEO, and a quick search here brought up comment about the 'tone at the top' at Stardock. I'm aware that Mr. Wardell is not a fan of Kotaku, but that's not an unusual position and doesn't necessarily mean somebody's gone full Notch. Are there unpleasant things that are known in the industry, and should I be pre-emptively removing my contribution to Star Control: Origins?
It's all very upsetting, a week ago I was really hopeful that everyone would avoid working at cross purposes in good faith, and that each project could act as free marketing for the other.
As a cleanser, here's a cool podcast interview with Fred and Paul from October.