The word RAGE copyrighted by unnamed Game Publisher
Here is a press release by the PR company behind FENIX RAGE, which is currently undergoing a name change… How ridiculous that something like this would have to happen…
Indie game developer Green Lava Studios has been hard at work finalizing the addictive 2D action platformer Fenix 4@93 on the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, the all-in-one games system from Microsoft. With brand new features, play modes, and fine-tuned gameplay, the frenzied platform experience everyone loved on PC has been perfected for current-gen consoles.
Due to legal reasons, the Fenix 4@93 game name has to change for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, courtesy of an unmentioned game corporation that has claimed specific naming rights to the word 4@93. The three-man Costa Rican team at Green Lava is disappointed in all this legal wrangling, but is not deterred from bringing its wicked-style of gaming fun to consoles this holiday season.
Step into the shoes of Fenix, a really sweet creature of speed and (blocky) cuteness…then feel his boundless rage. He is pissed! You would be too if your village was decimated by a huge explosion (and your game name was legally blocked!), leaving only two survivors: Fenix and the mysterious enemy Oktarus. Fenix will track down this shadowy villain through nine worlds, defeating righteously brutal bosses and hundreds of minions bent on his destruction, on a mission to return order and harmony back to his world.
Winner of the Gamemaker Showcase Game Of The Year award, Fenix 4@93 is in development for PlayStation®4, and the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. For the latest buzz and upcoming features, follow Fenix 4@93 on Twitter, and “Like” the game on Facebook.
Q: So, a video game company is copyrighting the word “Rage”?
A: We didn’t say that, but seems that way, yes.
Q: That’s pretty lame, don’t you think?
A: There’s evidently a price for lameness that we can’t afford. But thankfully at Green Lava our awesomeness is relatively inexpensive.
Q: Fenix Ra…, er, your game was pretty awesome, how are you making it more so for PS4 and Xbone?
A: More info about what’s new in the upcoming Fenix game will be announced soon, but we definitely made gameplay tuning changes based on all the great feedback from players.
Q: Do you guys need a hug?
A: We’re OK, but…yes, hugs. And cookies.