Creator / Silicon Knights

A now-defunct Video Game studio based in St. Catharines, Ontario that was founded by Denis Dyack in 1992. The company started out working on strategy games for home computers, but moved on to consoles after 1996. The company acquired fame in the early 2000's during their brief, close partnership with Nintendo before moving on.

In 2007, Silicon Knights sued Epic Games for selling them an unfinished and inferior version of the Unreal Engine 3. Epic Games sued them back, countering that Silicon Knights had rewritten some but not all of the Unreal Engine 3 code and tried to claim the resulting mish-mash as their own work, without crediting Epic or paying them royalties. In 2012, Epic won, and the judge ordered Silicon Knights to recall and destroy all unsold copies of Too Human and X-Men: Destiny at their own expense, delete the source code for both games plus three more games that were in development, and allow Epic Games access to the SK servers to ensure that all the offending code had been deleted. Add to that the $9 million they owe in damages and legal fees plus the $4 million they already owed to the Canadian government, and it's pretty safe to say that Silicon Knights is no more.

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