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Limbo of the Lost devs try and wriggle out of trouble

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To say that controversial PC game Limbo of the Lost has become a true Internet phenomenon is an understatement. Its terrible gameplay, unbelievable ending (above) and legendary asset theft have created something that even the greatest meme inventors couldn't make up if they were paid. Of course, the latter element, the blatant thievery of assets from other games and movies, drew Limbo to the 'net's attention, and after much silence, "developer" Majestic has finally responded. No, it's not accepting responsibility:

In response to the shocking notification that some alleged unauthorized copyrighted materials submitted by sources external to the development team have been found within the PC game Limbo of the Lost, we (the development team) have given our consent and full cooperation to both publishers who are recalling all units from all territories immediately.

So, far from being master criminals, the three-man development team were merely the victims of some mysterious asset pixie that mischievously provided them with art that they'd never seen before in a cunning ploy to frame them for copyright infringement. Seriously, are you kidding me? Even if, in some twisted fairytale reality, Majestic's excuse was true, that officially makes them the dumbest wankers to have ever been involved in the videogames industry. And that includes the people who made Red Ninja!

Maybe this is an excuse other companies can use as well. Eidos can come out and say "What? We never knew Kane & Lynch sucked, a monkey on a bicycle just gave it to us," or Julian Eggebrecht can officially announce that Lair's control scheme failed because the Sixaxis was given to him by fu*king Moon Crocodiles. Thanks Majestic, for showing us the way -- when in trouble, blame "some guy."

Full excuse after the jump. Thanks again for the tip, Zulu!

In response to the shocking notification that some alleged unauthorized copyrighted materials submitted by sources external to the development team have been found within the PC game Limbo of the Lost, we (the development team) have given our consent and full cooperation to both publishers who are recalling all units from all territories immediately.

Please be assured that we do not condone in anyway the use of unauthorized copyrighted materials and if we had been made aware earlier, we would of course have ceased development of the product and rectified the issue prior to the publication process.

To the best of our knowledge no one at Majestic, [European publisher] G2Games or [North American publisher Tri Synergy, Inc.] knew about this infringement and knowingly played any part in it.

We can only apologise to all regarding this issue, as a team we are shocked and mortified regarding these events and we continue to work with said publishers in order to rectify the issue

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