Superman Demonstration Video Game Reportedly Stolen By Scammers – Superman Homepage

Earlier this year, Tyson Bulter-Boschma, a game developer based in Melbourne, Australia, released an impressive free demo on itch.io showing what an open-world Superman video game could look like. Her YouTube video (below) has gone viral, with over 3.7 million views.

Creative Director/Founder of Toybox Games Studios, Tyson took to Twitter (under his @TJATOMICA account) accusing Hero Game Studios of stealing his Superman demo and uploading it to Steam where they charge people to download the demo, when he released the game on itch.io for free earlier in the year.

Bulter-Boschma wrote, “Someone put up my Superman and Steam demo and is selling it as a full price game! I did this for the fun of showing what could be done! It’s a scam! The demo is free on Itch! Thanks for retweeting and reporting this shit!”

Someone set up my Superman demo and is selling it as a full price game!!!
I did this for the fun of showing what could be done!

It’s a scam! The demo is free on Itch!
Thanks for retweeting and reporting this shit! @DCComics @valvesoftware https://t.co/IpuC6qceo3

— Tyson Butler-Boschma (@TJATOMICA) November 2, 2022

Hero Game Studios, which charges people to download the same demo, claimed that Tyson was a former employee who stole the game from them:

“Our game is not stolen. One of the former developers of our user team TJ ATOMICA left our team a long time ago, but now he claims that the whole project belongs to him. But that’s completely wrong. The rights to the game and the development process are entirely ours. The reason he did this is because the sales were growing pretty fast. He thinks he can make money from it.

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Who should you believe? It’s worth noting that while this isn’t exactly a Superman game, neither Tyson Bulter-Boschma nor Hero Game Studios own the rights to Superman, so the debate over legal ownership of the demo will rage.


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