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An Epic Win In The Silicon Knights/"Too Human" Suit

Silicon Knights ordered to pay damages to Epic Games after suing the Unreal Engine developers for the failure of Too Human.

With a tweet from Epic's Mark Rein, it looks like the drama between the two companies has come to an end in a decisive victory for the North Carolina studio behind Gears of War: "Case over. Jury finds for Epic on all counts," Rein Tweeted this morning, seeming to put an end to a particularly acrimonious case.

The legal saga has been ongoing since 2007, when Silicon Knights, then some years into development of their hack-n-slash sci-fi Norse-themed RPG, sued Epic, whose Unreal Engine was being used in the development of Too Human. It was Silicon Knight's contention then that Epic was not providing enough support to their engine, thereby hampering the development of Too Human, and forcing them to start from scratch with their own engine.

The case has

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