Wednesday, 16 December 2009

ZeniMax Pulls Unofficial Doom, Quake And Wolfenstein From Android Store

Following ZeniMax's acquisition of id Software and with it, the developer's franchises, the parent company has had all unofficial Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein ports pulled from the Android Store for the Google Phone, due to copyright infringement. One developer who worked on porting Doom commented:
"Some of you may have noticed that Doom for Android (FREE) no longer shows up in the market. ZeniMedia, which owns iD Software had filed a DMCA notice with Google Android Market and requested all Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein games be removed do to copyright infringement."

"Although the Doom source code, was open sourced, and the application was based on a port of the PrBoom engine, the application is still suspended. My mistake was allowing the download of the Plutonia and TNT WADs, at least that is what I suspect. Although I may not be able to distribute the application through the Market, the APK can still be downloaded and installed through the web."
Source: AndroidAndMe

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